Chandler Romeo has a long family history in Colorado's Front Range region. Her grandparents immigrated from Italy to Marshall, Colorado in the late 1800s, moved to Louisville in the early 1900s, then moved to Denver where her father was born and raised. She lived in Boulder in the 1960s and 1970s, graduated from Colorado State University with a BFA in ceramics, and has lived and worked in Denver for the past 25 years. She has received numerous honors and awards, including the Mayor's Award for Excellence in the Arts and the AFKEY Award from the Denver Art Museum's Alliance for Contemporary Art. Ms. Romeo has exhibited her work throughout the region in art centers and museums including the Nicolaysen Museum in Casper, Wyoming, the Dairy Art Center in Boulder, the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Foothills Art Center in Golden, the Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, the Museum of Outdoor Arts and the Museum of Contemporary Art-Denver. Her work is in several corporate and public collections, including Kaiser Permanente, Westword, Red Rocks Community College, and the Denver Art Museum, as well as many private collections. She is represented locally by the Sandra Phillips Gallery, Denver.
"What we see when we view the landscape of the eastern plains is never pure, never a pristine wilderness. Traces of human intervention are evident everywhere in the landscape, even in the most remote places on the prairie. These interventions provide an opportunity to create art about the western landscape and our relationship to it. Subtle natural forms (river beds, low rolling hills, dry creeks, fault lines and bluffs) combined with manmade forms (roads, fields of wheat, corn and alfalfa, earthen dams to capture water, holes, trenches and clear cuts) provided inspiration for my art."
Chandler Romeo's work can be viewed at The Sandra Phillips Gallery in Denver and at ArtistsRegister.com.