Gabby Rosenberg

Gabby Rosenberg. <i>Red Frankenstein</i>, 2020. Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 cm)
Gabby Rosenberg. <em>Motion</em>, 2020. Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40 inches (76.2 x 101.6 cm)
Gabby Rosenberg. <em>New Season</em>, 2020. Acrylic on canvas, 20 x 15 inches (50.8 x 38.1 cm)
Gabby Rosenberg. <i>Confined to Fictions</i>, 2020. Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 cm)
Gabby Rosenberg. <i>Clashing</i>, 2020. Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 cm)
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Gabby Rosenberg. <i>Horizons</i>, 2020. Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 cm)
Gabby Rosenberg. <i>Looking</i>, 2020. Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm)
Gabby Rosenberg, <em>Mr. Potato Heads</em>, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm)
Gabby Rosenberg, <em>Nighmares</em>, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm)
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Gabby Rosenberg, <em>Me and Me</em>, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30 inches (76.2 x 76.2 cm)
Gabby Rosenberg, <em>Watching and Doing</em>, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 48 inches (91.4 x 121.9 cm)
<em>Surface Tension</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2019
Gabby Rosenberg.<em> Not Present</em>, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 24 inches (76.2 x 61 cm)
Gabby Rosenberg, <em>Stacks</em>, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 54 x 40 inches (137.2 x 101.6 cm)
Gabby Rosenberg. <em>Dancing Queen</em>, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36 inches (121.9 x 91.4 cm)
Gabby Rosenberg.<em> Mourning Parts</em>, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm)
Gabby Rosenberg. <em>The Introduction</em>, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 48 inches (101.6 x 121.9 cm)
Gabby Rosenberg. <em>The Introduction</em>, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 48 inches (101.6 x 121.9 cm) Detail
Gabby Rosenberg. <em>Gaze Interruption (from One Party)</em>, 2018. Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 48 inches (101.6 x 121.9 cm)
<em> Night Pockets</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2019
Gabby Rosenberg. <em>Giant Baby</em>, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36 inches (121.9 x 91.4 cm)
<em> Night Pockets</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2019
Gabby Rosenberg. <em>Night Time Circus Part II</em>, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 48 inches (101.6 x 121.9 cm)
Gabby Rosenberg. <i>Communicating with Kin</i>, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm)
Gabby Rosenberg. <em>Communicating with Kin</em>, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm) Detail
Gabby Rosenberg. <em>Hiding</em>, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 48 inches (91.4 x 121.9 cm)
Gabby Rosenberg. <em>Hiding</em>, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 48 inches (91.4 x 121.9 cm) Detail
Gabby Rosenberg. <em>Fantastical Doubt</em>, 2019. Acrylic, oil, and spray paint on canvas, 36 x 48 inches (91.4 x 121.9 cm)
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Gabby Rosenberg. Red Frankenstein, 2020. Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 cm)

Gabby Rosenberg. Motion, 2020. Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40 inches (76.2 x 101.6 cm)

Gabby Rosenberg. New Season, 2020. Acrylic on canvas, 20 x 15 inches (50.8 x 38.1 cm)

Gabby Rosenberg. Confined to Fictions, 2020. Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 cm)

Gabby Rosenberg. Clashing, 2020. Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 cm)

Gabby Rosenberg. Horizons, 2020. Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 cm)

Gabby Rosenberg. Looking, 2020. Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm)

Gabby Rosenberg, Mr. Potato Heads, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm)

Gabby Rosenberg, Nighmares, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm)

Gabby Rosenberg, All Wobbly, 2019. Acrylic on canvas. 40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm)

Gabby Rosenberg, Friendly Ghost, 2019. Acrylic on canvas. 40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm)

Gabby Rosenberg, Me and Me, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30 inches (76.2 x 76.2 cm)

Gabby Rosenberg, Watching and Doing, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 48 inches (91.4 x 121.9 cm)

Surface Tension. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2019

Gabby Rosenberg. Not Present, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 24 inches (76.2 x 61 cm)

Gabby Rosenberg, Stacks, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 54 x 40 inches (137.2 x 101.6 cm)

