Florida State University’s Department of Art BFA ’09 Rachel Rossin rounded out the year featured in the November 2017 issue of Art Forum, a nationally-renowned contemporary art magazine. Rossin is a multi-media and installation artist based in New York City. She is regarded as a pioneer in the realm of utilizing virtual reality as an artistic medium. Rossin is known for manipulating digital technology to create immersive environments. In her work, Rossin often aims to define new experiences regarding transcendence and perception. She works by blending the worlds of painting and digital media by using game-engine physics, procedural programming and traditional oil painting and airbrush to create virtual reality installations, paintings, and sculptures.
Earlier last year, Rossin was named one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 2017 for the category of Arts and Style. Judged by industry mavens and 30 Under 30 alums for each category – in the case of Arts and Style, last year’s 30 were hand-picked by Artsy founder Carter Cleveland, ipsy founder Michelle Phan and designer Christian Siriano – Forbes’ 30 Under 30 ranking honors up-and-coming names from the very famous to the underground, and everything between.
Since graduating from Florida State University, Rossin has shown in solo exhibitions in New York as well as in museums in Basel, Riga, Istanbul, and Helsinki. Both a painter and a virtual reality artist, she explores what is “lost in translation” between physical and virtual spaces. In one project, she scanned paintings and photos taken in her studio and apartment to make short videos meant to be experienced with the aid of a virtual reality headset. She is also a fellow at New Inc., the first museum-led cultural incubator, which was founded by the New Museum in New York.
For more information about Rachel Rossin and her work, please visit her website.