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Phyllis Rosser

Artist Biography

I have been constructing wood assemblages for over 30 years and have exhibited widely in New York and New England. My sculpture is included in the collections of artists, curators and corporations including Microsoft, the Smith College Museum of Art, Johnson and Johnson and Rowan University. New York Times critic Barry Schwabsky compared my work to "the muscular brush strokes of Abstract Expressionist painters like Joan Mitchell and Willem de Kooning."


Using wood stripped bare of its bark and washed smooth by the Connecticut River in Vermont, I construct dynamic sculptures that mirror natural compositions in the environment. The energy of the wood - its muted colors and infinite patters of grains as well as its broken forms have a power for me, suggesting something that endures even as a tree completes its live cycle.

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