BIO/CV


BIO / CV


American born artist Rose Masterpol has worked for decades as a contemporary abstract painter. Her work is distinctive and ever-evolving because of her vast array of talents. From poetry to her musical abilities, graphic design career to sculpture and landscape photography, all feed her creativity into painting in a series format. Masterpol’s work is the language of non-objective, organic and pure painting. Her work consists of abstract shapes, lines, instinct, intuition made from either acrylic or oil on large canvases. She is larger than life as are her works. Often poetic with unrivaled breadth and depth, always strong and boldly colored—the work is uncanny and perfectly balanced. Fans and collectors alike are perplexed by the myriad of deeply passionate and powerful works in which she can take abstraction to so many complex levels. Her technical approach changes to the mood and flow of the next thing that emerges on a new canvas at any given time. Her abstractions stream from De Stijl to Fauvism to expressionism to the pure abstract realm. Masterpol’s inspiration since a child has been from the New York school of painters, Pollock, de Kooning, Kline and Motherwell, to name a few.

Masterpol is self-taught which lends to a naked, and raw untainted work of art. There are no limitations for her allowing her work to constantly progress. She graduated from CalArts with a BFA in graphic design and has worked in many ad agencies in Los Angeles. Still today, ranking as a creative director to a few clients, she is working as a full-time painter. And—in between design and painting, she always has a camera in her hands ready for the next great shot.

EDUCATION (ARTS)
California Institute of the Arts, CA (BFA)
Wright State University, OH
Orange Coast College, CA
Syracuse University, NY – Graphic Design/Illustration
Onondaga Comm. College, NY (AAS)  - Fine Arts

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017/June Victory Contemporary, Santa FE NM "Saints + Sinners"
2015/July Kobalt Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts “Dogmata”
2014/March  Artamo Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA, 11 W. Anapamu St  “WHITE”
2012/June Hadid Gallery,  8933 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles “Deliberate and Unintentional”
2012/May  Artamo Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA, 11 W. Anapamu St “Emoticon”
2011/April Artamo Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA, 11 W. Anapamu St “Catharsis”
2011/Aug Artiste Winery & Gallery, Los Olivos, Ca (exhibited my art/ winery used my work on label)
2006/Nov Deja Design Gallery, Pico Blvd.  Los Angeles
2004/March ARTFront, 1648 S. La Cienega, LA  “Essence”
2002/Nov LA Brewery Art Walk, LA  (showed in a loft space)
2000/April LA Brewery Art Walk,  2100 N Main St, Los Angeles
1999/Nov LA Brewery Art Walk, LA
1995/July BOVA Gallery , 8303 W. 3rd Street, Los Angeles  “Summer Color”

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018/May ARTIST ALIGN, Buckhead Art & Company, Atlanta Georgia

2018/Feb Art Palm Springs - Premier Art Fair

2018/Jan Glave Kocen Gallery, "Size Doesn;t Matter 11"

2017/July Wallspace LA, Los Angeles, CA  "Sizzle"

2017/June Kocen Glave Gallery, Richmond VA "One Hit Wonder"

2016/August Kobalt Gallery Provincetown, Massachusetts “In This Together”
2016/July Janine Contemporary Industri “New Identity” Santa Fe, NM
2015/Dec. ARTAMO Gallery, Santa Barbara “MASTERPOL & GYÖRFI: IN CONTRAST”
2015/Dec. Miami Spectrum-Artblend                                                                                          
2015/Oct. Cambridge City Art Fair-UK                                                                                       
2015/August Kobalt Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts “Kobalt Celebrates 10 Seasons”
2015/July ARTAMO Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA  “Artamo Summer Exhibit”
2015/June Affordable Art Fair in Hampstead Heath, London
2015/May Kobalt Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts  “Twenty Fifteen Season Preview”
2015/April Glave Kocen Gallery, Richmond Virginia “Natural Surroundings”
2015/March Battersea AAF (London)
2014/August  Kristin Johnson Fine Art, 323 Palace Ave. Santa Fe, NM  “EQUUS ANNUM”
2014/August  Artamo Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA 11 W. Anapamu St “Summer Mix”
2014/Jan. Artamo Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA, 11 W. Anapamu St “Into a New Year”
2013/Sept. Ian Ross Gallery, San Francisco, CA, “Urban Influences in Contemporary Art”
2013/Oct. O Gallery,  “The O Show” Alvaro Obregon 1-A, San Jose del Cabo, BCS
2013/March  Factory West Gallery, Red Bull Curates “Canvas Cooler Los Angeles”, Santa Monica Blvd. LA
2013/March Broadway Art Space, Santa Monica, CA “WOMEN MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND”
2013/March Artamo Gallery , Santa Barbara, Ca, “ARSGEOMETRICA”
2012/Dec Red Dot Miami, FL with Pippin Gallery
2012/Aug Pippin Contemporary Canyon RD. Santa Fe  “What’s this Journey all about”
2012/July Artamo Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA,  “Summer Mix”
2011/June  Gallery 825,   La Cienega, LA  “Out There”
2011/April Create Fixate, LA  – DTWN LA 613 Imperial Ave “Liberate Your perception”
2011/April  The Advocate & Gochis Galleries, Mansfield Ave., LA  2-woman show  “Raw Sophistication”
2011/Nov Eagle Rock Center for the Arts, Colorado Blvd. CA “Form vs. The Abyss” 2-woman show
2009/April Art Dimensions Gallery, 1326 Westwood Blvd. Westwood, CA
2009/Dec  Gallery 1018, LA –  Santa Fe Ave.  DTWN LA  
2009/WallSpace, LA – continuously hanging
2009/Aug. City of BREA Art Gallery, 1 Civic & Cultural Circle, Brea, CA 92821 “For love or Money”
2009/Spring Arts Collective, Spring Street– one night exhibit  downtown LA
2007/Farmini Gallery, LA  Pico Blvd. Current location
2007/Aug  The Whole 9 Gallery, Culver city  Main Street  “Women Rock”
2005/January  The Solaris Gallery,  A Don O’Malvey gallery/closed 9013 Melrose Ave., W. Hollywood, CA 90069  “Electric Art Show”
2004/June Track 16 Gallery/Bergamot Station, LA  “Hollywood Bowl Frank Gehry Sphere Art Project”
2003/Desert Art Source Gallery, Palm Springs  - represented by gallery - Palm Desert, CA
2001/Oct. BGH Gallery/Bergamot Station LA – Fundraiser for 911-one night event  “Art Heals”
1994/Downtown Arts Development Association “DADA Downtown Lives 94”, LA  1895 Bay Street
1992/Out of Darkness Gallery, Long Beach CA
1991/CALARTS Main Gallery, Valencia, CA  “Raw”  2-person show
1990/July Double K Gallery, 318 N. La Cienega Blvd. LA
1989/May Mothra Gallery, Columbus Ohio  “Wrapped in Black”

MUSEUM
2007/Nov Palm Springs Museum, “Artists Council 39th National Juried Exhibition”

TV/FILM
2012 American Express Commercial (Azizi Ansari)
2012 Budweiser - Eternal Optimism Super Bowl
2011 Rules of Engagement (tv show)
2012 Two and a Half Men (tv show)
2011 Time Warner Cable Commercial
2011 Old Spice Commercial
2010 Apple Commercial
2010 Charter Communications Commercial
2007 “Ocean’s 13” (2 paintings featured)
2004 Lexus Advertisement (print ad)
2004 AT&T Commercial
2002 Bernie Mac show
2001 New Dramatic Series (TV) “HMO”
1992 Art-House Film “The Pros & Cons of Breathing” - By Robert Munich



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