Portrait of Romson Bustillo

Romson Bustillo

Romson Regarde Bustillo’s layered works and immersive collaborations are tied to his Philippine lineage, South Seattle-PNW upbringing, and research travels. Carving his own path, Bustillo integrates a printmaking foundation with a transdisciplinary practice. He populates spaces with images, sound, and concepts that explore and question how place, context, and various cues modify, enhance, and divert meanings.

Bustillo was awarded the Seattle Print Arts Larry Sommers Art Fellowship in 2016. In 2017 he was co-recipient of the Garboil Grant established by the late artist Sue Jobs. An award that considers artists “…engaging audiences outside the aesthetic industrial complex.” He received Arts-Individual Projects Grants from 4Culture in 2018 and 2020 in support of his immersive installations and collaborative interventions. He is the recipient of an Artist Trust Fellowship(2019), the Artist Trust Innovator Award(2020), and a Northwest Film Forum (NWFF)’s Collective Power Fund “New Work/Projects” category(2022).

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