Aubrey Roemer is a visual artist, whose work incorporates painting, photography, printmaking, installation, and performance. There is a strong focus on materials within the work, often using found and repurposed items - such as linens, bedsheets, dinner napkins, and old candles. The raw materials are tailored to each project, using a given object’s context to reinforce the conceptual nature of the artwork.
Her work centers around portraiture and the representational, but touches into abstraction in it’s execution. The artist often uses community as a platform for creation - depicting the employees of a strip club, painting the people of an entire town, photographing houses along one road, etc. In this regard, there are facets of journalism, anthropology, and socioeconomics found within the work.
Aubrey Roemer was born in Rochester, NY. She received her BFA from Pratt Institute. She has had residencies in Europe and Indonesia, and exhibited in galleries and museums both nationally and internationally. In 2014, she won the inaugural ARTwerk grant. This past summer, she created Leviathan: The Montauk Portrait Project - a work that involved painting hundreds of residents of the Long Island fishing hamlet on linens forged from within the community and exhibiting them in flash installations throughout the town. Recently, she was a resident at Vermont Studio Center and is currently working on projects in Nicaragua and Indonesia.