Roma Devanbu

Original Medium: Paper Cut-outs
Location of box art: 16th & S Streets

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Roma Devanbu was born in Boston, Massachusetts and spent her childhood in Montclair, New Jersey, making things and climbing trees.

Her undergraduate art education at Carnegie-Mellon University had its roots deep in the western traditions of Europe and America; figure study, renaissance perspective, Greek ideals of proportion, and 19th and 20th century movements and masters. Hungry for other perspectives, Devanbu traveled and studied art and Asian art history for a year in the graduate program at the University of Baroda in India.

Devanbu was a tenured art professor at Bergen Community College in Paramus, New Jersey before moving to California in 1997. She has taught Drawing, 2-D Design, and Color Theory at the Art Institute of California in Sacramento. She keeps a studio at her home in Davis as well as at the Verge Center for the Arts in Sacramento.