Resume


MFA  The School of The Art Institute of Chicago
BA  University of California, Davis

UPCOMING GROUP EXHIBITION:

Into the Weeds” Aug 2017, North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks ND

One-Person Exhibitions:

2012   “Tangle and Sensation”  March 31 – May 5,  George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles

“The Sensorium of Painting”  November 7 – December 8,  Archer Gallery at Clark College, Vancouver WA

2011   “Taking Time”  September 17 – October 23,  North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks ND

“Painting Before and After Words: Margaret Wall-Romana”
January 20 — April 3,  Minneapolis Institute of Arts

2007   “The Spaces” Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2004   “Distillations” Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2001   “Up Against Gravity” Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco
1999   “Decompositions” Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1996   “Recent Work” Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Selected Two-Person/Group Exhibitions/Art Fairs:

2012  Red Dot Art Fair, Miami (George Billis Gallery, LA)

2011   Red Dot Art Fair, Miami (George Billis Gallery, LA)

2010  “Movement-Process-Reflection” Paintings by Jil Evans and Margaret Wall-Romana at Bethel University’s Johnson Gallery, St.Paul, MN  September-November 2010

2009  “ARTmn 2009, The Precious Object”  Hennepin County Central Library, Cargill Gallery,  Minneapolis, MN

2008   “Landscape, Nature & Space”, Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco, CA  February 22 -March 22

2007   Aqua Art Miami (all Art Fairs 1999-2007 courtesy Bucheon Gallery, SF)
2003   Scope LA,  The Affordable Art Fair, NYC
2002   Art Chicago, The Affordable Art Fair NYC, San Francisco Int’l Art Expo
2001   Fast Forward Miami
1999   Die Erste Internationale Hotel-Kunstmesse, Vienna, The Art Exchange, NYC

Grants, Fellowships 

2012   Nominee,  Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant

2011   Finalist,  McKnight Artist Fellowship

Bibliography

2012   “Traditionalism comes of Age” by Gail Leggio,  American Arts Quarterly,Spring 2012 (scroll to bottom of page)  http://www.nccsc.net/essays/traditionalism-comes-age

2011    “Ambushed by Beauty”  exhibition review of “Painting Before and After Words: Margaret Wall-Romana” at The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, by Mary Abbe, Minneapolis Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com/art-beauty-is-in-bloom-at-mia/116700864/

Art Beat// “Nature Documentaries” by Dylan Thomas, SouthWestJournal review of “Painting Before and After Words”: Margaret Wall-Romana” at The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

“Landscapes Real and Imagined” Marianne Combs, State of the Arts, Minnesota Public Radio
http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2011/02/landscapes-real-and-imagined.shtml

2010   “Painting Experience/Painting Perception: Jil Evans and Margaret Wall-Romana” by Christina Schmid

2007    review of “The Spaces”, by Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/05/19/DDG3CPT1T01.DTL

“Margaret Wall-Romana at Bucheon Gallery” by Jacqueline Cooper, The Highlights, July 2007  http://thehighlights.org/?p=20 (scroll down until image appears)

2004   “Wall-Romana at Bucheon” by Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, May 19 2004  (please scroll down to “Wall-Romana at Bucheon”)
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2004/05/29/DDGFV6T0551.DTL

 flavorpill.com/sanfrancisco May 2004

Public Collections

St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN

North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND

Artist Talks, Panels, Visiting Artist

August 1-19, 2014, North Dakota Museum of Art, McCanna House Artist in Residence

November 5-7, 2012, Vancouver WA: Visiting artist in conjunction with “The Sensorium of Painting” at Clark College. Q & A and discussions with individual painting/drawing classes in the gallery. Painting demonstration. Public slide talk.

September 17, 2011, Grand Forks, ND: Conversation and Q & A in the gallery with Director Laurel Reuter during the opening for “Margaret Wall-Romana, Taking Time” at the North Dakota Museum of Art.

February 17, 2011, Minneapolis, MN: Artist talk in the gallery during “Painting Before and After Words – Paintings by Margaret Wall-Romana” at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

October 5, 2010, St Paul, MN: Slide presentation in conjunction with “Movement-Process-Reflection, Paintings by Jil Evans and Margaret Wall-Romana” at Bethel University’s Johnson Gallery, followed by discussion with the artists and Christina Schmid, Twin Cities writer, teacher, editor and critic.

October 27, 2009, Minneapolis MN: Slide presentation and panel discussion at the Hennepin County Central Library, during “ARTmn -The Precious Object,” at the library’s Cargill Gallery. “Margaret Wall-Romana, Kristin Van Dorn, Erik Waterkotte and Michon Weeks discuss process, the mark of the hand and the blending of contemporary and historical influences in their work.” Moderated by Scott Stulen, artist/curator/writer and mnartists.org’s Project Director.

Professional Experience

1997 – 2002
Art Department Faculty, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA