Rosalind Bloom

Rosalind Bloom

    Contact Information

    rozartist@verizon.net

    Phone: (610) 420-1733

    http://www.rosalindbloom.net

    Artist's Biography

    Rosalind Bloom is a founding member of Assemblage Artists Collective, the region’s oldest informal artist collective, and as such, was recently interviewed by both WHYY and WDDE. She has been exhibiting independently since graduating from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1985. Born and raised in NYC, she attended what was then the High School of Music and Art. After moving to the Philadelphia area with an MA in Art History from Columbia University she taught that subject at Rosemont College and Villanova University, eventually giving up the classroom for the studio. She has been an artist in residence at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and at the Ucross Foundation in Wyoming. Her work is on the cover of Contemporary Poets, from Chelsea House Press, is included in Quotable Women, published by Running Press of Philadelphia, and has been published in Philadelphia Stories magazine. She is currently an active member of the Women’s Caucus for Art and the Da Vinci Art Alliance.

    Artist's Statement

    Collaged elements, many cut out of older abstract paintings, mutate or evolve into fictional beings, vaguely animal, bird, insect, or human. These creatures interact with one another visually and emotionally across the spaces between them, reminding us of how we too relate to one another, our fellow creatures, and the world at large. The settings in which these "conversations" occur reflect a response to, and a concern for, the natural environment. In addition to collage, transfer print techniques also play a major role in my work. Art is all about transformation and it's the process that gets us there. Where that turns out to be is often a surprise. 

    Selected Exhibitions

    Solo
    2015
    Reclamations, Da Vinci Art Allliance, Philadelphia, PA

    2012
    Reborn/Reconfigured, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

    2010
    Faces and Figures, Smile Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    2007
    Generation to Generation, Main Line Unitarian Church, Wayne, PA

    2005
    Moment to Moment, Atlantic Cape Community College Gallery, NJ

    2004
    Paintings and Work on Paper, Cosmopolitan Club, Philadelphia, PA

    2002
    New Work, Gallery at the Ritz, Oaklyn, NJ

    1998
    Mostly Small Creatures, Art Alliance Satellite Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    1996
    Paintings, Conant Gallery, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ

    1995
    Lineal Connections, Paintings and Work on Paper, Zone One Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    1993
    New Paintings and Drawings, Zone One Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    1991
    Paintings and Drawings, Zone One Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    1986
    Paintings, Lawrence Hall Gallery, Rosemont College, Rosemont, PA

    Small Works on Paper, Villanova University Art Gallery, Villanova, PA

    Group
    2018
    Look at Us, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA and St. Asaph's Church, Bala Cynwyd, PA

    Opening Up, High 5 Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    Personally Speaking, International House, Philadelphia, PA

    Artist, Reader, Writer, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

    Truth and Image, International House, Philadelphia PA

    Winter Juried Collection, 3rd St. Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    New Now, InLiquid Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    Spring After All, Gallery 50, Bridgeton, NJ

    Philadelphia Stories 2018 Winter Launch, Philadelphia, PA

    2017
    Assemblage Artists Collective, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE

    Nasty Women Express Themselves, Main Line Unitarian Church, Devon, PA

    Art in the Age of Injustice, Women’s Caucus for Art, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

    2016
    Arising, Yoko Ono, Reykjavík Art Museum, Rykjavik, Iceland

    Outside In, WCA, Scotts Mills, Philadelphia, PA

    Color, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

    The Grass is Greener, Carpenter St. Studios, Philadelphia, PA

    2015
    Common Ground; Singular Vision, Assemblage at Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

    From Isolation to Collaboration, Assemblage at Penn State Great Valley, PA

    Celebrating 30 Years, Assemblage at Perkins Center for the Arts, Collingswood, NJ

    Women Do, WCA, postcard show, United Nations, New York, NY
    Traveling Exhibition

    Medium, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

    Tri State Artists Equity, Franklin Commons, Phoenixville, PA

    Something Cool, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

    2014
    From Isolation to Collaboration, Assemblage Artists Collective, Henry Gallery, Penn State Great Valley, Malvern, PA

