Rosetta DeBerardinis

Artist Bio

Rosetta DeBerardinis is a visual artist who had a 24-year a full-time studio practice a few steps from the nation’s Capitol in Washington, D.C. This native New Yorker who has recently returned home creates an oeuvre of abstract paintings ranging up to 9 feet, urban drawings of architectural rendering abutting each other and three-dimensional works incorporating recycled materials. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in museums, commercial galleries and art venues and included in both public and private collections. The Corcoran Gallery of Art; Hampton University Museum; The Dallas Women’s Museum; Croatia’s City Museum of Varazdin; Museum of Latin-American Art; Noyes Museum; The African-American Museum of Dallas; and the Islip Museum are amongst the institutions who have presented her work. She is included in permanent collections at: PNC Bank; Siena Art Institute; Black Mountain College Museum; Modesta Museum; Verizon Center; Judith A. Hoffberg Archive; Maryville University; Historic Park Towne Place; Chiang-Kai International Airport; Marriott Marquis Hotel and more.

DeBerardinis has been granted awards by the District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities and Liquitex, a manufacturer of professional art materials. Several periodicals and online publications including The Guardian, The Washington Post, Richmond-Times Dispatch and the books 100 Artists of Washington, D.C and The One Word Project have featured both the artist and/or her work.

She is a graduate of Vassar College and holds advanced degrees from the University of the District of Columbia and the University of Baltimore School of Law and studied at the London School for Social Research, Rice University and the Fashion Institute of Technology. Beyond the easel, DeBerardinis was an editor and writer with numerous bylines in both print and electronic media; a former competitive fencer who trained with the U.S. Olympic team; playwright and a corporate attorney who clerked for both the Chairman to the Council for the District of Columbia and the General Counsel to the United States Copyright Office, prior to making a complete commitment to the pursuit of her evolving artistic passion.


© 2011 Rosetta DeBerardinis.