Romi Sloboda was born in the United States and spent her childhood living in both the United States and her mother's native city, Seoul, Korea. She studied printmaking at Washington University and at the Santa Reparata Graphic Arts Centre in Florence, Italy. She was also awarded residency fellowships from the Cité International des Arts Fondation in Paris and the University of Texas at Dallas. In 2005, she and her husband moved from Philadelphia to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her work has been shown internationally at the “Paper Road International Exhibition” in Copenhagen, Denmark; the “Pacific Rim International Print Biennial” in Hilo, Hawaii; and the “International Print Triennial” in Cracow, Poland. She has also exhibited at the State Museum of Pennsylvania, the Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts and the Korean Cultural Center in Los Angeles. Sloboda has received grants from the Leeway Foundation and her work is the permanent collections of the Hawaii State Art Museum and the State of New Mexico.