Leah Rosenberg


At a Loss for Words, 2020-21. Video, approx. 10 min. Courtesy of the artist.

Black and white still from video showing a long table with a checked tablecloth, three place settings and a bottle of wine

Still from At a Loss for Words, 2020-21. Courtesy of the artist.

“I wanted to make something entertaining and relevant for others, but also muster some cheer and momentum for myself. We were all grappling with the same uncertainty, so I refocused my emotions through making these one-minute films, in the hopes that others would find some necessary amusement in them too.” —Leah Rosenberg 

Leah Rosenberg’s art practice spans painting, installation, sculpture, printmaking, and food, focusing on the role of color in our lives.

While sheltering in place during the Covid-19 pandemic, Rosenberg was seeking a way to delight people with what she had on hand. Harkening back to the silent film era, she used music to replace color, setting the rhythm for everyday acts like making coffee, practicing guitar, sorting books, or setting a table. 

About the Artist

Leah Rosenberg’s work has been presented in both local and international exhibitions. She recently completed a fifty-layer mural at SFMOMA titled Getting Better Everyday a Color. Rosenberg has had residencies at Montalvo Arts Center, Kala Art Institute, San Francisco Recology, Vermont Studio Center, Facebook, Google, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts and McColl Center for Art + Innovation. Rosenberg received a BFA from Emily Carr Institute in Vancouver, BC and an MFA from California College of the Arts in San Francisco.