Biography

Roberta Rose grew up in Elizabeth, New Jersey where she was exposed to diverse cultures, languages and traditions. She used her environment,  specifically her backyard to draw her inspiration and create her works. She is inspired by her gardens and the surrounding nature of her home. She traveled abroad and studied at the Art Students League in New York and Kean University. She has a permanent set of works featured in the New York City Public Library of her photographs of Ground Zero. Ms. Rose has also been featured in Somerset Studio magazine. Her paintings and photographs aim to tell a new story by revealing a new truth and reality.

 

Artist Statement

Roberta Rose was born and raised in Elizabeth New Jersey. From an early age she was exposed to the different languages, customs and traditions of her friends and neighbors. Her small backyard became both inspiration and studio, a habit she continues to this day; many of her pieces are created on the patio table surrounded by her garden and bird feeders.

Always creative, her artistic talents were encouraged by her mothers’ gift of an oil paint set at age 9. Roberta’s abilities and interest in the arts was noticed and nurtured by extraordinary teachers in both grade and high school.

Extensive travel touring the great art museums and capitals of Europe prompted a formal education in the arts at Kean University and the Art Students League in New York. Her award winning work has been featured in many Juried shows and galleries. She has been published by Somerset Studio magazine.

Her Photographs of Ground Zero taken the week of 9-11 were part of a national traveling exhibition and are now part of the permanent collection of the New York City Public library.  Her currents work brings photography, collage and painting together, a fusion of elements telling a new story.

Recently, Roberta has been invited to take part in an upcoming show this April at the D&R Greenway Land Trust Gallery at Princeton New Jersey

‘These old photographs speak to me. They have been forgotten, discarded and abandoned, their stories crying out to be told. Something in each image calls out, perhaps for some color, some texture, some contrasting image to accompany them. Each finds its own unique combination of light and dark, truth and conjecture. They take on a new substance, a new reality, becoming more than they were; they are transformed, reborn”

Roberta Rose

 

Select Exhibitions

2011 Mixed Media Juried Show D&R Gallery, Princeton NJ
Mixed Media Group Exhibit Salvage Goods, Easton Pa
2010 Mixed Media Juried Show Monmouth Museum NJ
Mixed Media Group Exhibit Bludaisy, Clinton NJ
Mixed Media Juried Show Art alliance, Red Bank NJ
2009 Mixed Media Juried Show Monmouth Museum, NJ
Mixed Media Group Show June Bug, Metuchen NJ
Mixed Media Solo Show Café Verde, Phillipsburg NJ
Mixed Media Group Show Art Alliance, Red Bank NJ
2008 Mixed Media Juried Show Tennessee Art League, Nashville TN
Mixed Media Solo Show Café Verde, Phillipsburg NJ
Mixed Media Group Show June Bug, Metuchen NJ
2007 Mixed Media Group Show Gallery 31 North, Glen Gardner NJ
Mixed Media Group Show Art Alliance, Red Bank NJ
2006 Mixed Media Solo Show Pleaides Gallery, New York, NY
Altered Book Juried Show Brookdale Gallery Lincroft, NJ
Mixed Media Juried Show Art Alliance, Red Bank NJ
2005 Mixed Media Juried Show Art Alliance, Red Bank NJ
Photography Juried Show Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ
Mixed Media Juried Show Pleaides Gallery, New York, NY
2004 Photography Juried Show Hob’art, Hoboken, NJ
Mixed Media Juried Show Art Alliance, Red Bank, NJ
Mixed Media Juried Show Art Alliance, Red Bank, NJ
Mixed Media Juried Show AIR Gallery, New York, NY
Mixed Media Juried Show Brookdale Gallery, Lincroft, NJ
2003 Mixed Media Juried Show Art Alliance, Red Bank, NJ
Mixed Media Juried Show Shrewsbury Art Guild, NJ
Photography Juried Show Art Alliance, Red Bank, NJ
2002 Photography Juried Show Barron Art Center, Woodbridge, NJ
Photography Juried Show Freehold Arts Society, NJ
Photography Juried Show Black Box Theatre, Asbury Park, NJ
Photography National Tour 9/11 Photo project, Wooster St. NY
Mixed Media Juried Show Art Alliance, Red Bank, NJ
2001 Photography Solo Exhibition Howe Gallery, Union, NJ
2000 Raku/Ceramic Group Show Howe Gallery, Union, NJ
1999 Porcelain Group Show Howe Gallery, Union, NJ
Photography Group Show Plainfield outdoor art show, NJ
Photography Juried Show South Plainfield Municipal exhibition
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