Romson Regarde Bustillo: Kingdom of Prophets

As the 2016/17 Larry Sommers Award Recipient, Romson Bustillo will be giving an artist talk on April 9th from 5-7PM to accompany his exhibition at the Feast Arts Center. Feast is located at 1402 S. 11th St, Tacoma, Washington 98405.



The foundation of much of what I do is in printmaking, mixed media, and space coding. Transdisciplinary, my work is nourished by research. The tools we use to process information and the moments tied to our understandings help shape my vocabulary. Images and marks become visual cues to narratives, questions, and observations.

I make prints; a combination of collagraphs, intaglio, relief, and serigraphy forming recent works. The vast majority are monoprints, each pulled from multiple master plates made from diverse surfaces.

Born in the Philippines, Romson Regarde Bustillo immigrated to Seattle with his family in 1978. He has spent extended periods of time working on his art in Spain, Mexico, and the Philippines; as well as research work in S.E. Asia and Central America. He maintains an art studio in the Central District of Seattle. Locally, his work is represented in the collections of the City of Seattle, the City of Tacoma, the City of Portland(RACC), Washington State Art Commission, ArtColl Trust, ACRS, and the Wing Luke Asian Museum.

The show will run from April 2nd -May 13th
Opening Reception- April 2nd 4-7PM
Artist Talk - April 9th 5-7PM
Tacoma Artist Walk- April 20th 6-9PM

Support for this exhibit is provided by:
Seattle Prints Arts, Larry Sommers Fellowship
Artist Trust GAP Grant
Pratt Fine Arts Center, Print Studio
Title: Kingdom of Prophets
Media: Collagraph, Stencil
30" x 44”