Rosemarie Fiore's Smoke Painting

MOCA Jacksonville, FL
Saturday, January 27, 2018 // 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Space 42 at 2670 Phyllis Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204
Event Description
Inventive mechanics, choreographed performance, and chance surprises come together in the work of Rosemarie Fiore. For the past fifteen years, she haspainted with colored smoke fireworks. At this MOCA Jacksonville signature event, Fiore will perform her technique using the handcrafted tools currently on view in the Museum's exhibition Call & Response.

This event is free and open to the public.
Register      HERE
Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville                  
A Cultural Institute of the University of North Florida
333 North Laura Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32202

Group Exhibition

Reinterpreting MOCA Jacksonville’s Permanent Collection

OCTOBER 21, 2017 - APRIL 1, 2018
In 2016, the Museum adopted a new thematic collecting strategy that celebrates and guides the direction of the Permanent Collection. As it supports a wide array of art-making practices, the six themes explore “Art as Social Commentary,” “The Evolution of Mark-making,” “Material as Meaning,” “New Media,” “Process and Object Relationship,” and “(Re)presentation.” The exhibition Call & Response unveils these collecting areas to the community for the very first time. To illustrate their ongoing relevance in contemporary dialogues, MOCA Jacksonville invited a handful of artists to engage with the collection and participate by either the creation a new work of art or presenting an existing piece for inclusion in the exhibition. By doing so, the Permanent Collection acts as a springboard for artists to respond in a variety of ways and media-from sharing new work inspired by the Permanent Collection's themes and then placing them in conversation with one another.

Invited artists: Olaf Breuning, Adrian Esparza, Rosemarie Fiore, Carly Glovinski, Beth Lipman, Willy Le Maitre, Luke Murphy, teamLab, Norwood Viviano, and Brigitte Zieger
Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville
A Cultural Institute of the University of North Florida
333 North Laura Street  
Jacksonville, Florida 32202  


Visiting Artist: Rosemarie Fiore
  • Lecture
  • Sunday, October 8, 2017
  • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Six distinguished Visiting Artists and Writers visit the residency per month. Each Visitor offers a public slide talk or reading, and is available for a private studio visit/writing conference with residents working in their medium/genre.

Vermont Studio Center, 80 Pearl Street, Johnson, VT 05656, USA 802-635-2727


June 21 – July 18

Residency Program
With a greater array of materials available to artists than ever before, this is an exciting time in art history. The Golden Foundation Residency Program is specifically designed to assist the professional artist in discovering and exploring the many materials and technologies available today. Through the Golden Foundation, residents will have the unparalleled opportunity to work with dozens of unique materials and technologies.
Sam & Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts, Inc.
237 Bell Road, New Berlin, NY 13411


Group Exhibition

 June 30- September 10, 2017

The exhibition is co-curated by Williamson Gallery director Stephen Nowlin and Williams College astronomer Jay Pasachoff, in association with New York Historical Society Curator of Drawings Roberta J.M. Olson and Lick Observatory artist and curator Anthony Misch. In addition to works of contemporary art by Lita Albuquerque, Russell Crotty, Stephen Dankner, Rosemarie Fiore and Jacqueline Woods, as well as historical paintings by Howard Russell Butler (1856-1934), the exhibit will include astronomical artifacts from the Lick Observatory and Carnegie Observatories, historical artifacts sourced from the Huntington Library, and projections from NASA sources.

ArtCenter College of Design
Hillside Campus
Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery

1700 Lida Street
Pasadena, CA 91103


Wave Hill Winter Workspace 2017

January 3February 12, 2017 

Wave Hill opens Glyndor Gallery as workspace for New York-area artists, giving them the unique opportunity to explore the winter landscape as a source of inspiration. Intimate exposure to Wave Hill’s thriving plant collections allows each artist to develop innovative work based on direct observation and communion with nature. Artists will share their studio practice with the public through interactive workshops and drop-in Sundays.

Drop-in Sundays: January 15, 22 & 29 and February 5, 1‒3PM (Two to three artists will be present in their studios to talk about their work in progress. Check for details.) 
Open House: Saturday, February 11, Noon‒3:30PM (All artists will be present to discuss their work.)

Press release here.

Wave Hill
A public garden & cultural center
675 West 252nd Street
Bronx, NY

Book Release

Fiore, a 2002 Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program Fellow, is included in the book
Artists to Artists: Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program Volume 2 (2002-2016), released in November 2016.


Catalog Interview for "Skillshot, The Collaborative Art of Pinball", with Mark Porter, director of Glass Curtain Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, 2016.

