Rosso Spoto

Rosso Spotto Portrait artist of the year series

Born and raised in Sicily, Rosso moved permanently to London in early 2000. She holds a MA in International Communications and Human Rights and worked in advertising before changing her direction to the visual arts.

In her short art career, she has won several art prizes, beginning with a first prize in the Pride UK Emerald Winter Pride Award in 2016. This was shortly followed by another first prize for the Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize, leading to Rosso’s first solo exhibition at CASSart in Islington, London. In 2019, Rosso was awarded the first prize for the Portrait/Figurative category at the Jackson Open Painting Prize.  In 2021, she was a finalist in the renowned Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize, which opened doors to exhibitions internationally with galleries in the US (Sugarlift, Principle Gallery), Canada (James Baerd Gallery), Norway (Romfjord Gallery), and Germany (Stoerpunkt).

Rosso has been featured in Colossal, Create Mag, Evolved Mag, MyModernMet, Artists&Illustrator; The Artist’s Magazine and her painting ‘Climate Rebel’ (2019) was on the cover of Arena Magazine (Australia). Her work has been sold to renowned art collectors worldwide.