Irene Rousseau is an artist and art historian residing in Summit, New Jersey. More than 15 prominent museums around the world have Dr. Rousseau’s work in their collection. They include the National Museum of Contemporary Art of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC ; Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim and the Whitney Museum in New York; The British Museum, London; National Gallery of Art, Rome and MAMCO the Contemporary Museum of Fine Art, Geneva. She received the AIA/NJ presentation award. Dr. Rousseau attended Claremont Graduate University, California and received a Master of Fine Arts degree and New York University where she received a Ph.D. in interdisciplinary studies.
Her work differs from many mosaic artists in that she features multi-dimensional sculptures resulting in curved concave surfaces. By using mathematical concepts the tessellated mosaic surface of reflective points of light seem to defy the material substance. The hyperbolic sculptures seem to “float” on the wall. Her commissioned sculptures and murals include architectural interiors and exteriors. She is listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Art.