Amberlee Rosolowich’s work expresses an air of whimsy and magic; foxes floating on balloons, a lion perched atop a bird’s nest ‘fishing’ for dinner with a young companion, and wales soaring through the air. The artist’s childhood – spent wandering the Honolulu Zoo with her marine biologist mother – is a clear influence on the artist. While her character’s interactions attain a fairy-tale sensibility, their relationships and gestures are real and relatable.
Although her subjects are often engaged in fantastical acts, she paints both animals and people with a tender truthfulness that enriches the work. Her dashes of unexpected color and layers of paint create additional texture and dimension. “The world around us is crazy. I enjoy when art is fun and light," ‘It’s Okay!’ certainly is.
Born in Canada, raised in Hawaii, she received her BFA from the Academy of Art in San Francisco. Her influences include Wayne Thiebaud, Raymond Staprans and Eric White. Rosolowich has been featured in California Home and Design, Artslant and Juxtapose. This will be her fifth solo exhibition with the gallery.