Grace Roselli is a Brooklyn based artist whose artwork navigates the the complexities of female agency in contemporary culture. Whether painting, performative, or photographic, she addresses the liminal space between race, gender, sexuality, and how the assignment of authorship illuminates societal power structures and personal perceptions.
From riding a motorcycle for the past thirty years to using body paint as a means of engaging racial issues and gender norms, her recent work comes out of an art practice developed over decades, one in which she lived the subject without filter and that at times has extended her studio practice beyond it’s walls.
Roselli attended the Rhode Island School of Design (BFA), and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture on an awarded scholarship from RISD. Her curatorial work includes “Voyeurs Delight”,at Franklin Furnace New York City and “Motorcycles and Art” at MotorGrrl, Brooklyn. 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 2019.
Her current projects include the “Pandora’s BoxX Project”, a photo series and book about witnessing, and being part of, the long overdue rise of female artists, along with the women gallerists, critics and collectors that support them.