Bay Area-based artist Leah Rosenberg was named the second artist-in-residence of the Dickinson Visual Arts Endowment. Rosenberg has employed a wide variety of media to explore the many ways color is insinuated in the human experience, including painting, installation, sculpture, video and even food.
Featured in local, national and international solo and group exhibitions, Rosenberg has also participated in fellowships at Berkeley’s Kala Art Institute and the Montalvo Arts Center. Past residencies include San Francisco Recology (where she repurposed paint from a household hazardous waste facility), Vermont Studio Center, Project 387, Facebook, Google, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts and McColl Center for Art + Innovation. Her installations appear in locations across the Bay Area, including San Francisco International Airport, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and UCSF.
Rosenberg’s residency will begin Oct. 10 with a lunchtime lecture at the Nichols Hall auditorium. In the following weeks she will conduct a series of workshops with middle and upper school art students, culminating with a special reception on Nov. 17.
The Dickinson Visual Arts Endowment was created in 2021 to support Harker’s visual arts programs and students, as well as deepen the school’s connection to the wider international arts community. Last year’s inaugural artist-in-residence of the endowment was Berlin-based painter and performance artist Britta Clausnitzer.