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Visiting Artist Exhibition: GISELA ROMERO

On Display June 30 - July 23, 2023

Artist Reception: Friday, June 30th - 6:30-9 pm

Gisela Romero is a Visual Artist born in Venezuela, living and working in Orlando, Florida. Her focus is on drawing in multiple formats and surfaces.

Romero has a master’s degree in Fine Arts from Pratt Institute, New York, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with honors from the California College of Arts, Oakland, CA.

With over 30 years of experience, Romero has been communicating visual ideas through mixed media with a basis in Drawing as a medium for creating art.

Romero is interested in the laws and mysteries of nature and its connection with humans. Her work is based on the observation of each form that surrounds her and her interpretation of the principles that order the cosmos.

Her drawings come from creation, they are free, organic, and adapt themselves to any material and surface.

Since 1992 she has been combining images and words to give the drawings a narrative dimension. She has been making art in public spaces with drawings and prints to parallel this narrative.

Romero’s drawings come from stains on the floor, carpet patterns, shapes

of flowers and branches, biology illustrations, and the configuration of neurons in the brain. From the words she writes every time she starts a piece, her drawings convey freedom like the crackled effect left by the rain and a single droplet that falls by mistake. Her drawings come from physical and mental connections like a mesh produced by the passage of time as well as the discord and harmony of beings that surround her. Romero conveys her lines loosely as if they travel to other dimensions.

Gisela Romero is currently working on a new body of work that reflects the issue of immigration. Metaphorically, a household object that serves as a surface such as a table runner and using fabrics bought in thrift stores that bear traces, shapes, patterns and stains of other people, she imagines stories of immigrants using the table runners as an inspiration for short stories and in turn, the short stories as an inspiration for her drawings.

Romero has been awarded the 2022-23 Artist-in-Action, (AiA), residency from the Art and History Museums Maitland.


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