Art Criticism, Book Making, Ceramics, Collecting, Digital Imagery, Education, Fiber Arts, Installation, Mixed Media, Moving Images, Performance, Photography
Artist / Personal Statement
My work can be described as storytelling through object, material and historical contexts; often dealing with perception, definition and expectation. In addition, I investigate the concept of memory, personal and cultural, remembering and forgetting.
I work primarily with the Photograph, Photo-Bookwork and in image based multimedia installations.
Accomplishments / CV
Romy Hosford is a multimedia artist and Assistant Professor of Visual Arts at Roberts Wesleyan College. She holds an MFA degree in Visual Studies from Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY, in conjunction with The College at Brockport, SUNY, and a BFA and MS in Art Education from Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, where she concentrated in ceramics and fiber arts.
She exhibits and lectures regionally and nationally, as well as contributes to Afterimage:The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism.
As an educator she challenges her students to question and challenge the cultural misconceptions about the arts and the media/electronic arts. She urges her students, and society in general, to constantly evaluate whether they are making meaning or just perpetuating fads or trends. Media is more than the technology that creates it and the roll of media artists is far more integral to life than for mere technical proficiency, persuasion or commercial gain.
Her current research is in the area of digital media culture, specifically Remix and other cultural aspects of technological development.