Discipline: Visual Art – drawing, Visual Art – photography

Rosemarie Fiore

Discipline: Visual Art – drawing, Visual Art – photography
Region: Bronx, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2003, 2014

Rosemarie Fiore is a painter, sculptor, and performance artist. She has worked on developing and constructing her "Smoke Painting Tools" for almost 20 years. Harnessing and mixing the colored smoke released from fireworks, these tools paint on paper. She used them to create large abstract works on paper for exhibitions, commissions, and performances around the world.

Her work has been exhibited by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, Weatherspoon Museum, Queens Museum and others. Fiore is a fellow of MacDowell, Yaddo, The Golden Foundation, Akrai Sicily, Art OMI and Sculpture Space. She has been granted fellowships through the Avery Foundation, NYSCA, NYFA, BCA and The Walentas- Sharpe Foundation.

She is a member of MacDowell’s Board of Directors and is the president of the MacDowell Fellow’s Executive Committee.



Rosemarie Fiore worked in the Eastman studio.

Thanks to the generous support of MacDowell Fellow and board member Louise Eastman, this century-old farm building was reinvented as a modern, energy efficient live and workspace for visual artists. Originally built in 1915 to house a forge and provide storage when the residency program was expanding, this small barn was simply converted for…

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