Rosie Ranauro, "Spectre", (detail) | Photo by Renee Anderson

Rosie Ranauro

My practice is a means of restoring balance and conversation between the parts of self that become severed due to chronic pain, through physical action and visualization of the body. Working between the physical and dream world, my work explores the constantly shifting reality of ‘self’. 

I am constantly thinking of the canvas as a surrogate body while I work. This treatment of the canvas allows me to externalize my bodily worries – my canvas will become a place of joy and loss; it will meet my self loathing and it will be subject to great care and human error. The canvas will exist as a body witnessed by others, but I will need to find a resolution for it within myself, keenly aware of the trials of its assembly.

Rosie Ranauro holds a BFA in Painting from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and lives and works in Boston, MA. She has shown locally and internationally, and is represented by Lamontagne Gallery in Boston, Ma.

BCA Studio Resident since 2022.