Six large paintings by Alyse Rosner were recently purchased and installed at Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic as part of COA’s Art in Public Spaces Program. The lobby of Goddard Hall is now filled with soothing hues of blues and greens with two large paintings titled Away and Forever Then and Sway situated side by side. A stacked diptych titled All at Once (variation) fills the vertical space on the other side of the lobby. The largest painting in the group at 76” high by 98” wide and titled Into the Open is located above the entrance. As you walk further into the building and up the stairs, the piece Kilter, the smallest of the group, is positioned on the landing and includes vivid red and yellow hues painted on yupo paper. One final painting titled One on One is displayed in a prominent stairway corridor of the Communications building.

The repetition and layering techniques found within the work of Alyse Rosner spark curiosity and exploration and compliment the studies that take place within these two campus buildings. Students focusing on Kinesiology and Physical Education in addition to Psychology and Communications will pass through these halls. The paintings meld together diverse medium such as graphite rubbings and gestural painting and they capture elements of the natural environment and preserve these imprints within the layers of graphite and acrylic paint.

Alyse Rosner is a Connecticut artist and a past Connecticut Office of the Arts Fellowship recipient. Rosner has exhibited at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Rick Wester Fine Art in New York, ODETTA Gallery in Bushwick, among many others. She holds a BFA from the University of Michigan and an MFA from the American University.