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Workshop: Drawing is a Place (click for more info)

Artist statement
Our eyes help us survive but they can also allow us joy. My work in painting is about looking in an irrational, playful and contemplative way. My love of space and its metaphoric nature is at the heart of all my work. Working in the studio, I find my way deeper into time, space and life. I dwell in sustained observation of the space around me, unearthing discarded ideas, and finding a way to honor them. As I look more closely, the space changes, and it changes me.


Contact: or Instagram @rosielopeman


New York Studio School, Certificate in Painting, 2013-2016
Bard College, B.A. in Studio Arts, Sept. 2009 – May 2011. Transferred, Fall 2009
Rhode Island School of Design, Printmaking and Furniture Design, Sept 2007–May 2009 


Hohenberg Travel Grant from the New York Studio School, 2016
Christina R. Tarsell Award in Studio Arts, Bard College, 2010

Solo Exhibitions            
Paintings, The Container at 7B, Brooklyn, NY, Dec, 2019
The Shape I’m In, Gridspace, Brooklyn, NY, Sept-Dec, 2017
Expire, Inspire, John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY, June 24–July 16, 2017
Fixing a Hole, (Hohenberg Prize Recipient Exhibition), NY Studio School, NYC, Jan 19–Feb 1, 2017
Desert Cube, Certificate Completion Exhibition, NY Studio School, NYC, April–May, 2016

Group Exhibitions      
American Dream, Raynham Hall Museum, Oyster Bay, NY, April 11 - August 2024
Open Studios NYSS Project Space DUMBO, curated by Erica Newton, Brooklyn, NY, Nov-Dec, 2022
Gathering Times, Amphora Gallery, curated by Sally Beauty, Brooklyn, NY, Feb-March, 2022
Art Bangall, curated by Amanda Brown and Stephanie Del Carpio, Bangall, NY, June, 2018
S.E.P., curated by Mira Dayal, Pfizer Building, Brooklyn, NY, Nov 2017
Material Matters, Peninsula Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Aug 25–31, 2017
Summer Invitational, David and Schweitzer Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, July 9–Aug 13, 2017
Introductions 2017, curated by Julie Torres, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY Jan-Feb, 2017
Holiday Salon Show, Lorimoto Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, November 20 – Dec, 2016
Making the Future, David & Schweitzer Contemporary, Brooklyn, NY,  Oct, 2016
NomenCOLORature, Studio 10, Brooklyn, NY. August, 2016
Making Up, Two person exhibition with Kate Mills, New York Studio School, NYC, Nov, 2015
Paintings in Trees, curated by Ben Pritchard, Linnea Paskow and Ben Larocco, The People’s Garden, Brooklyn, NY, May–July, 2015
Back in Situ, Centotto Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Jan, 2015

First I was Afraid, I Was Petrified. . . ,Treasure Town, co-Curated with Frances Chang, Brooklyn, NY.
Dec 2018 - Jan 2019
First I was Afraid... was an immersive exhibition that took place at Treasure Town, a catacomb-like art space in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. In this labyrinthine basement, the show wove together the work of artists using a wide variety of media through an underlying theme of dreams, darkness and the subterranean. Each room in the basement was dedicated to one artist’s work, creating their own distinct environment and atmosphere. At 8:30 pm of opening night, the audience was guided through a series of performances that traveled through the entirety of the space.
Artists and performers: Carlo D'Anselmi, Matt Bachmann, Sophia Treanor, Hannah Mitchell, Theo Koeppel, Cornelia Barber, Tirzah Brott, Ken Weathersby, Rosie Lopeman, Frances Chang, Morgan Vo, Sam White, Rachel Pearl Stuart, Rosie DuPont.

Link to video of closing night performances:

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