||Rose is a multi-media artist who was born, raised and educated in England. She moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1986 and has since emerged as one of the Valley's most prolific artists.
Painter/Muralist Primarily a painter, Rose has exhibited extensively throughout Arizona and is currently represented by MARS Artspace in Phoenix, Art One in Scottsdale, and Raw Gallery in Tucson. Her numerous group, solo, and juried shows include Arizona State University, Sky Hopper International Airport, Shermer Art Center in Phoenix, and Grady Gammage Memorial Auditorium in Tempe.
Much of her work as a painter stems from deeply introspective soul-searching and emotional healing. Her large oil paintings often portray the paradox of the fragile spirit surviving in an increasingly technological, structured world, and mankind's interconnectedness with nature.
In 1995, Rose received a Grant from the City of Tempe and Tempe Municipal Arts Commission to create a large public mural (83' x 13'). Since that time she has been selected to design murals at Sojourner Center Women's Shelter in Phoenix and Autumn House Women's Shelter in Mesa (for which she was a recipient of an Arizona Commission on the Arts Grant). Other public projects include serving on the design team for childrens furniture at the Phoenix Library (with a grant from Phoenix Art Commission) and a mural at the Child Crisis Center in Mesa. Rose also served three years as a muralist and community arts administrator in England prior to her relocation to America.
Illustrator: As a professional freelance illustrator Rose's national clients include Arizona Highways Magazine, The New York Times in Phoenix and Miami, The Dallas Observer, The Houston Press, American West Magazine and Reno Air magazine. Locally she has worked with such clients as Scottsdale Center for the Arts, the Phoenix Symphony and Saint Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center. Rose has made design contributions to many local organizations such as Actor's Theater of Phoenix, Free Arts for Abused Children, United Cerebral Palsy, Empathy Bowls to Feed the Hungry, Arizona Clay and Ballet Arizona.
Installation and Performance Artist: Rose is also a recognized installation and performance artist and has been a regular feature at the Ice-house in Phoenix. In 1994, she was chosen to participate in Alternatives/Alternatives, an international exchange with X'Teresa in Mexico City, Mexico.
Her performances are known for their dramatic, provocative themes which confront personal and universal human struggles. She effectively connects with her audience on an intimate, primal level using powerful, symbolic language and raw energy.
Community Artist: Rose spent two years as Artist-in-Residence at Tempe Art Center and also served as an artistic mentor for Prescott College, Arizona. Currently she lives in her studio which is located in the heart of Phoenix. She has been an active force in the downtown area, not only as an artist but as a volunteer and board member for organizations such as Artlink, Crash Arts, and the MILK Fund (Icehouse), which are dedicated to the evolution of a progressive art community in Phoenix.