His work is liked by:
RajhiDarine, Canova22, Serge Horta,

Narcissus 3
Water over Fire
Homage to Turner
Solstice (reverse)
Narcissus 2

Rosalyn Driscoll

Lives and works at Western Massachusetts, USA

Born 20/06/45


Rosalyn Driscoll 2016 24 O’Neil Road Haydenville, MA 01039 USA rd@rosalyndriscoll.com Selected Solo Exhibitions 2015 Blindsight, Boston Sculptors Gallery, Boston, MA 2014 Moving Water, October Gallery, London, UK 2013 Water Over Fire, Boston Sculptors Gallery, Boston, MA Generation, GV Art Gallery, London, UK Poetics of Skin 2, Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA 2012 Every Mother and Every Daughter, Kingsgate Gallery, London, UK 2010 Natural Light, Boston Sculptors Gallery, Boston, MA 2008 Body Sight, Boston Sculptors Gallery, Boston, MA 2006 Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tuebingen, Germany Second Skin, Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, VT 2005 Form is Emptiness, Oresman Gallery, Smith College, Northampton, MA 1999 Sculptures of Rosalyn Driscoll, Westenberg Gallery, Marfa, TX Recent Sculptures, Thorne’s Gallery, Northampton, MA The Sense of Touch, University of Arizona Art Museum, Tucson, AZ 1995 The Art of Touch, Middlebury College Art Museum, Middlebury, VT The Sense of Touch, Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, VT 1994 The Art of Touch, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA 1993 The Art of Touch, Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA 1992 Rosalyn Driscoll, Rancho Linda Vista Gallery, Oracle, AZ 1989 Collages, Image Gallery, Stockbridge, MA Selected Group Exhibitions 2016 Six Americans, 188 Art Gallery, Qingdao, China Gravity, Brookline Art Center, Brookline, MA Sensory, University of Nebraska Omaha, NE West on the Left East on the Right, 188 Art, Juiquan City Museum, China 2015 West on the Left, East on the Right, 188 Art, Shanghai, China Boston Sculptors at Chesterwood, Chesterwood, Stockbridge, MA 34: Isles Arts Initiative, Boston Sculptors Gallery, Boston, MA Pioneer Women, MAP, Easthampton, MA Boston Sculptors, Concord Art Association, Concord, MA Forever and After, South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA 2014 Captive Lights, Galerie Capazza, Nancay, Franc, Naturalisme Integral, Galerie Capazza, Nancay, France Ovid’s Girls, Kunstverein Tiergarten, Berlin, Germany Ovid’s Girls: Small Works, Gallery Wichtendahl, Berlin, Germany Ovid’s Girls, Boston Sculptors Gallery, Boston, MA Small Works: Ovid’s Girls, Gallery Kayafas, Boston, MA Ovid’s Girls, MEWO Kunsthalle, Memmingen, Germany Visions/Visiones, Museo Convento de Santo Domingo Qorikancha, Cuzco, Peru Transcripts/Transcripciones, Galeria Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano del Cusco, Peru 2013 Convergence, Christian Science Plaza, Boston, MA Past Tense, Future Imperfect, ArtShare LA, Los Angeles, CA REACH, Wistariahurst Museum, Holyoke, MA Abstractions: New Modernism, Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY 2012 Amherst Biennial, Amherst MA Height, Width, Depth, Time, Boston Sculptors Gallery, Boston, MA Hidden in Plain View, Paper City Studios, Holyoke, MA Boston Sculptors Celebrates its 20th Anniversary, University Gallery, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA 2011 Sensory Worlds, Inspace, University of Edinburgh, UK Just Under the Surface, Crypt Gallery, London, UK, (with Tereza Stehlikova, Anais Tondeur) Art Beyond Sight, Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, NJ Sensory Crossovers: Synesthesia in American Art, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY Strand, Boston Sculptors Gallery, Boston, MA Pioneer Women, Jasper Rand Museum, Westfield, MA 2010 Sensory Crossovers: Synesthesia in American Art, Albuquerque Museum, NM Artists of Silvermine, Unison Art Center, New Paltz, NY Reshaping Reality, Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, VT On/Of/About Paper, Boston Sculptors Gallery, Boston, MA Pioneer Women, Paper City Gallery, Holyoke, MA 2009 Safe to Touch, Hub National Center for Craft and Design, Sleaford, UK Art Beyond Sight, New Hampshire Art Association, Portsmouth, NH Pioneer Women, Tabla Rasa Gallery, New York, NY 2008 Sculpture and Touch, Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK Touch: An Art Experience for the Senses, DaVinci Gallery, Philadelphia PA Little Women, Williston Northampton School, Easthampton, MA 