OF THE 42ND ANNUAL
PASEO ARTS FESTIVAL
BY COLLIN ROSEBROOK
Collin D. Rosebrook: Artist, ceramicist, sculptor, painter, glass blower, musician, composer, and teacher.
“I have been fortunate to experience many facets in my growth as an artist and draw on all of those areas as inspiration for my work. Dance, its fluidness of motion and form, as well as the beauty and simplicity of Oriental ceramics, Biblical studies and rich organic surfaces have been primary influences for many years.”
Collin D. Rosebrook received a B.A. from Oklahoma State University where he conducted most of his postgraduate studies. While attending Multigraphis Art Center in Stillwater, Oklahoma, he worked in the development and construction of the first municipally sponsored free blown glass studio in the United States where he was an instructor of ceramics and sculpture. Now in his private studio, Collin works as a studio artist participating in national competitions, gallery and museum invitationals and international exhibits. His recent work includes experimentation of surface treatments, concept and development of large-scale forms for architectural interiors and environmental design. He is also responsible for the founding, construction and operation of Paseo Pottery, a studio, gallery and teaching facility. His work is in private collections nationally and internationally and on permanent display in the State Arts Collection.
Collin's work has been published in over 100 countries throughout the world in the international art and sculpture magazine, Ceramics Monthly. His article and work were chosen as one of the top 20 works in the past 10 years by that magazine to be compiled into the now released book, Creative Ideas for Clay Artists, which has been distributed internationally. His work has also been included in Studio Potter, Southern Living Magazine, Oklahoma Travel Guide, Oklahoma Today and featured on the OETA PBS special “Gallery” as well as the “Discover Oklahoma” TV special. His installations and commissions include: The Federal Reserve, The Casey Foundation, Federal Credit Union, Comanche County Memorial Hospital, Oklahoma Heart Hospital, Houston International Airport and Hermann Memorial Hospital in Houston, TX.
Collin's most recent projects include the construction and installation of a 24’ wall hung stainless steel collaboration sculpture for the Oklahoma Supreme Court Building, a 15’ powder coated steel work for South OKC Chamber of Commerce and the installation of two 16’ x 10’, four-part stainless-steel sculptures for Oklahoma City Community College Visual and Performing Arts Center.