Rosi Maria Di Meglio

Remembrances from Jerusalem

September 11 – October 23, 2021

Rosi Maria Di Meglio
Outside the Western Wall, 2021
oil, charcoal on cotton canvas
54 x 42 in. (137.2 x 106.7 cm)

 

Rosi Maria Di Meglio
Masada, 2020
oil and charcoal on canvas
60 x 36 in. (152.4 x 91.4 cm)

Rosi Maria Di Meglio
Casa d'Ischia, 2019
oil and charcoal on canvas
8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm)

 

Rosi Maria Di Meglio
Majestic Tree, 2020
oil and charcoal on canvas
20 x 12 in. (50.8 x 30.5 cm)

Rosi Maria Di Meglio
Jordan River, 2020
oil and charcoal on canvas
19.5 x 9 in. (49.5 x 22.9 cm)

Rosi Maria Di Meglio
Fighter Planes Overhead, 2020
oil and charcoal on panel
30 x 30 in. (76.2 x 76.2 cm)

Rosi Maria Di Meglio
University Visit, 2020
oil and charcoal on canvas
12 x 22 in. (30.5 x 55.9 cm)

Rosi Maria Di Meglio
In the park on the Sabbath, 2021
oil, charcoal on wood panel
30 x 30 in. (76.2 x 76.2 cm)

Rosi Maria Di Meglio
The Second Day, 2021
oil and charcoal on canvas
11 x 14 in. (28 x 35.6 cm)

Rosi Maria Di Meglio
Muslim Quarter, 2021
oil and charcoal on panel
11 x 14 in. (28 x 35.6 cm)

 

Rosi Maria Di Meglio
Artist Colony, 2020
oil, charcoal on wood panel
14 x 11 in. (35.6 x 27.9 cm)

For Montréal-based artist Rosi Maria Di Meglio, abstraction is a means of revisiting the past and hypothesizing the future. Di Meglio’s colourful compositions reflect the artist’s experiences as an educator, mother, and first-generation Italian in Canada. The cloudy, organic forms that possess the her work are steeped in memories that recall the artist’s understanding of life through visual language. Her practice invites the viewer to question their sense of reality through her imaginative manipulation of line and color.

 

Remembrances from Jerusalem is inspired by the artist’s residency in the historic city, where she collected found objects, wrote poems, sketched from life, and took over two thousand photographs. She internalized the energy and beauty of the city and its culture, which moved her to create expressive, evocative paintings.

 

 

 

The artist received her BFA in Visual Arts from Concordia University in 2021. Di Meglio participated in the Convergence Project-Artists and Neuroscientists collaborating in a year-long art-science project (Montreal, QC) in 2018. Her print series “Pathways” was recently exhibited as part of the Printmaking at the Edge exhibition at Dover Art Center (Dover, NH) and her Jerusalem series was published in Rencontre, no. 35, by editor in-chief Mme. Judith Tetreault. Di Meglio recently participated in the 60th Toronto Outdoor Art Fair in Toronto, Ontario.