Serious about Art

Katie Rosinski

When Katie Rosinski '12 works on an idea for  a piece of art, she opens her sketchbook and writes words, lists and word associations – what she calls “mind maps.” “Concept is very important to me, so I consider layers of content and what the materials and scale of the piece are saying,” she said. Her detailed artistic process has paid off – Rosinski is a two-time winner of the prestigious Melchers Gray Purchase Award, given annually by the UMW art department. Her most recent award is for her 3-D mixed media piece, “Housed,” that will become a part of the university’s permanent collection. “To have my pieces now part of the permanent collection is extraordinary and very fitting,” she said. “UMW is so important to me and so I couldn’t be happier that my pieces are now living here.” Rosinski’s success at Mary Washington comes as no surprise to Carole Garmon, chair of the Department of Art and Art History. “From the moment Katie stepped into the halls of Melchers, she let everyone … [Read more...]