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Herb Rosenberg

408 Ogden Ave
Jersey City, NJ 07307, U.S.A.
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Phone: 718 496 4861

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I am a left-handed Aquarian art-maker in the tradition of some of history’s most zealous artists. Entering my studio you can always find some works-in-progress in progress. Currently there are a couple of nine-foot tall aluminum columns in the works whose flat surfaces appear three-dimensional. Mystery has surrounded this large brick studio behind my house in Jersey City where a conglomeration of traditional tools and sketchpads are strewn amid dragon fly wings and super-mini-plastic cows. Smaller works are also gestating found objects, which are waiting to find their places in the myriad of small aluminum and glass pieces. My treasures are often gathered from human discards on the street and nature’s discards on logging roads.

New York City raised me. Dyslexia prevented me from reading at an early age. To compensate my mother introduced me to a non-reading voice… clay; and from age nine to eighteen I half lived in the art school of the Brooklyn Museum.

I spent my college ‘Junior Year Abroad’ in Paris studying sculpture at the Ecole Nationale Superieur des Beaux Arts where I lived the Paris life of an art student. To earn money to go to graduate school I worked as a youth parole officer in Brooklyn's Bedford Stuyvesant area.

Becoming a father, and then a mostly single parent, has been an extraordinary experience which simply imbued a depth in my work.

When my son Andrew was ten years old, he and I toured for six months around the world with a traveling exhibition of my work. Lets talk about it sometime.

When I received tenure at the University I built a cabin/studio in the woods of Cape Breton Island where my son and I spent every summer. Not having electricity didn’t seem important then.

Throughout my career I have embraced innovative and inventive solutions to visual/aesthetic/material challenges.







Chair, Art Department, [2006-2012] New Jersey City University

Professor, 1971-Present



1989-1996, Post Graduate work, University of Hertfordshire, England.

1967, M.F.A. Pratt Institute, NY

1964, B.A. Harpur College, Binghamton University Certificate

1963, Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris, France.

Registered Art Therapist (A.T.R.) American Art Therapy Association/Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (R.E.A.T.), International Expressive Arts Association: Standard’s Committee


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2010  A Dialogue With an Ancient Forest, Meyers Museum, University of Akron, OH

