Photo by Sophia Garcia

Jaklin Romine



Artist’s Quote

I Break free of traditions entrenched in silence.


My womxn’s voice empowers me to overcome all shame of existence


I am powerful with my crab claws, serpent tongue and scorpion stinger.

Luminary’s Quote

I will no longer be made to feel ashamed of existing. I will have my voice, Indian, Spanish, white. I will have my serpent tongue end my woman’s voice, my sexual voice, my poet’s voice. I will overcome the traditions of silence. – Gloria E. Anzaldúa


Anzaldúa, Gloria E. “How to Tame a Wild Tongue,” Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza. San Francisco : Spinsters/Aunt Lute, 1987.


Jaklin Romine currently lives in East Los Angeles. She studied Studio Arts at Cal State LA, where she was selected to be part of the Luckman Project. She then showed in galleries around Los Angeles, such as Gallery 825, and Avenue 50, before completing her Masters of Fine Arts at CalArts. Since graduating Romine has continued to show in group shows in New York at New Women Space, flux factory and In Los Angeles at Navel, Barnsdall Art Park, Mexican consulate,. While also being asked to participate in artists talks about her work at the Torrance Museum, CALARTS, on X-tra podcasts, SRIPPS College, NY Film Academy. Her work was featured in multiple issues of Full Blede, she was featured on the cover in conjunction with a group show at Noysky Projects in Hollywood. While also continuing to ride the wave of art success she was nominated and received the Rema Hort Foundation 2019 emerging artist grant. Which she used to create her latest body of work that was shown in her first solo show at PSLA called Why bring me flowers when I’m dead ?When you had the time to do it when I was alive / Living with SCI.


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