Creativity is intelligence having fun.” – Albert Einstein
Raúl Romero started his teaching career at Yale University’s School of Art while earning an MFA in Sculpture. Since joining UArts as a media resources film coordinator in 2018, Romero has taught The Art of Sound and Image/Time.
Raúl Romero is from Valrico, Florida, and earned a BA in Communication from the University of South Florida in Tampa. While there, he worked at the Institute for Research in Art’s Contemporary Art Museum and began his career as an artist.
Since Romero relocated to Philadelphia, he has worked with many local artists and institutions, such as the Fabric Workshop and Museum, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Pentimenti Gallery and Vox Populi. He graduated from Yale University with an MFA in Sculpture and assisted teaching as a fellow of the Collaborative Center for Arts and Media.
Romero has been awarded grants from the Velocity Fund, an Andy Warhol regional regranting program at Temple’s Tyler School of Art and Architecture and an art fund award by the National Association of Latin Arts and Culture. He is a member of Vox Populi Gallery and has been a resident artist at RAIR, Recycling Artist in Residence program here in Philadelphia where he resides and keeps an active studio practice.
- Romero previously taught at Yale University as a fellow at the Center for Collaborative Arts and Media.
- Some of his recent notable projects include a group show, Julius Eastman, That Which Is Fundamental, which gave homage to the late composer who had, during his lifetime, not been included in the art world due to racism and homophobia.
- His recent public works consist of a multi-gallery show and performance in both the design district in Miami and el Centro de Oro neighborhood in Philadelphia. The work explores the sound of the coquí, a small frog that inhabits Puerto Rico, and the relationship people have with it that connects them to their environment—specifically, Puerto Rico.
- Romero has exhibited in numerous spaces, including
- the Locust Projects, Miami;
- Taller Puertorriqueño and Pentimenti Gallery, both in Philadelphia;
- Yale School of Art, New Haven, Connecticut;
- The Kitchen, New York City; and
- the Contemporary Art Museum, the Tampa Museum of Art and the Museum of Science and Industry, all in Tampa, Florida.
Explore Raúl Romero’s website.
“Malik Gaines on Julius Eastman,” Artforum, April 2018
“Onomonopoetics of a Puerto Rican Landscape connects locals to their island roots,” Karen Rogers, 6ABC, Nov. 1, 2020
Awards & Accolades
- Romero has earned a Velocity Fund Award, an Andy Warhol regional regranting program at Temple’s Tyler School of Art and Architecture.
- He has won an Artist Fund Award by the National Association of Latin Arts and Culture.
- Romero was named a Recycling Artist in Residence Program resident artist.