Rosalind Bloom

Recent Works

Archived Works

Artist's Biography

Rosalind Bloom is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and has an MA in Art History from Columbia University. She has been a teacher at Villanova University and Rosemont College, a writer, and resident at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and at Ucross Foundation in Wyoming. She is a founding member of Assemblage Artists Collective, is active with the Women’s Caucus for Art and DaVinci Art Alliance in Philadelphia, as well as being an artist member of InLiquid.

She exhibits regularly in many one person and group shows in a variety of venues. Her work is in both public and private collections, and has appeared in several publications.

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 current practice. 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
2019
Small Works, Industrious Philadelphia, 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

Two & Four Person Exhibitions
2020
Nature/Nurture, Rosemont College, Rosemont, PA
With Sarah R. Bloom, Eleanor Schimmel, Daniel Schimmel

2018
Look at Us, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
With Sarah R. Bloom, Colleen Gahrmann, Charlotte Schatz

2015
Reclamations, Da Vinci Art Allliance, Philadelphia, PA and The New Leaf Club, Rosemont, PA
With Sarah R. Bloom

Group
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE
State Museum at Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA
Berman Museum at Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA
Port of History Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA
International House at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Penn State Great Valley, Devault, PA
Bucks County Community College, Newtown, PA
Holy Family University, Philadelphia, PA
Mercer County Community College, West Windsor Township, NJ
Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA
Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA
West Chester University, West Chester, PA
Widener University, Chester, PA
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Villanova University, Villanova, PA
Fox Art Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA
Wallingford Art Center, Wallingford, PA
Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
Norristown Art Building, Norristown, PA
Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE
Center for the Arts of Southern NJ, Marlton, NJ
Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission at Hopkins House, Camden, NJ
Riverfront Renaissance Center, Millville, NJ
Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
110 Church St. Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Borowsky Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Zone One Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Ryan John Art Salon, Fairfield, CT
Smile Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
GoggleWorks, Reading, PA
Assemblage, Thos.Moser, Philadelphia, PA
Artists Equity at MGOPA, PA
Carpenter St. Studios, Philadelphia, PA
InLiquid Gallery, Philadelphia, PA,
Gallery 50, Bridgeton, NJ,
3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia PA,
High 5 Gallery, Philadelphia, PA,
International House, Philadelphia, PA
Arising in Rykjavik, Iceland

Artist's Bibliography

2019
Beech, Aja, Broad Street Review

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

2020
Philadelphia Stories, Summer 2020 issue, Philadelphia, PA
Cover image

2018
Philadelphia Stories, Winter 2018 issue, Philadelphia, PA
Cover image

2003
Contemporary Poets, Chelsea House Books, Langhorne, PA

2000
Quotable Women, Running Press, Philadelphia, PA

Teaching Experience

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

1995
NJ Summer Arts Institute at Rider College
Transfer Printing Workshop Instructor

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

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

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

InLiquid
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