Rachel Romano-Profile

ArtistRachel RomanoResidesUnited States
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Stanek Gallery
Philadelphia, PA. USA

Gallerie Lorien
Frederiksberg, Denmark

Beddington Fine Art
Bargemon, France
Personal Myth
Inner Demons
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About the artist

Rachel Romano is a New Surrealism Figurative Painter. Her connection to art began at age 7 with sojourns with her father, a poet, to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which planted the seeds of storytelling. 

In 2014, after many years of diverse careers in advertising, architecture, and landscape design, Rachel attended a workshop to discover her inner voice as an artist. At this time she realized she was a storyteller for adults.

Rachel is represented by Stanek Gallery, Philadelphia Pennsylvania; Beddington Fine Art, Bargemon France; and Gallerie Lorien, Fredericksburg Denmark. Rachel’s work has been exhibited at Canyon Road Gallery, Santa Fe NM;  Russell Sage College, Albany NY; Pictor Gallery, Chelsea NY; Art Santa Fe; Delaware College of Art and Design, Wilmington DE; Awaken Galley NC; Goggleworks Cohen Gallery East, Reading PA. Demuth Museum Lancaster PA; Festival d’Art Contemporain à Roquebrune sur Argen, Seillans, and Bargemon France. Rachel has been featured in publication, blogs and interviews, including Painters Tubes (Uk/Sweden); In-The-Net-EU (Italian/English); The Jealous Curator; Margaret Winslow, Head Curator Delaware Art Museum (radio interview).

She has been awarded numerous residencies in Europe, and is collected internationally.  Rachel works out of an old industrial building in Coatesville, PA. United States.

Artwork Themes & Subject Matter

Rachel Romano finds inspiration in personal myth and the stories of others. The laughter, love, and sorrow of our lives fills her creative well. It is this connection to one’s heart that helps Rachel bring out the richness of story in her work. “It is important for me to explore my deeper self, to discover how we find strength through change, and adversity.

Rachel’s paintings and drawings are expressed in a more traditional style, but their meanings are relevant to our contemporary world. The vibrant colour is used as a contrast to offset the reality of what lies within each painting. She thinks the intense colour comes from her subconscious, so that she may bring joy and light to difficult experiences and feelings. Essentially to soften the blow with beauty. 

Working in oils is perfect for me and ‘my thinking as I am doing process’; allowing me to wipe out, or radically change an image”. If a painting is not working, she will even cut it apart. It is important to be fearless. Rachel works on several paintings at a time, to give them breathing room, and not to become too precious, creating fluidity in the process. Consequently, her paintings will go through many iterations before they are complete.

It is her hope that when people view her paintings, they are taken “somewhere else” within their own story.

Upcoming Exhibitions

2 person exhibition: “Serious Play”Stanek Gallery
Philadelphia, PA. USA
Group exhibition: “Get Out of Your Skull”10Dence Gallery
Ghent Belgium,
Amsterdam/Rijsenburg/Dordrecht, Netherlands
Group exhibition: “Myths, Fairy Tales, Mysterious”10Dence Gallery
Ghent Belgium



1996-1997, Foundation Year, Lyme Academy of Fine Art, Connecticut, United States

Selected Solo Exhibitions


Imaginaire,LM Studio Gallery Hyeres, France

Alchemy,  Blue Streak Gallery, Wilmington, DE. United States

Mind’s Eye, Cohen East Gallery/Goggleworks, Reading, Pennsylvania, United States


Persona, La Macina di San Cresci, Greve in Chianti, Italy

Rachel Romano, Cerulean Arts,  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, UNited States

True North, Mala Galleria, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, United States


The Art of Being, The Boyer Gallery, Pottstown, Pennsylvania, United States

Selected Group Exhibitions


Women Artists Ambassadors, Women’s Institute, Russell Sage College, Albany, New York, United States

International Women’s Day, Stanek Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States


Dialogue II, 2 person show, City Arts Salon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Multiplicities, Toni & Stuart B. Young Gallery, Delaware College of Art and Design,  Wilmington, Delaware, United States

35th Anniversary Show, Blue Streak Gallery Wilmington, Delaware, United States


Isn’t it Ironic?, Pictor Gallery, Chelsea, New York, United States

Life Magic, Gallerie Lorien, Frederiksberg, Denmark

Le Festival d’Art Contemporain,  Roquebrun Sur Argens France

Le Festival d’Art Contemporain, Seillans, France


20th Anniversary Exhibit, Beddington Fine Art, Bargemon, France


Le Festival de Bargemon,  Bargemon, France

Anniversary Show, Awaken Gallery Anniversary Show Mt. Holly, North Carolina, United States


Imaginari, (curator), Oxford Art Alliance, Oxford, Pennsylvania, United States


Totems and Allegories, J ed Williams Gallery Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Figures, Malvern Retreat House, Malvern, Pennsylvania, United States

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