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Roslyn Rose
Background
R oslyn Rose was born in New Jersey. She studied art at Rutgers University and Pratt Graphic Center and received her B.S. from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. Rose is well known for her etchings but recently she has concentrated on assemblages, collages, and photographic transfers. She has had sixteen solo exhibitions. Her work has been shown at The Art Center of Athens, Greece; "Women in the Arts," Florence and Naples, Italy; Morris Museum of New Jersey; Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, CT., Associated American Artists Gallery, NYC, and many others. Her prints, paintings, and assemblages are part of many permanent collections. In New Jersey her work is in the New ark Museum, The State Museum, Voorhees-Zimmerli Museum at Rutgers University, the Noyes Museum study collection, and the Newark Library. She is represented in the Roddenberry Memorial Library, GA; McAllen International Museum, TX; Rosenberg Library, TX. Many corporate collections own work by Rose including AT&T, Basking Ridge, NJ; Citibank of NY, Moscow, Russia; PSE&G, Newark, NJ; Readers Digest, Pleasantville, NY; and Nabisco Brands, Parsippany, NJ. Roslyn Rose's wok is reproduced in "Innovative Printmaking," Newman & Newman. She has designed cards for UNICEF and Commemorative Seals for United Synagogues of America.
Artist's Statement
I was inspired to create my current Assemblages by a desire to honor the histories and myths about women. As I continued to study this theme, I became intrigued with the lives of female artists who had died before their full potential was realized. The "Popova" group of boxes is an example of this interest.
I gather articles and ideas for my mixed media works during my foreign travels, visits to flea markets, and by collecting the castoffs of friends and relatives.
When I start working on a new idea, I am usually inspired by the shape and size of the box itself as well as a theme suggested by mythology or lore. Although I concentrate on the lives of goddesses and women of the past, the finished assemblage usually suggests details of my own history.
After many years of experience with traditional forms of printmaking, I find the medium of computer art intriguing. The original images used for my digital art include slides, photographs, collage elements, hand painted elements, etc. Each image was scanned into the computer to be manipulated, color adjusted, and combined into a montage.
Education
S kidmore College, B.S., Saratoga Springs, NY
Pratt Graphic Center, New York, NY
Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
Roslyn Rose Creates Evocative Assemblages
E XCERPTED: NANCY DI BENEDETTO
REVIEW, February 14, 2003:

Roslyn Roses work is both
creative and imaginative. There is a
freshness in her photomontages,
combining her technical expertise as a
photographer and printmaker with her
rare eye for place and people, the past
and present to produce unique visual
images. Transfer and transformation
(the title of her one person show) are
the appropriate words to describe her
artistic process.

Roses original art shows her
mastery of sophisticated modern
technology-emulsion transfer and
digital printing-with the traditional
hands-on application processes. There
is more to her work than merely
pressing a key or scanning an image.
She does not let us forget the fact that
she is an artist first with an exceptional
eye and an important message. She is
very much of the present, constantly
exploring and discovering new tools to
express her creative vision of the world
around us.

