Rosie Ranauro - Jamaica Plain, MA

With a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Rosie Ranauro is a multi-disciplinary artist living and working in Jamaica Plain, MA. Her work is centered around the body, and explores themes related to identity, chronic illness, unspoken communications and the complexities of moving through the world.

The Ou went gaga over her characters, colours and line work, and is excited to have her in studio this summer!

My work is centered always around the body. This body of work explores the ways in which I negotiate the space – between – my body. The space between:

My body and yours

My body and the public

My body and myself

There are many ways that we manipulate the space around our bodies to inform the ways in which we move through the world. This is an unspoken language communicated in a mixture of subliminal cues. 

This work references garments of clothing as the site for an unreadable, contradictory language of boundaries and invitations to come closer. Co-opting a language of symbols developed throughout my body of work, a circle becomes an eye, an opening, an orifice, a lesion. Color and pattern are meant to fatigue your eyes, bringing you to the edge of discomfort.