Faculty: Visual Arts Department Chair
After studying under his father, Jesus Romo, from the age of 10, Adan attended the University of California at Berkeley where he received a BA in Art History with a focus on Renaissance sculpture. He began teaching at St. Francis in 1998 and was instrumental in building the current Visual Arts Department. In 2001, he was named a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, giving him the opportunity to study in Italy under master marble artisans and attend the Academy of Art in Rome. Upon return from his travels, Adan studied at the San Francisco Art Institute where he received an MFA in Sculpture and Installation Art. From an early age, Adan has received many major national commissions, ranging from artwork for civic buildings and religious institutions, to designing memorials for veterans. In addition to creating public works of art, Adan is also the Chair of the Visual Arts Department at St. Francis High School where he currently teaches art history and digital film.
SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE, San Francisco, CA
Master of Fine Arts, Sculpture- Video Installation, 2007
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT BERKELEY, Berkeley, CA
Bachelor of Arts, Art History, Minor in Italian, 1997
L’ACCADEMIA DI BELLE ARTI, Rome, Italy
Sculpture, 2001; Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar
APPRENTICE, FERDINAND PALLA STUDIO, Pietrasanta, Italy
Studied the Macchina Punti marble carving technique under the guidance of Mirio Viviani, marble craftsmen to Henry Moore, Mitoraj, and Botero.
UNIVERSITA Di PADUA, Padova, Italy
Studies in Renaissance Sculpture, 1995
UNIVERSITA Di SIENA PER STRANIERI, Siena, Italy
Studies in Italian Language and Literature, 1994