Artist Statement

Whether it be loose and expressive figurative drawings or expressive paintings, I strive to capture an emotion that is evoked by viewing the work.  My non-objective abstract work nearly always begins with play.  Loose mark making that injects a sense of life force energy into the painting.  My emphasis on line and layering is done using multiple mediums and tools to give a variety of marks and shapes to respond to.  Discovering small hints of what lies beneath the surface plays a critical role in the overall composition and plays a vital role in my work.  I want the viewer to be able to see something new every time they walk up to the work.  I paint to reach the place within me that is free of controls and boundaries, and thrive on the challenges of exploring new themes and ideas.


A career in the fashion industry has also influenced my aesthetic approach.  As an executive in sales and merchandising, I worked side by side with design to forecast fashion and analyze color and color trends. This exposure and training of continuously evaluating color combinations and coordinating entire collections has directed my color choices and has helped to fine-tune my sense of color.


Kelly Rossetti is a contemporary abstract and figurative painter based out of Westport, CT.  While primarily self-taught, she studied classical oil painting at a small Atelier in NYC where she credits getting her foundation and love of the figure.  Kelly works in both Acrylic and Oil and often utilizes an array of mixed media to achieve depth, texture and marks.   



Destination Haus  East Hampton, NY 

His Daughter Paloma  Lenox, MA  (Opening May 2021)

Sorelle Gallery  Westport, CT  


Select works available at:

Monika Olko Gallery  Sag Harbor, NY


Norwalk Art Space Korry Fellow June 2021-May 2022

Norwalk Art Space Resident artist and Korry Fellow Opening Exhibit June 4, 2021- July 15, 2021

His Daughter Paloma Inaugural Group Show   Lenox, Mass  May 22, 2021- June 22, 2021

Westport Fine Arts Festival   Westport, CT  May 29-30, 2021 


Art Essex Gallery Live Invitational Exhibition, Westport CT  February 5 - 28, 2021

Juried by Lisa Cooper of the Elisa Contemporary Art Gallery & Art Salon.

Visionary Projects in collaboration with Lohme Art Gallery   Juried Virtual Exhibition: Disrupting the Stillness November 16 - December 16, 2020 

Sono Arts Fest Gallery Walk-- Washington Ave, Norwalk CT October 22- Dec 29

Bridgeport Art Trail Open Studios November 14-15, Nest Arts Factory Bridgeport, CT


Visionary Projects Juried Virtual Exhibition: Part I, The Era of Seclusion 

October 2, 2020- November 10, 2020

Armonk Outdoor Show Armonk, NY  October 3-4, 2020 *VIRTUAL ONLY*

Bruce Museum Fine Arts Show, October 2020  *Virtual Only*

Carriage Barn Arts 2020 Member Show September 12- October 11, 2020 

*Speaker on the Panel Discussion: The Intersection of Art & Design: October 8 6:30 pm.  Virtual Event

Ridgefield Guild of Artists Juried Member Show, Ridgefield, CT March 21-April 26, 2020

Juried by Adrienne Ruger Conzelman of ARC Fine Art  *View on-line exhibition here.

Small Group Show, Wilton Library, Wilton, CT November 15- January 6, 2020 

Solo Show, Gallery at the Pearl, Westport CT September 23- November 23, 2019


Armonk Outdoor Art Show Armonk, Ny September 21-22, 2019

Stamford Art Festival  Stamford Harbor Point, CT July 27-28, 2019

Westport Fine Arts Festival  Westport, CT   July 20-21, 2019 *Received Award of Excellence 

Norwalk Art Festival  Norwalk, CT   June 29-30, 2019

CCNS Art Show  South Norwalk, CT  May 30- June 1st, 2019 


Carriage Barn Arts Center Spectrum Selections: Ditto, juried by Blaire Clarke & Sarah Tortorich of Voltz Clarke Gallery NYC  April 6th- May 9th, 2019 


Spag Group Show Norwalk, CT Oct 19, 2018 

Armonk Outdoor Art Show   Armonk, Ny  September 29-30, 2018

Westport Fine Arts Festival    Westport, CT July 14-15, 2018

CCNS Art Show  Rowayton, CT May 31-June 2nd, 2018


Art Expo New York  Pier 94 NYC. BOOTH 602, Showing through Galerie MJ Laberge Gallery   April 19-22, 2018

SOLO Show Abstraction & Form, Gallery on Division Somerville, NJ October 31st- December 2nd, 2017

Unique LA   LA, California  May 13-14, 2017

Juried Group Show: Bring on the Blue, Norwalk CT Oct6-8, 2016

Westport Fine Arts Festival Westport, CT July 16- July 17, 2016 

Art at Ives Juried Fine Art Fair Danbury, CT June 11- June 12, 2016 

Art About Town Westport, CT  May19- June 19, 2016

38th Annual Juried Show at Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Ridgefield, CT  September 26- October 25, 2015

Westhampton Beach Festival of the Arts- September 5 & 6, 2015 Booth Location- 95

Westport Fine Arts Festival - July 18 - July 19, 2015  Booth Location- 119

Leah Lopez Atelier Annual Exhibition Salmagundi Club Ny, Ny April 6-April 12, 2015

Juried Group show: Osilas Gallery Bronxville, Ny July 10-August 10, 2014  "Summer Articulated"

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Seen in Luxe Magazine 

November/December 2019

Feature in Luxe Magazine November/December 2019