Rosalie Rosenthal is photographic and mixed media artist whose practice transforms mundane and overlooked subjects through a range of photographic techniques including darkroom processes and innovative experiments with digital scanners. She graduated from Smith College with a degree in history before earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Louisville where she was recognized with three awards for excellence in studio art and photography.
As part of the 2017 Louisville Photo Biennial, Rosenthal collaborated with Purdue Polytechnic to photograph the technology and equipment on campus. The exhibition included photographs and three dimensional collaged images fabricated on site. Rosenthal’s 2016 exhibition, Overlooked/Underseen, in the Huff Gallery at Spalding University featured work inspired by vintage collections of matchbooks and figurines. Group shows include New Artists In Portland at the Portland Museum in Louisville, KY; Macro and Same But Different at the International Center for Photographic Art in New York; Focus: Grayscale at the Black Box Gallery in Portland, OR; Second Life at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft; Artist Series at Lenihan Sotheby’s International Realty in Louisville, KY; and Regional Showcase: Photography at Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her installation, Fulfillment, was selected for the Defining Installation exhibition at Zephyr Gallery, Louisville, KY. Her photographs are included in three Manifest Gallery publications: International Photography Annuals 3, 4 and 5. In 2014, Rosenthal held an artist residency with Residency Unlimited in Brooklyn, New York with a studio placement at Pioneer Works.
Rosenthal is a native of St. Louis, Missouri, spent much of her adult life in Chicago and has called Louisville, Kentucky home for the last fourteen years.