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