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 and breath-work 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 New York studio 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. Connie 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.
Connie's 2018 project involves painting and interviewing the world's most inspirational and influential women, the paintings will be auctioned off giving a percentage to a charity of each celebrity's choice.
Connie's next exhibition will be at Contra Galleries, Chelsea, New York in February 2018. It is 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.