Christine Romanell’s colorful wall paintings and installations explore non-repeating patterns informed by cosmology and physics, while rooted in applied design similar to Islamic patterning. Her use of rotational symmetry to generate dimensional forms allude to movement and create an event horizon, a space where the infinite tessellations of universal physics can intersect with sacred geometry, collapsing the divide between the theoretical and the real.
Romanell lives and works in New Jersey where she’s on the board of Manufacturers Village Artists space in East Orange. Her work has been featured on the Smithsonian Channel and discussed in Hyperallergic, Juxapoz, MIT Technology Review, Studio Visit Magazine, All She Makes, Art and Cake, ArtFuse, ArtSpiel and WoArt. She is a recipient of an NEA grant for her work through Chashama in NYC. Christine Romanell received a 2022 Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Her work in held in the private collection of Pat Bell alongside Tom Nussbaum and Willie Cole and the collection of the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation. She has lectured at Pratt University and taught at the College of St Elizabeth and Bergen County Community College. Her BFA is from the School of Visual Arts (NYC) and her MFA is from Montclair State University (Montclair NJ.)