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Rozanne Hermelyn Di Silvestro Portrait

Rozanne Hermelyn Di Silvestro

Rozanne is a San Francisco Bay Area visual artist working in the disciplines of printmaking and painting. Growing up in Los Angeles, Rozanne attended UCLA and Art Center College of Design, receiving a BA in design and a BFA in graphic and package. She moved to San Francisco and founded Arc & Line Communications while teaching design courses at the Academy of Art University. After twenty years, Rozanne felt it was time to express her voice through her personal art. She has been awarded Best of Show and 1st place in numerous exhibitions and her work has been shown in Triton Museum of Art, 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.

About Artwork

The power of visual language has always intrigued me. I am interested in exposing the connections and struggles between self, society, and nature, inviting the viewer to start a conversation.

“Art is more than a product of your efforts; it should be about feeling, life, attitude, and soul.” 
–Sergei Bongart, American Russian-born painter

Inspired everyday by Bongart’s words, my art reveals both the passionate and the whispered. By searching beyond the surface, I capture the human essence that emerges amid the abstract to express a visceral link. This potential inspires my romance with the monotype printmaking technique. I draw and paint on a smooth plate by adding and subtracting oil inks and then printing the image through an etching press. Each artwork is unique and one-of-a-kind.