About Roberta Rose 

Born and raised in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Roberta Rose was always creative and her artistic talents were encouraged by her family and noticed while she was in school, her teachers nurturing her process. From an early age she was exposed to the different languages, customs, and traditions of her friends and neighbors. Her small backyard became both inspiration and studio, a habit she continues to this day; many of her pieces are created on the patio table surrounded by her garden and bird feeders. Her travels in Europe encouraged her to formally study art. Rose works in a variety of mediums and her work has been featured in many galleries and shows. In photographs, Rose feels, there are colors, textures, light combinations, and contrasting images that can transform and take on a new reality. Her award winning work has been featured in many juried shows and galleries and she has been published by Somerset Studio magazine. Her photographs of Ground Zero taken the week of 9-11 were part of a national traveling exhibition and are now part of the permanent collection of the New York City Public Library. Her currents work brings photography, collage, and painting together, a fusion of elements telling a new story. Recently, Roberta has been invited to take part in an upcoming show this April at the D&R Greenway Land Trust Gallery at Princeton New Jersey. 


New Brunswick Art Salon 2020 – Photography: Moments of Focus

Couple Fishing” brings the viewer onto a pathway in the forest, looking upon two people – one in a seat set up on the dirt path, one with a fishing rod, the horizontals of these grounding the figures amongst the trees reaching up into the sky. The soft, timeless effect of the photo makes the viewer wonder: who are these people, when was this taken, where are they, what is the story of this couple? 

 


Artist’s Statement

These old photographs speak to me. They have been forgotten, discarded and abandoned, their stories crying out to be told. Something in each image calls out, perhaps for some color, some texture, some contrasting image to accompany them. Each finds its own unique combination of light and dark, truth and conjecture. They take on a new substance, a new reality, becoming more than they were; they are transformed, reborn. 


Exhibitions

2011 Mixed Media Juried Show D&R Gallery, Princeton NJ
  Mixed Media Group Exhibit Salvage Goods, Easton Pa
2010 Mixed Media Juried Show Monmouth Museum NJ
  Mixed Media Group Exhibit Bludaisy, Clinton NJ
  Mixed Media Juried Show Art alliance, Red Bank NJ
2009 Mixed Media Juried Show Monmouth Museum, NJ
  Mixed Media Group Show June Bug, Metuchen NJ
  Mixed Media Solo Show Café Verde, Phillipsburg NJ
  Mixed Media Group Show Art Alliance, Red Bank NJ
2008 Mixed Media Juried Show Tennessee Art League, Nashville TN
  Mixed Media Solo Show Café Verde, Phillipsburg NJ
  Mixed Media Group Show June Bug, Metuchen NJ
2007 Mixed Media Group Show Gallery 31 North, Glen Gardner NJ
  Mixed Media Group Show Art Alliance, Red Bank NJ
2006 Mixed Media Solo Show Pleaides Gallery, New York, NY
  Altered Book Juried Show Brookdale Gallery Lincroft, NJ
  Mixed Media Juried Show Art Alliance, Red Bank NJ
2005 Mixed Media Juried Show Art Alliance, Red Bank NJ
  Photography Juried Show Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ
  Mixed Media Juried Show Pleaides Gallery, New York, NY
2004 Photography Juried Show Hob’art, Hoboken, NJ
  Mixed Media Juried Show Art Alliance, Red Bank, NJ
  Mixed Media Juried Show Art Alliance, Red Bank, NJ
  Mixed Media Juried Show AIR Gallery, New York, NY
  Mixed Media Juried Show Brookdale Gallery, Lincroft, NJ
2003 Mixed Media Juried Show Art Alliance, Red Bank, NJ
  Mixed Media Juried Show Shrewsbury Art Guild, NJ
  Photography Juried Show Art Alliance, Red Bank, NJ
2002 Photography Juried Show Barron Art Center, Woodbridge, NJ
  Photography Juried Show Freehold Arts Society, NJ
  Photography Juried Show Black Box Theatre, Asbury Park, NJ
  Photography National Tour 9/11 Photo project, Wooster St. NY
  Mixed Media Juried Show Art Alliance, Red Bank, NJ
2001 Photography Solo Exhibition Howe Gallery, Union, NJ
2000 Raku/Ceramic Group Show Howe Gallery, Union, NJ
1999 Porcelain Group Show Howe Gallery, Union, NJ
  Photography Group Show Plainfield outdoor art show, NJ
  Photography Juried Show South Plainfield Municipal exhibition

Education

Kean University – Bachelor of Fine Arts 

The Arts Students League of New York 

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