My creative imaginary is the tempting encounter within new and old, idea and form, rigor and creativity, East and West.
I work within representation and abstraction trying to find equilibrium within contrapositions. I pursue an intimate path following the suggestions of what’s around me, conscious of the subtle veil that divides representation and abstraction; I brake down and reassemble elements keeping the suggestion of the original archetype. This process induces you to perceive figures that are at the same time familiar and elusive.
A creative choice that allows me to deepen the exploration of subtle emotions, not yelled, that overlap layer after layer in my works to create a complex emotional syntax.
I love the raw material and the manual skill: the imperfection in the repetition, the uniqueness of the gesture. In my works. I employ new (resin) and old (encaustic) techniques making use of the infinite opportunities that paper, photography, digital manipulation can offer to reach my formal idea. The final result is an infinite interest for many ways of doing art and an intercultural language built on many levels.
“Overlapping and organized cells with a complex epidermis, disclose to the artist in all oftheir articulate and extraordinary geometry.
Each deepest inside is in the eyes, then in the paint, of Rosemary Salkin Sbiroli.”
Romina Guidelli, Art Critic
Rosemary Salkin Sbiroli was born in Rome in 1974 from a Russian-American mother and an Italian father. She lived and worked in Los Angeles, London and Milan. She studied painting with Alberto Parres at La porta Blu, Encaustic with studio Borghi and advanced photographic postproduction at the 10 B photography studio with Claudio Palmisano. She lives and works in Rome Italy.
2019 Soriano del Cimino (VT), Merit plate for artistic values within the contemporary art review ‘Splash! Un tuffo nell’Eros’, curated by Giorgio Di Genova for the VI Premio Centro
2019 Zagarolo (RM), Finalist at 2nd Rospigliosi Art Prize, contemporary art prize . This edition jury was: Romina Guidelli – art curator, Massimiliano Tonelli – director of Artribune, Manuela Porcu - Fair Director Affordable Art Fair Milano, Caterina Stringhetta - The Art Post Blog, Chiara Anguissola d’Altoè - Explora the kids museum of Rome, Daniele Leodori – President of the region’s Lazio Council, Emanuela Panzironi – Assesor to the Social and Education issues of Zagarolo. The prize is endorsed by the municipality of Zagarolo and the history, cultural patrimony, education and society department of the University of Roma Tor Vergata (catalogue).
2018 Zagarolo (RM), Finalist at 1st Rospigliosi Art Prize, contemporary art prize . This edition jury was: Romina Guidelli – art curator, Massimiliano Tonelli – director of Artribune, Manuela Porcu - Fair Director Affordable Art Fair Milano, Caterina Stringhetta - The Art Post Blog, Chiara Anguissola d’Altoè - Explora the kids museum of Rome, Daniele Leodori – President of the region’s Lazio Council, Emanuela Panzironi – Assesor to the Social and Education issues of Zagarolo. The prize is endorsed by the municipality of Zagarolo and the history, cultural patrimony, education and society department of the University of Roma Tor Vergata (catalogue).
2015 Winner in the 1st and 6th Arstslant.com Showcase competition
2013 Winner in the 3rd and 8th Arstslant.com Showcase competition
2013 Honorable mention at the International Art Festival (NY) /Museum of Russian Art (NJ)
2013 New York (USA), Full scholarship at “Artist in Residency Program, Vytlacil Campus, The Art Students League of New York”
2012 New York (USA), Chosen for the group exhibition ‘Works on Paper’ at Jeffrey Leder Gallery
2012 Montesilvano (Pe-Italy), critics award winner at the national competition Feder.S.P.eV. 2012
2012 Winner in the 1st and 2nd Arstslant.com Showcase competition
2011 Winner in the 3rd Arstslant.com Showcase competition
2013 New York (USA), “Artist in Residency Program, Vytlacil Campus, The Art Students League of New York”, 4 weeks residency, selected grant.
