About Jennie Rosenbaum

Artist statement

I am consumed by the concept of a cultural zeitgeist, by ideas that are so large they have been shared amongst countless cultures over the ages. I am fascinated by what makes us human. My artwork centers around our religions and faith, our history and archaeology, our genders and emotions.

I paint nudes with a twist, no live humans are used in my works. I use the latest in 3D technology to explore the concept of humanity, posing, shaping, lighting and texturing my lifeless figures until they take on a life of their own. I then take the results and create a painting, bringing my humanity with all it’s flaws into the pristine computer generated render. I unite the possibilities of the computer with the unlimited possibilities of human ability to create a unique painting. I explore humanity by looking at what makes us people. our emotions, our beliefs, our fears and the ways we treat each other.

My paintings are unashamedly nude, but not erotic or titillating. They capture movement, gestures, emotion and encourage an empathic reaction in the viewer. The nude body is a beautiful, sensual, expressive entity and the human condition the sum of our beliefs and historical achievements is eternally fascinating. The beauty of the human form and the emotion evident in each gesture are endless sources of inspiration. The beauty of our diversity, of our beliefs- so different yet so eerily similar are driving forces in my art.

Biography

It shouldn’t take being hit by a car to discover your passion in life, but that is precisely what happened with me. In order to quench the pain of my new disability I returned to my first love, painting. Always technically proficient, my works lacked a certain something. But now my new focus allowed me to expand my interest into a new career with a new sense of abandon imbuing my artworks and a new emotional quality that has propelled my vision ahead.
I started studying again, taking classes online from universities like Curtin and RMIT to fill out my prior art education at Monash university. I painted and evolved my signature styles, almost by accident every time. I have worked to get my artwork out online, offline, and into the hands of collectors worldwide. I have exhibited internationally and locally, received awards for my artwork and excellent reviews.
My studio is in my home where I can paint at any time of the day or night. I live with my husband and two cats and rely on my iPad for those late night painting sessions. I also maintain a blog where I write about censorship issues and nude art and maintain nude advocacy groups. It is one of my missions to help change attitudes about the nude in art.

Exhibitions

2013
Third Birthday Exhibition– Artboy Gallery, Prahran VIC
Fanboy Vs Artboy: Ladies Night – Artboy Gallery, Prahran VIC
The Kinglake Project – The Cube Gallery, Richmond, VIC
Messengers of the Gods – Dome Gallery, Mission to Seafarers, VIC

2012
Punk Milk Dreams – Punk Milk Gallery, Frankston, VIC
Punk Milk Group Exhibition – Punk Milk Gallery, Frankston, VIC
A.R.T Revolution Taipei – Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei, TW
Fanboy Vs Artboy: Fairytales and Fables – Artboy Gallery, Prahran VIC
Steamscape – Post Industrial Design, Footscray VIC

2011
Fanboy Vs Artboy: Science Fiction – Artboy Gallery, Prahran VIC
First Birthday – The Owl and the PussyCat, Richmond, VIC
First Birthday – Artboy Gallery, Prahran VIC

Fanboy Vs Artboy: Comics – Artboy Gallery, Prahran VIC
Time Machine – Red Bennies, Prahran VIC
Fanboy Vs Artboy: Video Games – Artboy Gallery, Prahran VIC

2010
The Greens Charity Art Auction – South Melbourne VIC
Flight – Hardware Gallery, Sydney NSW
Medium:Vinyl – Hardware Gallery, Sydney NSW
Summer in the City – Guildford Lane Gallery, Melbourne VIC
The Sketchbook Library – Various Locations, USA

2009
Snap to Grid – LACDA, Los Angeles
Mini Mostra – Galleria d’Arte Moderna Alba, Ferrara Italy.
Bushfires Charity Auction – Brunswick St Gallery, Fitzroy VIC

2008
Step Closer – Gallery RFD, Swainsbro GA
9×12 – FWCAC Gallery, Forth Worth TX
Glovebox Urban Art Market – Goody Glovers, Boston MA
Purity – BHCAC Gallery, Box Hill, VIC
Small Works – Brunswick St Gallery, Fitzroy VIC
Glovebox April Group Show – Goody Glovers, Boston MA

2007
Word Of Mouth – Bridge art fair -Miami Art Basel, FL
Christmas Salon – Port Art Gallery, Port Melbourne VIC
Small Works – Brunswick St Gallery, Fitzroy VIC
Get out of Jail Free – SF LGBT Center Gallery, San Fransisco, CA

2006
Postcards from the Edge – Sikkema Jenkins & Co, New York, NY
Rhythm of Life, Ancient and Abstract – Vanguard Gallery, Northcote VIC
In Our Shoes – Artholes Gallery, Fitzroy VIC

6 thoughts on “About Jennie Rosenbaum

  1. Is it your mind that Samuel finds beautiful? If not, then I have a bad feeling about contact with him. I sure hope that you’re married,or a lesbian or just plain stroppy, snore loudly or fart in bed.

  2. I think your work is great! Your openess and free spirit is a breath of fresh air! Wish I could have you paint a pic of me, you have a rare combo….Beauty and brains…..

  3. Hi Jennie,

    I like your work a lot. I am encouraged that you dont think you have to confine yourself to a particular style or technique as is subtly demanded by today’s art establishment. Though I have not seen any variation in this body of work, I hope to see some more of your work in different styles and techniques.

    One love

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