Brienne Rosner received a BFA in Painting with a minor in Art History from Boston University. She has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions nationally including a solo show at Cedar Crest College and a two-person exhibition at Allens Lane Art Center in Philadelphia. Her work is in collections such as the Boston Public Library and a permanent installation at the Metcalf Science Center of Boston University. Brienne has been a visiting artist at Cedar Crest College and Lafayette College. Most recently she exhibited at the 40th Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show where she was awarded the Louise K. Binswanger Prize for Best Artist New to the Show.
She resides in East Stroudsburg, PA located in the Pocono Mountains. In addition to her studio work, Brienne applies her creative passions as Gallery Director at Peters Valley School of Craft.
“I explore space, movement and surface by layering materials in intricate patterns. My mixed-media pieces are a marriage of image and object, adorning the wall and the body. Radiant colors and shapes found in the natural world can be so brilliant that they appear artificial, and man’s attempt to imitate these and their connections is intriguing. Using traditional techniques in unexpected ways, I carve and drill through the painted wood surfaces, stitch with thread and beads, apply gold leaf and fabricated metallic objects, and inlay magnets so that parts can be removed from the work and worn as jewelry. Cast frames envelop intimate shaped compositions in a collection of pendants and brooches inspired by the wall pieces. I am driven by the playfulness and purpose of this type of hands on, direct viewer interaction. My work reveals an infatuation with the minutia of visual life, objects and nature, and the desire to continue the process of discovery.”