Rochester Institute of Technology College of Imaging Arts
Arizona State University Arts & Sciences
About Stuart Rome
I have been a photographer since the 1970’s; exhibiting works in color - both landscapes and portraits, entitled, Modern Mythologies at the International Museum of Photography in 1978. My interests in anthropology led to projects photographing antiquities in Latin America and Asia as well as recording remnants of these expressions found in the rituals of trance. This work led to landscape photographs of forests as a manifestation of pantheistic energy. Patterning found in tribal art and textiles became the framework from which ideas about the natural world would emerge in my works, "Drawn from Nature" and "Oculus". I have exhibited over the years in solo and group exhibitions - in galleries and museums. Amongst my publications are: Maya, Treasures of an Ancient Civilization, Abrams, 1985; Forest, a monograph, Nazraeli Press 2005; Signs and Wonders, The Southeast Museum of Photography,2011. My most current project, “Oculus” was awarded a Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship Award in 2015.