Jennie Rosenbaum

Jennie Rosenbaum

Melbourne, Australia

About Jennie Rosenbaum

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 total 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.

Education

Masters of Contemporary Art - Victorian College of the Arts

Exhibitions

2017
Beyond the Binary – Testing Grounds, Southbank, VIC
Provocare Festival Augmented Reality Exhibition – ArtBoy Gallery, Prahran, VIC
Midsumma Australia Post Art Prize – Fort Delta, Melbourne VIC

2016
Art Masters Exhibition – Victorian College of the Arts, Southbank VIC

2015
Proud 2015 – Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne VIC
Joy to the Other World – VCA Student Gallery, Melbourne VIC

2014
Divine Agencies - Dome Gallery, Mission to Seafarers, VIC (Coming in November)
Fanboy Vs Artboy: Seven Deadly Sins – Artboy Gallery, Prahran VIC
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