ast year the artist was awarded 1st place in graphics at the Pen & Brush annual exhibit in New York city.
Recently, Rosalee O. Isaly's work was shown in New York at the 169th National Academy for Design Show, Ceres Gallery, Blackburn Printmaking Workshop and the Works Gallery. Nationally, at Adler her work was on view (Eugene, Or), Fairfield University (CT) and Paupack Hills Country Club (PA), in a solo show. In 1993 exhibits include the Butler Institute Annual Show in Youngstown, Dorflinger Museum (White Mills, PA.) and Coindre Hall Festival (Huntington, N.Y.).
Her first 1995 show at the Aristos Gallery, Mexico City, where a leading newspaper has praised her 1990 solo show at Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. EXCELSIOR's critic found Isaly "distinguished by being among the grand school of North American landscapists (who) paint their obsessions, expressing anxiety, sorrow, eroticism and beauty... With great subtlety, she blends complimentary colors and clear tones, creating pictures filled with light and beauty."
ROSALEE O. ISALY painted landscapes as a child in Chicago. "I didn't like to be inside. I always wanted to move around," she recalls. A snow scene earned her first award, at the 1953 Scholastic Magazine Art Show. In New Yoirk she sought pockets of natural beauty for inspiration. Choosing spots "that are not man made, like cities, I romanticize what I see. I can leave out whatever is ugly or make it look better, changing it forever in my painting."
Reflecting a commitment to nature and environmental issues, Isaly's luminous oils show favorite outdoor scenes in shifting light. Her four-season note cards of New York City parks are sold at fine shops and shows, such as Recherche, National Arts Club, Gramercy Park Flower Show and 1st Class.
Isaly's paintings hang in 49 private collections and at Peat Marwick, St. Luke's School and three prominent Universities. She has had two solo exhibitions in Mexico and four solo shows at the National Arts Club. Her work was in group shows at Salon D'Automne ans salon des Artistes Francaises (Paris), New York Bank for Business, Museo Universitario de Cíencias y Artes (Mexico City) and Small Works in New York University.