Roman Verostko


"Roman Verostko, a founding member of the algorists, has practiced drawing and painting since graduating from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 1949. Reflecting on well over a half century of his work he sees continuity between drawing with his hand and drawing with his code, a technique he calls drawing with my “mind-hand”. Since the mid 1980’s all of his algorithmic works are works on paper drawn with pen plotters guided by his original coded procedures. With ink pens and occasional oriental brushes mounted in the plotter’s drawing arm, Roman’s “mind-hand” draws worlds of form he could only dream about in his pre-algorist period."
Alice Wagstaff, PhD

2005 Advisory Board, International Symmetry Association
1998 International Advisor, Inter-society for Electronic Art
1997 Epigenesis: The Growth of Form. Eleven pen plotted units spanning 360 square feet. Frey Science and Engineering Center, University of Saint Thomas, St. Paul Minnesota.
1994 Golden Plotter Award, First Prize, Gladbeck, Germany
1993 Prix Ars Electronica, Honorary Mention
1993 Director, Fourth International Symposium on Electronic Art
1992 - 1996 Board Member, Inter-Society for Electronic Art (ISEA)
1985 Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou, China, Visiting Professor
1970 Bush Leadership Fellow, Visiting Scholar, CAVS at MIT
1968 Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Professor Emeritus, 1995
1967 - 1968 Cast concrete reliefs in load bearing walls. Installed in the monastery at St. Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe, Pa.; Molds prepared in studio and cast on construction site. Project architect: Tasso Katselas (Pittsburgh).
1962 - 1963 Printmaking, Hayter's Atelier 17, Paris
1961 - 1962 Art History NYU and Columbia
1961 - 1961 MFA Pratt Institute, Brooklyn
1955 BA, Philosophy St Vincent College, Latrobe, Pa.
1953 - 1959 Theology St Vincent Seminary, Latrobe, Pa.
1949 Diploma Art Institute of Pittsburgh
1929 Born 1929 in Western Pennsylvania, USA. Lives and works in Minneapolis, USA