Anita Rozentale

Anita Rozentale

Riga, Latvia

About Anita Rozentale

Anita Rozentale (b.1990, Latvia), lives and works in UK & Latvia. Anita has represented England’s South-East region for Lloyds TSB Art of Nurture, been a finalist in the Salon Art Prize (Matt Roberts Arts), was one of the finalists for the Summer Art Prize (Lacey Contemporary Gallery), long listed for BP Portrait Award 2016, and most recently – for FK Balva in 2018 (Latvia).

Through a variety of media including but not limited to appropriation, collage, painting, photography, sculpture, and cyanotype, Anita Rozentale explores the differences in people’s cultural, political, historical, and social backgrounds and the selective imagery of subjective experiences - what makes a human being a person they aim to be? By questioning photography as a medium on its own right, Anita plays with what at first glance appears to be real but when looking closer - surreal narratives emerge. Anita calls this process “painting with photographs”.

Photography is an heirloom, an evidence of things that have happened, a proof of something you have only heard of, a tool to convince. By touching on the themes such as evidence, Anita works with the authenticity of an image and its role in altering ones’ memory - how much is needed for a person to question the shifting states of their memory.

Education

2016 - 2017 Mlitt Fine Art Practice, Glasgow School of Art
2009 – 2012 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Southampton Solent University
2009 – Drawing master class under supervision of Nikolay Uvarov
2008 – Alise Roze design studio, drawing course

Events

2018
FK Balva 2018 Finalist, Latvia

2017
Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition, Edinburgh

2016
“Summer Arts Prize”, Lacey Contemporary Gallery, London

2012
“Salon Art Prize”, Matt Roberts Arts, London

2010
Lloyds TSB Art of Nurture competition, South East England regional finalist, Bristol

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017

April - “Postcards from the past”, Ziemelblazmas Pils (Ziemelblazma Castle), Riga, Latvia

2016

September - "Fragmented Reality", Kalnciema Kvartals' gallery, Riga, Latvia

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

October - “Jealous Needs You, 2018” (10 year anniversary), Jealous Gallery - Shoreditch, London

1 – 28 August, “Jealous Needs You, 2018”, Saatchi Gallery, London

19 – 29 July, “Jealous Needs You, 2018” (10 year anniversary), Jealous Gallery - Shoreditch, London

2-3 February, “Group Show”, Supernormal Art Space, Singapore

2017

1 – 8 September, “2017 Degree Show”, Tontine Building, Glasgow

21 July – 1 October – Royal Scottish Academy Open 2017 Exhibition, Edinburgh

6/7 June – “Permanent Vacation”, The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow

March - “At this point in time”, Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh

2016

"Summer Arts Prize", Lacey Contemporary Gallery, London, UK

2015

“Clydeside Open Art Show”, The Garden Gallery/Clydebank Museum and Art Gallery, Glasgow, UK

2013

“Juneau Projects: I am the Warrior”, John Hansard Gallery Central, Southampton, UK “The Art House

Summer Exhibition”, The Art House, Southampton, UK "TRANSMISSION", Quay Arts, Isle of Wight, UK

2012

"Salon Art Prize", Matt Roberts Arts, London, UK

"Salon Art Prize", Griffin Gallery, London, UK

2010

"Lloyds TSB Art of Nurture competition", Bristol Art Academy, Bristol, UK

COLLECTIONS

Anita Rozentale’s work is in private collections in the UK, Germany, Austria, Latvia, Switzerland and USA.

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