Roman Arevalo was born in Miami, Florida on 1989. His recent work explores the act of mark making with sculptural concerns that follow a dialectical relationship between gesture and material. Arevalo began his studies in visual arts at the New World School of the Arts (NWSA) in Miami. By 2012, he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore. During his time and studies at MICA, he earned several departmental awards and scholarships including the Nora and Eugene Leake Scholarship in painting. Arevalo has also participated in curatorial projects including the annual Young Blood exhibitions of 2009 and 2010 in association with NWSA in Miami, Florida. Recently, he was an artist in residence at the Contemporary Artists Center at Woodside, Troy, New York. His work has been exhibited and collected nationally including Miami, Baltimore and New York.