Born: 1988, United Kingdom
Lives/Studio Location: New York City
Exhibitions: London, Bristol, Vancouver, New York City, El Salvador, Mexico City.
2015: Artist residency: Arquetopia, Puebla, Mexico.
2008-2011: BA Fine Art at Chelsea Art School, UAL, London, UK.
2009 : Year 2 BA Fine Art at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, Canada.
2006-2007: Art Foundation at UWE, Bristol, UK.
Connie Rose’s abstract work is a fresh and exciting mix of abstraction and surrealism with a contemporary mix of mediums. Music, meditation, self-hypnosis, breath-work, and even lucid dreaming, are key components to the creation of Connie’s paintings which take the viewer on a colorful journey of electrifying visual energy to meditative imagined worlds. These worlds tap into a primal feeling that the viewer is both shaken and settled by, it is both truth and illusion. Connie explores the limitless possibilities of universes and existence with deep intuition, passion and wonder.
Connie was commissioned to create the artwork for Dot Demo's album, 'Outer Body Experience' which was the beginning of mixing her photorealistic portraiture and surrealism. Connie's art has been featured in several art publications and is in both editions of the ‘Yo New York’ book for the MoMa Ps1. Connie's art has been featured in Forbes and her work is collected worldwide. Connie Rose murals can be found in New York, London, El Salvador and Cuba including the 90ft Library mural for Yeshiva University, NYC. In 2014 Connie was chosen for the British TV show Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year and she has been in numerous group shows internationally. In October 2014 she had her first solo show in London at Julian Hartnoll Gallery, Mayfair, and in November 2016 her first NYC solo show at One Art Space Gallery, TriBeCa.
April 2018 Connie curated the group show, 'Transformation' featuring her paintings, and a host of transformational events at One Art Space Gallery, TriBeCa.
Also in 2018 Connie was the guest judge for the nationwide art competition for Save Art Space (no affiliation with One Art Space), where art is selected to replace billboard advertising.
Connie's recent exhibition 'The Subconscious Canvas' was at Contra Galleries, Chelsea, NYC. It was a group show where the artists were first hypnotized to create the art on display.
Connie’s art studio is on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, New York.