Susie Rosmarin

Biography

Originally from Brownsville, Texas, Rosmarin lives and works in Houston, Texas.  She received a BA from the University of St. Thomas in Houston and completed her MFA at Pratt Institute in New York. With tremendous attention to detail and meticulous control, the artist renders seemingly perfect lines and shapes, all by her own hand, as she applies layer after layer of acrylic paint onto the masked surfaces of her canvases. The interplay of precisely controlled shapes creates an illusion of movement as her works appear to swell, warp, and vibrate, defying the limitations of the two-dimensional picture plane. 

Rosmarin has shown in major institutions, both nationally and internationally, including Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina; San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas; the MADI Museum, Dallas, Texas; New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana;  the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas; San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas; the MAC, Dallas, Texas; and Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, Texas. In 2016, the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston featured Rosmarin in a solo exhibition titled Lines and Grids: The Lost Decade and Beyond. Her work can be found in the collections of Albright Knox Art Gallery; Dallas Museum of Art; McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Neuberger Berman Art Collection, New York; SBC Collection, San Antonio; and the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

Exhibitions

Susie Rosmarin

Lines and Grids: the Lost Decade and Beyond
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
August 20 – November 27, 2016

Susie Rosmarin

Point of View
Talley Dunn Gallery
March 25 – May 20, 2017

Susie Rosmarin

Some New Paintings
Talley Dunn Gallery
September 14 – October 26, 2013

Videos

Press

New York Times Style Magazine

“A Group Show, Curated by an Artist Who Hates Group Shows” 
by Kat Herriman
January 8, 2016

Glasstire

“Susie Rosmarin at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston” 
by Michael Bise
September 5, 2016

Houston Chronicle

“Show of force: CAMH spotlights hometown trio is solo retrospectives” 
by Molly Glentzer
August 26, 2016