    Artists Equity, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

    Connections, Women’s Caucus for Art, Holy Family University Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    2013
    Artists Equity, Widener University Art Gallery, Chester, PA

    Ritual, Single Sheet Book Show, 110 Church St. Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    Picturing Poetry & Prose, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

    Artists Equity, Goggle Works, Reading, PA

    Envisioning Othello, Philadelphia Shakespeare Theater, Philadelphia, PA

    Paper Dolls, Women’s Caucus for the Arts
    Traveling Exhibition

    2012
    Re/using our Re/sources, Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring, MD

    National Collage Society, Berman Museum, Ursinus University, Collegeville, PA

    2011
    Little Red Traveling Journal, Women’s Caucus for the Arts

    Assemblage Stedman Gallery, Rutgers Univ., Camden, NJ

    Envisioning Shakespeare, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ

    Women & Water, Women’s Caucus for the Arts, International House, Philadelphia, PA

    Artist's Bibliography

    2018
    "Look at Us Exhibition Opens July 6", City Suburban News

    2017
    Thornton, John, "Assemblage at the Delaware Art Museum"

    "Assemblage A REgional Collective of Women Artists" WDDE

    Crimmins, Peter, "Delaware exhibit shines spotlight on region's oldest informal artist collective," Newsworks, May 12, 2017

    2015
    Friedman, Sally, "At Perkins, arts collective marks 30 years," Courier-Post, June 25, 2015

    2014
    Brewer, Don, "Hot" DonArtNews

    2012
    Schwartz, Chip, "ASSEMBLAGE WOMEN'S ARTIST COLLECTIVE" Knight Foundation

    2010
    Miller PhD., Debra, Da Vinci Art Alliance Warholized: The Silver Show"

    Brewer, Don, "Rosalind Bloom & Sharri Jerue,“Faces and Figures”, Curated by Dr. Debra Miller" DonArtNews

    2007
    Fowler, Marie, Main Line Times

    2004
    Donohoe, Victoria, Philadelphia Inquirer

    1996
    Watkins, Eileen, Trenton Star Ledger

    1995
    Sozanski, Edward, Philadelphia Inquirer

    Rice, Robin, Eyelevel, Philadelphia, PA

    Donohoe, Victoria, Philadelphia Inquirer

    1993
    Donohoe, Victoria, Philadelphia Inquirer

    Hoffman, Randi, Art Matters, Philadelphia, PA

    1988
    Rice, Robin, City Paper, Philadelphia, PA

    1986
    Donohoe, Victoria, Philadelphia Inquirer

    1986
    Maulfair, Jane, Allentown Morning Call

    Publications

    2003
    Contemporary Poets, Chelsea House Books, Langhorne, PA

    2000
    Quotable Women, Running Press, Philadelphia, PA

    Professional Experience

    1997 - 1998
    Workshop Instructor, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

    1995
    Workshop Instructor, NJ Summer Arts Institute at Rider College

    1977 - 1984
    Lecturer in Art History, Rosemont College, Rosemont, PA

    1974 - 1984
    Lecturer in Art History, Villanova University, Villanova, PA

    Fellowships

    1996
    Two Week Residency, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, VA

    1994
    One month fully funded residency, Ucross Foundation, Clearmont, WY

    Awards and Honors

    2014
    First Prize, Some Like It Hot, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

    Pat Burns Memorial Award, Envisioning Romeo & Juliet, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

    2012
    Painting Prize, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

    2011
    Painting Prize, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

    2010
    Directors Award, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

    Painting Prize, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

    1992
    Painting Prize, Mayfair, Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA

    1986
    Purchase Award, University of Medicine and Dentistry, Rutgers, Camden, NJ

    Painting Award, Juried Show, AIP Gallery, Bryn Mawr, PA

    1985
    Plastic Club Prize, Philadelphia, PA

    1984
    Benjamin Lanard Memorial Award, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

    1983
    Thouron Prize in Composition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

    Affiliations

    Assemblage Artists Collective, Founding member
    Da Vinci Art Alliance
    Women’s Caucus for Art

    Education

    1985
    Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
    Four year certificate

    1966
    Columbia University, New York, NY
    MA, Art History

    1963
    The City College of New York,
    BA, History, Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa