Judi Rosall is a Florida-based, fine arts photographer and installation artist, who has been creating a unique body of work over the past 20+ years. Known for her abstract and sensual interpretations of the human figure, Rosall continues to explore new modes of work, including mobile photography, video and 3-D shadow box art.
Rosall's primary focus has been on creating figurative, theatrical concepts, utilizing digital SLR studio photography, as a form of contemporary and vintage theater.
With the use of theatrical props and implied narratives, Rosall's figurative photographs are staged compositions, representing a call back to the original Tableaux Vivants (or Living Pictures) of yesteryear.
Her Tableaux Vivants series are comprised of small, staged stories, photographed in both classical and contemporary compositions. She believes Tableaux Vivants should be considered an art form, in their own right, shifting between the theatrical and the pictorial, between performance and silence, history and vivid presence.
Rosall emphasizes that her photographs are poised somewhere between performance and static immobility. "Myths, fantasies, erotica, and passion are explored in the direction of the gaze, the gesture, guises and disguises," she says.
Current and Future Focus
As Rosall continues to use the formal influences of staged theater - she continues to conceptualize and incorporate newer, composite and abstract versions of contemporary fine art photography, which depict influences as it relates to yesteryear, and the present day.
Rosall has a Bachelor's degree in Journalism, and Photo Journalism, with a minor in Art History from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She has also studied with a variety of noted, fine art photographers (e.g. Kim Weston, Standish Lawder, Grant Leighton, Paul Schroder) who are based in Denver, CO, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA and Santa Fe, NM. In addition, Rosall holds a Master's degree in Telecommunications and Business Administration from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Her work has been shown in numerous solo, and fine art gallery shows, while being a long-standing, member/curator at the Core New Art Space Gallery, in Denver, Colorado. She has also won a numerous of Best-of-Show and Honorable Mention awards from various fine art gallery shows in the Denver, CO metro area. Her base of collectors span the U.S. and Europe.
She currently teaches mobile/iPhone photography workshops, and offsite photo shoots for the Venice Art Center (Venice, Florida), and offers private mobile photography workshops, and destination photo shoots in Florida, New Mexico, and upcoming Mexico locations.