Gabby Rosenberg. Dancing Queen, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36 inches (121.9 x 91.4 cm)

Gabby Rosenberg. Mourning Parts, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm)

Gabby Rosenberg. The Introduction, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 48 inches (101.6 x 121.9 cm)

Gabby Rosenberg. The Introduction, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 48 inches (101.6 x 121.9 cm) Detail

Gabby Rosenberg. Gaze Interruption (from One Party), 2018. Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 48 inches (101.6 x 121.9 cm)

Night Pockets. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2019

Gabby Rosenberg. Giant Baby, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36 inches (121.9 x 91.4 cm)

Night Pockets. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2019

Gabby Rosenberg. Night Time Circus Part II, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 48 inches (101.6 x 121.9 cm)

Gabby Rosenberg. Communicating with Kin, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm)

Gabby Rosenberg. Communicating with Kin, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm) Detail

Gabby Rosenberg. Hiding, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 48 inches (91.4 x 121.9 cm)

Gabby Rosenberg. Hiding, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 48 inches (91.4 x 121.9 cm) Detail

Gabby Rosenberg. Fantastical Doubt, 2019. Acrylic, oil, and spray paint on canvas, 36 x 48 inches (91.4 x 121.9 cm)

Gabby Rosenberg. Night Pockets, Installation view, Steve Turner, 2019

Gabby Rosenberg. <i>Red Frankenstein</i>, 2020. Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 cm) thumbnail
Gabby Rosenberg. <em>Motion</em>, 2020. Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40 inches (76.2 x 101.6 cm) thumbnail
Gabby Rosenberg. <em>New Season</em>, 2020. Acrylic on canvas, 20 x 15 inches (50.8 x 38.1 cm) thumbnail
Gabby Rosenberg. <i>Confined to Fictions</i>, 2020. Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 cm) thumbnail
Gabby Rosenberg. <i>Clashing</i>, 2020. Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 cm) thumbnail
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Gabby Rosenberg. <i>Horizons</i>, 2020. Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 cm) thumbnail
Gabby Rosenberg. <i>Looking</i>, 2020. Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm) thumbnail
Gabby Rosenberg, <em>Mr. Potato Heads</em>, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm) thumbnail
Gabby Rosenberg, <em>Nighmares</em>, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm) thumbnail
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Gabby Rosenberg, <em>Me and Me</em>, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30 inches (76.2 x 76.2 cm) thumbnail
Gabby Rosenberg, <em>Watching and Doing</em>, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 48 inches (91.4 x 121.9 cm) thumbnail
<em>Surface Tension</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2019 thumbnail
Gabby Rosenberg.<em> Not Present</em>, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 24 inches (76.2 x 61 cm) thumbnail
Gabby Rosenberg, <em>Stacks</em>, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 54 x 40 inches (137.2 x 101.6 cm) thumbnail
Gabby Rosenberg. <em>Dancing Queen</em>, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36 inches (121.9 x 91.4 cm) thumbnail
Gabby Rosenberg.<em> Mourning Parts</em>, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm) thumbnail
Gabby Rosenberg. <em>The Introduction</em>, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 48 inches (101.6 x 121.9 cm) thumbnail
Gabby Rosenberg. <em>The Introduction</em>, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 48 inches (101.6 x 121.9 cm) Detail thumbnail
Gabby Rosenberg. <em>Gaze Interruption (from One Party)</em>, 2018. Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 48 inches (101.6 x 121.9 cm) thumbnail
<em> Night Pockets</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2019 thumbnail
Gabby Rosenberg. <em>Giant Baby</em>, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36 inches (121.9 x 91.4 cm) thumbnail
<em> Night Pockets</em>. Installation view, Steve Turner, 2019 thumbnail
Gabby Rosenberg. <em>Night Time Circus Part II</em>, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 48 inches (101.6 x 121.9 cm) thumbnail
Gabby Rosenberg. <i>Communicating with Kin</i>, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm) thumbnail
Gabby Rosenberg. <em>Communicating with Kin</em>, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm) Detail thumbnail
Gabby Rosenberg. <em>Hiding</em>, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 48 inches (91.4 x 121.9 cm) thumbnail
Gabby Rosenberg. <em>Hiding</em>, 2019. Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 48 inches (91.4 x 121.9 cm) Detail thumbnail
Gabby Rosenberg. <em>Fantastical Doubt</em>, 2019. Acrylic, oil, and spray paint on canvas, 36 x 48 inches (91.4 x 121.9 cm) thumbnail
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Gabby Rosenberg creates paintings that encompass both representation and abstraction. Some lean one way, some the other, but all include rich color compositions, carefully chosen for the way individual colors relate to others. These relationships, which sometimes have sharp contrast and other times subtle contrast, are central to Rosenberg’s compositions. To the extent that figuration is depicted, Rosenberg presents gender-ambiguous figures that are part self and part monster. Many have fragmented body parts that are stacked in concentric circles. These blobby characters are often depicted with exposed joints or innards, a suggestion of vulnerability. They represent a visceral feeling of otherness and the complex fluidity of identity. Rosenberg also acknowledges a debt to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein with its creature’s desire for intimacy.


