John Rosis works in several painting mediums, including large-scale paintings on canvas, small-scale reverse painting on glass and collage on paper. In all his work, the image comes about as a result of the process. The subject matter of his work is line, form, texture, and color as derived from nature. Preferring a direct, hands-on process with simple shapes to create complex relationships, his approach and materials change as his visual needs evolve: “I see my role as that of a collaborator with the materials, the process, and the medium. I feel my work is successful when the process and materials come together to create new images.”
John Rosis received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts and an MFA from Hunter College in New York City. Previous exhibits include the Rockland Center for the Arts, Paul Sharpe Contemporary Art in Manhattan, New Haven University, The Southern Vermont Art Center, The Brooklyn Museum, The Berkshire Art Museum, The Fuller Art Museum, and the Edward Hopper House Art Center. Rosis has received numerous awards including the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Artists Space, and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation.