116 Humanities Building 


Sam Romero, MFA
Assistant Professor of Art & Graphic Design

"My goal as a teacher is to create an environment that promotes dedication, passion, critical thinking and excellence. I expect this from my students as well as myself."

Samuel Romero is an artist based out of Lakeland, Florida and Chicago, Illinois. He received his Master in Fine Arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is an interdisciplinary artist who works in video, performance, photography, as well as painting and drawing.


M.F.A., Painting and Drawing, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
B.F.A., Fine Arts, Minor Graphic Design, Florida Southern College
A.A., Liberal Arts, Polk Community College

Honors and Awards

FSC Student Show, Award of Distinction, Lakeland Art Guild, Award of Merit - 2002
PCC Student & Faculty Show, best in Show - 2000
Scholastics Competition, Gold Key, Ridge Art Association Young Artist Show, Portfolio Award, 12th Congressional District, Creative Youth, 1st place - 1999

Solo Exhibition

2000 Lobby of Ridge Art Association, Winter Haven, Florida - 2000

Group Exhibition

"Different Strokes", The Bricks, Tampa, Florida - 2012

"We Are Not Related", 2 man show, Melvin Gallery, Lakeland, Florida - 2010