Anna Rose

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The Dunes, August 2013 Photography Variable © Anna Meryl Rose
The Beach, August 2013 Photography Variable © Anna Meryl Rose
The Street, August 2013 Photography Variable © Anna Meryl Rose
The Elevator, August 2013 Photography Variable © Anna Meryl Rose
The Vanity Table, August 2013 Photography Variable © Anna Meryl Rose
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Unbodied , 2013 © Anna Rose
Figures , 2011-2012 © Anna Rose
Quick Facts
Massachusetts, USA
Birth year
Lives in
Florence, Italy
Works in
Florence, Italy
Wesleyan University, 2004, BA
SACI Studio Art Center International, Florence, 2007, PostBac
San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI), 2014, MFA
hair, costume, fiber, sculpture, mixed-media, installation, video-art, landscape, photography, photo

My recent work traces the ways in which hair functions as a container for the mythologization of the body, weaving around familiar tropes of femininity, deconstructing and re-examining well-known cultural constructs of the body. Worn as costumes, the synthetic hair pieces engage both with the fetishization of hair, and the location that hair provides for the acting out of the simultaneous attraction, revulsion, and fear often ascribed to the female both throughout history and today.   


Anna Rose (b. 1982, Massachusetts, USA) lives and works in Florence, Italy.  Her work spans across fiber arts, costume, photography and video, with a sensibility towards the relationship between body and cultural myths. She has shown her work in Europe and the United States, where she is currently completing a Master of Fine Arts degree at the San Francisco Art Institute. 


Upcoming Exhibitions

-Rebecca Hossack Gallery, Art Gemini Prize Exhibition, London, January 2014

-San Francsico Art Institute Graduate Exhibition, San Francisco, CA, May 2014

Past Exhibitions

-Incubarte Festival Internacional de Arte, Valencia, Spain, November 2013

-Proyector 2013 Festival Internacional de Videoarte, Selected Video, Madrid, Spain, November 2013

-Somarts Gallery, Murhpey and Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards Show, San Francisco, CA, September 2013

-Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA “Crosshairs”, August 2013

-Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA “Measured Bodies”, June 2013

-Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA “Residue”, June 2012

-SACI Gallery, Florence, Italy “Living Space”, Feb-Mar. 2012

-Na Galleria, Florence, Italy “Here and Now” Dec. 2011

-Spazio C.U.R.E, “Dialoghi Muti”, Florence, Italy June 2007

-Galleria La Corte, SACI Post-Baccalaureate Exhibition, Florence, Italy, April 2007

Awards and Recognition

--Art Gemini Prize Shortlist, forthcoming exhibition at Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London, January 2014

-ArtSlant Showcase, Juried Winner 2013

-Fellowship Recipient, Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards 2013


-San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA   2011-present

Master of Fine Arts, Fellowship Recipient (Graduation in 2014)

-S.A.C.I (Studio Art Centers International), Florence, Italy  2006-2007

Post-baccalaureate Certificate, Major in Painting

-Art.è School, Florence, Italy   2005-2006

Fine Arts Curriculum, Concentration in Painting

-Accademia Italiana, Florence, Italy 2004-2005

Academic/Studio Arts Curriculum, Concentration in Painting

-Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT   2001-2004

Bachelor of Arts, G.P.A 3.94, Major in Psychology