January 2014


  • Artwork by Adrian “Viajero” Roman
  • Editors:
    Tishon Woolcock
    Caits Meissner
    Anna Meister
    Nora Salem
  • Editor’s Note:
    On Installations and Goodbyes

Contributor: Adrian “Viajero” Roman

Adrian Roman is a visual artist focusing primarily on installations, sculpture and drawing, was born in New York City of Puerto Rican descent. At the age of 12 he received specialized lessons at Pratt Institute in New York and attended The Arts Students League of New York at the age of 18. He received his BA from New World School of Art in Miami Florida and received a second BA in graphic design from NYIT in New York City. Adrian is a resident of the NARS Foundation in Brooklyn New York, a member of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute in New York City, and has worked closely with Seed on Diamond Gallery, and Semilla Arts Initiative in Philadelphia.

Traveling throughout the Caribbean, Central America, Africa and numerous cities across the United States, Adrian has exposed himself to a variety of cultures. “I believe we are all travelers on a journey through life, a voyage of infinite possibilities. Through our travels, we stop briefly to meet, love and share encounters with one another, however precious, these moments are transient.” Adrian explores memory through observed and experienced events, repressed trauma, childhood, and preservation of time by using images and objects from the past that embody cultural memory. “Viajero” is not just a name, it’s a projection of life’s journeys with the purpose to carry consciousness of timeless being in the midst of a time-bound experience.” Adrian’s work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in the United States and Puerto Rico.