What comes across in Roses
montages is a fearlessness and breadth.
A fearlessness to explore and
experiment with new digital tools
available to the artist today and using
them to redefine how a work of art is
conceived and executed, and a breadth
and sensitivity in her vision of the
world. Her visual landscapes are based
on transfer and transformation--
transferring her photographs on a new
surface; and therefore, transforming
them into a new conceptual vision of
our reality by bringing a new sense of
excitement and discovery.
Exhibitions
S OLO EXHIBITIONS
2003 New Century Artists Gallery, NYC
1999 The Nathans Gallery, Paterson,NJ
1998 The Pen & Brush Club, NYC
1988 Gallery 3, Hoboken, NJ
1987 Douglas College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
1982 Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY
1982 Signatures Gallery, Far Hills, NJ
1981 George Frederick Gallery, Rochester, NY
GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2003
National Assoc. of Women Artists, NYC
Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ
2002
Mountain Art Show, Bernardsville, NJ
The Banana Factory Museum, Bethlehem, PA
Pennsylvania State University, Reading, PA
The Cambridge Art Assoc., Cambridge, MA
2001
Period Gallery, Omaha, NE
Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ
Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ
Bristol Art Museum, Bristol, RI
2000
Western Colorado Art Center, Grand Junction, CO
Art Center of Sarasota, Sarasota, Florida
Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, New York,NY
National Association of Women Artist, New York,NY
New Century Artist Gallery," Americascapes," NYC
Period Gallery," International Photography," Omaha,NE
The Pen Brush Club, "Mixed Media Show, " NYC
* Western Colorado Art Center, Grand Junction, CO
Wilmer Jennings Gallery, " In the Hands of An Artist," NYC
1999
New Century Artists Gallery, New York, NY '98
The Pen & Brush Club, New York, NY '98
Hudson Galleries, "Collage Postcards, " Hudson,
OH
National Assoc. Of Women Artists, New York,
NY
Nathans Gallery, West Paterson, NJ
1998
The Pen & Brush Club, New York, NY
City Without Walls Gallery, "Mixed Medea,"
Newark, NJ
2/20 Gallery, "Yesterday, Now, Forever," New
York, NY
Case Western University, Nat. College Soc.,
Cleveland, OH
1996
Art Center of the Municipality of Athens, Greece
Chuck Levitan Gallery, New York, NY
The Gallery at High Falls, "100 Women/100
Works," Rochester, NY
The Polo Gallery, "Urban Order," Edgewater, NJ
1995
The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY
1994
Montclair University, "Small Works," Montclair,
NJ
1993
Art at the Powerhouse, Cleveland, OH
1992
A.R.C.. Gallery, Chicago, IL
1991
The Newark Museum,, Newark, NJ
Galeria Mesa, Mesa, AZ
NJ Center for the Visual Arts, Summit, NJ
1990
Associated Artists of NJ, New Jersey sites
1989
New York University, "Small Works," New York
1985
Associated American Artists Gallery, New York,
NY
1972
"Women in the Arts," Florence & Naples, Italy
Caldwell College, Caldwell, NJ
Festival of Religious Arts, Rochester, NY
Midday Gallery, Englewood, NJ
Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ

Selected Public Collections

AT&T, Basking Ridge, NJ
Bennett College, Millbrook, NY
BASF Wyandotte Corporation, Lodi, NJ
Citibank of New York, Moscow Main Branch
First Federal Bank, Rochester, NY
Gulf & Western, New York City
Irving Trust Co., New York, NY
McAllen International Museum, McAllen, TX
Nabisco Brands Corp., Parsippany, NJ
New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ
Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
Newark Public Library, Newark, NJ
Noyes Museum (Study), Oceanville, NJ
PSE&G, Newark, NJ
State Library for the Handicapped, Trenton, NJ
Readers Digest Collection, Pleasantville, NY
Rodenberry Memorial Library, Cairo, GA
Rosenberg Library, Galveston, TX
Voorhees-Zimmerli Museum, Rutgers University,
New Brunswick, NJ
West Orange Town Collection, West Orange, NJ

Publications

2000-1994 "Who's Who in the World"
2000-1992 "Who's Who in New Jersey"
2000-1978 "Who's Who of the East"
2000-1978 "Who's Who of American Women"
2000-1978 "Who's Who in American Art"
1980-1979 United Nation's Childrens Fund
1998
"Presentation Power Tools," Renee Phillips
"Manhattan Arts," "Evocative Assemblages" Renee Phillips
1977
"Innovative Printmaking" - J.H.Newman &
L.S.Newnab
1976
Commemorative Seals, United Synagogue of
America, NYC
1972 "Outline of Printmaking," Roslyn Rose
1972 "Plastics for the Craftsman," T.R.New
 


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