American born artist Rose Masterpol has worked for three decades as a contemporary abstract painter. Her work is distinctive and ever-evolving because of her vast array of interests & hobbies. From poetry to her musical abilities, graphic design career to sculpture and landscape photography, all feed her creativity into painting in a series format. Masterpol’s work is the language of non-objective, organic and pure painting. Her work consists of abstract shapes, lines, instinct, intuition made from either acrylic or oil on large canvases. She is larger than life as are her works. Often poetic with unrivaled breadth and depth, always strong and boldly colored—the work is uncanny and perfectly balanced. Her technical approach changes to the mood and flow of the next thing that emerges on a new canvas at any given time. Her abstractions stream from De Stijl to Fauvism to expressionism to the pure abstract realm. Masterpol’s inspiration since a child has been from the New York school of painters, Pollock, de Kooning, Kline and Motherwell, to name a few.
Masterpol is self-taught which lends to a naked, and raw untainted work of art. There are no limitations for her allowing her work to constantly progress. She graduated from CalArts with a BFA in graphic design and has worked in many ad agencies in Los Angeles. Still today, ranking as a creative director to a few clients, she is working as a full-time painter. And—in between design and painting, she always has a camera in her hands ready for the next great shot. Her worked is collected all over the world and is represented in New York along with many other galleries across the united States.
California Institute of the Arts, CA (BFA) Wright State University, OH Orange Coast College, CA Syracuse University, NY – Graphic Design/Illustration Onondaga Comm. College, NY (AAS) - Fine Arts
2017/June Victory Contemporary, Santa FE NM "Saints + Sinners" 2015/July Kobalt Gallery, Provincetown, MA “Dogmata” 2014/March Artamo Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA, “WHITE” 2012/June Hadid Gallery, Los Angeles, CA “Deliberate and Unintentional” 2012/May Artamo Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA, 1“Emoticon” 2011/April Artamo Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA, “Catharsis” 2011/Aug Artiste Winery & Gallery, Los Olivos, Ca (exhibited my art/ winery used my work on label) 2006/Nov Deja Design Gallery, Los Angeles, CA "Architecture with Paint" 2004/March ARTFront, Los Angeles, CA “Essence” 2002/Nov LA Brewery Art Walk, Los Angeles, CA 2000/April LA Brewery Art Walk,Los Angeles, CA 1999/Nov LA Brewery Art Walk, Los Angeles, CA 1995/July BOVA Gallery, Los Angeles, CA “Summer Color”
2018/September Black & white, Buckhead Art & Company, Atlanta Georgia
2018/May , Buckhead Art & Company, Atlanta Georgia "ARTISTS ALIGN"
2018/Feb Art Palm Springs - Premier Art Fair
2018/Jan Glave Kocen Gallery, "Size Doesn't Matter 11"
2017/July Wallspace LA, Los Angeles, CA "Sizzle"
2017/June Kocen Glave Gallery, Richmond VA "One Hit Wonder"
2016/August Kobalt Gallery Provincetown, Massachusetts “In This Together” 2016/July Janine Contemporary Industri “New Identity” Santa Fe, NM 2015/Dec. ARTAMO Gallery, Santa Barbara “MASTERPOL & GYÖRFI: IN CONTRAST” 2015/Dec. Miami Spectrum - Artblend 2015/Oct. Cambridge City Art Fair - UK 2015/August Kobalt Gallery, Provincetown, MA “Kobalt Celebrates 10 Seasons” 2015/July ARTAMO Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA “Artamo Summer Exhibit” 2015/June Affordable Art Fair in Hampstead Heath, London 2015/May Kobalt Gallery, Provincetown, MA “Twenty Fifteen Season Preview” 2015/April Glave Kocen Gallery, Richmond VA “Natural Surroundings” 2015/March Battersea AAF (London) 2014/August Kristin Johnson Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM “EQUUS ANNUM” 2014/August Artamo Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA “Summer Mix” 2014/Jan. Artamo Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA, “Into a New Year” 2013/Sept. Ian Ross Gallery, San Francisco, CA, “Urban Influences in Contemporary Art” 2013/Oct. O Gallery, San Jose del Cabo, BCS “The O Show”
2013/March Factory West Gallery, Red Bull Curates “Canvas Cooler Los Angeles” 2013/March Broadway Art Space, Santa Monica, CA “WOMEN MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND” 2013/March Artamo Gallery , Santa Barbara, CA, “ARSGEOMETRICA” 2012/Dec Red Dot Miami, FL with Pippin Gallery 2012/Aug Pippin Contemporary Santa Fe “What’s this Journey all about” 2012/July Artamo Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA, “Summer Mix” 2011/June Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA “Out There” 2011/April Create Fixate, LA – DTWN LA “Liberate Your perception” 2011/April The Advocate & Gochis Galleries, Los Angels, CA 2-woman show “Raw Sophistication” 2011/Nov Eagle Rock Center for the Arts, Los Angeles, CA “Form vs. The Abyss” 2-woman show 2009/April Art Dimensions Gallery, Westwood, CA 2009/Dec Gallery 1018 - DTWN LA 2009/WallSpace, Los Angels, CA 2009/Aug. City of BREA Art Gallery, Brea, CA “For love or Money” 2009/Spring Arts Collective, Los Angeles, CA 2007/Farmini Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2007/Aug The Whole 9 Gallery, Culver city “Women Rock” 2005/January The Solaris Gallery, A Don O’Malvey gallery W. Hollywood, CA “Electric Art Show” 2004/June Track 16 Gallery/Bergamot Station, LA “Hollywood Bowl Frank Gehry Sphere Art Project” 2003/Desert Art Source Gallery, Palm Springs - represented by gallery - Palm Desert, CA 2001/Oct. BGH Gallery/Bergamot Station LA – Fundraiser for 911-one night event “Art Heals” 1994/Downtown Arts Development Association “DADA Downtown Lives 94”, LA 1992/Out of Darkness Gallery, Long Beach CA 1991/CALARTS Main Gallery, Valencia, CA “Raw” 2-person show 1990/July Double K Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 1989/May Mothra Gallery, Columbus Ohio “Wrapped in Black”
MUSEUM 2007/Nov Palm Springs Museum, “Artists Council 39th National Juried Exhibition”
TV/FILM 2012 American Express Commercial (Azizi Ansari) 2012 Budweiser - Eternal Optimism Super Bowl 2011 Rules of Engagement (tv show) 2012 Two and a Half Men (tv show) 2011 Time Warner Cable Commercial 2011 Old Spice Commercial 2010 Apple Commercial 2010 Charter Communications Commercial 2007 “Ocean’s 13” (2 paintings featured) 2004 Lexus Advertisement (print ad) 2004 AT&T Commercial 2002 Bernie Mac show 2001 New Dramatic Series (TV) “HMO” 1992 Art-House Film “The Pros & Cons of Breathing” - By Robert Munich