‘From riding a motorcycle for the past thirty years, raising two daughters, and sustaining an art practice that uses paint, a camera and at times my body, my recent work comes out of an art practice developed over decades, one in which I lived my subject without filter and that at times has extended my studio practice beyond it’s walls.
Pandora’s BoxX continues and expands my focus on the complexities of female agency in addressing how the assignment of authorship illuminates societal power structures and personal perceptions.’
Roselli 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. Since 1991 Roselli has had solo exhibitions with Anita Friedman Fine Arts Gallery in New York City, Mar Silver Design Lab in Westport, CT and with the Pentimenti gallery in Philadelphia. She has exhibited her artwork both nationally and internationally including the Gemeente Museum, Netherlands and most recently with M.David & Co in Brooklyn where she’ll be having a solo exhibition in 2020.
Her series, Naked Bike, was a precursor to Pandora’s BoxX in its combination of photography with social practice, creating community around issues of self determination and female identity.
Naked Bike was first exhibited in 2017 at MotorGrrl, a female owned and operated motorcycle garage in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
The event championed community, women motorcyclists, feminism, female owned small business and the coming together of the two very different worlds of biking and art.
“Is The Room”, a book with photographs by Roselli and a collection of poems by Rosetta Jenning Ballew was recently published and released by Jaded Ibis Press. Her work has been covered by publications such as the Artnet Magazine, The New York Times, ART511, Art Journal, Gallery Beat, New Yorker, Metropolitan Home, Village Voice, Whitehot Magazine, Hyperallergic, Site 95, Time Out New York, The Village Voice, Lusitania Press etc. Among her curatorial activities, Ms Roselli co-curated in 1996 one of the last shows at Franklin Furnace’s gallery space in Manhattan, titled “Voyeur’s Delight.