2009  A Dialogue With an Ancient Forest, Perth Amboy Arts Council, NJ

2008  A Dialogue With an Ancient Forest, Seton Hall University, NJ

2006  Martin Gallery, Cheltenham England

            Jadite Gallery, New York, NY

2005  Connections, Museum of Fine Arts, Guangzhou, China

2004  Dialogue With an Ancient Forest, opus 2 [An Installation with sound by Andrew Rosenberg],

            The National Library, Havana, Cuba

2002  A Dialogue With an Ancient Forest, opus I [An Installation with sound by Andrew Rosenberg],

            University College of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada

1997  Beneath the Surface, Viridian Gallery, New York, NY

1996  Light and Illusion, Part II, Carriage Barn Gallery, New Caanan, CT

            Altared Spaces, 14 Sculptors Gallery, Soho, New York, NY

            Herb Rosenberg, Continued, Cooper Gallery, Jersey City, NJ

            25 Year Retrospective, ArtSpace, Jersey City State College, Jersey City, NJ

1994  A.J. Ledderman Fine Arts, Hoboken, NJ

1993  American Macho, Viridian Gallery, New York, NY

1992  MAC 2000 [ Manifestation des Arts Contemporaine], The Grand Palais, Paris, France

            SAX-a-FORMs: a duet in Saxaphone & Sculpture, The Pocket Theatre, New York, NY

            ArtSpace and the Great Lawn, Jersey City State College, Jersey City, NJ

1991  Light and Illusion, UNESCO, Paris, France

1990  The Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China

            The Academy of Fine Arts, Guongzhou, China

            Gallerie Vinciana, Milan, Italy

            The Sculpture Society, Sydney, Australia

La Poutre Gallerie, Marseilles, France

Centre Bras d'Or, Nova Scotia, Canada


Selected Group Exhibition

2012  Farleigh Flat, The Edward Williams Gallery, Hackensack, NJ


                        Installation: Annual Invitational - Gallatin Art Crossing, Bozeman, MT

                        Installation: Annual Invitation - Business District, Leonia, NJ

                        Installation: Annual Invitational,  Jewish Community Center, Tucson, AZ

2011  Bombing of Bagdad in Jersey City, 9/11 Exhibition, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ

2010  Flesh Art Invitational, Lemmerman Gallery, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ

2010  Touch: Beyond Sight, Noyes Museum, Galloway, NJ

2008  Sculpture for New Orleans, Xavier University, New Orleans, LA

             The Changing Planet, St. Thomas University, Westchester, NY

2006  The Brooklyn Show, Van der Plas Gallery, New York, NY

2005  Black Cloud Over America, Mathews Park, Norwalk, CT

2004  Black Cloud Over America, Bridgeport, CT

2003  Inaugral Opening Exhibition, Perth Amboy Art Center, Perth Amboy, NJ

            Tarts, Gallery 20, New York, NY

2002  U.S. Tennis Open, Flushing Meadows, Queens, NY

2000  Far and Away, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada

            Adelphi University, Outdoor Exhibition, Long Island, NY

            Annual Exhibition, Salisbury, CT

            National Preservation Exhibition, Jacob Riis Park, Far Rockaway, NY

            Faculty Exhibition, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ

            Dyslexia, Grounds For Sculpture, Princeton, NJ



2012  Bergen Record, New Jersey

March 2011  featured - ISC Sculpture Magazine

2010  Inducted into the KAPPA PI International Art Honor’s Society

2009  Akron Reporter exhibition review

2003  Fox News segment

2002  Who’s Who in America,Bowker

1998, 1994  Jersey Journal

1992  New York Times, Vivian Raynor

1990-2011  Who's Who in American Art, Bowker

1988  New York Art Review, Krantz

1985  Light and Illusion (video), Newsweek, Bersch

1984  Imogene Coca, a portrait, Newsweek


Collections (Partial)

The Zimmerli Museum, Rutger's University

The Gallery, UCCB

The Village of Baddeck, Nova Scotia, Canada

MANA Corporation, New York, NY

Robeson Archives, New York, NY

Gale Research, Inc., Chicago, IL

Kowal Enterprises, Paris, France

Johnathan and Patricia Seybold, Malibu, CA

Peter Goetz esq., New York, NY

Dr. Anneke Prins Simons, Jersey City, NJ

Chief Justice Miriam Shearing, Reno, NV


Commissions (Partial)

2006  8' Aluminum [wall] Arabian Horse, Ian Marsh Associates, Cairo, Egypt

            6' Acrylic Horse, Peter Goetz, Cold Springs

2004  8'x3' Wall Installation, Eliran Murphy Inc. New York, NY

2003  8’ Wall Tripych, residential, C. Goldblatt, Nice, France

1998  40’ Stainless Steel and Yellow Birch, Millennium Installation at New Jersey City University, NJ

            Aluminum and Copper, Office Entrance at Bysis Corp., Park Avenue, New York, NY

1996  10' Stainless Steel, Exterior Installation, Chief Justice Miriam Shearing, Inclince Village, NV

12' Stainless Steel, figurative form for Village Green, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada

            12’ Stainless Steel, figurative Interior Installation, Palo Alto, CA



2012  Hudson County Annual Student Exhibition, NJ

2005  Bayonne Annual Artist Exhibition, NJ

1985-2000  Centre Bras d'Or, Cape Breton Island, Canada

1997  UCCB Inaugural Museum Exhibition

1994  Hong Kong Biennial Sculpture Exhibition

1992  Hong Kong Biennial Sculpture Exhibition


Gallery Representation

Jadite Gallery, New York, NY

Martin Gallery, Cheltenham, England

Rockaway Artists, NY

14 Sculptors, New York, NY


Professional Affiliations

2011  American Academy of Contemporary Artists

2010-present  KAPPA PI International Art Honor’s Society

2000-2002  The CASE Museum, Jersey City, NJ

1997- present  The Hurley Foundation, Board Member

1995-present  International Expressive Arts Association, Standard Committee Member

1992-1994  Hudson County Cultural Council Advisory Board

1990-present  Australian Sculpture Society

1985-present  New Jersey Art Therapy Association

1985-87  International Art Therapy Educators, President

1980- 2000  Centre Bras D’Or Cultural Centre, Executive Board Member

1974  New York Art Therapy Association, Founding Co-President

1972-present  American Art Therapy Association, Founding member

1970-present  International Sculpture Center

1962-present  College Art Association