Roman Anaya
Interdisciplinary Media Arts Practices (IMAP)

Growing up in the state of Wyoming, being a member of the queer community, being raised in an actively Catholic Mexican family, and experiencing and witnessing many medical hardships play a large role in the work Román creates. He combines family, history, religion, illness and upbringing to explore unique and alluring ways to present his life experiences with impact. Román finds inspiration in dichotomous life experiences and beliefs, such as the interface between medical science and religion, pervasive machismo in his own culture while being a queer male, and other combinations of these concepts. Román developed his current artistic trajectory while completing his BFA in Photography at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and is looking forward to refining it while pursuing his MFA at the University of Colorado Boulder.