The following information was provided by the artist unless otherwise noted.
Tina Rohrer, born in Washington, DC, was educated at Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Harvard University, and the Silvermine Guild Arts Center. Rohrer's work has been included in Connecticut Art Annual competitions, Faber Birren National Color Award shows, and Art of the Northeast USA exhibitions. Among the honors she has received are the Golden Color Award, the Liquitex Color Award, and awards in sculpture and painting from the Stamford Art Association. Rohrer's work has been shown in group shows at the Discovery Museum, the Mattatuck Museum, the John Slade Ely House, the Katonah Museum, and Northern Westchester Center for the Arts. She has had solo exhibitions at the Landmark Lobby Gallery in the Art/Ex Gallery in Connecticut and the Hiram Halle Memorial Library in Pound Ridge, NY.
Rohrer's three-dimensional tiered wooden structures have evolved from canvases painted with the illusion of three dimensions. Both types of acrylic works are painted with techniques inspired by the marking process of Seurat's and Albers' color theories and geometrical presentations.
"The principal focus of my work is on the optical qualities of color. From a distance, the individual marks lose their identity; hues are seen in the mid-range and these then coalesce to form a textural, geometric image. The mandala represents oneness, integration, balance, and unity. Some of the pieces exhibit an inherent meditative quality. Confronting my own mortality has increased my awareness of deeply rooted spiritual concerns. Thus, my art deals not only with self-unity but also with some type of oneness with god, a higher power, nature, or the cosmos.
Regina Stewart, Executive Director