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.  There is an emphasis on line and layering, use of color and in many cases allowing organized chaos to come into play. Discovering what lies beneath the surface plays a critical role in the overall composition and plays a vital role in my 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.

BIO


Kelly Rossetti is an abstract and figurative painter.  Her work primarily is in Acrylic and Oil and utilizes a variety of Media including gouache, oil pigment sticks, charcoal and graphite.  She most recently received an award of excellence for painting at the Juried 2019 Westport Fine Arts Festival, is represented by multiple fine galleries, and her work is recognized nationally from coast to coast. 

Current:

 

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

Upcoming:

Small Group Show, Wilton Library, Wilton, CT November 15- December 26, 2019 

CV:

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: Blue Door Gallery Yonkers, Ny November 22-December 20 2014

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