Selina Román

about Selina

Tampa-based artist and Florida native Selina Roman’s lens-based practice explores ideas of femininity, perception, liminality, memory, and place, and how the invisible offers more answers than what’s visible. Her portraiture work and videos employ color, fashion, and props used in unusual ways,  as well as otherworldly locations to create alternate moods and meaning that allow the viewer to create their own narrative.

In her recent series, XS, Selina uses props and bold colors to create staged, abstracted self-portraits that challenge society’s fraught relationships with fat bodies.

Selina received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of South Florida in 2013. Prior, she worked as a newspaper reporter and investigator. Her work is in the collection of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota; the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art in Tarpon Springs, and the Tampa Museum of Art.

Selina has exhibited at institutions such as The Ringling Museum of Art and Tampa Museum of Art, and internationally at Edna Manley College of Visual and Performing Arts in Jamaica and the Universidad del Sagrado Corazon in Puerto Rico. Her work was also featured at Brighton Photo Fringe in the UK during the 2016 Brighton Photo Biennial. She received a Hillsborough County Artist Grant in 2017 and 2021. She was also invited to participate in Review Santa Fe 2019 and 2023, as well as Critical Mass 2020. Selina is full-time Photography and Imaging faculty at the Ringling College of Art and Design.


Instagram: @selinaroman

Workshops taught by Selina Román

Out of Bounds: Unconventional Approaches to Portraiture

with Selina Román

June 11 – 28, 2024