Rosemarie Chiarlone lives/works in Miami, FL.  Her work explores physical and psychological boundaries of human connection, creating works which comprise multifaceted matters addressing gender, societal and political contexts.  These concepts are created in works on paper, hand-made books, photo and video-based work, installations, and sculpture.

Chiarlone studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and at Florida International University with a BFA and a Master’s degree in the arts.  

She has exhibited both nationally and internationally.  Her works have most recently been on view at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA and the Center for Book Arts in New York, NY.   She has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions including the Berlin Arts Club, Berlin, Germany; the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC; University of Gloucestershire, England; University of Kyoto, Japan; Lafayette College, Philadelphia, PA; Universidad de Costa Rica and the Museo de Artsy Diseno Contempranio, San Jose, Costa Rica; McMullen Museum of Art, Boston, Massachusetts;  Spaces Gallery, Cleveland, OH; Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL;  Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, FL;  Girls Club, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; and MDC Museum of Art + Design, Miami, FL.

She has received honors and awards including the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, Florida Visual Arts Fellowship, Florida Artist Enhancement Grant and the Artist Opportunity Award from Citizens for Florida Arts and the Division of Cultural Affairs.  She’s received other grants from public and private organizations as well as a residency at the Vermont Studio Center. 

Chiarlone’s work is in numerous private and national museum collections including:  National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC; The Walker Library of the History of Human Imagination, Ridgefield, Connecticut; The Center for Book Art, New York, NY; The Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, Miami, FL; The Arthur & Mata Jaffe Collection of Books as Aesthetic Objects, Boca Raton, FL; The Mosquera Collection, Liza and Dr. Arturo F. Mosquera, Coral Gables, FL; Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL; Girls’ Club/Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz Collection, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; University of Miami, Special Collections, Coral Gables, FL and the Bienes Museum of the Modern Book, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

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Recently, my research has been the visual structure of text as line, image, texture and its interplay of poetic textural meaning. The graphic and poetic expressions which dissipate information allude to the concepts of presence and impermanence between the physical and psychological. The work metaphorically elicits the viewer to question the visual and textual meaning and to explore the communicative transparency and obscurity of the convoluted boundaries between the physical and psychological.