Rosalie Rosenthal’s work examines common and familiar objects to engage our thinking about abstract concerns. Her subject matter is recognizable; however, shifts in context and perspective introduce ambiguity to her images. She invites reflection about what we see and value, our individual associations and collective understanding.
Rosenthal’s solo exhibitions include the Louisville Photo Biennial and Spalding University. Her work was included in group exhibitions at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft and Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio. She held a residency at Residency Unlimited and Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, New York. Rosenthal earned a BFA from the University of Louisville’s Hite Art Institute and a BA in history from Smith College. She currently lives and works in Louisville, Kentucky.