roseanne giaciomi

biography

Rosanne’s interest in nature has always been a compelling inspiration.  She likes to use found objects as themes for her work. She works with many types of fabrics, threads and fibers.  New and recycled fabrics of sumptuous silks, brilliant batiks, earthy wovens and wool, leather, colorful threads of rayon, cotton and metal, beads, wire, paints, markers and dyes - all combine to bring her imagination to life.  It would not be a surprise for her to include pieces of fabric from – even her husband’s shirt!  She uses a variety of techniques which vary for each of her one of a kind pieces.  For machine sewing, she prefers using a sewing machine from her collection of vintage New Home and Necchi machines rather than a more modern computerized machine.  She includes hand sewing in her pieces, as well.  To add definition or to enhance color and shading, she may use paints, makers or dyes.  Although she may begin a piece by sketching, the real “magic” happens when her cutting, sewing and embellishing are guided purely by instinct.  Her pieces are assembled piece by piece; almost like putting together a puzzle.

 

Rosanne has lived in Las Vegas since 2005.  She enjoyed time spent in New Mexico, where she became involved with the art community there.  She was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  As a little girl, she watched her Nana (Italian grandmother), who sewed in a factory for a living; sew on her Singer treadle sewing machine.  The machine intrigued her and was Rosanne’s initial inspiration to sew.  Rosanne’s mother showed her how to sew “Barbie” clothes.  As an adolescent, she designed and sewed her own clothing.  She’s been sewing ever since.  While attending Brookfield East High School, in Wisconsin, she spent as much time as possible in art classes.  She studied ceramics; particularly raku, fiber art, wood working and jewelry.   Marc Sijon, her ceramics teacher, who is currently the number one ranked ”Hyper Realistic Sculpture” artist in the world, was especially instrumental in Rosanne’s motivation to become an artist.

Through the Crosshairs, 2016 32 × 26 in $850

Through the Crosshairs, 2016

32 × 26 in

$850

Uprising, 2017 44 × 33 in $1,400

Uprising, 2017

44 × 33 in

$1,400

Tree at Sunset, 2015 38 × 26 in $850

Tree at Sunset, 2015

38 × 26 in

$850

Unequilibrium, 2017 37 × 37 in $1,250

Unequilibrium, 2017

37 × 37 in

$1,250

Carousel, 2017 33 × 33 in $1,300

Carousel, 2017

33 × 33 in

$1,300

Gypsy Flowers, 2015 26 1/2 × 22 in $450

Gypsy Flowers, 2015

26 1/2 × 22 in

$450

Black & Blue Rust, 2015 24 × 19 1/2 in $450

Black & Blue Rust, 2015

24 × 19 1/2 in

$450

Disequilibrium 37 × 37 × 1 in $1,250

Disequilibrium

37 × 37 × 1 in

$1,250

Below the Surface, ca. 2016 Mixed media/found materials/fiber 25 × 36 × 1 in $1,100

Below the Surface, ca. 2016

Mixed media/found materials/fiber

25 × 36 × 1 in

$1,100

Angels, 2014 25 × 18 in $495

Angels, 2014

25 × 18 in

$495

Los Alamos Sunset , 2015 24 1/2 × 18 in $550

Los Alamos Sunset , 2015

24 1/2 × 18 in

$550

Vegas Flora, 2016 30 1/2 × 21 in $650

Vegas Flora, 2016

30 1/2 × 21 in

$650

Turtle, 2016 14 × 14 in $200

Turtle, 2016

14 × 14 in

$200

Topiary Scion, 2014 76 × 37 in $2,750

Topiary Scion, 2014

76 × 37 in

$2,750

Panel, 2016 53 × 16 in $500

Panel, 2016

53 × 16 in

$500

Fiesta, 2017 29 1/2 × 38 1/2 in $1,100

Fiesta, 2017

29 1/2 × 38 1/2 in

$1,100

Turquoise Burst 25 1/2 × 25 1/2 × 1 in $900

Turquoise Burst

25 1/2 × 25 1/2 × 1 in

$900

Circumventing Conflict, 2016 26 × 18 in $595

Circumventing Conflict, 2016

26 × 18 in

$595

No No Ojo Found materials, rusting 24 × 32 × 1 in $1,100

No No Ojo

Found materials, rusting

24 × 32 × 1 in

$1,100