Grace Roselli

Is The Room

Grace Roselli is a Brooklyn, New York-based artist. She has a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and was awarded the RISD scholarship to the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Upon graduating with honors she was awarded a residency with the Empire State Studio program in New York City.

Roselli has had solo exhibitions with the Mar Silver Design Lab in Westport, Connecticut, the Anita Friedman Fine Arts Gallery in New York City, and Pentimenti gallery in Philadelphia. Her work has appeared in numerous group shows, including the 2013 exhibition ‘Coup de Chapeau’ at the Gemeente Museum in the Netherlands. Recently published by Jaded Ibis Press, “Is The Room” features Roselli’s photographs alongside a collection of poems by Rosetta Jenning Ballew. In addition to her artwork, Roselli co-curated one of the final shows at Franklin Furnace’s gallery space, “Voyeur’s Delight.”

Covered by publications and blogs, Roselli’s art has been featured in Artnet Magazine, The New York Times, Fine Art Magazine Whitehot Magazine, Hyperallergic, Site 95, Art Journal (College Art Association), Gallery Beat, New Yorker, Metropolitan Home, At Home, Connecticut Cottages and Gardens, New England Home, Jaded Ibis Press, Village Voice, Time Out New York, The Village Voice, Lusitania Press, among others.

Upcoming shows include a solo show of new work in April 2016 presented by Mar Silver Design Lab, New York, NY, and a group show in September 2015 presented by Mayson Gallery, New York, NY

From the artist

“The sexiest smells in the world are the gasoline fumes in old garages and sandalwood—Motorcycles and Scheherazade are personal triggers to my primal sense of self and sensuality. My work is driven by the malleable nature of identity, eroticism, and gender, and is realized through transitory performances- visual dialogues with transition and self-modification mediated by both natural and man-made forces. The final documentation celebrates, and interrogates the narrative potential buried in everyday encounters, innocuous materials, and their embedded cultural associations.”

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