2016 MFA Candidate. Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
2013 BFAH. Major in Painting/Minor in Modern Languages. Queen’s University, Kingston, ON
(Upcoming) CAT Cologne. Two month residency in Cologne, Germany
2016 Eagle Hill Art Centre. Four month residency along with teaching position.
2012 Gulkistan, Iceland. One month artist residency with community artist talk and final exhibition
2017 (upcoming) Studio 66 Gallery in Ottawa
Two Person Exhibitions
2013 ‘Bloom’. The Main Gallery, Union Gallery, Kingston
2017 (upcoming) Lisa Kehler Gallery Group Show
Featured Works, Group Exhibitions
Nancy Margolis Gallery. New York City, NY
New Contemporaries. Gelman Gallery - Chace Cente of the RISD Museum
RISD Graduate Exhibition. Sol Koffler Gallery.
RISD Graduate Selection. Rhode Island Convention Centre.
Toronto Artist Project UNTAPPED Emerging Artist Selection
Destabilizing Dystopia. dc3 Projects. Edmonton, AB.
You + Me. Navillus Gallery, Toronto.
Fever Dream. Gelman Gallery/Chace Centre, Providence.
Pegleg:13. Memorial Hall Gallery, Providence
UFO Hunters. Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence.
Post-Digital. Project Gallery, Toronto
2013 Lex Artis. Brockton Gallery, Toronto.
2011 MyWar: Participation in an Age of Conflict Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Kingston
2015 Fever Dream. Group Exhibition in the Gelman Gallery/Chace Centre, Providence, RI. 28 Artists in the Gelman Wing of the Chace Art Centre.
Fellowships and Scholarship
2015 Rhode Island School of Design Teaching Fellowship
2014 Rhode Island School of Design Graduate Scholar Fellowship
2009 Queen's University Dean's Scholarship
2016 Rhode Island School of Design Graduate Winter session ProfessorTaught and developed syllabus for the course ‘Conceptual Clarity through Collage,’ a class dedicated to helping students express their thesis and ideas through drawing and writing, and ultimately through collage.
2015 Rhode Island School of Design Graduate Teaching AssistantFall Session/2015: ‘Junior Painting’ – Led By Holly Hughes
Spring Session/2015: ‘Sophomore Painting’ – Led by Jacqueline Gendel
Fall Session/2014: ‘Three Critics’ – Led by Brian Boucher, Ryan Steadman, and Greg Lindquist
2015 Rhode Island School of Design ‘Pre-College ’ Teaching AssistantSummer Session/2015: ‘Critical Thinking’ – Led by Robert LeClairSummer
Session/2015: ‘Drawing Major’ - Led by Timothy Belt
My name is Rosalind Breen. My home base is Toronto and I am interested in the idea of shared human experience, creating environments and resurrecting mythical archetypes. I make works with the intention to evoke nostalgia or cathartic experiences that can be shared. I incorporate reflective surfaces, video, and wet bodily elements such as oil paints or plasters into my works to implicate the viewer, summon shared memories which tickle different senses and reactions. I look to tell an overarching story of the underdog with themes of hope and optimism in the face of mundanity and adversity. The appeal to me to create a shared experience, to illuminate memories that bring people together in solidarity - creating new myth.