Roxanne Grooms

Artist Biography

Artistically driven, after high school I took a job in the military as an illustrator, illustrating training
handbooks of maps, uniforms, ranks and insignias for US Army troops in the field. I used my GI Bill and
started my education at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, where I also did a work/study
program at the Minneapolis Art Institute. I finished my fine arts degree with a concentration in drawing
and painting from the University of Minnesota. I studied and learned from faculty members, Herman
Somberg (from the “Cedar Bar - Franz Kline” days) as well as Victor Caglioti, Tom Rose, Tom Lane,
Jody Williams, George Creamer and Andrew Leicester, to name a few. Simultaneously, I pursued
Corporate America in the graphic arts realm. That experience has enhanced a professional discipline and
commitment to my fine art.


I currently have a work/live loft in CA. I am involved with the North County Painters Community and the effort to build an arts district in and around Southern California.

Artist Statement

Abstractly Personifying the Circle, the perfect shape takes on characteristics which allow it to be a
personality in a story. Among rich earthly hues or the electric colors of the universe, nurturing stitches or
twisted threads anchor it to the substrate as it plays out the scene and inviting you to play along.

Galleries

Exhibits
MC Gallery in Minneapolis MN
Klint Gallery in La Jolla CA

Trios Gallery in Solana Beach CA
Art and Antique Gallery in Carlsbad CA
EASEL Art (af)Fair 2011, San Diego CA
EASEL Art (af)Fair 2012, San Diego CA
EASEL Art (af)Fair 2013, San Diego CA
Father, Art Pulse Group Show, San Diego CA
Under the Influence, Art Pulse Group Show, San Diego CA
Museum of the Living Artist, Group Show1, San Diego CA
Museum of the Living Artist, Group Show2, San Diego CA
Museum of the Living Artist, Group Show3, San Diego CA
Museum of the Living Artist, Group Show4, San Diego CA
THE 52ND INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION Juried Show,
Museum of the Living Artist, San Diego CA
Momentum, Art Pulse Group Show, San Diego CA
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Open Call, Hollywood CA 

Representation
MC Gallery, Minneapolis MN – former stable artist
Art Pulse, San Diego CA – former mentor artist
Alexander Salazar Fine Art, San Diego CA – former stable artist
Saatchi Online: http://www.saatchionline.com/roxannegrooms
 
Publications
ARTnews, October 2012, featuring Orbit, 16x20 in, Mixed Media
Riviera, October 2012, featuring Orbit, 16x20 in, Mixed Media

Open Studio, Volume 24 2013, Orbit and Key, 16x20 in, Mixed Media
PaperCut, Life Is Art, papercutmag.com, 2014, Pages 42 - 47, Collision, Intention(s), Channeling, 40x40
inches, Mixed Media; Brown Dot and Blue Dot. 30x40 in, Mixed Media
 
Collections
Private collections locally and internationally