Rosso Emerald Crimson – Painter

Rosso is an award-winning portrait artist who brings intimacy and character to her colourful paintings. Italian born, Rosso lives and works in London since 2004. Developing an interest for human psychology and sociology from her teenager years, she graduated in Political Science in Italy then continued her academic career in UK, obtaining an MA in International Communications and Human Rights (City University – London). She worked in marketing and advertising before changing her career direction to the visual arts. Her early years in Italy and experience in London afterwards have created the inspiration for her portraits, which she paints mainly in oils.

Rosso trained briefly at the Royal Drawing School and at the London Atelier of Representational Art (LARA) in London, but is primarily a self-taught artist. Her artistic accolades include winning the “Jackson Open Painting Prize 2019 (JOPP2019)” for the Portrait/Figure category; the “The Harbour Gallery Award” and “The Artist’s Exhibition Award” (TALP Open 2019); “The Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize 2017” and the “Emerald Winter Pride Art Award” in 2016.

In 2018, she was selected to participate in the popular TV series “Sky Portrait Artist of The Year 2019”. She has exhibited across London in venues including the Mall Galleries, Bloomsbury and The Strand Gallery. Her work has been featured in various UK national magazines (Artists and Illustrator; The Artist’s Magazine), and her painting, ‘Young Climate Rebel’ was the front cover image for the September 2019 issue of Arena Magazine (Australia). She is a member of since 2019 and is represented by Wild Beasts.


“My pictorial language is metaphorical and subtly ironical. Themes addressed revolve around femininity, gender, sexuality, motherhood as well as ethical and political issues. They are carried out by predominantly female characters who enact a ‘persona’ or stereotype that resonate with the viewers at various levels of the subconscious mind.”


Rosso, is one of ours and he exposed his artworks at  “Music, Art &  Life” Noisy Hype event