Anna Rose is an artist and educator who has lived and worked in Florence, Italy since 2004. She holds a Master of Fine Arts from San Francisco Art Institute.
Across video, installation and photography, her work draws on the seemingly commonplace rituals and objects of daily life. Employing the repetition of certain gestures, the tropes of consumer culture, or the heightened tactile or sensorial quality of a material, her work destabilizes the familiar, directing our attention to the embedded and often problematic cultural weight it may carry.
She has exhibited her works across Europe and North and South America, and has participated in artist residencies in Iceland, Hungary, Canada, Italy and Malta. She is also the co-founder of the cultural association Creative People in Florence, an organization that supports an international community of artists, designers, artisans, and creative thinkers in Florence, Italy with an emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation.
Upcoming Exhibitions and Events
June-July 2021 – Aga Khan Museum. State of Play. Toronto, Canada. In collaboration with Jennie Suddick
August 2021 – Galleria Gefängnis Le Carceri. Caldaro, Italy. In collaboration with AliPaloma.
Recent Exhibitions and Awards
–Per quanto tempo è per sempre, curated by Spela Zidar and Leonardo Moretti. Officina Giovani – Celle Frigorifere, Prato, Italy
–So Close So Good. Numeroventi. Florence, Italy.
–Homo Bulla. Fondazione Sensus. Florence, Italy. Solo show.
–The Money Maker. Galleria Civica di Bressanone. Bressanone, Italy.
-Homo Bulla. Casa Atelier – Museion. Bolzano, Italy. Curated by Alessandra Tempesti of Lottozero. Solo show.
–Ghosting. LdM Gallery, Florence, Italy. Curated by Silvia Bellotti and Erica Romano.
– Come up to my room 2019. The Gladstone Hotel. Toronto, Canada.
– Visioni, Spazio Giovani, Prato, Italy
–Hawnhekk, Spazju Kreattiv, Gozo, Malta (in collaboration with Jennie Suddick)
–Primavera in Sospeso, Robert McLaughlin Gallery Art Lab, Oshawa, Canada (in collaboration with Jennie Suddick)
–Il Filo degli Altri, SACI Gallery, Florence, Italy
–ArteFuori, Cartavetra Gallery, Florence, Italy
– Eleven Spaces, Numeroventi, Florence, Italy
– Party of One, Jules Maidoff Gallery, Florence, Italy. Solo exhibition.
– All the world’s a display, Galeria Vienti/4Siete, San Jose, Costa Rica
– Ten Spaces, Numeroventi, Florence, Italy
-Juror’s Choice (Andrew Sardone, Editorial Director, Globe Style at The Globe and Mail) – Toronto
Design Offsite Festival for Primavera in Sospeso (in collaboration with Jennie Suddick)
-Come Up to My Room, The Gladstone Hotel (Toronto, Canada). January 2017
-Finalist for TU35 2016 , Prato (Italy), Geografie di arte emergente in Toscana. October 2016.
–Inside Lottozero. Kunsthalle Eurocenter Lana (Bolzano) September 2016, and Lottozero (Prato) October 2016
–KloHäuschen Biennale, Das KloHäuschen, Munich, Germany. July 2016
–Quotidiana // Chiostro in Azione. Biblioteca Umanistica. Florence, Italy. April 2016
-TU35 Firenze – GEOGRAFIE DELL’ARTE EMERGENTE IN TOSCANA. Vitrine. Prato, Italy. November 2015
–Hair Picnic, Das KloHäuschen, Munich, Germany. August 2015. In collaboration with Janean Williams.
–Apres Coup Dischiusure. TAI-Tuscan Art Industry. Prato. July 2015
–Premio Combat Finalists Exhibition. Fortezza Vecchia, Livorno. July 2015
–Hybrid : Ibrido, La Corte Arte Contemporanea, Florence. May 2015.
-The Image 101, Periscope, Salzburg, Austria. April 2015
–Performing Mythologies, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, CO USA. April 2015
–conTENporary words of art , Sala Santa Rita, Rome, February 2015
–Passaggi: Collezione Comunale d’arte contemporanea, Casa Masaccio, San Giovanni Valdarno, February 2015
–Premiere Livorno, ContamInAzioni, Sala degli Archi, Livorno, Italy, November 2014. Link to catalogue.
–Selected Artist, 50 SLOV/WORDS #5, Bratislava, Slovakia 2014. Link to catalogue.
–Casa Masaccio Arte Contemporanea, Arrêts sur images, San Giovanni Valdarno, Italy, October-November 2014
–Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography, Vanity Hair included in Frame/s showcase of moving lens-based media, July 2014
–Principal, Old Mint, SFAI Graduate Exhibition, San Francisco, CA May 2014
-Finalist for Valcellina Prize 2014. Exhibition in April 2014, Palazzo d’Attimis, Maniago Italy
-Longlisted with honorable mention for TFHMF Award, 2014
-Finalist for Arte Laguna Prize 2014. Exhibition in March 2014, Arsenale di Venezia.
-Shorlisted for Art Gemini Prize 2013, London. Exhibition in January 2014, Rebecca Hossack Gallery
-Official selection, Proyector 2013 Festival Internacional de Videoarte, Madrid, Spain, November 2013
-Official selection, Incubarte International Art Festival, November 2013, Valencia, Spain
-Juried Winner, ArtSlant Showcase Competition, October 2013
-Recipient of Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Fellowship, September 2013
-Exhibition, Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards, SomArts Gallery, San Francisco, USA September 2013
-Exhibition “Crosshairs”, with Janean Williams, Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA August 2013
-Exhibition “Measured Bodies”, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA June 2013
-Exhibition “Residue”, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA June 2012
-Solo Exhibition “Living Space”, SACI Gallery, Florence Italy, March 2011
Residencies and Workshops
-Residency at Spazju Kreattiv (in collaboration with Jennie Suddick), Gozo, Malta. 2018
-Residency at Robert McLaughlin Gallery Art Lab, (in collaboration with Jennie Suddick), Oshawa, Canada. 2018
-Workshop “Re/Collection”, Museo del Tessuto, Prato, Italy. 2017
-Residency at Artscape Gibraltar Point (Toronto, Canada). April 2017.
-Artist in residence at D’CLINIC Studios, Zalaegerszeg Hungary. November 2015.
-Artist in Residence and Akureyri Grant Recipient at Gamli Skoli Old School Arthouse, Hrisey Iceland, November 2014
-Workshop: In search of the image. Catch and release with Olga Chernysheva / Anna Jermolaewa, Salzburg Summer Academy, July 2014.
Recent Publications and Press
Elle Decor Italia. “Numeroventi, il palazzo storico di Firence con i loft minimal degli artisti” and “Intervista a Martino Rampolla, il designer che ha portato l’arte collaborativa a Firenze”, December 2017.
Toronto Life. “Here’s what the Gladstone Hotel looks like right now” Samantha Edwards. Toronto,
Canada, January 2017.
UrbanToronto.ca. “Come Up To My Room Explores Art in the Context of Hotels’”. David Rudin. Toronto,
Canada, January 2017.
Rabbit Rabbit. “Transition”. Big Bad Bettie Press. June 2016.
Llamas Valley. “Anna Rose’s Visual Provocations“. May 2016.
Juxtapoz Magazine. “The Bizarre and the Beautiful World of Anna M. Rose“. May 2016.