mixed media artist
Illinois-born John Romang is a visual artist working in watercolor, mixed media, painting, and drawing. He inspires others through his artistic inventions in Paducah, Kentucky, where he lives and exhibits his work in the world’s 7th city of crafts and folk art in the UNESCO CreativeCities Network. Living in Paducah amid a cluster of waterways and on the New Madrid fault line, Romang’s mixed media work seems to pull on the Earth’s forces fusing ink on multiple layered resin panels. The frozen layers seem to examine the churning of the world surrounding him. His translucent, vibrant panels vary in size and take the form of light boxes delivering an additional intensity and depth. He is creating a new studio space in Paducah, Kentucky’s art district that will allow him to teach his process and invest more deeply into his creative explorations. In 2016 he won the Elegance award in the Car Parts show at the Corvette Museum. He also showed at the Ice House Gallery, Mayfield, KY and the Ruth Baggert Gallery, Paducah, KY. He is working on a small group of instrullations to be turned into a boook and is about to start a series which will consist of 5 new works in various sizes lit with LED lights, a new addition to his work.
This bio/description was originally published in 2015 and updated in 2016. For more current information, please refer to the award recipient's website (if provided).