"The Artist on
a Recent Field Trip"
Jonathan Martin Rosen has been working with light for the last 30 years.
As a young man, he studied with Willard Van Dyke, one of the founders of
the f64 group of photographers, student of Edward Weston and Curator of
Film at the Museum of Modern Art, NYC. Jonathan began to actively exhibit
his work in 1984 and has had over 80 exhibitions since.
Transcendental Landscapes by Jonathan Martin Rosen:
|Interesting Flagpole, 1984||
|Tree With Bare Branches, 1984||
'Life After Death' Portfolio
a body of transcendental landscapes
Jonathan Martin Rosen
After I completed my first major body of work 'Streets,' I cast about
searching for a new vision. After the completion of another portfolio
'Yielding Up the Ghost.' I started the 'Life After Death' series and have
been in process with it ever since. In regards to the title of the
portfolio, I wanted a name which I felt conveyed going beyond the concept
of the here and now, beyond life as we know it on this planet we call the
In approaching the landscape I consider the light, the elements in the
frame. Do they converge together and form a totality energy system? I look
for the soul in the landscape and the landscape of the soul. Two artists
whose work I try to emulate are William Blake, with his wonderful light
and energies and Vincent Van Gogh, his madly swirling lines. Finally,
does the piece have that quality of transcendence?
Jonathan Martin Rosen passed away May 2, 1999 as we were informed
from a close friend.
If you are interested in the artwork for an exhibition or sold work
please contact Beth Merriman <[email protected]>
Born: New York City, 1954. Lives and works in New York City
School of Visual Arts 1975-76, still photography major, art history minor, B. F. A.State University of New York at Purchase, 1972-74, film major.
Selected One Person Exhibitions:
Selected Group Exhibitions:
Ongoing Exhibition: The River Gallery, Irvington, NY Gallery Hours, Mon. - Sat. 11-6 pm Sun, 12-5pm49 Main Streetphone 914 591 6208 July 1998: Art on Main Street, Dobbs Ferry NYGallery Hours, Call, Phone 914 674 917126 Main Streetexhibition runs, July 30th-August 30thOpening 6-8pm on Thrusday, July 30th1998 River Gallery, Irvington, NY The Main Street Gallery, Dobbs Ferry, NY 1994 Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
1993 Carnegie Center for the Arts, Leavenworth, KS
1992 Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY 1991 Execucom Corporate Gallery, Austin, TX Educational Testing Service Corporate Gallery, Princeton, NJ1990 En Foco, NY, NY Helio Galleries, NY, NY
1987 Nicholas Roerich Museum, NY, NY1985 Neither Nor, NY, NY
1984 Bronx Museum, NY, NY Midtown Y Photography Gallery, NY, NY
July 1998: Palisades Gallery, Dobbs Ferry, NYGallery Hours, Wed. -Sun 1-5pm79 Main Streetphone 914 674 2071exhibition dates, July 1-31thopening Sunday July 5th, 2-5pm1998 Starving Artist Gallery, 'Spring Collection,' NY, NY1997 Thread Waxing Space, 'Art for Kids Sake,' NY, NY New York City Transit Museum/Michael Ingbar Gallery, 'TheSubway Show,' NY, NY Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, 'Sales and RentalGallery,' Cleveland, OH Nardin Galleries, 'Farewell Exhibition,' Somers, NY1996 Thread Waxing Space, 'Art for Kids Sake,' NY, NY Bronx Museum, 'Bronx Spaces,' NY, NY Longwood Arts Gallery, 'Bronx Salon,' NY, NY Stone Road, 'Mystical Visions,' Easthampton, NY1994 Castellani Art Museum, 'Consuming Passions,' Niagara, NY. Barney's 