Rose DeSiano brings photography and sculpture together, examining cultural symbolism, the collective consciousness and the long, tangled history of the photograph and the monument as both a truth-teller and myth-maker.
Engaged in a public art sculpture practice, DeSiano’s artwork has been commissioned by multiple cities, her photo-sculptures have been installed in New York, San Diego, and Cleveland, among others and have been the recipient of multiple international awards such as; the Uniqlo Parks Grant and FLOW.17 Public Art Award.
Her gallery artwork has been exhibited in solo shows across the United States; along with several group museum exhibitions; Bronx Art Museum, Allentown Museum of Art, Heritage Museum of Málaga, along with international art fairs; Photoville, FOTOFOCUS, Orange Changsha Photo, China. Her work has appeared in variety of publications including; LenScratch, Hyperallergic, Vouge Magazine, The New Photo Review, UK’s Aesthetica.
When not in the ‘staged trenches, or erecting monuments’ DeSiano writes and presents on a variety of photographic topics: dealing with image manipulation, the collective consciousness and the long, tangled history of the photograph as both a truth teller and myth maker. She has published and presented essays on “The Cultural Perceptions of Landscape in Photography” and “Digital Constructs and the Photograph as Cultural Space” and most-recently “Seeing Truth and Purity Again: through digital manipulation in documentary photography.”
DeSiano received her M.F.A from the Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles and her B.F.A from NYU-Tisch School of the Arts. A Professor of Photography at Kutztown University. She lives and works in her hometown Brooklyn, New York.
Brooklyn, New York