John Romanski was born in Brooklyn, New York. The first artwork John exhibited was with the Greenpoint Cultural Society in Brooklyn. His former years in art were spent in photography. During this early period, he became involved with the Association of Williamsburg / Greenpoint Artists. This paved the way for a wider interest in art as well as exhibition opportunities. Over time John explored and worked in other visual arts.
John’s formal photography education started with the Germain School of Photography in New York City. Later on while at City College he studied photography under Lester L. Krauss, who also had a successful commercial photography studio in Manhattan. In addition, John studied art under Jay Milder.
Several years later John studied painting with Doug Ohlson. Afterward, he was painting under Allan D’ Arcangelo and drawing with Lois Dodd. Studies in photography continued during this time period with Walter Rosenblum.
John’s thirty-year career includes working as a photographer and teaching. He has exhibited in solo and group shows in galleries, museums, and alternative spaces in the nearby region and Eastern Europe. His work has also been exhibited in New York’s Museum of Modern Art, Salmagundi Club and the NYU Small Works Show.
John received his M.F.A. in Studio Art from Brooklyn College in Brooklyn, New York.