Roin Morigeau (b. Oct 24, 1984) is an interdisciplinary artist experiencing and investigating pain through mixed-media such as drawing, painting, poetry, photography and sculpture. Living with physical limitations and daily chronic pain from a spinal injury, Roin centers their art practice as a form of protest and healing. Producing minimal yet powerful abstract images, Roin explores the feeling of “in-betweenness” they experience as a queer, disabled, gender non-binary person raised in a bicultural home (anglo-European and Flathead Salish). Their work elicits sensations of an alternate reality free of pain, suffering, limitation, and even gravity. Roin was chosen as a 2017 cohort member of the Window Dressing Creative Enterprise Program, was recently featured in Spokane/ CDA Living Magazine Dec ‘17 issue, and their work has been shown in locally curated shows and events including ‘17 Emerge Pop Up Show, Terrain Bazaar ‘17 and Terrain 10. Roin maintains a daily studio practice and lives with their matriarchs in occupied Spokane territories where they were raised.
Inspired by natural and fabricated landscapes, Roin is heavily influenced by contemporary artists and culture creators in their community and whom they have met through their travels and while living in Seattle and New York City. These artists include Tavares Strachan, Barbara Earl Thomas, Tracy Rector, Tuesday Smilie, Satpreet Kahlon, Ramdasha Bikceem, Cristy C. Road, Jahmal Golden, Juliana Huxtable, Adee Roberson, Melanie Griffin, Reina Gossett, Che Gossett, Bunny Michael, Ada Tinnell, Beverly Ragasa, Carlé Brioso, devynn emory, Ron Morrison, Freyr A. Marie, Syan Rose, Shoog McDaniel, Alea Mahone, TextaQueen, Gabriel Jesiolowski, Esra Cömert-Morishige, Minori Sanchiz-Fung, Alisha Kahealani Mahone-Brooks, as well as fellow Spokane-based PORTAL COLLECTIVE members Shantell Rene Jackson and Asia Porter.