Emily Carr University of Art and Design grad turns technicolour paintings and love of baking into edible works of art

Emily Carr University of Art and Design

from The Globe and Mail:

“What colours come to mind when you think of a dimly lit parking garage in the heart of an urban city centre, a Saskatchewan sunset at the beginning of autumn or a big, creamy scoop of Saskatoon berry ice cream? A visual artist and pastry chef in San Francisco, Leah Rosenberg returns to the palette of her Prairie roots to create both dynamic technicolour paintings and edible works of art.

Rosenberg grew up in Saskatoon and studied fine art at the University of Saskatchewan and the Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver before earning a masters at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She also developed a love of baking during a part-time job at the city’s famed Miette patisserie. With that new passion, Rosenberg ended up working under celebrated pastry chef and author, Caitlin Freeman: Starting in 2009, the pair created whimsical installations at San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art, displaying edible interpretations of the museum’s work in its top floor cafe until 2013.

Since her time at SFMOMA, the artist-meets-pastry-chef has done a plethora of vibrant art installations for restaurants as well as travelled to different parts of North America for a variety of artist residencies. Most recently, her work brought her home to Saskatoon, where she arrived with an explorative eye, splashes of colour and, of course, satiating eats and drinks to execute her series, Everyday, a Colour.”

Read more about Leah here.