Leah Rosenberg talks cake, color & community – and how all of these elements informed her approach of creating work with the intention of generosity.
About the speaker
Color and process play a primary role in San Francisco-based artist Leah Rosenberg’s works which span painting, sculpture, printmaking, food and performance. Rosenberg received a BFA from Emily Carr Institute in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 2003, and went on to get an MFA from the California College of the Arts, in San Francisco, in 2008. She has held residencies at Vermont Studio Center, Project 387, Montalvo Arts Center, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art and Irving Street Projects. Her works have been exhibited nationally and internationally at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; Art Moves, Poland; the Sarasota Art Center, Sarasota, Florida; and the Golden Pavilion, Hamburg. Leah is a recipient of the Irvine Fellowship through the Lucas Artists Residency Program, the Kala Fellowship and was awarded the Pro Arts 2x2 Solo Show in 2015. Last year, she inaugurated the project space at McColl Center for Art and Innovation with Color for the People, a site-specific exploration of color and taste. Her recently installed a mural, Everywhere A Color, can be found in the International Terminal at SFO, which like her book The Color Collector’s Handbook published with Chronicle books last spring, hopes to connect everyone from everywhere through color. Leah worked as Creative Director for Color Factory in SF (2017) and NYC (2018). She is an artist-in-residence at Recology this fall creating work using paint from the Household Hazardous Waste Facility.
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By creating work with the intention of generosity and then setting it free, I found that generosity can be a medium—a lot like color. — Leah Rosenberg
Think deeply about how people will consume your art, and take care to make their experience as full and lasting as possible. — Leah Rosenberg