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Meredith Rose

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20140401165952-dreaming_postcard
Dreaming, 2012 Oil on Linen 48 X 48 Inches © Meredith Rose
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Sharday on Batik Fabric, 2013 Oil on Linen 48 X 36 Inches © Meredith Rose
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Dream Flying, 2013 Oil on Linen 36 X 48 X 1.3 Inches © Meredith Rose
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Pregnant Thoughts, 2013 Oil on Linen 36 X 48 Inches © Meredith Rose
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Aliens Landing Art Nouveau, 2015 Oil on Linen 36 X 24 Inches © Meredith Rose
20151029164048-poetry_-_poesia
Poetry, 2013 Oil on Linen 48 X 36 Inches © Meredith Rose
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Return to Earth, 2013 Oil on Linen 36 X 48 X 1.3 Inches © Meredith Rose
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Dreaming Oil on Linen 48 X 48 Inches © Meredith Rose
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Check Yourself (self portrait), 2014 Mirror and Oil on Linen 36 X 24 Inches © Meredith Rose
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Alive in Teaho'opo, 2014 Oil on Hemp Linen 48x54 Inches © Meredith Rose
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I Made the Break, 2015 Oil on Hemp Linen 54x36 Inches © Meredith Rose
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Hippie, 2014 Oil on Hemp Linen 20x16 Inches © Meredith Rose
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Humans (after Jan Van Eyck's "The Arnolfini Portrait", 2015 Oil on Hemp Linen 48 X 36 Inches © Meredith Rose
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Night Messenger, 2015 Oil on Hemp Linen © Meredith Rose
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Young Ute Man, 2013 Oil on Hemp Linen 20x16 Inches © Meredith Rose
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Planetary Peace (self portrait), 2015 Oil on Hemp Linen 46x52 Inches © Meredith Rose
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Nordic and Silver, 2015 Oil on Hemp Linen 48x36 Inches © Meredith Rose
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Here's a Rainbow (self portrait), 2015 Oil on Hemp Linen 36x24 Inches © Meredith Rose
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Philadelphia
Birth year
1979
Schools
RISD (Rhode Island School of Design)
Representing galleries
wilderness
Tags
male and female nudes, female nudes, male nude, female nude, nude figure, nude figures, nudes, figure painting, oil painting, painting, drawing, figurative, realism, landscape, surrealism, traditional
Statement

Born into a family of artists, Meredith Rose grew up in Philadelphia and a remote island in Maine. She received her BFA in Painting from RISD (Rhode Island School of Design) and completed their European Honors Program in Rome.  Summers during RISD and afterward were spent on unique trail crews where they carried axes and lived in the woods.  Wildfire was her next endeavor while painting landscapes aflame. Rose left her firefighting job and has concentrated deeply on figurative painting ever since.  In a colorful series of art videos, Rose performs paintings in extreme environments internationally to redefine what a “solo exhibition” truly is.

Nature and culture, identity, and outerspace influence Rose's figure paintings.  She brings new light to how women have been portrayed as visual subjects.  Expressive figures that she creates are painted from live models and then incorporated into the natural world.  Rose paints on hemp linen for environmental reasons.  Her charcoal and conte figure drawings are high contrast and sharp in execution.  Stirring beauty in her work has remarkable power to engage the viewer.