Many of Rosy Keyser’s paintings deal with having one foot in the physical world and one foot in another—psychological, spiritual, cosmic. Adaptability and recasting are key concepts. She calls her studio an “untamed piece of turf,” a space where she tries to be present with her paintings, listen to them, respond, and let them show her places she could not have intentionally found. Keyser's daily studio practice is an exercise in relinquishing full control and letting her work—and the world—wash over her.
Rosy Keyser: born in 1974 in Baltimore, lives and works in New York. She has participated in shows at Ballroom Marfa, Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Marguiles Collection (Miami), MASS MoCA (Massachusetts), Oakland University Art Gallery (Michigan), and White Columns (New York). Her work is in the collections of the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (Denmark), Maxine & Stuart Frankel Foundation (Michigan), Portland Museum of Art, Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), and Zabludowicz Collection (London).