through photography, illustration, and print media, artist roan bontempo examines the duality of historical and present day experiences and how these contexts shape the notions of "self". her portraiture series involving individuals' reconciliation with their familial upbringing accompanied by recognizable yet abstracted motifs deconstruct the antiquated eurocentric perceptions of otherness while weaving together self conceptualized narratives of healing.

b. 1996 in San Diego, CA

currently in Santa Cruz, CA earning her degree in Studio Arts and Business Management Economics at University of California Santa Cruz