2020 Sprouting Space Location:

Stamford Town Center

100 Greyrock Pl.

Stamford, CT 06901

Alyse Rosner

I create large scale abstract acrylic paintings on raw canvas, combining graphite rubbings, layered washes of vivid color and obsessive mark-making that evoke textiles, body, earth and atmosphere.


I explore the overlap and urgency of autobiographical daily minutia, toxicity and nature– essentially, life and death– through abstract painting. My work is generative; each piece is source material for the next. For the past decade I’ve been proceeding this way and a vocabulary reflecting my daily life, interests and concerns has evolved. I include found materials and items from my studio, home and neighborhood that characterize political and societal issues in an intensely personal way. Process and materials drive my work, however the selection of synthetic, natural and chemical elements combined with textures directly lifted from my home lend the work personal resonance and harbor more universal considerations.


My work acknowledges the contradictions of the natural, synthetic, chemical and toxic world we live in. The natural imagery of woodgrain comes from pressure treated wood infused with chemicals intended to defy nature; seductive vivid color reflects the danger and potency of medically prescribed morphine.


Now I am at a crossroads, on the brink of new developments. Between 2017- 2019 I showed in museum, commercial galleries and non-profit spaces in New York, New Orleans, and Connecticut. My paintings are included in private and public collections. Still, I am looking for more.

Photography by: Ellen Hackl Fagan, all rights reserved © 2021

Photography by: Ellen Hackl Fagan, all rights reserved © 2021

Photography by: Ellen Hackl Fagan, all rights reserved © 2021

Photography by: Ellen Hackl Fagan, all rights reserved © 2021

Photos taken from the artist’s website https://www.alyserosner.com



Stamford, CT Sprouting Spaces 2020-21



Is currently on faculty in the department of Visual and Performing Arts at Fairfield University, teaching Modern Art and the History, Theory, and Practice of Museums


She also serves as Museum Specialist in Adult Learning at the Aldrich Museum Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, CT. Prior to this, she supported the launch of the National Gallery Singapore, as Senior Manager of Adult Learning and Access Programs. Danielle has over fifteen years of museum and academic experience. She has designed cross-disciplinary programs, lead tours and lectures at a range of national and international organizations including The Museum of Modern Art, NYC; Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, MA; Museum of Contemporary Art Westport; The Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, CT; Salve Regina University and Newport Restoration Foundation, Newport, RI, and The British National Trust. Danielle holds an MA in Art History and Certification in Museum Studies from Boston University and an E.dM in Education from Harvard University.



Adjunct Instructor of Art History

Housatonic Community College


is a History & Culture Fellow at Drew University’s Caspersen School of Graduate Studies, where she is researching modern European visual culture and politics. Sarah is also an adjunct instructor of art history at Housatonic Community College. A graduate of The Irish Art Research Center at Trinity College Dublin, Sarah has lent her expertise to visual and material culture projects at the Dresden Museum, Swarovski Crystal, and Dutch Public Broadcasting. Her article on gender identity and Irish dance costume in revolutionary Ireland appeared in Gender & History in March 2019.