EDWIN ROMAN

Artist, Designer, Blogger

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Written by Dr. Anne Walsh. I created the illustrations and designed the book layout as well as the web site. I also designed the t-shirts and other items for sale in the web site store.


icon THE DAYSHIFT

Written by Michael Migliaccio. I created the illustrations and designed the logo as well as the web site. I also designed the t-shirts and other items for sale in the web site store.


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Transfer Talk is a newsletter that I have been writing and designing at Bronx Community College featuring advisment and transfer information as well as details on articulation agreements.




ABOUT

 

 

BIOGRAPHY

When I was in grade school, I naively embraced the idea that the only pathway to a successful career in art started by attending the High School of Art & Design. I applied in 8th grade and was
not accepted. I reapplied in 9th grade, but never heard from the school. I then thought that perhaps I was not talented enough to be an artist and abandoned the notion. I went on to graduate
from Sacred Heart High School and then earned a baccalaureate degree from John Jay College in Political Science. Since earning my baccalaureate degree, I have had wonderful professional
experiences in the non-profit world, higher education and even wrote for an on-line magazine during the dot com boom of the 1990’s. Along the way, I taught myself web design and other digital
media. I always maintained my interest in art, but never pursued any academic training.

After my father passed away, I was cleaning out his workplace locker at the post office and astonishingly discovered that my second application to the High School of Art & Design had not been
mailed. I never found out why he did not mail it. However, I came to realize that I had given up on my dream too easily.

I went back to school and earned a second baccalaureate degree in painting from Lehman College. While I was student, I won an award for photography from the American Society of Contemporary
Artists. Since earning my degree, I have illustrated a children’s book and had my art work featured in an Emmy-nominated documentary on domestic violence. I have also shown paintings and
photography in several group shows.

ARTIST STATEMENT

I fully embrace Plato's idea of a world in flux as detailed in Timaeus. I was born in the continuously changing city of New York to parents who simultaneously embraced traditional and liberal ideals.
Needless to say, the messages were mixed. As an artist, I try to reflect these mixed messages in my work. I love the figure and take inspiration from Degas and Picasso. I also adore painting still life
and look to Cezanne for inspiration. I also love to paint subjects stemming from Spanish-speaking culture. Many have referred to my work as primitive or neo-impressionism---I agree with that!


SIMPLY PUT

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  • THE ARCHITECTURE OF AMERICAN HORROR STORY
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    Stairs are a principal and practical part of architecture that stand with a sense of purpose: in the same way that water gives and takes life, stairs can bring us up and plunge us down. Is American Horror Story bringing us up or plunging us down?

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  • SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE COMIC BOOK REVIEW
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    DC comic titles employ the concept of a multiverse, which is a fictional intergalactic construct assembling the various universes where the stories take place. One recent and popular example is the second season of the hit television series, The Flash, which has recently featured The Flash of Earth 2.

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  • CELIA AND ISADORA
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    The only way one legend can pay tribute to another is brilliantly.

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  • THE CONNECTION BETWEEN PAGANISM AND EARLY CHRISTIAN ART
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    From ancient myths and folk tales to modern books such as Animal Farm, animals have always been a component of human storytelling. The earliest surviving examples of human artistic expression are the cave paintings near Lascaux, France, dated between 28,000 and 10,000 BCE.