ARTIST CV

ARTIST BIO

Holly Romano lives and works in Columbus, Ohio. Her art practice focuses primarily on photography, painting, and mixed media processes. Her paintings and photographs are rooted in the complexities of being a mother, from caring for her children to maintaining a household. She also uses alternative photography processes and mixed media to explore the beauty and vastness of the natural world and hopes to promote wonder and appreciation.


Romano holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Bowling Green State University in graphic design and a minor in photography. After 16 years of successfully working in the design field, Romano is happy to put her focus back on her fine art and studio practice.

EDUCATION

BFA from Bowling Green State University, Ohio
Education coursework from Columbus State Community College, Ohio

CREATIVE JOB EXPERIENCE

Teaching Artist

Creating lessons and teaching preschool through elementary-aged children. Focusing on art history, process art, and art fundamentals. Locations include a community center, a preschool, and a local gallery.

Graphic Artist

Experienced designer with a demonstrated history of marketing, graphical, and project management support working in multiple industries. Design skills included pre-press, typography, photography, branding, art direction, and Adobe Creative Suite. Also served as a support for project management, office support and coordination.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021

  • Majestic Memories, Dublin Recreation Center, Dublin, OH

  • Noodle Art, Annual Juried Photography Show, SAGE Community Arts, Sheridan, WY 

  • Homeschool Hangover, Homesick: An International Photography Exhibition, The Art Effect,
    Poughkeepsie, NY

  • Maternal Paradox, Image Ohio, Juried Photography Show, ROY G BIV Gallery, Columbus, OH

  • Cherry Ridge, Landscapes 2021, Las Laguna Art Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

  • Homeschool Hangover, International Juried Photography Exhibition, University of Southern
    Mississippi Museum of Art, Hattiesburg, MS

  • Enough, J. Mane Gallery, Online

  • Gym Class, The Buddy System, A Sense of Place Juried Exhibition, Site:Brooklyn Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 


2020

  • Enough, Ohio Art League Fall Juried Show, Columbus, OH

  • Dogwood in Spring, DAAL Fall Member Show, Dublin, OH

  • October Featured Artist, HomeWorks by Ohio Art League, Columbus, OH

  • Muscle Cars, Ohio Art League Spring Juried Show, Columbus, OH​

  • Longing, Women Made Gallery Juried Show, Chicago, IL​


2019

  • Brothers, Ohio State Fair Fine Art Juried Show, Columbus, OH

AWARDS/HONORS

2021

  • Noodle Art, First Place, SAGE Community Arts, Sheridan, WY 

  • Enough, Third Place, J. Mane Gallery, Online

MEMBERSHIPS

Dublin Area Art League, Dublin, Ohio
Ohio Art League, Columbus, Ohio
Artist/Mother Community, International

 

Winners Roundtable with Juror — SAGE Community Arts

 
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©2020 Holly Romano. All images and artwork are owned by Holly Romano. Use is not allowed without proper and prior permission from the artist.