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Melinda Rosenberg has shown extensively and is represented by Sherrie Gallerie in Columbus, and Haen Gallery in Asheville and Brevard, North Carolina. Her work is in the collection of Hilton Hotels and The Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority, the James Cancer Hospital, University of Toledo, Glimcher Reality Trust in Columbus, Ohio, Richard M. Ross Art Museum at Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio, Rush Presbyterian Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, Huntington Mortgage Company, Worthington, Ohio and many others. She has been awarded an Individual Artist Grant numerous times from the Ohio Arts Council and was chosen by the Greater Columbus Arts Council for the Artist in Residency program to go to Dresden Germany for three months. She resides in Worthington with her husband, Steve and daughter, Amelia. She received her BAE and MFA from The Ohio State University and studied Chinese Language at Fu Jen University in Taipei, Taiwan.
I sketch a good bit to find forms and patterns that are quiet, yet interesting. I want the forms to be just what they are, forms…nothing fancy. The structure of how they are built should be apparent. Within this simplicity should be something that makes you look twice. Once I have the sketch, I use a template to cut out the pieces on a table saw. They are joined at angles in a variety of ways. Often I sand the pieces prior to joining them, but if I have not, I will sand the new wood. The new wood is usually finished with paste wax. Sometimes I paint the wood or add materials into the surface. Often I am looking for wood with a history, maybe the wood has weathered to reveal the soft grain or perhaps it was once part of a bookcase or chair.