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Marcy Rosenblat

Chicago, United States

10 Works exhibited on Kooness

Current location

Brooklyn, New York

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Works by Marcy Rosenblat

Untitled 11


Drawings , Mixed Media

33 x 31cm

1000,00 €

Untitled 4


Drawings , Mixed Media

27.9 x 25.4cm

1000,00 €

New Wave



122 x 122cm

6100,00 €

Blue Line and Stars



91 x 91cm

3500,00 €

Gray Center



122 x 122cm

6100,00 €




122 x 122cm

6100,00 €




122 x 122cm

6100,00 €




122 x 122cm

6100,00 €

Yellow Line



122 x 1221cm

6100,00 €

Marcy Rosenblat is an American abstract process painter. Her paintings and prints are layered, colorful and complex. Born in Chicago, Illinois, she currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.


Rosenblat earned her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1981, and her MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2010. She received a grant from the Women's Art Development Committee in 1998. She taught painting at Parsons School of Design from 1986 to 1989, and since 1995 has been an Adjunct Professor of Fine Arts at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY.


Rosenblat describes herself as having an affinity for process art, a method of art making in which predetermined systems and techniques largely determine the outcome of the work. The textured appearance of her paintings emanates from the intervention of common household products such as paper towels during the painting process. To begin each painting, she lays the canvas flat on a moveable easel then pours paint onto the surface. She then tilts the easel in predetermined ways, turning it then tilting it again, allowing the paint to drip down the surface. She then presses the paper towels or other textured products into the wet paint. The pressing leaves behind the imprint of the surface of the textured product, while simultaneously revealing the under layers of paint. It is a process of covering and revealing. Meanwhile, each successive layer of paint drips onto the sides of the canvas, so that in the end all colors used in the painting can be discovered on the periphery, even though some of them may have ultimately been obscured or removed from the surface.


Rosenblat is inspired by the idea of revelation and obfuscation- what we see versus what is hidden from us. She wants viewers to see her final product as a finished phenomenon, but also wants to offer them a chance to peek behind the curtain, so to speak. Each layer of paint is like a veil, through which viewers can see the inner workings of her craft. She is inspired by the idea that this will invite people to look more closely at things. Rosenblat is also inspired by the patterns she sees on ordinary surfaces, especially those not usually related to painting. That was the genesis of her choice to start using paper towels in her work, and in the same vein she often photographs the surfaces of the ground, the street, and objects she sees in the store then uses those photographs to createtextures and patterns that will serve as layers of color in her paintings and prints.

Artist Statement

“Like the person trying to see something through a curtain I continue to paint until I find clarity through the painting. I...use a household pattern like the pattern of a paper towel, as a structural device to suggest the layer between viewer and object. The pattern is just familiar enough not to get looked at directly and the pictorial illusion it creates causes another kind of blurring or obscuring...I want my paintings to exist at the point where the viewer has just enough clarity to want to see a little bit more.”


Marcy Rosenblat has exhibited extensively, especially in and around New York City. Selected exhibitions include Fordham University, Galerie Berlin am Meer, The Rawls Museum, and the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. Her work has also been featured on Hyperallergic.


Solo exhibitions


Blend Studio, Nashville Tenn. 


