Rose Leitner   Gestural Abstract painter

Transforming an emotional or visual concept into its abstract essence is a constant and chaotic renewal of energy. 

Color, form and mood are actively pursued by the layering and removal of paint. It’s a dance that is often a direct interpretation of music or a landscape or a figure.

This interpretation is often enhanced by spontaneous exuberance guiding a painting to completion. Experimentation fuels the whole process. The result provides an interaction with the viewer: this conversation changes depending on things both physical and emotional. It is a lively dialog this gestural discussion and one that keeps me enthused for the next conversation.

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

A former Internet Industry Executive who emerged into the art world as a gestural abstract painter and photographer.

ARTISTIC EXHIBITS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

SHE 4 SHE – Collaboration with Pauline Curtiss on an 8’ X 20’ Screen for the HEADING HOME - SHE 4 SHE kick-off campaign. The installation will be unveiled at the January 31st Inaugural Promotional and travel throughout Boston in 2019. Fall 2018-Dec 2019

Renewal- CoSo Winter Members Show - Boston, MA - Feb-April, 2019

Abstract Dimensions - Galatea Alcove Exhibit - Boston, MA -Jan 2019

Fruition- CoSo New Year Small Works - Boston, MA - Jan-April, 2019

Galatea Now– Members Exhibition, Galatea Fine art, Boston, MA - Dec., 2018

 In Full Color - CoSo Members Show - Boston MA -Sep 15 -Nov 8, 2018

Solo ShowQuiet Chaos Galatea Fine Art Boston MA - Sept.  2018  Opening Reception Friday Sep 7, 6-8 pm

Jurist Award - Copley Society of Art Members Show: In the Style Of  awarded to "Morning" - March 2018         Jurist: Tom Kellaway, Editor of American Art Review

Galatea Fine Art - Exhibiting Artist/Member - 460 Harrison Ave., Boston MA -  2017

Shaken & Stirred CoSo Members Juried Exhibition -Boston, MA- Feb-April, 2017

Copley Society of Art - Exhibiting Artist/Member - 158 Newbury Street, Boston, MA - 2016

Corporate Collection – The Berkshire Group, One Beacon St., 24th Floor, Boston, MA - 2016

A Group Thing - Thomas Young Gallery Juried Exhibition, Boston, MA - November, 2016

New England Collective VII - Juried exhibition at Galatea Fine Art, Boston, MA - August, 2016

19th Annual Juried Student Exhibition - Silvermine Arts Center, Silvermine, CT -  2011

 EDUCATION

South Shore Arts Center - Hingham, MA  - 2017 - Cold Wax - Lisa Pressman

 Truro Center for the Arts - Truro, MA   - 2015 -  Creative Dialogues - Bernd Haussmann

 Silvermine Arts Center - Silvermine, CT     Plein Air workshop - David Dunlop - 2016; Figure Painting - Nomi Silverman - 2008-2013; Oil painting - Dmitri Wright – 2010 - 2012;  Landscape & Abstraction - David Dunlop - 2003-2008

Moore College of Art - Philadelphia, PA  BFA in Advertising Design 1982 - Graduated Magna Cum Laude with a concentration in Photography

 EXPERIENCE

Abstract Artist - 2000- present 

Oil & acrylic painter; handcrafted silk scarf designer selling via open studio events and online

 Photographer/Video Producer – 1995-present 

Candid portrait, wild life, landscape and sports photography; Promotional & memory video production Clients include: Sacred Heart, Greenwich, CT; University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; Young Quakers Community Athletics/Netter Center, Philadelphia, PA; Harrow Sports, Greenwich, CT

 Vice President - The Signature Group, Schaumburg IL - 1989-1991­ 

Managed Interactive & Direct Marketing Media Group

 Vice President - Telaction Corporation, Schaumburg, IL- 1986-1989  

Responsible for all aspects of creating stores for this start up interactive mall.

Accounts Included: American Express, JC Penney, Nordstrom, Spiegel, Hammacher Schlemmer, Express Music.

 Guest Lecturer - Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University Evanston, IL 1987-89     Q & A discussions with students about the emerging interactive marketing industry

 Manager – American Express, New York, NY - 1983-1986  Created interactive media experiences across all product lines including travel services (in store kiosks and online), merchandise promotions and a wide variety of new electronic marketing vehicles (e.g. AOL, CompuServe, DJNR, IBM) Representative for many Interactive Media Industry Forums.

   SKILLS- Proficient in Adobe Photoshop,  Adobe Premiere Elements,  Adobe Lightroom,  Adobe Bridge, & Final Cut Pro