Rosaleen paints places that she passes every day, and places that she imagines visiting in the future. Her playful, patterned images depict familiar as well as far-flung places. Streets may float and buildings may sometimes be turned inside out, but we are always safely grounded by familiar details.
Rosaleen was an International Women’s Day 2021 Ambassador for Munster Technological University’s Empowering Women initiative. Rosaleen has also worked as a collaborative workshop leader, most recently with young people in Scoil Bernadette in Cork, as part of the Creative Schools Programme led by Creative Ireland. Rosaleen frequently and generously collaborates with the Crawford Art Gallery’s Learn & Explore programme to present collaborative workshops and visits for diverse groups. She was a long-term member of Glasheen Supported Studio Programme (GASP).
Rosaleen has exhibited widely: Flat Iron Gallery in Chelsea, New York, Cork Public Museum, Paul Bardwell Gallery of Contemporary Art, Medellín, Colombia, Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Millennium Hall Cork, Copper House Gallery, Dublin as part of the exhibition Beyond Outsider Art, Workbench at Bank of Ireland, Patrick Street, Cork, Crawford Art Gallery, MTU Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork.