Betsy Rosenwald’s paintings prod the unconscious to seek out hidden connections. She uses traditional and experimental materials, surfaces and techniques, such as oil paint with wax, acrylic gouache on post-consumer cardboard, drawing media, heat , scraping, sanding, layering, and erasure. The elements of chance and unpredictability in her process add greater poignancy to themes of transience, mystery, and the fragility of ourselves and the world we inhabit.
Betsy Rosenwald has exhibited in Canada and the US, as well as internationally in Japan, England, Italy, and Switzerland, and her works are represented in the SK Arts Permanent Collection and the Canada Council Art Bank. She is the recipient of grants and artist residencies from the Saskatchewan Arts Board, Canada Council for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, Art Matters Foundation (NY), Pouch Cove Artist Residency (NFLD), Artscape Gibraltar Point (Toronto), Klondike Institute for Art and Culture (Dawson City, YT), Emma Lake Artist/Writers Retreat (SK) and the MacDowell Colony (NH).