Rosalie Lang


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Rosalie Lang
About the author

Rosalie Lang is an American painter who lives and works in Northern California. Her recent work was inspired by the dramatic rock formations found in Northern California coastal areas. Granite boulders, striated sandstone surfaces, rock-strewn tide pools, and lace-like tafoni fill her canvases. Lang visually defines less obvious qualities of those natural surfaces through image enlargement and intricate detail. The enlarging process transforms each composition, setting up a playful reciprocity between realism and abstraction. Rarely does Lang repeat a subject. Each painting reflects a distinct view of a particular rock segment. Born in Brooklyn, NY, Lang received her initial art training at Queens College, NY and then studied oil painting and photography in the Masters Program at Pratt Institute, NY. She exhibited her work in New York/New Jersey galleries and museums such as the New Jersey State Museum, the Jersey City Museum, and the Morris Museum. After completing a Doctorate of Education at New York University and teaching Art Education at The College of New Jersey, Lang moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where she taught Art Education at San Jose State University. Lang's paintings have been featured in solo and group shows in Bay Area galleries and at Stanford University, Cabrillo College Art Gallery, Monterey Peninsula College Art Gallery, Davis Art Center, Monterey Museum of Art, Triton Museum of Art and The Art Museum of Los Gatos.