Angelina Rosa – Artist
Born in Mexico, Rosa began training there with her Godfather, Georg Rauch, an Austrian painter who called Mexico home for 30 years. Rosa received her formal education in Montreal, where she studied Painting and Drawing at the Visual Arts Centre and Concordia University. Within the stimulating city, Rosa received a Jeunes Voluntaires painting grant, was a member of artist studio collective Le Corrid’art, exhibited in both group and solo shows and painted commissioned works, including murals. Rosa began merging Visual Art with Film at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, where she received the James Shavick Award for Excellence in Filmmaking and her BA of Fine Arts.
Rosa has been painting and drawing since she was a child. Visual Art has always been an outlet that has brought her mental and emotional peace. Returning to the Okanagan, her home for much of her youth, has brought Rosa many opportunities to share her art. Rosa has exhibited in group shows at the Lake Country Public Art Gallery, she’s been a member of painting collective based in Armstrong, and she’s painted murals in the area, notably the mural at the House of Armstrong.
Rosa enjoys adaptation and versatility with the mediums she employs. She has a special love for oil on canvas but also works with water color and pencil on paper, collage, as well as acrylic on canvas. Rosa paints murals on boards and on building walls and windows. Photography and film are Rosa’s newest tools for expression, where nature, mysticism and the human experience continue to be her predominant inspirations.