Barbara Romain

Barbara Romain

Humanities Instructor & Teacher of the Year, 2008

Education & Background:

  • Master of Fine Arts – Otis College of Art & Design
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts – Philadelphia College of Art

Barbara Romain is a visual, performing and teaching artist whose award-winning paintings have been exhibited internationally. She co-founded Art Options, a unique interdisciplinary arts education program which has served hundreds of inner-city students in Los Angeles.

Courses Taught:

  • Art History: World (GH132)
  • Art History: Contemporary (GH131)
  • Art History: Classical (GH130)
  • Art History: Photography (GH124)
  • Advanced Color Theory (GH332)

Awards/Nominations:

  • Judi Jasek Award – Art Club of Chicago
  • Teaching Artist Fellow – VSA Arts, An affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.
  • Artist in Residence – City of Los Angeles, Dept. of Cultural Affairs
  • Artist in Residence – California Arts Council
  • First Prize – Walter Knott Art Competition
  • First Prize – Art Beyond Disability – Cal-State University, Long Beach
  • Grant for installation at Watts Towers Art Center – Whose Myth Are Youse With?
  • Jerry Dean Medallion

Exhibitions:

  • Long Beach Arts Center – Long Beach, CA
  • The Art Club of Chicago
  • Bridge Gallery City Hall – Los Angeles, CA
  • The Santa Monica Art Studios – Santa Monica, CA
  • de Young Museum – San Francisco, CA
  • Cooperstown Art Center – Cooperstown, NY
  • Viewpoint Gallery – Schenectady, NY
  • Zhu B Art Center – Chicago, IL
  • Old Forge Art Center – Old Forge, NY,
  • Long Beach Arts Center Gallery – Long Beach, CA
  • Art Center for the Capital Region – Troy, NY
  • John F. Kennedy Center – Washington, D.C.
  • Second City Gallery – Long Beach, CA
  • Echo Curio Gallery – Los Angeles, CA
  • Forest Lawn Museum – Glendale, CA
  • Change West Gallery – Chicago, IL
  • Downtown Art Center Gallery – Los Angeles, CA
  • San Francisco Art Commission Gallery
  • Gallery 825 – Los Angeles
  • Wayne Art Center Gallery – Wayne, PA
  • Faith House Gallery – Dorset, England
  • Art & Literature Laboratory (ALL) Gallery – New Haven, CT
  • Cactus Gallery – Los Angeles, CA
  • Satsuma Gallery – North Hollywood, CA
  • George Deneff Gallery – Long Beach, CA
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Coronet Theater – Hollywood, CA
  • City of Pico Rivera Center for the Arts
  • New Visions Gallery – Louisville, Kentucky
  • The Luggage Store Gallery – San Francisco, CA
  • VSA Gallery – Beverly Hills, CA
  • Los Angeles Municipal Gallery
  • Spring Street Gallery – Los Angeles, CA
  • Artspace Gallery – Woodland Hills, CA
  • Museum of African-American Art
  • John Thomas Gallery – Santa Monica, CA
  • Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
  • Otis College Art Gallery
  • Ivey Gallery – Los Angeles, CA
  • Los Angeles Artists Association Gallery
  • Antigallery – Los Angeles, CA