Samantha Rosado

Name: Samantha Rosado
Title: Adjunct Professor of Fine Arts and Design
Education: M.F.A., Louisiana State University '21
Post-Baccalaureate, Trinity College, '18
B.A., Mount Holyoke College '15
E-mail: rosados@winthrop.edu
Area(s): Painting, Drawing, Design, Illustration
Web: https://sa5mantharosado.voog.com/

Samantha Kasubaski Rosado is a Puerto Rican, cis-gendered, gay woman who works primarily with collage and oil paint on canvas. Though she was drawn to the arts in her youth, she began oil painting a year after graduating from Mount Holyoke College in 2015. In 2016, Kasubaski Rosado attended a Puerto Rican tiple-making workshop at Trinity College where she was later awarded a 2016-2018 Hilla Rebay Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship in Fine Art and Studio Art. At Trinity College, Kasubaski Rosado decided to become a painter. She found interest in the challenge of color, space development, and compositional relationships. She carried these interests into her assistantship at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, and while completing her MFA at Louisiana State University. Pursuing her MFA inspired a passion for cultural storytelling in the arts using the figure and animals. After graduation, Kasubaski Rosado moved with her wife, corgi, and kitty to Charlotte, NC. From 2021-2023, she was a member of the Studio Artist Program at the McColl Center. In 2022, Kasubaski Rosado completed an Artist Residency at Anderson Ranch in Snowmass Village, CO, had her first post-MFA solo show at TFA Gallery and completed a mural for the City of Charlotte. She currently teaches Fine Art and Design courses at Central Piedmont Community College and Winthrop University and was recently awarded 2022-2023 Best First-Year Adjunct in the College of Fine Art and Design at Winthrop University. Samantha Kasubaski Rosado is a painter, poet, and storyteller. She uses humor in her work to create captivating imagery and rhythm to guide the viewer through stories and dreamscapes derived from directional lines, figures, and color.