Rosa Alfaro Carozzi is originally from Lima, Peru / New York. She has worked in New York City most of her adult life.
During an interview with Design & Fashion, she told us” I am very interested in psychology. To create a painting I look at the scene from an analytical and psychological point of view. I see many stories within a story and I invite the viewer to engage, and create his own story. I create narrative, paintings.”
The viewer is prompted to question, “ What are her characters doing? Why are they doing that? Is there any reason why she is there? What is happening in that moment?
“ I love people, gatherings, special occasions and Parties. I also love to be Peruvian, so I enjoy adding something related to my culture into my paintings”, she said.
Rosa has her own style and she keeps it genuine thru all her paintings. She studied painting at Columbia University and later at the Arts Students league. Her work is greatly influenced by her previous background in cinematography.
She has been painting for 28 years and had many styles along the years, but came back to the style of the first painting she created “La Casa de mi Tio “ during her studies at Columbia University.
Rosa, known as Rosie or Rosita has been very successful. Her work has been in a private collection at Salans, an International Company in New York. One of the partners, collected her work. ” I had the honor of seeing my painting in his beautiful office at 620 Fifth Avenue “, she told us.
“ I sold many paintings and my work is also in the private collection of Mrs. Iiams, in Connecticut, the private collection of a television producer in The Hamptons, and other homes. “
Amsterdam Whitney Gallery in Manhattan, NYC, currently represents her artwork.
Rosa was born and raised in Lima, Peru. Some of the objects that go into her paintings are memories of her life in Lima. She attended Villa Maria in Lima were she began studying English at the age of five. Inspired by her quest to see more of the world, she moved to New York City as a Foreign student at the age of twenty and studied Film Production at Hunter College where her thesis won an award for her black and white short film.
Then, She worked for Troma Films as a wardrobe designer, at Showtime as a Quality Control Supervisor, at Viacom as a Supervisor of International distribution of Films, at PS 87 as a teacher and as a lead art teacher under the supervision of Kyle Arnold, who was the director of the Afterschool.
“I am moved by challenge “, she told us. Every painting is a new challenge and it keeps me excited and happy. My mind is always creating.”
In 2018, Rosa moved to Fort Lauderdale and created her art studio where she works full time.