Daily Dose Pick: Flash Rosenberg


Live-action cartoonist and New York Public Library artist-in-residence Flash Rosenberg creates situational portraits using images, words, and whimsy.

From Dada-esque flights of fancy to unsettling historical testimony and more planned-out animations for dramatic readings (John Lithgow’s Mark Twain is a perennial favorite), Rosenberg expands portraiture’s meaning to include the viewer, time, and artist’s own imagination. As Live from the NYPL‘s artist-in-residence, she creates composite, time-lapse “conversation portraits,” depicting the participants’ images, ideas, and actual words, in a witty, evocative art-form all her own.

View a selection of Rosenberg’s NYPL Conversation Portraits, see works created for other arts organizations on Vimeo, and keep an eye out for the artist working live during the Library’s videocasts.

Click through below for a selection of Rosenberg’s unique work.