Matador Review

A Quarterly Missive of Alternative Concern

pavel romaniko


"cup"

(v2.0, 2016 Digital C-print, 27x35)

"celebration"

(2016 Digital C-print, 27x35)

"tv I"

(2014 Digital C-print, 25x36)

("The work, from a project titled "Nostalgia," explores the architecture of social and political oppression and touches on notions and metaphors of the constructed, and how construction of private spaces reflects in the psyche of people and leaves imprints on the culture and the collective in general. All works are made out of paper and photographed to only exist as large prints.")

Pavel Romaniko was born in 1980 in Pereslavl-Zalessky, a small town outside of Moscow, Russia, and came to the United States at the age of seventeen. Romaniko completed a BA in Studio Arts from Northwestern College in Saint Paul, Minnesota (2002), and an MFA in Imaging Arts from the Rochester Institute of Technology (2009). Recent solo exhibitions include Harriman Institute, Columbia University, New York, Nostalgia at Art Center, Tyler Gallery, Norther Virginia Community College, Annandale VA, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA, and Gallery Kunstler, Booksmart Studio, Rochester, NY. His work has been featured as part of Museum of Contemporary Photography Midwest Photographers project. Romaniko is currently on faculty at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, MA. See more of his work here.