Amanda Roman


My work is about existence. I see myself as an observer, and also as an active participant in this world. My paintings are my reflections on growth and development, physicality, change, femininity, and personal experiences. In my painting process, I always work from observation. Once I focus on one object or scene, usually something in nature, I let me mind escape into thoughts about the movement and form which exists in whatever I am looking at. While recording what I see, I reflect on personal experiences and characterize them on the canvas. Nature moves me. I am compelled to reveal the relational aspects that organic forms have with one another in order to visually describe truths about human co-existence. I use gestural marks of colorful paint to describe all of this. I create imaginary worlds of color on my canvas. I observe natural occurrences, and can see them as metaphors to describe some of my most intimate thoughts and feelings on humanity and my personal relationships. I hope that the viewer can be moved by my paintings as much as I am moved by humanity and the natural world around me.
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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Art

SUNY Purchase College, Purchase, NY

Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in visual arts,
concentration in drawing and painting.
Minor in Art history