SLOMA is proud to announce our 2023 mural artist, Leah Rosenberg. SLO(W) Rainbow will be installed by the artist throughout February 2023 on the exterior of the Museum. Stay tuned for complementary programming!
About the Artist
Leah Rosenberg works across artistic media to spark new experiences of color. Using painting, installation, printmaking, sculpture, performance, and video she invites viewers to consider how color can be perceived both multi-sensorially and multi-dimensionally. By creating such enriched encounters, her work strives to deepen our understanding of the emotional and psychological impact of color in everyday life.
Rooted in her belief in the fundamental generosity of art and the creative act, Rosenberg promotes an egalitarian approach to the perception of color. In such works as the commissioned mural, Everywhere A Color (2018)—a commissioned installation at San Francisco Airport’s International Terminal—and her book The Color Collector’s Handbook (2018, Chronicle Books), she guides each person to form individualized connections to the many hues.
Based in San Francisco, Rosenberg has shown work, participated in artist residency programs, and been awarded fellowships locally, nationally, and internationally. Her work is part of SFMOMA’s permanent collection where she also worked as the lead pastry chef at their rooftop café. Combining her talents, she created a spectrum of desserts based on the museum’s collection. A recent exhibition at SFMOMA, One Day At a Time: Susan O’Malley and Leah Rosenberg, was on view accompanied by site-specific, time-based accretive wall painting Getting Better Every Day a Color.
Rosenberg received a BFA from Emily Carr Institute in Vancouver, BC and an MFA from California College of the Arts in San Francisco.