Summer Romasco is an artist living and working in Oakland, CA. Romasco grew up in rural Ohio along Lake Erie and moved to New York to study art and English at the University of Rochester followed by humanities and social thought at NYU. She finally moved to California where she makes artwork about the iconography of the West - Hollywood, counterculture, the desert, and road tripping.
Romasco works primarily in paint and screen print to create studies of signs and signifiers. She explores how interpretation, translation, and slippages occur given changes in context by creating iterations, multiples, and editions. Each work affirms and tests philosophy that icons, symbols, and recurrent motifs create a framework for understanding cultural values and ambitions.
Aside from attending shows and open studios, you can follow her process via email . . .