2007 Enaction in Arts, Enactive 2007, Grenoble, France Biennial 2007, New Hampshire Institute of Arts, Manchester, NH World Haptics, Tsukuba, Japan 2006 Art and the Senses, Science Oxford, Oxford, UK Eurohaptics, Paris, France Give Us a Hand, Studio Place Arts Gallery, Barre, VT Millenial Forest, Locco Ritoro Gallery, Boston, MA 2003 Emotion Pictures, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons’ traveling exhibition, Herbst International Exhibition Hall, San Francisco; Millenium Arts Center, Washington DC; United Nations Headquarters, New York; National Museum of Health and Medicine, Washington, DC; Thomas Hospital, Fairhope, AL; Brunnier Art Museum, Iowa State University, Ames, IA; Minnesota Government Center, Minneapolis; Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago IL; Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 2000-2003 2001 Memory of the Hand, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN Scene/Unseen, Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, NM 1998 NEFA Sculpture Fellows, Boston Sculptors at Chapel Gallery, Newton, MA 1996 Vis/Ability, University of Michigan School of Art, Ann Arbor, MI 1995 The Artist Book, Canal Gallery, Holyoke, MA 1994 Artists Congress II, Contemporary Artists Center, North Adams, MA 1992 Aspects of Paper, Zone Art Center, Springfield, MA 1991 Paper:the Essential Material, Harpercollins Gallery, New York, NY Bodystories, Middlebury College Art Museum, Middlebury, VT 1988 Paperworks, Art Complex at Duxbury, Duxbury, MA 1987 Paper, Ben Shahn Galleries, William Patterson College, NJ Grants and Fellowships 2013 Fellow in Sculpture/Installation/New Genres with Sarah Bliss, Massachusetts Cultural Council 2011 Artist’s residency Dartington Space, Dartington Hall Trust, Totnes, Devon, UK 2001 Fellowship, Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico, Taos, NM 1998 Arts Lottery Grant, Northampton Arts Council 1997 Regional Fellowship in Sculpture, New England Foundation for the Arts 1996 Professional Development Grant, Massachusetts Cultural Council 1995 Artists’ Projects: New Forms, New England Foundation for the Arts Reviews, essays, articles 2015 Sculpture review of Blindsight by Marty Carlock, November 2015 Boston Globe review of Blindsight by Cate McQuaid, June 30 http://issuu.com/gvart/docs/gv_art_-_generation_catalogue/1?e=2372036/4871189 http://www.wildculture.com/article/generation/1285 http://www.trebuchet-magazine.com/generation-gv-art/ http://www.fadwebsite.com/2013/10/01/review-generation-gvart-a-collaborative-work-by-rosalyn-driscoll-and-tereza-stehlikova/ 2011 Sculpture review by Marty Carlock, October, Vol. 30, no. 8 2009 Art New England review “Rosalyn Driscoll: Body Sight” by Raymond Liddell, Feb/March 2008 Sculpture and Touch, Francesca Bacci and Peter Dent, exhibition catalogue, (Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK) Human Hand Function by Susan Lederman, Lynette Jones (Oxford University Press, 2006) 2005 Brattleboro Reformer “Skin Deep” by Christine Holderness December Body and Earth by Andrea Olsen (University of New England Press, 2002) Emotion Pictures (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2001) Scene/Unseen (Eastern New Mexico University, 2001) 1999 Arizona Daily Star ”Please touch” by Pamela Portwood February 1998 Sculpture “Rosalyn Driscoll: Touching Required” by Marty Carlock, December 1995 Contact Quarterly “Touching Art” 1995 Boston Globe “Winning Display of NEFA Artists” by Christine Temin 1995 Brattleboro Reformer “Art of touch is enriching” September 1995 The Middlebury Campus “Unusual Exhibit” September 1995 Boston Phoenix “The art of touch” by Cate McQuaid, January 1994 Boston Globe “Perspectives” by Christine Temin, December 1993 Valley Optimist “More than a feeling” by Gretchen Hitchner, July 1993 Hampshire Gazette “A new way of seeing art” August 1993 Springfield Sunday Republican “Sculpture as Metaphor” July 1993 Artists Trust Quarterly “Eyes and Hands” Fall 1993 Valley Forum “Art to touch: a world under hands” October Authored publications Big, Red & Shiny, “By the Light of the Body,” July, 2013, Issue 10; http://www.bigredandshiny.com/cgi-bin/BRS.cgi?section=article&issue=145&article=2013-04-09-173510567871286779&printView=true Sculpture and Touch, Peter Dent, ed, “Playing with Fire” (London: Ashgate Press, 2013) The Hand: an Organ of the Mind, Z. Radman, ed. “Rehabilitating