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47-09 Vernon Boulevard
Long Island City, NY 11101
Rosetta Bentz was born in Calabria Italy and came to the United States as a two-month-old infant with her parents and siblings.
She is a painter, collage-make, potter, and paper-maker. She studied portraiture, collage, and abstract painting at the Art Students League; Sumi-e painting with Koho Yamamoto; paper-making at the Dieu Donné Paper Mill; and sculpture, drawing, and window display at the Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC.
For the past five years she has been part of a nation-wide movement called “Artists in Cellophane” that dispenses small artworks through recycled cigarette vending machines. The machines are located throughout the US in a myriad of venues such as museums, galleries, specialty stores, and cafés.
She has completed three commissions for the Atlantis Hotel in the Bahamas. Her work can also be seen at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in St. Thomas, VI, and the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Key Biscayne, FL, as well as in the CW 11 TV show “Gossip Girl.”
The goal of her art is to emulate, translate, and interpret nature. Bentz is endlessly fascinated by the earth’s beauty, power, splendor, stillness, rawness, abstractness, seeming irregularity, and perfection. She is always moving and ever-changing, growing, and evolving.
Her affinity for color and texture are evident in a body of work that shouts with life, urgency, anticipation, and new beginnings.
Regina Stewart, Executive Director