For Queens-based visual artist Roxana Gheorghe, the geometry of music, modern and contemporary arts, and modern physics laws impact her creative practice. Born in Bucharest, Romania, Roxana explored the world and nature with curious eyes, and as a teenager, she realized that Physics explains the laws of nature.
Raised by descendants of a famed coloratura soprano, she has appreciated music for its composition, patterns, and harmony. Roxana’s father supported her artistic endeavors while she was excelling in drawing and textile work. In college, Roxana found that structure and geometry in jazz were the governing laws of physics and machine design, and years later, of photography.
After her graduate studies in New York City, Roxana pursued a creative career, producing compelling artwork and graphic design, the inspiration being the abstract expressionism artwork. An amateur at first, Roxana committed to the medium of photography as her expressive voice and created work celebrated for its narrative power and vibrant color.
Early in 2020, juror Kevin McEvoy selected Roxana’s work for inclusion in Huntington Arts Council “Sights and Sounds: Rhythms and Scales.” Art Critic Brian Appel included her work in his “Trends in Contemporary Arts and Photography” blog. Today, during the Covid-19 crisis, Roxana is exploring the town, particularly the story of Times Square, the most well-known icon in New York City.
Roxana attended continuing-education classes in photography and arts at the School of Visual Arts, MoMA, and the International Center for Photography. She was an Assistant Teacher at ICP for Grammar of Photography, Photoshop, Advanced Critique, and Street Photography.
Roxana has a BS from the Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest, and an MBA from CUNY/Baruch College, New York City. She is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the International Business Honor Society, Huntington Arts Council, and Society for Photographic Education. Roxana lives and works in Queens, New York.