Edward del Rosario
oct 19 – dec 2, 2017
Reception: Thursday, October 19, 2017, 6 – 8 PM
Edward del Rosario has solidified his artistic reputation through his meticulously detailed, symbolic, and enigmatic figurative paintings. Legend showcases 17 new paintings that expand on and highlight these stylistic traits that are so characteristic of the artist, while presenting the viewer with new narratives, myths, and a stable of fictitious characters. With titles such as Deities and Titans, del Rosario’s fresh body of work playfully explores individuals’ roles in society as well as their interactions with one another.
Del Rosario received his B.F.A in painting from the University of Kansas (1993) and his M.F.A in painting/printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design (1998). He has had solo shows in New York, California, and Italy, as well as numerous group exhibitions throughout the country and internationally. Del Rosario has paintings in six permanent collections, including the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Washington D.C.), the Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn Collection (New York), and the Blake Byrne Collection (California). He was granted the MacDowell Fellowship in 2007. In 2009 he was awarded the gold medal for illustration from the Society of Publication Designers, as well as the silver medal from the Art Director’s Club. Edward del Rosario now resides and works in Brooklyn, NY.