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Education
2016 MFA Candidate. Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
2013 BFAH. Major in Painting/Minor in Modern Languages. Queen’s University, Kingston, ON

Residencies
(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

Solo Exhibitions
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

2016
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

2015
Destabilizing Dystopia. dc3 Projects. Edmonton, AB.
You + Me. Navillus Gallery, Toronto.
Fever Dream. Gelman Gallery/Chace Centre, Providence.

2014
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

Curatorial Endeavours
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

Teaching
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


Statement

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.