Group Exhibition

Real & Implied​

ELEVENPLAY x Rhizomatiks Research
Jonathan Moore
Suzanne Opton
Rosemarie Fiore

“Real & Implied” calls to mind the tendency of political campaigns to appeal to exaggerated notions. In this context, what is real and implied in the exhibit is a sense of danger and violence. The work of the four exhibiting artists does not directly address electoral politics or violence, but suggests a distance between rhetoric, technology and impacted lives.

Rosemarie Fiore’s “Gunflake Series” first appears as harmless and intricate as a snowflake but the source imagery of each “flake” hints at both the long history implicit in America’s gun culture as well as the mundanity of the gun’s place within contemporary society. Rosemarie Fiore’s visit is supported by the University of Idaho Art and Design program. Fiore will be giving artist demo on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. in the Art and Architecture North Printmaking studio. Support for the demo is provided by the University of Idaho ROTC program.
University of Idaho Prichard Art Gallery
414 S. Main St., Moscow ID 83843
Corners of 5th and Main Street
Phone: (208) 885-3586



To celebrate the occasion of "TOTAL PROOF: The GALA Committee 1995-1997" and the newly published twenty-year survey of Grand Arts – one of the commissioning institutions that supported GALA’s "In the Name of the Place" – join transcendental tour guide Timothy Speed Levitch for a dynamic cruise through creative practice, as artists, writers, and thinkers from the Grand Arts constellation take the stage to puzzle out heady questions of risk, magic, pleasure, ghosts, and what comes after art. 

With musings by Mel Chin and Michael Jones McKean, artist interviews by Maria Elena Buszek, and guest appearances by Emily Roysdon, John Salvest, Rosemarie Fiore, Filip Noterdaeme, Stephen Lichty, Christophe Thompson, an exclusive multiple by Spurse, and many others featured in the just-released "Problems and Provocations: Grand Arts 1995-2015." Presented by Fathomers and Red Bull Studios New York. 

Book Release

  • Fiore's "Good-Time Mix Machine Scrambler Paintings" project is featured in:

    Problems and Provocations, Grand Arts 1995-2015 
    by Stacy Switzer (Editor), Annie Fischer (Editor), Margaret Silva (Foreword)
    Grand Arts, a contemporary art project space in Kansas City, MO, quietly but radically tested the limits of institutional and artistic support for nearly two decades. In helping more than 120 national and international artists realize projects considered too difficult, provocative, or complex to attract funding and support otherwise, the gallery achieved insider fame and deepseated respect as a bastion of generosity and risk. Now, as its final endeavor, Grand Arts gamely interrogates its values, methods, outcomes and legacies in Problems and Provocations: Grand Arts 1995–2015―an indispensable source book on creativity, collaboration and what it takes to realize a major work of contemporary art.
    The volume documents 30 key projects from Grand Arts’ previously unexcavated history, by artists such as Alice Aycock, Patricia Cronin, Rosemarie Fiore, Ellie Ga, Alfredo Jaar, Isaac Julien, Annie Lapin, Laurel Nakadate, Filip Noterdaeme, William Pope L., Tim Rollins & K.O.S., Emily Roysdon, Tavares Strachan and the Propeller Group. Recent annotations and previously untold stories by artists and collaborators complement an archival deepdive of photographs, artist proposals, sketches, notes, internal documents and items of private correspondence.
    Essays by Pablo Helguera, Iain Kerr, Gean Moreno, Emily Roysdon and Rob Walker explore the models, practices ethics, and futures of art institutions, and a critical study conducted by the research studio RHEI identifies and describes Grand Arts’ distinctive model of support.
    Part retrospective, part how-to guide, Problems and Provocations actively leverages Grand Arts’ past to engage problems of theoretical and practical interest to cultural producers moving forward― and serves as essential reading for today’s artists, students, curators and all those interested in tales of unpredictable ventures in the world of contemporary art.
  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Arts (September 27, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0692625534
  • ISBN-13: 978-0692625538
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 1.4 x 10.2 inches

Group Exhibition

Glass Curtain Gallery / Skillshot, The Collaborative Art of Pinball

September 6 - November 5, 2016
Opening reception and catalog release party: September 23, 6-9pm
Skillshot, The Collaborative Art of Pinball presents pinball machines as interactive artworks that are created through a collaborative process involving many skilled artisans such as designers, sculptors and engineers. As Chicago is the birthplace and world headquarters of pinball, Skillshot intends to capture the spirit and momentum of this dynamic art movement by highlighting the accomplishments of both industry professionals and enthusiasts. The exhibit will feature pinball machines, documentary videos, zines as well as original pre-production illustrations and sketches by iconic pinball designers.
Curated by Mark Porter. 
Participating artists include 
 Rosemarie FioreDoug Watson, Greg Freres, Jon ChadAlec Longstreth, Angela Drokba (The Trophy Witch),  Stern Pinball Inc., 12 for 12, Dirty DonnieJeremy Packer (Zombie Yeti), Rob Karlic and Gene X Hwang. 
For more information: Mark Porter, 

