Josie Rozell is an analog collagist and poet living and creating in Berlin, by way of Hawai’i and Kansas. Working primarily with antique newsprint, vintage magazines and nature books, Josie combines her love of paper composition and storytelling to create surreal and unexpected images. Paper ephemera cut from both retro and futuristic sources are recontextualized into energetic scenes that explore the relationship between humans and nature.
With a degree in English Literature and Education, Josie brings a strong sense of narration and accessibility to her collages, guiding her viewer in a quest to embrace the unexpected. To further explore the interconnectedness of humanity and nature, her collages are typically accompanied by poems. Her first book, Articulated Soul (2021), tells the story of living in Kansas, Austria, Indonesia, New Zealand and Hawai’i through verse and collage. It was selected as a Blurb best seller and was featured on the set of High School Musical the Series on Disney+.