Cara Romero (Chemehuevi) is an award-winning artist who utilizes techniques learned in film, digital, fine art, and commercial photography to produce powerful visual imagery that serves both as social commentary and to bring focus on Indigenous female perspectives. She painstakingly constructs narrative scenes that use pop cultural references to visually critique common stereotypes of Native women and to tell contemporary stories of Native identity.
Romero is represented in many museum collections and has been included in national and international exhibitions, including the recent Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists; When I Remember I See Red: American Indian Art and Activism in California; and Desert X 2019. She was presented with the Institute of American Indian Arts Distinguished Alumni Award (2017), and has received the highest awards in Photography categories at the prestigious Santa Fe Indian Market and the Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market every year since 2012.
Romero is visiting artist-in-residence November 18-22, 2019. She will offer an Artist Talk, free and open to the public, on Tuesday, November 19, 6:00 PM, at Campbell Hall room 153 (UVa's School of Architecture). A reception follows the talk. Parking is available at Culbreth Parking Garage.
Romero's work, Kaa, pictured above, is on view at The Fralin Museum of Art until January 2020.
Image: Kaa, 2017. © Cara Romero. All Rights Reserved.