Christine Romanell’s colorful wall sculptures and installations explore non-repeating patterns informed by cosmology, physics and medieval Islamic design. Her use of rotational symmetry generate dimensional forms that allude to movement into the event horizon at the center of her constructions. Descriptive and evocative, her use of pattern is an imitation of the infinite.
Romanell lives and works in New Jersey where she’s on the board of Manufacturers Village Artists space in East Orange. She is the founder and editor of NotWhatItIs art blog. Her work has been discussed in Hyperallergic, Art and Cake, ArtFuse, ArtSpiel and WoArt. Her sculptures have been included in ArtPrize and she is a recipient of an NEA grant for her work through Chashama in NYC. She has lectured at Pratt University and taught at the College of St Elizabeth. Her BFA is from the School of Visual Arts (NYC) and her MFA is from Montclair State University (Montclair NJ.)