The point of departure for my work comes from my own life experience. Always choosing media that can be widely disseminated, I place this material into a broader context --reaching out to others confronting stigma and injustice and shining light on corrosive secrets.
Minding my Brain, I dreamt of seven great whales leaping over my head.
Here the dream is projected and spawns a 36x48 acrylic painting below
All images available in two small editions of archival pigment prints.and available in two sizes.
Large landscape format archivally printed images 26x38 inches and smaller17x22 on rag paper .
Rachael Romero: Current work and Exhibits
In three decades of leading inner city Art workshops with disenfranchised, neuro-diverse people, I have observed, empathised with, advocated for, and admired those who have survived horror--and through their own resiliance-- gone on. I have also observed--in myself-- how embodied trauma--when examined through the creative process--can result in the transfiguration of personal and collective suffering -- transforming pain into the virtual power of creative becoming
Unity Collage (second from left) made from art produced in Rachael Romero's art workshop with men at the Third Street Men's Shelter, NYC in 1989 and exhbited in 2015 as a part of: NOT YET
at the MUSEO REINA SOFIA, Madrid, Spain
(photo credit: Joaquín Cortés, Román Lores / MNCARS)
the Unity coolage was shown in
Martha Rosler. " f you can’t afford to live here, mo-o-ove!!
at MITCHELL-INNES & NASH
534 West 26 Street |1018 Madison Avenue, NY, NY
in the summer of 2016
Your Brain, 1986
from Concrete Crisis:
Urban Images of the 80's
Rachael Romero has two pieces in the exhibit:
How Posters Work
... Featuring nearly 125 posters from Cooper Hewitt’s permanent collection, the exhibition demonstrates how some of the world’s most creative designers have employed design principles to produce powerful acts of visual communication.
May 8 to November 2015.
Here the dream spawns a 36x48 acrylic painting
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As I came out of the anaesthesia I saw information from my brain being poured from one recepticle into another. I felt I knew why I was alive again.
Minding my own brain,
New Acquisitions: Posters on Social Justice and Medicine by Rachael Romero acquired by
Yale's Cushing Medical Historical Library. Shown here in presentation to Susan Wheeler