ROXANNE GROOMS

Artist Biography

Artistically driven, after high school Roxanne 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. Roxanne used her GI Bill and
started her education at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, where she also did a work/study
program at the Minneapolis Art Institute. Roxanne finished her fine arts degree with a concentration in drawing
and painting from the University of Minnesota. She 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, she pursued
Corporate America in the graphic arts realm. That experience has enhanced a professional discipline and
commitment to her fine art.

Roxanne currently has a work/live loft in California. She is involved with the North County Painters Community and the effort to build an arts district in and around Southern California.

Artist Statement

I work in mixed media from acrylics, colored pencils, ink, and graphite to actually hand stitching on the canvas. My paintings are layers upon layers of this media. I put down and take away and paint over and wash off the surface over and over until I see the painting come to life.

I do this process all in the interest of the circle, the perfect shape. By personifying the circle, it becomes a character in a story and draws the viewer in to participate in the context of the painting, thus participating in the story. Sometimes they are gazing bystanders just enjoying the surface. Other times they step into the middle of the dialogue and explore the shapes and colors. And sometimes they just get lost. All in all, they use their filters to participate at the level they feel comfortable while feeling intrigued to return to explore once again to see new things.

Galleries

MC Gallery, former stable artist, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Art Pulse, former mentor artist, San Diego, California
Alexander Salazar Fine Art, former stable artist, San Diego, California

Exhibitions

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

Collections

Private collections locally and internationally

Publications

2014 PaperCut, Life Is Art, papercutmag.com, Pages 42 - 47, Collision, Intention(s), Channeling, 40x40 inches, Mixed Media; Brown Dot and Blue Dot. 30x40 in, Mixed Media
2013 Open Studio, Volume 24, Orbit and Key, 16x20 in, Mixed Media
2012 October, ARTnews, featuring Orbit, 16x20 in, Mixed Media
2012 October, Riviera, featuring Orbit, 16x20 in, Mixed Media