Paintings for Paripé Books

Patricio Binaghi of Paripé Books is creating a book series, American: Authors, Interpreters and Composers, designed by Matt Willey, Art Director of the New York Times magazine. He asked artists to interpret a series of photos from the 1950s and 60s. I selected 4 and painted over them, isolating part of the image to create a piece with new meaning. The books will be released in Fall 2017.

"Profile of an Artist" by Carla Rozman, for the American book series by Paripé Books

"Profile of an Artist" by Carla Rozman, for the American book series by Paripé Books

American, designed by Matt Willey, Art Director of the New York Times magazine

American, designed by Matt Willey, Art Director of the New York Times magazine

Poet Shaindel Beers and Carla Rozman for Artists Resolve

Poet Shaindel Beers wrote a poem inspired by Woman in White for Artists Resolve, a collective of artists addressing the current political situation in the United States.

woman in white carla simone rozman painting poet shaindel beers poem

After Woman in White by Shaindel Beers

And look at us—all of us are Cordelia,
some of us with the hemp still around
our necks. Some of us have macraméed

beads into chokers. Whatever—it’s still
a rope. Just once, I’d like someone to slip
the noose back, lick the blackberry bruise

that maimed me. Watch him go bloodlust
mad. The world is at war all the time, so
why shouldn’t we follow suit? Lover turned

rapist, father turned murderer, dove turned
hawk. Let’s bomb our way to world peace,
fuck our way to virginity. I used to want nothing,

though I knew nothing can come of nothing.
I wanted to live life as simply as a cat.
Wake up in a puddle of sunlight, stretch

and yawn, giving a glimpse of my kitten pink
tongue, live with someone who would stroke
my back, but where’s the profit in that?


Shaindel Beers is the author of two full-length poetry collections, A Brief History of Time (2009) and The Children's War and Other Poems (2013), both from Salt Publishing. She is the Poetry Editor of Contrary Magazine and teaches at Blue Mountain Community College in the high desert town of Pendleton, Oregon.

Tuesday Weld

Via a contest on Instagram, John C Marvar (@shale_ploy) correctly identified the 60s woman in this painting as Tuesday Weld. His prize was a free print of his favorite painting from my website. Congrats! 

carla simone rozman tuesday weld portrait painting pop art contest

Faces, Solo Exhibition of Portraits at Cornell Street Studios in Kingston, NY

My first solo exhibition of painted portraits opened on May 14, 2016 at Cornell Street Studios in Kingston, NY. The show featured 20 original, mixed media portraits. Half the show sold on opening night. Thanks to Gallery Director Renee Darmstadt for her support!

Faces at Cornell Street Studios in Kingston, NY

Faces at Cornell Street Studios in Kingston, NY

Installation view; Framing by Rhinebeck Artists Shop

Installation view; Framing by Rhinebeck Artists Shop

A portrait of Gloria Vanderbilt, a piece that sold on opening night

A portrait of Gloria Vanderbilt, a piece that sold on opening night

Press in the Daily Freeman

Press in the Daily Freeman

Guests at the opening reception

Guests at the opening reception