Born: United Kingdom
Lives/Studio Location: London and 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.
Surrealist Connie Rose is most famous for her transcendental oil paintings that dance beautifully between fluidity and precision. 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 colourful 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.
The first oil painting Connie ever made, when she was 17, was chosen for the Young Oil painter’s award exhibition at the Mall Galleries, Trafalgar Square, London, and she began working as a successful photorealistic portrait artist shortly after graduating from Chelsea Arts School.
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 many 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 as one of New York’s top contemporary artists, 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 international group exhibitions. In 2014 she had her first solo show in Julian Hartnoll Gallery, Mayfair, London, and in 2016 her second solo show in at One Art Space Gallery, TriBeCa, NYC.
Connie also curates exhibitions, in 2018 she curated the highly successful group show, 'Transformation' featuring her paintings, and a host of transformational events at One Art Space Gallery, TriBeCa.
Also in 2018 Connie was the solo 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 paintings were in 'The Subconscious Canvas’ book and exhibition, at Contra Galleries, Chelsea, NYC. It was a group show where the artists were first hypnotized to create the art on display. Contra Galleries currently holds a body of her work.
In July/August 2019, Connie is exhibiting her work and curating the art for Blacks in Soho London. In October/November 2019 Connie is having a solo show at Contra Galleries, Chelsea NYC.