Jake Romero is originally from the Village of Cuyamungue (Coo-yaw-moon-gay), in Northern New Mexico and now resides in San Diego, California. He received his Bachelors of Fine Arts' degree in Photography from The University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, a pioneering fine arts department where he studied with such influential artists as Thomas Barrow, Patrick Nagatani, and Betty Hahn.
Jake Received his Masters of Fine Arts' degree from San Jose State University in San Jose, California and has exhibited his works there and in his new home town of San Diego. Although photography was initially his first passion, Jake now draws from numerous art disciplines including paint, drawing, pastel, and photographic media.
Jake believes in the purity of materials and the power of what they can do. There is no medium that Jake is afraid of using, as experimentation is a cornerstone of his art making. While Jake's bent is in the modernist vein, he often draws from various inspirations such as dreams, writings, architecture, the graphic arts, popular culture, and mid-century stylistic influences.
Jake doesn't confine himself to style. He prefers to remain open to all visual modes of expression, in turn increasing the accessiblity of his work.