Jaklin Romine

Jaklin Romine was born in Burbank, California, and currently lives in East Los Angeles. She studied Studio Arts at Cal State LA, where she was selected to be part of the Luckman Project. She then showed in galleries around Los Angeles, such as Gallery 825, Avene 50 studios, and Los Angeles Municipal before completing her Masters of Fine Arts at CalArts. There are three cohesive areas to her art practice: idea creation, working in collaboration with art production assistants, and performance. This navigation of time, space, and people has helped her learn to organize and facilitate open dialog with a team of people that can understand that her physical limitations do not define or limit her ability to make art.

Within this dual role as artist and director, she found that the ability to formulate ideas and execute them is not limited to socially-constructed ideas of disability, which is the basis of her work at the moment. She was in physical transition, and thus, wanted to created art that hovers within the realms of sculpture, photography, and installation. She ambiguates the idea of the image, while changing changing the way people look and think about photography by turning prints into three-dimensional sculptural objects. This forms a new language between the image, object-hood, collage, and architecture it creates and inhabits as an installation. At this point of exploration, she uses the pliability of a print to accentuate the forms within the photograph. She chooses images that deal with identity, disability, physical access, and persona. Using vinyl, large format printing, fabric printing, and collage, she takes over the space. While her performance work explores the everyday experience of a latinx, disabled, female, queer, poc, body. Whose politicized identity then explores socially and physically constructed ideals of ableism within the Los Angeles art scene. Which is an unrepresented topic and experience that needs attention due to the ever growing number of artist run galleries that choose to be in inaccessible spaces.