Rosemarie Imhoff

CitizenshipUnited States
Cultural HeritageEuropean-American
Light Work RelationshipLight Work Grant, 1985
Light Work PublicationsContact Sheet 49




Rosemarie Imhoff, of Oswego, NY works with collage, photomontage, and color copier techniques. In a satirical and ironic tone she handles multiple themes of politics, war, human issues, myth, and contradictions within popular culture.

In musing fashion she describes how she might fashion one of her pieces, 'Uncle Ed Attends The State Fair'.... in which he imbibes a large amount of whisky and beer. As the hour of midnight approaches he is tempted by a large lady who is nursing a pair of Siamese twins. He leaps over a neon light and stumbles down a stairwell to find himself sitting on a heap of glass. To his surprise a figure clothed in white is sitting there eating a hot-dog. It is the Pope. They begin to talk and Ed loses his temper. He wiggles his finger (he has only one on his left hand) at the pope who mysteriously turns into Frank Sinatra.

Imhoff has been an Associate professor in painting, drawing, and design at the State University College at Oswego since 1970. She has been exhibiting her work since 1972 in galleries around New York State including the Pyramid Gallery in Rochester and St. Lawrence University.

circa 1985