Barbara Romain is a visual, performing and teaching artist who earned a BFA degree from the Philadelphia College of Art (now University of the Arts) and an MFA degree from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles.  Her award-winning paintings are nationally exhibited in venues ranging from the Philadelphia Museum of Art,  The Art Club of Chicago to Watts Towers Art Center Gallery In Los Angeles.  She is the recipient of Artist in Residence awards from the City of Los Angeles Department of cultural Affairs and the California Arts Council, as well as a Teaching Artist Fellowship from VSA Arts, an affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Centerin Washington, D.C.

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She was co-founder/co-director of Art Options, and interdisciplinary arts program for Inner city Los Angeles teenagers from 1992-2007.  She is currently a Professor in the Department of Art & Visual Design at Columbia College Hollywood, School of Film & Television in Tarzana, California.   

Diagnosed with a retinal degenerative disease in 1984, she is legally blind.