About Angela Rose
Movement. Space. Nature. People.
“My mission is to bring the uplifting and restorative aspects of time spent in nature and creativity, into the mix of daily life and social space.”
My artworks are inspired by an abiding love of the land and the delight that comes from walking in nature. Punctuating outdoor settings with sculpture and natural elements is a way to bring a sense of curiosity and discovery into social space. The space can be as small as an apartment deck or as large as a hillside meadow. As welcoming as a cafe entrance or as open as a public plaza.
The sculpture I design is often large in scale, and built in components for ease of temporary installations. The components are connected together, rather than welded, amplifying the concepts of interconnectedness, impermanence and living in the present moment. The aim is to foster a sense of surprise and spontaneity.
If the unsuspecting passerby looks up from their istuff and walks into the space I created, then I feel I’ve done my job. Of course, then, I hope they’ll utilize their istuff to capture a detail of it!
I’ve worked in public art since the early 1990’s, making large-scale ceramic mosaics with artist Susan Gamble, in Tucson, Arizona. Eventually, I went back to school and earned a BA in Studio Art from Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, in 2002. With a focus on Sculpture in an Outdoor Setting, I explored space and aspects of space that compel people to notice and move themselves into it. An internship with Ibarra Rosano Design Architects, a public project with twig artist, Patrick Dougherty, and study abroad in Cordoba, Spain with ceramic sculptor, Hisae Yanase, solidified my interest in using industrial materials and organic elements to entice people to engage in space.
New England garden designers introduced my sculpture at the Boston Flower and Garden Show, 2011-2012. In 2013, I created my own concept garden as a co-exhibitor. Since then, I have focused on “a sense of arrival” by combining sculpture components with plants for residences, businesses and artspaces in the landscapes of Boston and Cape Cod, Massachusetts and in the Sonoran desert of Tucson, Arizona.
Rose and Rosano Studios is the design studio in Tucson, Arizona, that I share with mosaic expert and sculptor, Aureleo Rosano. Here on 10 acres in the Sonoran desert, we have sculpture gardens and a design showroom that offers mosaics, sculpture, and jewelry.
Rose and Rosano Studios is open to the public by appointment.
BFA, cum laude Studio Arts, Smith College, Northampton, MA
- Special Studies: “Sculpture in an Outdoor Setting”
Prescho Study Abroad Participant, Cordoba, Spain
Advanced Spanish Fluency
SELECTED INSTALLATIONS/SCULPTURE PROJECTS
- Performance-based works, Politics of the Absurd; Resting Spots
- Engaging the public in movement, space and place
#RedLineSelfie , Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA
Sister of Earth , Tucson Sculpture Festival, The Art Gallery, Tucson, AZ
Engagement, Peace for Paris and the World, Sienna, Italy
- Performance/Interactive exhibit of paperworks in Il Campo, the town square
- Artistic response to the terror attacks in Paris.
Beneath II, Moving Landscapes, Heritage Museums and Gardens, Sandwich, MA
Beneath I, Boston Flower and Garden Show, Boston, MA
Experimental Art in the Woods, Studio on Slough Road, Brewster, MA
Whimsical Garden Gates, Heritage Museums and Gardens, Sandwich, MA
Appearances, Provincetown Conservation Trust, Provincetown, MA
Up on the Roof, Boston Flower & Garden Show, Boston, MA
Strolling, Stonegate Gardens, Lincoln, MA
Neighbors, Boston Flower & Garden Show, Boston, MA
The Nature Zone, Center for Children in Nature, Prescott College, Tucson, AZ
The Lookout, Alamo, CA
Water Table, founding artist, Rillito River Project, Tucson, AZ
Come Play One More Day, Toscana Studio and Gallery, Tucson, AZ
Elemental Flow, founding artist, Rillito River Project, Tucson, AZ
Interconnection, Main Street, Northampton, MA
SELECTED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES
2002 – Present
Co-Founder/Co-owner, Santa Theresa Tile Works, Tucson, AZ
- Together with artist Susan Gamble, created some of the first
major public art projects in the Percent for Art ordinance in Tucson.
As project manager, handled budgets up to $70,000, five employees,
and clients such as City of Boston, MA, City of Tucson, AZ,
City of Naco, AZ, University of AZ, Tucson Botanical Gardens.
Board Member and Chair Tucson Open Studio Tour,
Tucson Pima Arts Council, Tucson, AZ
Mentor, High School Interns, Harwich, MA & Tucson, AZ
#RedLineSelfie, Cape Cod Magazine
Grant Recipient, Silent Partner (private)
Upward Motility, Cape Cod View Magazine, interview with Terry Ward Libby
Art in the Garden, Cape Codder, newspaper interview with Stephanie Foster
Capturing the spirit of the great outdoors, Cape Cod Times, photo gallery
Artist’s Journey, subject of film short by Terri Huff/Douglas Karlson
Grant Recipient with Prescott College Center for Children in Nature,
Kresge “Sense of Place” Grant
2010 & 2011
Lumie Award Nominee, Tucson Pima Arts Council, Tucson, AZ
Art with Heart, Connections for Women, article by Abra McAndrews
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