About

My name is Walker T. Roman, I am a Massachusetts based artist currently living on the island of Martha's Vineyard. Working primarily as a painter my recent work focuses on perception of landscapes and the abstractions both visual and linguistic we impose to understand them. While in Boston I produced mostly large scale abstractions which can been seen in my portfolio section, though returning to the rural setting of my upbringing has brought me back to smaller more tangible subjects for the time being.

 

 

Walker Thomas Roman

Born 1990 Oak Bluffs, MA

Lives and works in West Tisbury, MA

 

Education

2012   Massachusetts College of Arts and Design, Boston MA, BFA

 

Solo Exhibitions 

2013   "Whatever the Outcome II" The Field Gallery, West Tisbury MA

2013   [weird horizon] self produced, West Tisbury

2012   "If I Were a" Aromi, Jamaica Plain MA

2009   "As it Rains" self produced, West Tisbury MA

 

Group Exhibitions

2015   “Tread” The Living Gallery, Brooklyn NY

2015   “Opening Show” The Wordshop, Tisbury MA

2015   “30 Under 30” Featherstone Arts Center, Oak Bluffs MA

2014   “Landscape” The Beehive, Boston MA

2013   "Coming of Age" Sharon Arts Center, Peterborough NH

2013   "con(TEXT)" Sharon Arts Center, Peterborough NH

2013   "Petty Theft" Launch F18 Gallery, New York NY

2012   "Tarrot Card Collective" Ivy Hall, Lowell MA

2012   "MV Pop" Wonderland, Oak Bluffs MA

2012   “Chapter IV” Piano Factory Guild, Boston MA

2012   “In Good Company” Massachusetts College of Arts and Design, Boston MA

2011   “Fresh Selections” Shepard Fine Art, Oak Bluffs MA

2011   “Cycles” Yes.Oui.Si Art Space, Boston MA

2011    “MassArt 1” Powder House Production Company, Somerville MA

2011    “All School Show” Massachusetts College of Arts and Design, Boston MA

2010    “Utopalypse” Yes.Oui.Si Art Space, Boston MA

2010    “Spectacle” Massachusetts College of Arts and Design, Boston MA

2009    “Art For Darfur” Massachusetts College of Arts and Design, Boston MA

2008    “Young Guns” Old Sculpin Gallery, Edgartown MA

 

Awards

2015   Institute Honoraria, Pathways Projects Institutes, Chilmark MA

2012   Edward Movitz Auction Award, Massachusetts College of Arts and Design, Boston MA

2011   Book Award, Massachusetts College of Arts and Design, Boston MA

2011   Yale/Norfolk Summer Program Nominee

2010   Artist Supply Award, Massachusetts College of Arts and Design, Boston MA

2009   Studio Foundation Award of Excellence

2008   Martha’s Vineyard Art Association Scholarship

 

Related Professional Activity

2015   Artist in Residence, MVPCS, MA

2015   Set Designer, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, MVPCS, MA

2013   Gallery Associate, Martha's Vineyard Glassworks, West Tisbury MA

2013   Art Handler, Estate of Nellie Taft, Sommerville MA

2012   Visitor Assistant/Gallery Operator, Institute of Contemporary Art Education Department, Boston MA

2012   Curator, Massachusetts College of Arts and Design, Boston MA “All School Show”

2011   Internship at Shepard Fine Art, Oak Bluffs MA

2011   Jury Member, Massachusetts College of Arts and Design, Boston MA “All School Show”

2010   Featured Artist, ArtistAdvocacy.com

2008   Jury Member, Massachusetts College of Arts and Design, Boston MA “Freshman Show”