Rozanne Hermelyn Di Silvestro is a San Francisco Bay Area visual artist working in the disciplines of printmaking and painting. Rozanne received a B.A. and B.F.A. in art and design from UCLA and Art Center College of Design. After working several years in the creative industry, in both Los Angeles and San Francisco, Rozanne opened her own design firm. Twenty-five years later, with a successful design career, Rozanne pivoted to focus on expressing her own creative voice.
Awarded Best of Show and 1st place in numerous exhibitions, Rozanne’s work has been shown in Triton Museum of Art, Museum of Sonoma County, Janet Turner Print Museum, The Art Complex Museum, Museum of Los Gatos, and can be found in the permanent collections of the Harvard Art Museums and the Library of Congress. Rozanne has also been published in Reed Magazine, California’s oldest literary journal and in The California Printmaker journal.
Rozanne’s art exposes the fragile, the spirited, and the strong. Through minimalist compositions and expressive brush strokes, she inspires you to see and feel the salty sweet and fault lines of everyday life.
“The start of a painting is the most onerous step. I can’t just paint a stroke, I must paint an inspired stroke. It is both harrowing yet freeing at the same time. I find that this uncomfortable space is where my best creative work develops. This potential inspires my romance with the monotype printmaking technique. The spontaneous act of drawing and painting on a smooth plate surface is a constant study of life and light. First, I add oil ink with brushes and rollers and then remove the ink with my fingers, rags, and sticks, anything really depending on the type of mark I want to create. Then, I repeat this additive and subtractive process over and over again until I feel my image is complete. The final step is transferring the image from the plate to paper through an etching press, creating an one-of-a-kind artwork.”