A public garden & cultural center

Rosemarie Fiore

Winter Workspace 2017

Pictured above:
Smoke Painting #40, 2015
Collage of color firework smoke residue on paper
33 3/4” x 30 1/4”
Courtesy of the artist


Bronx-based artist Rosemarie Fiore produces artwork using ready-made and customized machines, harnessing their actions by converting them into painting and image generating tools. These machines include lawn mowers, video games, cars, pinball machines, amusement park rides and fireworks. Through her work, Fiore investigates the space that exists between chance and control in an effort to reveal the dynamic dialogue between the two realms. During the Winter Workspace, she will create a large multi-part smoke painting tool inspired by the organic forms, colors and structures of the succulents and cacti housed in Wave Hill’s Conservatory.

Fiore has attended residencies at Art Omi International; Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture; The MacDowell Colony; Roswell Foundation; Sculpture Space and the Bronx Museum’s Artist in the Marketplace. She has received awards from The New York Foundation for the Arts, The New York State Council for the Arts, The Sally and Milton Avery Foundation, The Bronx Council on the Arts, The Walentas-Sharpe Foundation, The Lower East Side Print Shop, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and Dieu Donné Paper Mill. Fiore received a BA and BFA from the University of Virginia and an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Learn more about the artist here.

Rosemarie Fiore will be present for Drop-In Studio Sundays from 1-3pm on January 29 and February 5. 

The Arts at Wave Hill are supported by the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc.; Michael J. Shannon; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; the National Endowment for the Arts; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; New York Community Trust Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; The Pollock-Krasner Foundation; The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation; and by the Cathy and Stephen Weinroth Commissioning Fund for the Arts.