Born and raised in Los Angeles where she currently resides, Roxene Rockwell is one of four generations of Angelinos. Always a collage artist-interested in the medium even as a child- she studied art at Los Angeles Valley College and graphic design at Art Center College of Design. Dissatisfied with graphic design coursework, she switched schools and majors, receiving her Bachelor of Science in Business at the University of Southern California. She went on to complete her MA in Psychology at Antioch University of Southern California, planning to pursue a career in art therapy. Instead she started teaching art to troubled teenagers, using her experience and studies of abused children.
Rockwell has exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions at museums and galleries including; the Riverside Art Museum, in Riverside, California; the Robert V. Fullerton Museum in San Bernardino, California; the Carnegie Art Museum in Oxnard, California; Louis Stern Fine Arts in Los Angeles and the Ruth Bachofner Gallery in Santa Monica, California. Rockwell’s work is featured in corporate and public collections including; the San Fernando Valley Metro station, Van Nuys Orange Line; the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center; the University of California, Riverside; NK. Shaclas, LTD., Nicosia, Cyprus and Teleflora, Los Angeles. Rockwell’s work has been discussed in numerous art publications and catalogs.