SACI Alum (Spring 1993), Rosemarie Fiore (b. 1972, New York) lives and works in Bronx, NY. Known for her colorful and dynamic Firework Drawings, she typically produces artwork out of the actions of mechanisms. She converts popular technology such as lawn mowers, cars, waffle irons, floor polishers, pinball machines, fireworks and amusement park rides into painting machines. While her technique may seem to border on chaos, through experience Fiore has come to wield remarkable control over this combustible medium. She uses its volatile character to interplay with vivid pigments on paper and create a range of bursts, arcs, and projectile-like forms. (Photo above by Mike Ferris, courtesy of Rosemarie Fiore Studio.)
"As a young artist, my experience at SACI changed my life. Not only did I have the opportunity to study works from the Renaissance up-close, I was also taught traditional painting techniques such as egg tempera, fresco, glazing and mixing my own oil paints. SACI's supportive staff and great facilities, helped me to discover who I was as I began my journey as a professional artist."
Fiore received her BA and BFA from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville and MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Solo and group exhibitions include Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC; Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO; Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY; The Savannah College of Art & Design Museum of Art, Savannah, GA; The Bronx Museum, NY; The Queens Museum of Art, NY and The Franklin Institute of Science, Philadelphia, PA. Her work has been reviewed in publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Art in America, The Village Voice and New York Magazine. She is represented by Von Lintel Gallery, Los Angeles.