'Red Windows,' NYC1993 Wave Hill, 'In and Out of the Garden,' NYC1992 Brent Gallery, Houston, TX. Tampa Museum of Art, 'Donors to the Museum Collection,' Tampa, Fl Evanston Arts Center for the Visual Arts, 'Artful Nature,'Evanston, IL Felissimo Universal USA, 'Winter Landscape,' NY, NY1991 Arnot Art Museum, 'Seven Visions:The Spirit of Religion,' Elmira,NY The Roberson Center for the Arts + Sciences, Binghampton, NY PepsiCo World Headquarters Corporate Gallery, Purchase, NY The Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, PA1990 Cleveland Photographic Workshop, '3rd Annual National Exhibition,'Cleveland, Ohio. Frank Bernarducci Gallery, 'Invitational,' NY, NY Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, PA.1989 Frank Bernarducci Gallery, NY, NY Helio Galleries, 'Paper, Paper,' NY, NY1988 Bridgewater Gallery, 'The New Romantics,' NY, NY Frank Bernarducci Gallery, 'Benefit Art Auction, The Children'sMuseum,' NY, NY 1987 Ammo Exhibition Space, 'Expanding Views, Vanishing Points' NY, NY Bridgewater Gallery, 'Art Talks,' NY, NY Helio Galleries, NY, NY Circlework Visions, 'Urban Plight/Urban Light,' NY, NY1986 Ammo Exhibition Space, 'Teenage Art' NY, NY Bridgewater Gallery, 'Cooler in the Shade,' NY, NY Helio Galleries, 'December Fa La La,' NY, NY L'Ambiente/Mary McCarthey Galleries 'Painting, Sculpture,Photography,' NY, NY Houston Center for Photography, 'Auction Benefit,' Houston, TX1985 Eastman Wahmendorf, NYC. Lasser Galleries, 'August Exhibition,' NY, NY Michael Katz Gallery, 'ProCreations,' NY, NY Now Gallery, NYC. Hudson Guild, 'A Celebration of Place,' NYC 1984 Bronx Museum, 'Artist in the Marketplace,' NY, NY
1997 B.R.I.O. award, the Bronx Council on the Arts1994 ' '1990 ' '
Raynor, Vivian, '4 Views of the Bronx in a Farewell Show,' The New YorkTimes, 6, July 1997 Raynor, Vivian 'Tribute to Shows Linked to the Bronx,' The New York Times,26, May, 1996 Holland, Cotter, 'As an Alternative, but an Alternative to What'? The NewYork Times, 19, April, 1996. Huntington, Richard, 'An artist's sampling of food, glorious food,' TheBuffalo News,' 22, September, 1994, Raynor, Vivian, '12 Studies in Esthetic Purpose,' The New York Times, 19,February, 1995. Raynor, Vivian, The New York Times, 1, January, 1993.
Foto Magazine, 'Stories from the World of Shades,' March, 1993. Camper, Fred, 'The New Naturalism,' 2, October, 1992, Chicago Reader,volume 22 #1.
Piggot- Purcell, Janet, 'Reviews' Art Matters, April, 1991, volume 10 #7. Bronica Images, 'Know Your Peers,' Spring 1991, Issue 8. Y.K. 'Books in Brief,' July, 1984, Popular Photography.
1982 Photography Collector, volume 7 #8-9.
Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Paris.
Museum of the City of New York.
Tampa Museum of Art, Florida.
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, MA.
The Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, NY. Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS
Houston Foto Festival, Laser Disc Project, TX.
Capital Corp. Stamford, CT
Alexander & Alexander, Houston, TX
Arthur Anderson Inc. Chicago, IL
Hambourg, Hannover, Edwards & Martin, Los Angeles, CA
Reliance Group Holdings Inc. NY, NY
North Fork Bank, NY, NY
who we are
jonathan m. rosen
a deep valley, 19..
crack the sky, 19..
glow trees, 1984
greek thing, 1984
irvington pines, ..
japanese tree, 19..
my dream, 1980
the gatehouse, 19..
the road, 1982
two kids, 1982
tree with bare br..
dark tree, 1984
daniel b. holeman
j. ann masiker
rene k. mueller