Rochelle Shicoff was the recipient of the Rome Prize Fellowship in Painting and spent a year painting in Rome, Italy and traveling throughout Europe and the Middle East. Among her awards are Visiting Artist residencies, community grants, a nomination for the Fulbright, and American Academy of Arts and Letters.
In 2001 she co-authored “The Mural Book: A Practical Guide for Educators” published by Crystal Productions which was specifically written for K-12 educators. Her public art murals can be seen in NYC, MA, FLA, GA, and Mexico.
She received 2 public art commissions from the NYC School Construction Authority. The latest of these 2 commissions consists of 9 painted banners and is located at Sunset Park H.S., Brooklyn, NY. Recently, ArtsWestchester, NY commissioned (11) 13’ painted aluminum totems with moving animals on the tops. It is installed at the entrance to the Mount Vernon Children’s Library.
She resides both in Monson, MA and Brooklyn, New York and is currently a member of Gallery A-3 in Amherst, MA.
StatementMy process is about problem solving. I like the discovery that occurs by focusing on formal issues, such as color, shapes, line and texture. The multi-layered application of materials adds a degree of mystery and tension. The space and shapes are flattened; there are no shadows resulting in an overall pattern. The choices in creating paintings are limitless and very exciting, keeping me continually involved. I always work in a series format, so that I can add and subtract ideas and images. I believe that all work created on one subject, over an extended period of time, unites and intensifies the concept and imagery.