Rawls Museum, Common Object, Courtland,VA 


Smith College, Oresman Gallery, Northampton,MA 


Prince Street Gallery,NY,NY 

Selected group exhibitions


Novado Gallery,Marcy Rosenblat, Jim Osman & Gabe Brown Jersey City, New Jersey

Gallery North,The art of Eating, Setauket, NY

Rawls Museum, Courtland, Va

BCB Art, Winter Show, Hudson, NY

106 Van Buren, Talking Pictures, Brooklyn, NY

Sideshow Gallery, Sideshow Nation, Brooklyn, NY

The Rosemont, Prelude, Brooklyn, NY

Centtotto, NOMENColorATURE, Brooklyn, NY

Art Helix, Invitational, Brooklyn NY

BRIC, Up for Debate, Brooklyn, NY

BCB Art, Winter Group, Hudson, NY

Hewn Gallery, Girl Power, JC, New Jersey

BCB Art, Summer Group,Hudson, NY

La Giacanda, Brooklyn, NY

Drawing Rooms, The Big Small Show JC, New Jersey

Centotto Gallery,Thrice Legendary -Forever Thens, Brooklyn NY

Mishkin Gallery, Baruch College NY, NY or Forever Thens, Brooklyn NY

Art Helix Gallery,Type Indicators, Brooklyn, NY

Sideshow Gallery, Sideshow Nation Three, Circle The Wagons, Brooklyn, NY

Centotto Gallery,Back IN Situ, Brooklyn, NY

The Painting Center Benifit, NY, NY

Ethan Pettit Gallery, Full House East, Brooklyn,NY

Full House, A visual dialogue between painters from MSP & NYC, Saint Paul, MN

Fashion Institute of Technology, New Views,NY,NY

Sideshow Gallery, Sideshow Nation II at the Alamo, Brooklyn, NY 

490 Atlantic Gallery, Nothing Like Painting Brooklyn

Sideshow Gallery, Sideshow Nation, Brooklyn, NY

Fordham University Rockslide Sky, Curated by Carlene Sheehan, NY,NY

State University Plaza Gallery Faculty Art Exhibition, Albany, NY

Galerie Berlin am Meer,Berlin,Germany

Salisbury University, Relevance,Salisbury,MD 

The Painting Center, Modern Romantic: Spiritual Expressions In Paint, NY,NY 

Selena Gallery, Long Island University,Brooklyn,NY

Brik Gallery, What’s In A Face, Catskill,NY

Corscaden Barn, Keene Valley,NY

Fashion Institute of Technology, Imagined Sites,curated by Lyle Rexer,NY,NY 

Durst Organization, New Graphics, NY,NY

Vision Festival, 10th Anniversary Synagogue for the Arts NY,NY

Schweinfurt Memorial Art Center, Auburn,NY

State University Plaza Gallery, Albany,NY

Sideshow, Brooklyn,NY 

Kouros Gallery,Water Currents,NY,NY 

Metaphor Contemporary, Brooklyn, NY

Tai Gallery,NY,NY

Knitting Factory, Above and Below,NY,NY

Gale Gates Gallery, Size Matters, Brooklyn,NY

Richard Anderson Gallery,Passions of Art, NY,NY

Vision Festival, Turf, NY, NY. 

PSA Showcase VIII, A Sense of Place,NY,NY

The Painting Center, Primal Substance, NY,NY

92nd ST Y Gallery, Works on Paper, NY,NY 


The Painting Center, NY, Projects Room, Rosenblat/Brodsky

The Police Building, Signs of Life, NY,NY 

Tribeca148 Gallery, Beneath the Surface,NY,NY


Contemporary Art at One Penn Plaza, Nature and Art: Paintings by 44 Women, Curated by Ronnie Cohen,NY,NY 


Contemporary Art at One Penn Plaza Short Stories,Curated by Judd Tully,NY,NY 


Ciancaglini Gallery,Summer Idyll: Bathers and Seascapes, NY,NY

City without Walls, Metro Show, Curated by Barry Blinderman,Jersey City,NJ

Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City,MO 


Artists Choice Museum, NY,NY

Morehead Gallery, Greensboro,NC 


Frumkin Gallery, Bodies and Souls,NY,NY


Morehead Gallery, Greensboro NC 


Kemper Gallery, Kansas City,Mo

Luminosity and Risk By Stephen Westfall, 2003

Inventing Difficulty by Jessica Greenbaum; Cover painting Gravity / The Way Things Are,2000

Turf, Essay By Lillie Wei,2001

A Sense of Place, Catalog Essay by Peter Pinchbeck, 1997

A Dozen Scratches On a Title, Catalog Essay By Raphael Rubinstein, 1992

Art World Magazine, April, 1988

Watercolor by Day,Michael Crespo, Guptill, NY, NY. 1987

Arts Magazine,Robert Godfrey,March,1984