Jaklin Romine

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

Jaklin Romine was born in Burbank, California, and currently lives in East Los Angeles. She studied Studio Arts at Cal State LA, where she was selected to be part of the Luckman Project. She then showed in galleries around Los Angeles, such as Gallery 825, Avene 50 studios, and Los Angeles Municipal before completing her Masters of Fine Arts at CalArts. There are three cohesive areas to her art practice: idea creation, working in collaboration with art production assistants, and performance. This navigation of time, space, and people has helped her learn to organize and facilitate open dialog with a team of people that can understand that her physical limitations do not define or limit her ability to make art.

Within this dual role as artist and director, she found that the ability to formulate ideas and execute them is not limited to socially-constructed ideas of disability, which is the basis of her work at the moment. She was in physical transition, and thus, wanted to created art that hovers within the realms of sculpture, photography, and installation. She ambiguates the idea of the image, while changing changing the way people look and think about photography by turning prints into three-dimensional sculptural objects. This forms a new language between the image, object-hood, collage, and architecture it creates and inhabits as an installation. At this point of exploration, she uses the pliability of a print to accentuate the forms within the photograph. She chooses images that deal with identity, disability, physical access, and persona. Using vinyl, large format printing, fabric printing, and collage, she takes over the space. While her performance work explores the everyday experience of a latinx, disabled, female, queer, poc, body. Whose politicized identity then explores socially and physically constructed ideals of ableism within the Los Angeles art scene. Which is an unrepresented topic and experience that needs attention due to the ever growing number of artist run galleries that choose to be in inaccessible spaces.

 

CV 

Education

2017 Masters of Fine Arts, Photo/Media (Pending)

California Institute of the Arts, Valencia

2013 Bachelor of Arts, Studio Arts

California State University of Los Angeles

Solo Exhibitions

2017 I Am Here, Thesis Exhibition, D301, Cal Arts, CA

2016 Messages of…, Main Gallery, Cal Arts

2013 Lost In Art/ COMA Gallery, CSULA , Los Angeles

2012 Saturday 4;37AM/ COMA Gallery, CSULA, Los Angeles

Group Exhibitions

2018 Senates en Silencio/ Sitting in Silence, New Women Space, Brooklyn, NY

Makin Kin, NAVEL, Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Exhibition/ Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, CA

Hear Our Voices, Avenue 50 Studios, Highland Park, CA

2017 The Clique, Group Show, Lime Gallery, CalArts CA

Leftovers, FAR Bazaar 2017 Cerritos College, Cerritos, CA

2016 The Group Show, MFA 2, L-Shaped Gallery Cal Arts, CA

Cal Arts Open Studios, Cal Arts, CA

Digital Art Expo, D300, CalArts

2015 Written on the Body, Group Exhibition curated by Ron Athey, CalArts

Photo LA, The Reef, Los Angeles, CA

Q.U.A.C Group Show, Valencia, CA

2014 Home Makers? An Exhibition/ Cypress Village Tunnel, Los Angeles

C-Note: An Exhibition & Fund for Syrian Children/JAUS Art Gallery, CulverCity

2013 Equity for All Artists/ Gallery 825, Los Angeles

Los Angeles Exhibition/ Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, CA

2012 Luckman Project/ Luckman Gallery, CSULA , Los Angeles

Back 2 Basix, Group Exhibition/ Art and Craft Collective, Los Angeles

Undergraduate Art Exhibition / Fine Art Gallery, CSULA, Los Angeles

2011 What is Beauty? Exploring the eye of the beholder / Market Gallery, Los Angeles

Undergraduate Art Exhibition / Fine Arts Gallery, CSULA, Los Angeles

2009 Spectrum, Group Show/ Pasadena City College Art Gallery, Pasadena

Awards

2017 Diversity Student Project Grant, California Institute of the Arts

2016 Bartman Grant for Photo & Media, California Institute of the Arts

2013 Luckman Project/ Exhibition Award, CSULA

2011–2013 Dean List CSULA

Publications

2018 FULL BLEDE: PRAXIS, PG. 34-35, VOL. 6, October 27, 2018

FULL BLEDE: ARTIFACT, PG. 41, VOL. 5, June 22, 2018

Panels

2018 “Equal and Meaningful Art Access For All: A Panel and Conversation for Actionable

Strategies and Pathways towards Art World Equity”, Irina Contreras, Veronique

d’Entremont,Jasmine Nyende,moderated by Joshua Oduga, The Torrance Museum,

Torrance, CA, Dec. 1

“All Artists, All Publics: Representing Disability in Cultural Institutions”, Gary Cannone,

Alison O’Daniel, Antwan Jones, and Francesca Lalanne, moderated by Olga

Koumoundouros, sponsored by Art Center College of Art & Design, The Main Museum,

Los Angeles, CA, Nov. 10

Experience

2016-2017 Grad Assistant to Ellen Birrell/ Cal Arts , Valencia

2014-2015 Assistant Gallery Director / Prohibition Gallery, Culver City

2014-2015 Contributing Writer / Platniumcheese.com, Los Angeles

2014-2015 CAS Administrator / Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

2014 Docent / Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena

2011–2013 Gallery Assistant/ Fine Arts Gallery, CSULA

2009–2010 Intern, Fine Art Gallery/ Pasadena City College, Pasadena

2006 Production Manager/ Donna M Collection, Los Angeles