Come take a walk through the art of Rosa Kittsteiner at Khazana. Hear her speak about her personal career as an artist, her creative process and her latest venture Rosipati cards.
Come in early at 6:30 PM to peruse Rosa's cards selection, have tea and explore the Khazana shop.
Talk starts at 7 PM.
Rosa Kittsteiner was born in Valparaiso, Chile. She moved to Minnesota in 1977, where she attended the University of Minnesota and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts. Since then she has traveled and worked throughout Europe and India.
Kittsteiner's 32-year painting career has been an extended celebration of the natural world, as influenced by her travels in North and South America, Europe, and India. As you will see, Rosa’s method has been to choose one theme at a time, exploring each intensively, and then letting each theme lead her to her next subject, like a receding wave lending its energy to the wave that follows. Recently she has returned to ceramics, which she studied early on, before devoting herself exclusively to painting for most of her career. She is enjoying working with three-dimensional forms again, and enjoying the rigors of a medium that requires multiple, careful steps from clay to fired work of art. She is also fascinated by the challenges of color, when color changes from application to finished product.
Her work has been displayed in several exhibitions in Minnesota, such as “Views of Realism” at the Jewish Community Center, and “30 Below: A Competition for Young Minnesota Artists” at the University Art Museum. Rosa’s work also appeared in the “XXIst Contemporary Art Competition of Monte Carlo” at the Musee D’Art Contemporain in Monaco. Most recently she has shown at Frank Stone Gallery and participated in Northeast Minneapolis’s Art-a-Whirl.
In 1988, she received the McKnight Fellowship Grant. Since that time she has shown in Philadelphia, Chicago, and Minneapolis. Her current work is influenced by her commitment to Vipassana meditation and her recent trips to India both to study Indian art and to practice meditation.