Rosette Schureman was born in Princeton, New Jersey. She attended Utica College, Oneonta State University and completed 2 years of studio courses and eventually received a degree in Fine Arts from Syracuse University.
She has exhibited throughout Central New York, the Adirondacks and on Grand Manan, an island in the Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick Canada. She had a house and studio there for 8 years. She also spent many seasons painting on Monhegan Island, Maine.
Her work is in public and private collections in the US and Canada.
She maintains a painting and printmaking studio in upstate New York in the foothills of the Adirondacks on her family farm.
In addition to her studio work she is a photographer, gardener, enthusiastic cook, an avid reader, writes poetry and haiku and knits and spins wool during the winter months.
The images that I gather and use in my paintings, mixed media collages and prints come from the natural environment.
I use digital photography to record fragile and momentary occurrences and events that reveal the extraordinary designs found in nature.
I record the details of things living, growing and dying. I gather, collect and arrange the fabric of worlds that are often overlooked and constantly changing.
I bring elements of the landscape into the studio and make arrangements of seed pods, spent flowers, leaves, shells and so on.
I scan and take rubbings of what I collect on my walks and add these remnants to other subjects that I have previously printed and photographed.
With a traditional press, an inkjet printer and a scanner, I print and paint on a variety of archival rice papers and surfaces that I make in my studio using acrylic paint and gel mediums.
Through concentrated observation, I collect and record the shifting nature of our shared environment which enriches my experience of a life lived as a witness and as an Artist.
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