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As a multi-disciplined artist, I express the significant feeling that an object, environment, or encounter brings to me while exploring connections in nature, observing human behavior, and unmasking the feminine and maternal experience. My art brings awareness to emotions, struggles, and reflections on everyday life, shifting the conversation to an introspective approach, as well as creating channels for connection. 

For me, art is also a practice of playful inquisitiveness and exploration. Using alternative processes alongside traditional methods allows for experimentation and the ability to  follow instinct and curiosity. With a deep love for process, I appreciate not only the outcome of my efforts, but also the methods and techniques that bring each piece to completion. 

Art not only regulates my self awareness, but it is also the foundation for my connection to humanity. It is a discipline that I pursue and will continue to share.



Holly Romano is a multiple disciplinary artist and art educator living in Columbus, Ohio. Her digital and alternative photography explores the complexities of female identity, family relationships, and her deep connection to nature.


Romano holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Bowling Green State University and completed an Art Education licensure program at The Ohio State University . After a career as a commercial artist in the graphic design field, she now focuses on digital and experimental photography and mixed media. She is also an art educator, focusing on students in grades K-8.


Holly is the recipient of a 2021 Professional Artist Grant from the Greater Columbus Arts Council, an original co-founder of Daylight Artist Collective, a featured artist on WOSU’s “Broad & High,” and her award-winning photography has been exhibited nationally.


Bachelor of Fine Arts from Bowling Green State University, Ohio
Education coursework from Columbus State Community College, Ohio
Art Education Licensure Program at The Ohio State University, Ohio


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.



  • Climate Conversations, Greater Columbus Arts Council, Columbus, OH


  • Resident Artists Show, Daylight Artist Collective, Westerville, OH

  • Visions of Color, High Road Studios, Worthington, OH


  • Three Women of Photography, Findlay Art League, Findlay, OH



  • Ohio Art League Spring Juried Show, Columbus, OH

  • Endangered, Dublin Area Art League, Upper Arlington, OH

  • Fine Art Exhibition, The Ohio State Fair, Columbus, OH


  • The Photo Review Best in Show, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

  • 18th Annual Bryn Du Art Show, Bryn Du Museum, Granville, OH 

  • Hit the Hop, Studios on High, Columbus, OH

  • Audacity, Roaring Artist Gallery, Online

  • Art Hop Featured Artist, Westerville, OH

  • Ohio Art League Spring Juried Show, Columbus, OH

  • Traditional Photography, Pennington Arts, Columbus, OH

  • Fine Art Exhibition, The Ohio State Fair, Columbus, OH



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

  • Creative Portrait Exhibition, Los Angeles Center of Photography, Los Angeles, CA

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

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

  • ImageOhio, Juried Photography Show, ROY G BIV Gallery, Columbus, OH

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

  • Home: A Sense of Place, Juried Exhibition, Site:Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY 

  • 17th Annual Bryn Du Art Show, Bryn Du Museum, Granville, OH

  • Ohio Art League Spring Juried Show, Columbus, OH

  • Art of Photography 2021, Prairie Village Arts Council, Prairie Village, KS

  • Observing Motherhood, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL

  • Exposed 2021, Marin Society of Artists, San Rafael, CA

  • Six Feet: Boundaries, Belonging & Becoming, Makers Circle, Marshall, NC

  • Expressive Floral, ArtDoc Photography Magazine, Online

  • That Which Surrounds You, Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA

  • In Full Bloom, J. Mane Gallery, Online

  • Care, Dear Artist Gallery, Online

  • Hit the Hop, Studios on High, Columbus, OH

  • FAVA Gallery Juried Biennial Photography Show, Oberlin, OH



  • Women Made Gallery Juried Show, Chicago, IL​

  • Ohio Art League Fall Juried Show, Columbus, OH

  • Dublin Area Art League Fall Member Show, Dublin, OH

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

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



  • Second Place, Dublin Area Art League, OH


  • Grant recipient, Greater Columbus Arts Council, OH

  • Juror’s choice, FAVA Gallery, Oberlin, OH

  • First place, SAGE Community Arts, Sheridan, WY 

  • Third place, J. Mane Gallery, Online

  • Fourth place, The Photo Review Journal 2021 Competition

  • Honorable mention, Marin Society of Artists, San Rafael, CA

  • Honorable mention, J. Mane Gallery, Online


Art Mums United
Artist/Mother Community
Dublin Area Art League
Los Angeles Center for Photography
Ohio Art League
Women Made Gallery


The hosting of this website is supported in part by the Greater Columbus Arts Council's Professional Artist Grant.

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