Kizi Spielmann Rose holds an MFA from the University of Ottawa and a BFA from NSCAD in Halifax. Notable exhibitions include the acclaimed annual group show Fresh Paint/New Constructions at Montreal’s Art Mûr Gallery in 2016 and 2017, a graduate exhibition at Karsh-Masson Gallery in Ottawa, and a solo show at Toronto’s Gallery House. Accolades include being named a finalist in the 19th and 20th annual RBC Canadian Painting Competition, a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Grant, the Robert Pope Foundation Painting Scholarship, the New York Studio Residency Program Scholarship, among others.
My work draws on the techniques and materials of several pictorial disciplines without easily fitting into any one category, featuring elements of drawing, painting, etching, and collage. My influences are similarly diverse: Baroque exuberance, Art Deco ornamentation, and Fauvist colour are all brought to bear on images which recall 20th century lyrical and biomorphic abstraction. The degree of difference can be high from piece to piece, but all my recent work is linked by a predominating sense of undulation. I am fascinated by the mechanics of vision, the sheer physical marvel of sight. While I am wary of overtly assigning meaning, the wave-forms that traverse the surface of my work are, in an oblique way, images of the vibratory operations that underpin light and vision.