Rosso’s art revolves around the human condition and focuses in particular on to the construction of women’s identity in our contemporary society. Through portraiture and self-portraiture, she explores and addresses feelings and taboos connected to gender identity, sexuality, beauty, relationships, motherhood or the simple politics of everyday life.

Deeply fascinated by classicism, Rosso attempts to emulate a contemporary version of realism which, while rooted on classical painting techniques, departs from the mere representational approach. The female figures are predominant in her paintings and are placed within timeless spaces made up of dreams, childhood memories and pure fantasies. Painting mainly with oil, she adapts her process according to her thematic subjects and her mood, varying from a quick energetic and spontaneous "alla prima" painting style, to more carefully planned compositions which are built in layers over time.

Born in Sicily (1978), Rosso lives in London since 2004. Primarily self-taught, she trained briefly at the Prince Drawing School and at LARA (London Atelier of Representational Art) in London and has been painting full time since 2016. She won the “Emerald Winter Pride Art Award” in 2016 and “The Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize 2017”. In 2018, she was selected to participate in the popular TV series “Sky Portrait Artist of The Year 2019”. She has also exhibited across London such as at the Mall Galleries, Bloomsbury, The Strand Gallery and currently some of her work is displayed at the Underdog and Zebra One gallery in London.

 

Competitions and Awards

Contestant in “Sky Portrait Artist of The Year 2019”

Shortlisted for Artist of The Year 2018 (Artists and Illustrator - 2018)

WINNER of the Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize 2017 (June 2017)

WINNER of the Emerald Winter Pride Art Awards 2016 (March 2016)

Selected for "IT"S ART" call collective exhibition, D-Contemporary & The Cult House (September 2016)

Arts Depot Open 2014, finalist (April 2014)

 

2018

Solo Exhibition

The Art Space, Cass Art, Islington, London, (June 2018 - part of the Holly Bush Painter Prize 2017)

Group Exhibition

Art Fair East, Underdog Gallery, Norwich (Dec 2018)

Artist of The Year 2018, Mall Galleries, London (Feb 2018)

AWE, Art Women and Evolution, The Bloosmbury, London (Feb 2018)

 

Selected group Exhibition (2017 - 2016)

WIA women in art, Peggy Jay Gallery, Burgh House, Hampstead, London (June-July 2017).

"Flux", The Old Truman Brewery, London (November)

"The Londoner Compass", The Strand Gallery, London (October)

"WITP", The Strand Gallery, London (October)

"Tribe16", Chrom Art, The Ugly Duck, London (October)

"It's Art Exhibition", D-Contemporary, Mayfair, London, (September)

"Debased", Cultivate collective, BSMT space, London (September)

"The Human Figure: Myth and Storytelling", The Gallery, Stoke Newington, London (July)

"Summer Salon", Islington Art Factory, London (June)

"Solar", Nude Tin Can Gallery, St Albans (June)

"Art and Emotions", Gabriel Fine Art, Waterloo, London (May)

"Emerald Life Winter Pride Art Awards", winner, Islington Art Factory, London (April)

"DEBASER", Cultivate collective, BSMT, London (March)

"Hand Maid", S'A collective,  Hoxton Arches Gallery, London, (March)

"Urban Art Experience", Nude Tin Can Gallery, St Albans (February)

"Homunculus", Asylum, London (January)

"Erotica", Nude Tin Can Gallery, St Albans, (January)

 

Exhibitions 2015

“ICADF 2015”, Islington Contemporary Art & Design Fair, London (November 2015)

"ARTfair", Artbound Collective, Hebden Bridge, (November 2015)

"Don't Look Now", S'A collective, Ikletic Lab, London (October 2015)

“Painting & Sculpture”, Candid Art Gallery, London (June 2015)

“Portraits”, Espacio gallery, London (April 2015)

“Outsider Art Exhibition”, Candid Art Gallery, London (March 2015)

“FLUX”, Gray’s Art Gallery, London (February 2015)

“Convergence”, Espacio gallery, London (February 2015)

 

Selected group exhibitions 2014

“Chimera”, Espacio gallery, London (Dec 2014)

“59 Artworks”, at 59 London Wall, London (Nov 2014)

“Seams”, Sweat’Art Collective, Hoxton Arches Gallery, London (September, 2014)

“Royal Art in the World – Italian and Foreign Contemporary Art”, ROA Royal Opera Arcade, London (July, 2014)

“NOT the Royal Academy”, Llewellyn Alexander Gallery, London (June-August, 2014)

“Artsdepot Open 2014”, Artsdepot, London, (April, 2014)

“International Women’s Day 2014”, Cultivate Evolved at Vyner St, London, (March, 2014)

“Summer exhibition”, London Atelier of Representational Art – LARA, London (2013-14)

 

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