About Samantha Roselwald

Samantha Rosenwald (b. 1994, Los Angeles) received her BA in Art History from Vassar College in 2016 and her MFA in Fine Art from California College of the Arts in 2018. Rosenwald has shown with galleries such as Zevitas Marcus, CULT Exhibitions, Good Mother Gallery, and Mostyn, and has been featured in publications such as New American Paintings, Art Maze Magazine, and Voyage LA. Rosenwald is based in LA and works primarily in painting, colored pencil, and ceramic. By threading together contemporary culture, visual pun, and the dogmas of art history, she creates absurd, personal, and darkly funny portraits which illustrate what it feels like to be alive.

2018 MFA, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA 2016 BA, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY

Solo Exhibitions
2019 “Soft Opening,” MCLXVII, San Francisco, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions
2019 Comic Tendencies, Eve Leibe Gallery, London, UK
2019 Cruel Optimism, Wow Project LA, Chewing Foil Gallery, Los Angeles, CA New American Paintings
2019 Pacific Coast Review, Zevitas Marcus, Los Angeles, CA
2019 21 Open, Mostyn Gallery, Wales, UK
2019 Whipped, CREAM Athens, London, UK
2019 Middleschool-ed, Junior High LA, Los Angeles, CA Morality/Mortality, Good Mother Gallery, Oakland, CA
2019 San Francisco Art Market, CULT Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA Graduation, Good Mother Gallery, Oakland, CA
2018 Seattle Art Fair, CULT Exhibitions, Seattle, WA Female Troubles, CULT Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA
2018 MFA Commencement Show, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2018 MFA Thesis Show, Minnesota Street Projects, San Francisco, CA Finale of a Generally Miraculous Nature, PS8, San Francisco, CA TFW, PS8, San Francisco, CA
2017 The Ungreased Chain, The Wattis Institute of Art, San Francisco, CA

2019 New American Paintings, Pacific Coast Issue No. 139
2019 Juxtapose Magazine, “Good Mother Gallery Opens Latest Group Show –Morality/Mortality,” Arts and Culture, May 10.
2018 Voyage LA, “Check Out Samantha Rosenwald’s Artwork,” December 10, web.Art Maze Magazine, “Curated Selection of Works by Sara Maria Salamone and Tyler Lafreniere, Founders and Head Curators of Mrs. Gallery, NYC,” Summer Issue 8
2018 Fumetto Magazine, “Samantha Rosenwald: Selected Illustration,” Volume 3

Honors and Awards
2018 Curator’s Award, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2018 Finalist for the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship Award, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2016 Honors in Art History, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
2012 Excellence in Visual and Performing Arts, Archer School for Girls, Los Angeles, CA