Saturday, September 2, 2017

Residency at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy

The year has zipped by so far and it’s already September! This summer proved super busy. I had the fortunate opportunity to attend a printmaking residency at the Scuola International di Grafica in Venice, Italy for two weeks. The timing of this worked perfectly, as I could visit the Biennale and soak in the massive art from so many countries. I will share a bit of both: the monoprints I created while at the residency, as well as art from the Arsenale and various pavilions at the Biennale. 

Here are some photos from the Biennale:

Phyllida Barlow, British Pavilion

Russian Pavilion

Cinthia Marcelle, Pavilion of Brazil

Erwin Wurm, Austrian Pavilion

Photos taken from the fantastic printmaking facilities at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica:

These monoprints below were created while attending the residency and are from a body of work that I am creating based on the importance of water. Scientists back in 1976 made the hypothesis that water has memory: that it makes an imprint of any outside influence, remembering everything that occurs in the space surrounding it. Collecting water from countries all over the world, I am examining their structures to try to make connections between the art and science of this life necessity.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Fall/Winter 2016

Happy 2017! Time flies, so I wanted to update this blog a bit with some events that happened toward the end of last year and share with you some fun and interesting artwork by talented artists I saw along the way.

The end of October into early November was very busy. I was fortunate to be asked by Serbian artist and professor Dejan Atanackovic to give an artist's talk at SACI in Florence, as part of his lecture series titled, "An Idea of Home." It was an honor to be a contributing artist alongside Patrick Hogan from NASA, Rodolfo Lacquaniti, artist and architect, and Francesca Bigoni, anthropologist. 

I then made a quick pit stop in Paris to catch the ending of the incredible exhibition by Olafur Eliasson, who staged spatial installations throughout the Palace of Versailles, all on the theme of "Water." It was fantastic. Here are a couple of photos from my day there:

The exhibition titled "Plantarium," curated by Manuela Enna and Daniel Buso was hosted at the House of Carraresi Museum in Treviso, Italy. It opened on October 22nd, and actually ends today. I was one of twenty one participating artists, who all contributed in creating an interactive journey to discover nature through contemporary art. The exhibition focused on the world of plants and environmental protection needs, where art and science intersected to build a sense of exposure to this. Here are a few photos of the symposium on opening night -  the curators were discussing each artist's practice and you can see my photograph of the Arctic on the monitors above the guests's heads.

Entrance to the Museum of Casa Dei Carraresi, Treviso.

"Aequilibrium" by Eros Emmanuil Papadakis.

"Speranza" by Giovanni Canova.

"Little Boy" by Saverio Bonelli.

"In Vitro" by Andrea San3ni and Francesca Toich.

Lastly, to end the year, there was a fantastic exhibition at the Museum of History/State Darwin Museum in Moscow, Russia. It was titled, "Now and After," and the theme was Ecology Without Borders. It was curated by artist Marina Fomenko, and I was one of 
twenty eight artists who each contributed a video focusing on this topic. Below are a few photos of opening night, where I met many of the artists who arrived from all over the world. It was a great experience and I hope to keep in touch with them to see where their art takes them next :)

Front of the museum

With curator Marina Fomenko and Russian artist Konstantin Krylovskjy

Chatting with Dutch artist Pim Zwier

Celebrating with Russian artist Anna Butenko and many others :)

Monday, May 2, 2016

Nature of/and Man Exhibition Opening/Artist Talk, May 19, 2016

Exhibition May 19 - June 12, 2016
Curated by Dion Neutra
Opening / Artist talk  Thursday,  May 19, 2016,  7:00 - 9:00pm
Neutra Institute Museum, 2379 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90039

As human beings, it is valuable that we see and appreciate beauty in our surroundings.  While it is commonplace to observe the magnitude and greatness in nature, today’s delicate climate calls for a mental movement in addition to a restful contemplation while comprehending the infinite landscape.

Rosebraugh seeks to find connections between man and nature, exploring the fragility and strength of our habitat and how humans and the environment affect each other.  Focusing on the inquiry and analysis of  the concept of  “fixing”  things, specifically in nature,  her artwork explores human’s quest for comfort versus our urgent need for mankind to live mindfully on this planet. Her pieces are often temporary and created using materials and elements on site, which decompose in time -symbolic to the cycle and regeneration of our planet. Her practice is based on the exchange of ideas and resources, sometimes with direct participation of people as possible vehicles for social change. Through drawing, sculpture, video, and installation Rosebraugh seeks to promote a dialogue examining mankind’s relationship with the sublime in a world of capitalistic practices and high-powered economies.

Monday, April 25, 2016

U-turn exhibition at Biagiotti Progetto Arte, Florence, Italy

A big thank you to Caterina Biagiotti for hosting the U-turn exhibition this month at Biagiotti Progetto Arte here in Florence. It was beautifully curated by Daria Filardo and mentored by Karen Yurkovich and Pietro Gagliano. Also, huge thanks to John Taylor.

Bricks, 2016, broken bricks, tiles, wax, oil paint, on sandstone base.

Maps, 2016, wax, oil paint, found objects on paper.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Permanent Collection at the Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Florina, Greece

A photo of an installation I did last November on the banks of the Seine river in Paris, France called "An Ankh For Paris" was selected from several works in the ArtClash 2016 exhibition in Florence's Palazzo Vecchio to become part of the permanent collection at the Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Florina in Greece. The installation, made out of 200 baguettes measuring 16m x 12m was created to show solidarity and support for Paris after the terrorist attacks on November 13, 2015. The Ankh, an Egyptian hieroglyphic symbol meaning "everlasting life" is also known to be the shape of a bull's vertebra, implying strength and power.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Gaia III Exhibition at City Hall, Paris, France

The Gaia III exhibition was hosted at Mairie 2e, - city hall in the 2nd district, to commemorate International Women's Day. I was excited to fly back up to Paris and spend time with curator Julia Rajacic, along with artists Morgan Le Cam, Jisook Min, Laurence Hochin, AnneCecile Surga, and Şirin Döğüş. "Lead Feet," my big nest sculpture was on display along with my two videos titled, "What Is Home," and "A Letter To My Sister," which were projected in the main terrace.

Here are some photos of the installations in progress, as well as some shots from opening night.

A great time! I love this city and hope to be back again soon :)