Columbia College Chicago, 104 S Wabash Ave, first floor, Chicago, IL 60605

Public Performance

In Plain Air
Saturday, July 23 at 2 PM
The Fields Sculpture Park
Rain Date: July 24
Omi Visual Artist Residency alumnae Peggy Cyphers, Rosemarie Fiore and Portia Munson and Fields artist Margaret Evangeline will create one-day temporary pieces in The Fields Sculpture Park. Works include sculptures, on-site installations and hanging works in the trees. Artists will engage in a combination of performances and informal talks throughout the day.
Free and open to the public.
1405 County Route 22, Ghent, New York 12075  |  (518) 392-4747  |

Fidelity Corporate Art Collection

A full set of works from the Dieu Donne 2015 benefit edition "Smoke Painting Eclipse" are now part of the Fidelity Corporate Art Collection, Boston, MA.

Group Exhibition

Heliotropes @Geary Contemporary, NYC
James Case-Leal, William Cordova, Angeles Cossio, Marsha Cottrell, Chris Duncan, Igor Eskinja, Rosemarie Fiore, Nicolai Howalt, Owen Kydd, Gustavo Prado, Hanna Sandin
Curated by Matthew Nichols
June 9 – July 15, 2016

Geary Contemporary is pleased to present Heliotropes, a group show curated by Matthew Nichols that features work by James Case-Leal, William Cordova, Angeles Cossio, Marsha Cottrell, Chris Duncan, Igor Eskinja, Rosemarie Fiore, Nicolai Howalt, Owen Kydd, Gustavo Prado, and Hanna Sandin.  The exhibition will be on view from June 9 to July 15, 2016.  An opening reception will take place on Thursday, June 9, from 6 to 8 PM.
The word “heliotrope” names at least two particular things in the world: a popular garden plant that turns its purple flowers toward the sun; and a mirrored instrument once used by land surveyors to reflect sunlight across long distances.  As the title of a summer group show, the word is being creatively misread to encompass an array of visual motifs that address the sun and explore its numerous attributes.
In some of the works on display the sun appears in familiar pictorial guises – as a disc, an orb, a spray of radiance.  In the hands of other artists, the sun is referenced obliquely, through its manifold effects on our terrestrial realm – warmth, illumination, rotation, nourishment.  The formal and metaphorical range of the works is wide, and is matched by a diversity of materials and processes, including novel approaches to painting, drawing, photography, and sculpture.  As such, Heliotropes not only confirms the obvious centrality of the sun to our earthly existence, but also speaks to its otherworldly resistance to full comprehension and singular representation.
Matthew Nichols is Associate Professor of art history at Christie’s Education, New York.


"Colossus: Smoke Eclipse Scroll",  Performance
The Weatherspoon Art Museum Uncg
January 2016

UBS Art Collection

"Smoke Painting #38", 2013 and a full set of works from the Dieu Donne 2015 benefit edition "Smoke Painting Eclipse" are now part of the UBS Art Collection, Zurich, Switzerland.

Book Release

Fiore's RetroGame time-lapse photography work is featured in:

Photoviz: Photography and Illustration: Visualizing Through Photography
The stories told with graphics and infographics are now being visualized through photography. Photoviz shows how these powerful images are depicting correlations, making the invisible visible, and revealing more detail than classic photojournalism.
Nicholas Felton, Sven Ehmann, Robert Klanten
Release Date: 
April 2016
24 × 30 cm
Full color, hardcover, 256 pages
About This Book
Photoviz explores the intersection of photography, infographics, and data visualization. Combining cutting-edge technology and classic photographic techniques enables us to tell stories and visualize information more powerfully and compactly than ever: a full day of flights all at once, invisible Wi-Fi networks, global trade, intimate psychology, movement, time itself, and more.  The concept of Photoviz invites us to simultaneously reinvent our collective reality and demystify our surroundings.
Within this mesmerizing photographic world, striking images reveal the power of tools ranging from long exposure and slit-scan photography to post-processing, collage, and metadata. Photoviz is a source of inspiration and a crucial resource for designers and photographers alike.

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