Rosemary Starace is a visual artist and writer. A native of New York City and the Adirondacks, she has lived in the Berkshires for thirty years. Her work emerges from what she calls “the deep world,” the place of meaningful mystery that all of us encounter in our dreams, in art, nature, love, loss, and struggle. The paintings shown here are from the Interior Geometry series, which imagines the inner structures, forms, and conditions our lives may rest upon. The small collages are the result of an ongoing process akin to note-making. These exploit chance encounters with materials and give form to subtle internal experience, also in geometric language.
Starace studied at The New York Feminist Art Institute and holds a master’s degree in the creative process in the arts from Lesley University. Her artwork has been featured in String Poet and Yew journals, The Advocate, and, with an essay, in the anthology, Splitting the Genre: The Intersection of Poetry and Visual Art (Six Arrow Press). Two of her paintings were selected to appear on the covers of nationally published poetry collections. She’s had shows of her work at Berkshire Community College, Bard College at Simon’s Rock, and many other galleries in the Berkshires, New York City, and elsewhere. Her writing, too, has been published in numerous journals, and she is the author of two poetry collections and co-editor of an international poetry anthology.
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