Born 1992, Chicago
Lives and works in Los Angeles

Education
2018
MFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia

2014
BA, Hampshire College, Amherst

Solo Exhibitions
2020
Icons, Steve Turner, Los Angeles

2019
Night Pockets, Steve Turner, Los Angeles

2018
Marrow, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia       

2017
Meat Cream, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia

2014
Her First Lie Was Pink, Hampshire College, Amherst

Group Exhibitions
2020
Artists and Poems, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles

2019
Untitled, Miami Beach (with Steve Turner)
Surface Tension, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
Show Me as I Want to Be Seen, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco
GIFC, The Hole, New York

2018
Incognito, ICA LA, Los Angeles
Rattlesnake Bells In The Desert, The Box Gallery, Los Angeles
Imagine Exhibition, Imagine Entertainment, Beverly Hills

2017
MFA Group Show, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia 

2016
Need A Show For This Title, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia         

2015
Queer WAH, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn
Grand Salon Show, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn
Window Display, Jerry’s, New York
Art by America, The Art House Chicago

2014
Undergraduate Artist Invitational, The Loft Parlor, Easthampton, Massachusetts 
Columbia University Painting Intensive, Columbia University, New York
Five II, Five College Art Exhibition, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts 
Five, Five College Art Exhibition, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

2013
LGBT Art Show, The Dalloway, New York

Residencies and Awards
2016
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson

2014
Columbia University Painting Intensive, New York

Bibliography
2019
May III, Richard Allen. “Steve Turner LA: Gabby Rosenberg,” artillery, April 24
Hotchkiss, Sarah. “The Do List: ‘Beneath This Mask, Another Mask’: Identity is Unfixed in CJM’s ‘Show Me’,” KQED, February 12
Desmarais, Charles. “‘Show Me as I Want to be Seen’ examines artistic and gender identity,” San Francisco Chronicle, Datebook, February 7
Miller, Robert Nagler. “The many selves of gender-bending artist and Nazi resister Claude Cahun,” The Jewish News of Northern California, February 1
Show Me as I Want to Be Seen, Contemporary Jewish Museum, February

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Gabby Rosenberg

Icons

October 17–November 14, 2020

Surface Tension

Joaquín Boz, Siro Cugusi, Stevie Dix, Kiyoshi Kaneshiro, Gabby Rosenberg and Jessica Wilson

June 15–July 13, 2019

Gabby Rosenberg

Night Pockets

March 30 – May 4, 2019

Gabby Rosenberg

KQED

February 12, 2019
Sarah Hotchkiss
“Beneath This Mask, Another Mask’: Identity is Unfixed in CJM’s ‘Show Me”

Gabby Rosenberg

ARTILLERY

April 24, 2019
Richard Allen May III
“Gabby Rosenberg”

Untitled Miami Beach

Sarah Ball, Lydia Blakeley, Jon Key, Gabby Rosenberg, David Shrobe and Brittany Tucker

December 3–8, 2019

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