G.Romero is an indigenous multidisciplinary creator, educator, underground curator and storyteller. His work ranges from painting, illustration, comix, motion, performance, installation and sound. Central to his work are figuration, storytelling and narrative. His influences lie in artistic movements characterized by curious, disruptive expression and experimentation, such as the Baroque, Symbolist, Dada, and Fluxus movements.
Romero's creative output often features unconventional techniques, unexpected juxtapositions, and a willingness to challenge established norms.
He is a graduate of Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters (North Salem, NY) BFA 2003, MFA 2005
As an arts educator of over 20 years in NYC, G.Romero has worked with numerous arts organizations and institutions including: The Museum of Modern Art , Brooklyn and Queens Museums.
He has exhibited at several galleries, open studios, welcoming walls and the following institutions: Artists Space, The Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Governors Island Art Fair & the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA).
G.Romero has created, organized, and consulted on a wide variety of exhibitions, events, happenings, classes, and talks throughout NYC.
Drawing on a wealth of experience and expertise, Romero has helped to foster a dynamic and inclusive arts scene, that innovates and continues to push the boundaries of creativity and expression.
A few past projects & events:
"A MILLION ZEROS" Opening Night|2019
Sound Performance by Sergio Barrios
IN RIVERS ARTSPACE2011-2012 | Brooklyn, NYC
InRivers Art Space was an experimental and cultural art hub in the Greenpoint community of Brooklyn. Founded in the fall of 2011, InRivers was more than a gallery, it was a space for creation and imagination. The space featured not only regular monthly exhibitions but it also engaged the community through movie nights, live concerts, artist-run fundraising events, family art workshops and an artist residency. Though short lived, it had a definite impact in the lives of local artists and all who collaborated with the space. A few of the exhibiting artists included: Ali Aschman, Mayuko Fujino, Robert Bohn, Yeji Jun, Jeremiah Jones, Blaise Danio, Carolin Wood, Tim Kelley, Mark Pacheco, Yura Osborn, Rachel Kremidas, Ellie Irons and the Vanica Project.
SIGHT & SOUND
2009-2012 | NYC
“MagikallyDelicious” were vibrant and expressively shocking multimedia shows. Part art exhibition, part musical concert and full on experimental freak spectacle. The events showcased the works of emerging artists working in video, sound and performance art. Inspired by past alternative performance events such as John Cage’s untitled happening at Black Mountain College, Andy Warhol’s loft parties, and marvelously absurd Fluxus “happenings”/live performance works. “MagikallyDelicious” shows were hallucinogenic delights. Whomever may have ventured into these events is sure to remember the unique environments they were immersed in. Event venues included: Glasslands, The Market Hotel, Shea Stadium BK, and Party Expo.
“A million zeros added up, unfortunately does not add up to one.” -C.G.Jung
Archetypes have existed with humanity for many millennia through various cultures. They were keenly explored by legendary psychiatrist & psychoanalyst Carl Jung. The archetype can be defined as psychic patterns of the human mind seen through symbolic imagery. Archetypes are constantly intertwined within our lives, as they not only influence our thoughts, our emotions, our behaviors but also the way we perceive the world. This exhibition titled, “A Million Zeros: The 21st Century Archetype”, explores themes of current human nature, contemporary societal mechanics and the mystery of self.
The exhibition explores ideas of our current society and the archetypes through the lens of the figure in 21st century life. Curator G.Romero, brings together a collection of artists from various locations including: Sergio Barrios from Venezuela and Michael Aitken from Minnesota, both Brooklyn based artists. Cynthia Graps, Lizette Abraham, Victor Sandoval & Radharani Torres all from and based in Mexico City. All of the works combine “the figure” with non-traditional ways of viewing figurative work.
“A Million Zeros”, engages viewers in a visual discussion about the role of the archetype in our lives and how, perhaps, lack of critical knowledge of the archetypes has led our society down a path of self destruction.
The artists in this exhibition are a diverse voice offering a unique vision of the figure in contemporary art.
A MILLION ZEROS:
THE 21ST CENTURY ARCHETYPE
APRIL-JUNE 2019 | Brooklyn NYC
PALACES2012-2015 | NYC
“PALACES” was a multi-sensory participatory installation of sound and sight based loosely on the mnemonic technique of the “memory palace”.
The installation consists of two created sensory box environments. Each sensory box seeks to heighten one particular sense and provide an intimate experience for each viewer.
Ultimately, PALCES was an in-depth look and reflection on the ego, the mind and human connections.