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ABOUT

Rosannagh graduated from Oxford Brookes University in 2016 with a 1st Class Honours Degree in Fine Art, and was awarded the Fine Art Dissertation Prize, an annual award handed out to the writer of the best critical essay in the graduating year. During and since her studies in Oxford she has exhibited in Oxfordshire, London and Rome, but finds more inspiration for her work in wilder places, spending as much time as she can in the Scottish Highlands.

Outside of her studio practice, Rosannagh enjoys working with Branch Arts, assisting with the production, curation and media campaigns of large-scale, international art projects.

"My practice explores the alchemy of painting by abstracting colour and form through exposure to elemental forces and materials. I work with - rather than against - the transformative effects of fire, rain, time, temperature or crystallisation to reflect and augment the innately unpredictable and untamed nature of the natural, metaphysical world.

Choosing to accept and embrace these reactions frees you up as an artist to combine, convert or destroy your material in unrestricted and experimental ways that, to me, merge the painting process with old divinatory practices. I like to think of this as a way of communing with my environment, using natural, found materials or harnessing the elements to create or alter your image. These reflective moods, symbols or patterns are 'conjured' up quite unpredictably from within - and sometimes, beyond - the confines of the canvas, layer upon layer. That is why abstraction has always appealed to me. It's the ultimate freedom - you can throw your materials together, really engage with them, their behaviours and meanings, really just let go of the planning and the mapping and any expectation, and there, all of a sudden, there it is - you've found your painting."

Exhibitions include:
 
SHADOWS
Millepiani Exhibition Space  |  Rome, Italy  |  2019
ARTWEEKS
Langston Priory  |  Kingham, UK  |  2018
SLEEP
Owen Mumford Gallery  |  Chipping Norton, UK  |  2017
CREATIVE DEBUTS X BOND DICKINSON
Tower Bridge  |  London, UK  |  2017
FREE RANGE SHOWS
The Old Truman Brewery  |  London, UK  |  2016
OFF THE WALL
Oxford Brookes University  |  Oxford, UK  |  2016
ELEMENTORUM
Oxford Brookes University  |  Oxford, UK  |  2015

TWO

Oxford Brookes University  |  Oxford, UK  |  2015

ONE

Oxford Brookes University  |  Oxford, UK  |  2014

THE GREAT BRITISH AUTUMN

Oxford Organic Deli Company  |  Oxford, UK  |  2013

ARTS AT THE BARN

The Barn Gallery  |  Standlake, UK  |  2013

START

The Barn Gallery  |  Standlake, UK  |  2013

 
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