My ‘Light Drawings’ are photographed using a medium-format, 6x7mm or a 35mm camera with each of the multiple elements exposed onto a single frame of transparency film. I draw with light using a variety of sources that makes each image unique; using helium-neon and argon lasers, hand-blown colored glass neon tubes, electronic flash, black light, and fluorescent paint and slide projections. Each light source is composited for its unique color, shape, pattern, wave form and line into an ephemeral space that exists only during its exposure and where it becomes part of a timeless, fluid and visionary reality.
Trix Rosen is an artist and photojournalist living in Jersey City. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Rosen’s career has embraced the fields of fine art photography, photojournalism, portraiture and historic architectural preservation. At New York University she studied painting; afterwards she became a self-taught photographer, shooting assignments for international magazines and later i becoming a historic architectural photographer and teacher. Her art focuses on gender-fluid identity.
Rosen’s work can be found in many collections, including the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Museum. Her 1980’s lesbian, feminist slide show “MAITRESSE,” along with two photographs for the exhibition catalog, are represented in the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) exhibition, “CLUB 57: Film, Performance and Art in the East Village, 1978-1983,”(October 31 2017 - April 8 2018).
Her photographs have been represented in over 50 exhibitions in galleries and in museums including the Ceres Gallery and Hebrew Union College Museum in New York City; the Sherwin Miller Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma; the Reece Museum in Johnson City, Tennessee; New Jersey’s George Segal Gallery in Montclair and Pierro Gallery in South Orange; and the Kepco Gallery Museum in Seoul, South Korea.