the Hand” (MIT Press, 2012) Art and the Senses Francesca Bacci and David Melcher, ed., “Aesthetic Touch” (Oxford University Press, 2011) Artesian “Aesthetic Touch” Autumn/Winter 2008 Proceedings of Enactive/Enaction in Arts Conference 2007, (Grenoble, France, 2007) Proceedings of the EuroHaptics International Conference (Paris, 2006) Nouvelles de Danse Vu du Corps, “Choreographie pour les mains” 48/49, Winter 2001 Lectures, presentations 2016 Worlds of Water, Transcultural Exchange, Boston, MA Dharma Practice, Art Practice, Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, Barre, MA 2013 Creative Practice as Ritual Process, GV Art Gallery, London 2013 Wilds of the Earth and Body, Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA 2012 Mind/Brain Institute, John Hopkins University 2011 Moore Lab, Neuroscience Dept, Brown University Light in Winter: Science and Art, Ithaca, NY Light and Shadow Salon, Horse Hospital, London, 2010 Eurohaptics (keynote), Amsterdam, Netherlands Art on the Brain, Mt Holyoke College, So. Hadley, MA 2009 Royal College of Art, London, UK The Hand: an Organ of the Mind, InterUniversity, Dubrovnik, Croatia, Art Beyond Sight, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY Center for Non-Invasive Brain Research, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Boston Symposium on Sculpture and Touch, Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK 2008-11 Consciousness and First Person Methodologies, Ratna Ling, CA 2007 Enaction in Arts (keynote), Grenoble, France Art Beyond Sight, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY Center for Non-Invasive Brain Research, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Boston 2006 Art and the Senses, Science Oxford, Oxford, UK Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tuebingen, Germany 2006 Eurohaptics, Paris, France 2005 Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, VT 2004 McGovern Institute, Dept of Brain and Cognitive Science, MIT, Cambridge, MA 2002 Digital Dialogues: Technology and the Hand, MIT Media Lab/Haystack, ME 2002 Boston Architecture Center, Boston, MA 2002 Connecticut Board of Education and Services for the Blind, Hartford, CT 2002 Inclusive Practices in the Arts, Studio Place Arts, Barre, VT 2000 Uncommon Senses: The Senses in Art and Culture, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada 2000 Clearing the Path: Art and Accessibility in New England, Boston, MA 1999 Minneapolis Institute for the Arts, Minneapolis, MN 1999 University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ 1998 Congress of International Association of Empirical Aesthetics, Rome, Italy 1995 This/Ability: Conference on Disability and the Arts, University of Michigan 1995 New England Museum Association, Middlebury, VT 1995 Boston Sculptors’ Gallery, Newton MA 1994 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 1994 DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA 1994 Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA Education 1969-71 Silvermine College of Art 1967 BA Smith College Work and teaching 1985-90 Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, acting director, curator, board member 1971-77 Prescott College, adjunct faculty in art 1967-69 Yale University Art Gallery, curatorial assistant in the Asian Art department


My work comes from the body and speaks to the body. The sculptural constructions and installations are human in scale, ranging from small enough to hold to large enough to enter, They are made of sensuous materials rich in expressive qualities and tactile appeal. For two decades I made sculptures that could be touched, wanting to integrate tactile, kinetic dimensions into viewers’ experience and to deepen the impact and meaning. Now I focus on visual experience that awakens the inner sense of touch: proprioception, empathy, and emotion. I often use rawhide for its organic qualities and evocation of skin, animal, death and transformation. I collaborate with videographers to integrate moving images into the structure and meaning of my work, further animating and transforming matter. Through sculpture, installation, video, photography and collage, I generate a dynamic dialogue between sight and touch, outside and inside, body and mind, human and animal, manmade and natural.

Tina Prize - Roma Artists Tina Prize - Berlin Artists Tina Prize - Bercelona Artists