Gina Rossi, an American Artist

Gina Rossi is an American artist living in both Santa Fe, New Mexico and Tucson, Arizona.  She paints Non-objective/abstract art. From the age of five, she had spent most of her time day dreaming and wishing herself out of her physical space.  Although she had traveled extensively and lived in many wonderful places, she still continued to search for that creative space in which she could express herself through art.  Her love of art only grew stronger when her family moved to Italy and she was able to delight in the masterful works of art she experienced. Being a true Gemini, Gina Rossi was often perplexed by her dual personality.  She spent much of her time learning how to move back and forth between what was right in front of her to what she could imagine it to be. It was a skill to possess and one she wanted to harness. Since childhood, her compulsion for art making kept her engaged in its study and she continued at the University of Hawaii receiving a BFA with honors and went on to receive an MFA from the University of Arizona where she taught for several years.  Of that experience she says, "Teaching was a joy and a challenge.  Never expecting to teach, I was challenged by how to develop a curriculum that put all that I had learned of my experiences and skills into a clear and understandable language of a discipline that was visual, not verbal.  The joy came when my students lit up the lightbulb of understanding, an understanding that would produce wonderful works of art."



Nature is my church.  Brushes are my prayers. When I paint, I search for the essential nature of reality.  The artistic creation is the metamorphosis of that reality. Through the use of space, light and color, I hope to create paintings that become the external physical part of something beyond itself, something that is spiritual and self-sustaining.