Biography and CV

Two Artists (detail) 2018

Rosemary Sloggatt was born in Munich, Germany in 1959, the youngest child of a military family. She grew up in Asheville, North Carolina. The city’s thriving arts community offered stimulation as she began to draw and paint the world around her. ​

The artist attended the North Carolina School of the Arts as one of seven students accepted into the Visual Arts program in 1975. An intensive 2-year immersion into the visual arts followed. The opportunity to be engaged in art all day and often in the open studios in the evening confirmed her commitment to be an artist.

Rosemary studied Fine Art at Parsons School of Design and Otis Art Institute, living in both Los Angeles and New York. During her time in New York City she worked as a page in the Art, Prints, and Photographs Division of the New York Public Research Library. Access to such material as the Gutenberg Bible, early Warhol folios, Japanese pillow books and Audubon’s hand-tinted Birds of America, expanded her vision of the scope and meaning of art.​

Following undergraduate studies she enrolled at Bank Street College, completing a Master’s Degree in Museum Education. While pursuing a ten-year museum career, she married and started a family. She joined the Great Neck Public Schools in 1995 and has taught art there for more than 25 years.

The time constraints imposed by motherhood and teaching made the book format ideal as a way to continue to make art. Her Japanese-style books – designed to be interrelated, depending on the number of pages seen at a time – were exhibited in Islip Art Museum’s The Art of the Book juried exhibition in 1991. Her print work on the subject on family, ‘Trinity’ was included in the museum’s exhibit All in the Family in 2010.

Rosemary began work on her Fairy Tale series  during a mono-print workshop in Philadelphia with printmaker, Christine Stoughton. 'Rapunzel Writes a Letter' is a series of prints reflecting on how Rapunzel might have spent her time in the tower. As part of this exploration she created work based on The Wizard of Oz, Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood and Portraits of a Witch. ‘Little Red Riding Hood, A Cartography’ was included in Islip Art Museum’s New York Bound: International Book Arts Biennial in 2013.

In 2016 she exhibited Ogre Vases at the Bay Shore/Brightwaters Public Library. Based on a royal family of ogres, the sculptures are meant to be handled and opened. Two of the works, 'Pan' and 'Dora,' were selected for Private Viewing: For Your Eyes Only at the Islip Art Museum in 2016.

In November 2016 Rosemary mounted a solo exhibition, Growing Up, in the gallery of the East Islip Public Library. The exhibit included 42 works, created over a two-year period: paintings, prints, and shadow boxes, based on family photographs from her childhood. The artist used traditional painting techniques to interpret the family images. The paintings reflect both the photographic processes prevalent at the time the photos were taken and the subsequent aging of the pictures, complete with fingerprints, creases and stains. 

Many of the images in the Growing Up series were of children. Rosemary’s subsequent work expands on the theme, reflecting her experiences – personal and professional – with young children. This work was exhibited in a solo exhibition, Among Children, in the gallery of the East Islip Public Library in November of 2018. 

EDUCATION:        Bank Street College of Education

                              Master’s Degree, Museum Education, 1988

 

                               Parsons School of Design

                               Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1984

 

                               Otis Institute, College of Art and Design

                               Fine Arts Major, 1981

 

                               North Carolina School of the Arts

                               High School Diploma, 1977

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS: 

 

                                A Book About Death 10th Anniversary Exhibition

                                Islip Art Museum

                                September 2019

                                Collaborations

                                with Constance Sloggatt Wolf

                                Islip Art Museum

                                June 2019

                  

                                Piebald Patches, Juried Members Exhibition

                                Museum of Contemporary Art, Long Island

                                July 2019

                                Time, Juried Exhibition

                                STAC Mills Pond Gallery

                                May 2019

                                59th Long Island Artists Exhibition

                                Art League of Long Island

                                January 2019

                                 Winners Showcase

                                 STAC Mills Pond Gallery

                                 January 2019

                                Among Children, Solo Exhibition

                                East Islip Public Library

                                November 2018

                                The BIG Picture

                                Art League of Long Island

                                May 2018 

                                Spring Migration

                                Second Avenue Firehouse Gallery

                                April 2018

                                Something Blue

                                The Art Guild at Elderfields Preserve

                                March 2018

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                                Face and Figure

                                The Art Guild at Elderfields Preserve

                                September 2017                                     

                       

                                Growing Up, Solo Exhibition

                                East Islip Public Library

                                November 2016

                                

                                Private Viewing: For Your Eyes Only

                                Islip Art Museum, April 2016

                                New York Bound: International Book Arts Biennial

                                Islip Art Museum, 2013

                               

                                All in the Family

                                Islip Art Museum, 2010

                                The Art of the Book

                                Islip Art Museum, 1991

COLLECTIONS:

                                 Private Collection, Thousand Oaks, CA

                                 Private Collection, Bay Shore, NY

                                 Private Collection, Sayville, NY

                                 Private Collection, Jersey Heights, NJ

                                 Private Collection, San Francisco, CA

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS:

                         

                      STAC Arts Council, Members Show, Winner, 2018

                      National Association of Women Artists Induction, 2017

                      Long Island Arts Alliance ‘Artist of the Month’ November 2017



PRESS:

                       Art Teacher Accepted into National Association
                       Great Neck Record, Nov. 8, 2017

                       Creativity Abounds at STAC Member Showcase

                       The Times of Smithtown, Heidi Sutton, Nov. 2, 2017

                       Printed Books Are Alive and Sometimes Weird

                       New York Times, Aileen Jacobsen, Nov. 17, 2013

                       New York Bound, Islip Art Museum

                       Berkshire Fine Arts, Jay Schuck, Nov. 26, 2013