Cara Romero

In a photographic practice that blends fine art and editorial aesthetics, Cara Romero (Chemehuevi Indian Tribe) engages studies around representation from her personal perspective as a Native woman to expose the fissures and fusions of Indigenous and non-Indigenous cultural memory, collective history, and lived experiences. 

Romero has held solo exhibitions in the US, UK, and Germany. Her recent group exhibitions include Our Selves: Photographs by Women Photographers at the Museum of Modern Art and Water Memories at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2022). Her public art projects include #TONGVALAND presented in Los Angeles by NDN Collective (2021); Restoration: Now or Never with Save Art Space in London (2020), and Desert X in the Coachella Valley (2019). Widely collected, Romero’s photographs are in private and public collections including those at the Denver Art Museum, the Peabody Essex Museum, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. 

Romero was raised between the rural Chemehuevi reservation in California’s Mojave Desert and the urban sprawl of Houston. She is based in Sante Fe. 

www.cararomerophotography.com

gikendaaso, 2022
archival pigment print
40 x 40 inches
edition of 5
Peshawn, 2022
archival pigment print
40 x 45 inches
edition of 7
Weshoyot, 2021
archival pigment print
51 x 40 inches
edition of 3
Oil & Gold, 2021
archival pigment print
60 x 39 inches
edition of 5
Sand & Stone, 2020
archival pigment print
44.75 x 30 inches
edition of 7
Hermosa, 2021
archival pigment print
51 x 40 inches
edition of 7
Shameless, 2020
archival pigment print
28 x 42 inches
edition of 10
Puha (The Path), 2020
archival pigment print
31 x 50 inches
edition of 7
Amber Morningstar, 2019
archival pigment print
43.5 x 40 inches
edition of 12
Julia, 2018
archival pigment print
50 x 40 inches
edition of 12
Kaa, 2017
archival pigment print
63.5 x 55 inches
edition of 3
Coyote Tales No. 1, 2017
archival pigment print
37 x 37 inches
edition of 5