2019 Rome (Italy), Miscellanea, Ex military base Guido Reni, Via G. Reni 7, exhibit curated by Tiziano M. Todi
2016 Rome (Italy), Surfaces, Galleria Vittoria, via Margutta 103, exhibit curated by Tiziano M. Todi critic essay by Romina Guidelli (catalogue)
2014 Rome (Italy), Contaminations, Galleria Vittoria, via Margutta 103, exhibition and catalogue curated by Claudia Zaccagnini
2012 Monopoli (Ba - Italy), Unnatural Nature – Recent Works, church of S. Maria della Zaffara, with the endorsment of the municipality of Monopoli, catalogue curated by Claudia Zaccagnini
2012 Rome (Italy), Unnatural Nature, MakeMake Gallery
2019 Livorno, ‘Immaginare Leonardo’ at Castello di Sonnino. Group exhibition introduced by prof. Philippe Daverio as part of the events organized for the 500 years death anniversary of Leonardo. Promoted by Editoriale, with the patronage of the muicipality of Livorno and Cecina, the International Association of via Margutta e della Chamber of Commerce of Maremma and Tirreno. This is a traveling exhibition, a significant stop will be in October in Rome at the Galleria Vittoria di via Margutta. (Catalogue)
2019 Soriano del Cimino (VT), ‘Splash! Un tuffo nell’Eros'. Contemporary art review curated by Giorgio Di Genova for the VI Premio Centro. (Catalogue with ISBN)
2018 Rome (Italy), ‘Illustration of a poem by Rita Lapiello'. I was commissioned the illustration of the poem 'Manifesto di Vita' (ndr Manifest of life) by Rita Lapiello as part of a collection of poems by the author to be published by Cangemi Editore in partnership with Galleria Vittoria
2018 Rome (Italy), Ritmi e cromie delle acque, contemporary art exhibition curated by doc. Laura Turco Liveri, with the endorsment of Lazio’s region and Rome’s municipality at the Complesso Ex Cartiera Latina in the Regional Parc of the Appia Antica (catalogue)
2017 Sulmona (Aq), ‘XLIV Rassegna Internazionale D’Arte Contemporanea – Premio Sulmona 2017’, international contemporary art exhibition attendance by direct nomination. Nominees commission Vittorio Sgarbi, Carlo Fabrizio Carli, Giorgio Di Genova, Raffaele Giannantonio, Enzo Le Pera, Duccio Trombadori, Maurizio Vitiello, Gaetano Pallozzi. Patronage of Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri, del Senato della Repubblica e della Camera dei Deputati (catalogue)
2017 Sant’Oreste (Vt), Aliud Artis, exhibition curated by Galleria Vittoria of Rome, Palazzo Caccia-Canali, Museo Naturalistico di Monte Soratte (catalogue)
2017 Grottaferrata (Rm), ‘Generazioni a confronto II edizione’, international contemporary art exhibition curated by Giorgio Di Genova (catalogue)
2016 Roma, 100 pittori a via Margutta, art fair in via Margutta curated by Galleria Vittoria
2016 Bomarzo (Vt-Italy), ‘Le Donne, I cavalier, gli Amori e Le Arti’, group exhibition as part of the celebrations for the 500 years from the first edition of the Orlando Furioso by Ludovico Ariosto (catalogue)
2016 London (UK)/Rome (Italy), Book art project, Inspired by the novel ‘Da qualche parte nel mondo’ (Somewhere in the world) by author Chiara Cecilia Santamaria (published by Rizzoli), 12 Italian artists used a copy of the book itself as support to create an original artwork. The collection of these unique pieces was on-line www.bookartproject.com and was shown in Rome at Spazio Cerere and in London at the Hotel Baglioni
2015 Hangzhou (Cina), The West Lake Art Fair 2015, 18th edition, exhibiting in the Italian area curated by Galleria Vittoria of Rome (catalogue)
2015 New Abstract Art Collection, selected in the curated group collection on Saatchionline.com with ‘Surfaces V’
2015 Barcellona (Spain), ArtExpo June Barcelona, Ada Gallery
2015 Sant’Oreste (Vt - Italy), Aliud Artis, exhibition curated by Galleria Vittoria of Rome, Palazzo Caccia-Canali, Museo Naturalistico di Monte Soratte (catalogue)
2015 Milan (Italy), Affordable Art Fair, 4th edition, exhibiting booth curated by the Galleria Vittoria of Rome (catalogue)