Adele Rossetti is an artist and art instructor working in the NYC area and the Hudson Valley. She is also a lecturer, published Art and Scientific Illustrator, private art tutor and exhibiting artist. She has a MFA degree in Painting/Drawing and a MS in the Theory, Criticism and History of Art, Design and Architecture from Pratt Institute. She has taught art at Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn campus and Venice Program, at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the New York Botanical Gardens and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. She has conducted lectures and workshops for the Brooklyn Museum, Vassar College and the Hatch Art Fellowship. She is a fellow of the BBG Florilegium Society, and a recipient of the American Society of Botanical Artists’ Excellence Award, the Royal Horticultural Society’s Grenfells Science Medal, and several Mellon Foundation, Cantor-Fitzgerald Foundation and Pratt Institute grants. Her artwork is found in numerous collections in the US and abroad, including the Alisa and Isaac Sutton Collection, the most important American private collection of Botanical Art, and that of Natasha Trethewey, the present U.S. Poet Laureate.
Adele is presently teaching at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and the New York Botanical Gardens, and has an online class on Craftsy. She is available for artwork on commission: Paintings, drawings and illustrations in a wide range of contemporary and historical media and styles, and for art instruction: College and Adult Education classes, as well as workshops and private tutoring.