Elynne Rosenfeld

Elynne Rosenfeld

    Studio & Gallery

    Conshohocken PA, 19428

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    Mixed Media Paintings

    Artist's Biography

    Elynne Rosenfeld received her MFA in Painting from UMass Amherst and her BA in Art from Rice University in Houston, Texas. Active in the Philadelphia art community, she has served as past president of the advocacy group Artist's Equity. The organization honored her with a lifetime membership in 1999. She co-chaired ArtForm's cooperative gallery for a decade and was first Vice President of ARTsisters, a women's art group which brings shows to the community and donates a part of every sale to charities. She was a member of 3rd Street Gallery in Old City Philadelphia from 2017 - 2020, and is the Director and Curator of the D'Arrigo Gallery of Salus University in Elkins Park, PA.

    Having had more than twenty solo exhibitions, and over one hundred group shows she is the recipient of numerous awards for painting excellence. Her work resides in public and private collections nationally, in Canada and the UK. Elynne has authored articles appearing in Reiki Magazine including "Reiki Inspired Art," and been interviewed by Philadelphia Magazine, Art Matters, The Exponent, Chestnut Hill Local and Manhattan Arts International. She is scheduled for a solo show in spring of 2022 at Boston Street Gallery (postponed due to the pandemic).

    Artist's Statement

    I have always preferred art that includes exploring the beautiful as part of its statement and have sought to affect the same in my own work. Over the last decade, however, the influence of my growing Reiki practice has shifted my art's focus to that of healing intention ensconced in visual beauty.

    My series of acrylic paintings entitled "Succulents" renders extreme close ups of tropical plants by layering Reiki symbols repetitively, meditatively and slowly with a tiny script brush. Beads and glass shards playing off the multi-textured paint are meant to engage the eye long enough for the viewer to perhaps begin reaping benefit of the infused Reiki.

    The recent Divine Alignment abstract series is even more directly about Reiki. While not revealing the sacred symbols, part of these are interspersed with others to weave the composition of these abstract paintings.

    Since the pandemic's start I have been inspired to paint details abstracted from sunsets reminiscent of those experienced for years in my travels to Grand Cayman. I hope to get back there soon again but for now, the Both Sides Now series has given me the strength to get through with optimism. The universe abides.

    Selected Exhibitions

    For full resume please visit Elynne Rosenfeld's website

    Solo
    2017
    Radley Run Gallery, West Chester, PA

    2016
    Main Line Unitarian Church, Devon, PA

    2015
    Kol Ami Gallery, Elkins Park, PA

    Olitsky Gallery, Beth Or, Maple Glen, PA

    2014
    Hafter Student Center Gallery, Salus University, Elkins Park, PA

    2013
    Clubhouse at Regatta, Philadelphia, PA

    Hafter Student Center Gallery, Salus University, Elkins Park, PA

    LG Tripp Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    2007
    Paoli Hospital Cancer Center, Paoli, PA

    2006
    JMS Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    2004
    ArtForms Gallery, PA

    2002
    ArtForms Gallery, PA

    2001
    ArtForms Gallery, PA

    Group
    2021
    Eclipse Community Art Center, Lansdale, PA

    2020
    ARTsisters at McGopa Gallery, KOP, PA

    2019
    3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    2018
    3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    Jed Williams Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    Henry Gallery, Penn State University, Great Valley, PA

    2017
    3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    St. Asaph’s Gallery, Bala Cynwyd, PA

    Wayne Art Center, PA

    D’Arrigo Gallery, Salus University, PA

    Celebrate the Healing Power of Art Online Juried Show

    2016
    Artspace, Siegel JCC, DE

    D’Arrigo Gallery, Salus University, PA

    2015
    Gallery at Wesley Enhanced Living

    Jenkins Arboretum, PA

    2014
    Franklin Commons Gallery Fantasy and Abstract Invitational, PA

    2013
    Celebrate the Healing Power of Art Online Juried Show

    Art That Lifts The Spirits Online Juried Show

    Widener University Art Gallery, Chester, PA
    Juried Exhibition

    GoggleWorks, Reading, Cohen Gallery PA
    Juried Exhibition

    Light Space and Time Online Gallery and Catalog juried show

    2012
    Art Spirits Lyceum Center For the Arts, NJ

    2011
    Artists Equity Juried Show, Wayne Art Center, PA

    2009
    Absolutely Abstract, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

    2009
    Woodmere Art Museum Award Show, Philadelphia, PA

    2006
    JMS Gallery, PA

    Fine Art Liaisons, PA

    2003
    Penn Charter Juried Show, Philadelphia, PA

    Wayne Art Center National Juried Exhibition, Wayne, PA

    2002
    Crasdale Gallery, New York, NY

    2000
    Woodmere Art Museum Award Show, Philadelphia, PA

    Artist's Bibliography

    2007
    Philadelphia Stories Magazine
    Featured painting

    Professional Experience

    2016 - Present
    D’Arrigo Family Gallery, Salus University, Elkins Park, PA
    Founder, Director, Curator

    2019 - 2021
    ARTsisters, Philadelphia, PA
    First Vice President

    1998 - 2004
    ARTforms Gallery Manayunk, Philadelphia, PA
    Co-Director

    Awards & Honors

    2016
    Special Recognition “Celebrate the Healing Power of Art,” Manhattan Arts International

    2013
    Special Recognition: Light Space and Time, “All Women” juried show

    2012
    Award for Body of Work, Art Spirits, Burlington, NJ

    2009
    John H. Wolfe Award, Contemporary Voices, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

    2005
    Best of Artists: PA Winner in Acrylic Category

    2003
    Juror’s Choice Award, Wayne Art Center National Juried Show

    2001
    Montgomery County Guild of Professional Artists Mixed Media Juried Show Award

    Juror/Judge

    2008
    Conshohocken Arts League

    2001
    Emerging Artists at ArtForms Gallery

    2000 Emerging Artists at ArtForms Gallery

    Education

    1977
    University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
    MFA, Painting

    1975
    Rice University, Houston, TX
    BFA, Fine Art