Rebecca Rose (b.1980)
Rebecca Rose is an award winning sculptor, painter, and NFT hologram artist. Her body of work, Sculpturings, is a hybrid of small sculpture and wearable art cast in precious metals using the lost wax casting process. Rose consistently shows in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, on Madison Ave, and had bronze works included at The Andy Warhol Museum. She was a participating artist for the interactive digital exhibition component in Occupy Museum's DebtFair during the 2017 Whitney Biennial held at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. Recently she has shown during Beijing Design Week, Shanghai Design Week, and Art Basel Miami Beach. Her work has been featured on the pages of British Vogue and Conde Nast Traveller, and as a member of Mensa was featured in a cover story for their monthly magazine. She has been filmed for documentaries by PBS “Artisodes" and Art Attacks, featured in Yo-Yo Ma's "Bach Cello Suite" and KTLA’s “Good Day LA”, and is collected by notable public figures such as Andrew Lincoln from AMC’s “The Walking Dead” and Kat Von D.
Rose is currently exploring the capabilities of her work as NFT holograms using pepper's ghost, conical and pyramid inverted elements, vapor, and micro projections on personal devices. She is testing live feed holographic conversations held between countries, and is developing theories around a new digital user experience through holograms that allows audiences to engage with and virtually experience her art while occupying a different space away from the physical work itself. Her entre into NFTs includes a unique, single edition digital series inspired by her painted portraits on vintage vinyl records titled "Spin Me Right Round". She intends to apply these innovative findings to future exhibitions of her work as well as to help advance digital economies and sales in the art field, and how we as a society communicate en masse.
Her art has taken notice in academic communities, often the subject of dissertations and included to participate in conferences and panels in conjunction with nationally acclaimed galleries. A founder of the burgeoning Bridgism movement, she is well versed in the subjects of wearable art and art jewelry, having coined the movement to describe patterns of wearable art crossing over into realms of sculpture, creating a bridge between the two art forms. Rose was awarded the Halstead Grant, one of the largest grants available to art jewelers nationwide, prominent scholarships by the Society of North American Goldsmiths and Crafthaus communities designed for high caliber artists involved in the applied arts, and has given artist talks at The Craft in America Center in Beverly Hills and at think tanks in conjunction with The American Craft Council. She was a fall resident at OxBow, one of the country’s most prestigious and longest established art institutions, has been awarded grants from Cerf+ and the Joan Mitchell Foundation, and was recently invited to create 4 new works to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing for the official gala held at the Kennedy Space Center. She was selected for the Joan Mitchell Center artist residency this April until the program was cancelled due to coronavirus.
In 2016, Rose was awarded the Governor's Medal of Unity for her volunteer work as a Red Cross first responder following the Pulse tragedy. Rose currently lives and works in her home studio in Davenport, FL.