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Public Sculpture

2019  Absent Monuments: Brooklyn Waterfront, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, NY

2019 Between Monuments - Triumphal Column Series, Washington Park, NYC Dept.of Parks, Brooklyn, NY

2018  Absent Monuments, 2018-19 Uniqlo Award in Rufus King Park, NYC Dept. of Parks, New York, NY

2017  Island of Empirical Data & other Fabrications, FLOW.17, Randell’s Island, NYC Department of Parks, New York, NY

2012 ‘SAW Bay Ridge Storefront Art Walk”, Brooklyn, NY

2006  Come Hell or High Water”, I-Park Sculpture Park, East Haddam, CT 

2005 Urban Trees II, San Diego Port Commission Pier, San Diego, CA


Solo Shows

2016 Heroes and Beasts, Stamford Gallery, University of Connecticut, Stamford, CT
2015 A War Never Ending, James Howe Gallery, Kean University, Edison, NJ (catalog)
2013 A War Imagined, Giacobetti Paul Gallery, DUMBO Brooklyn, New York, NY
2008 West of the Wasteland Divide, Freeport Memorial Library, Freeport, NY

select Group Shows


Race & Revolution: Reimagining Monuments, The Old Stone House Gallery, Brooklyn NY  (curated by Katie Fuller)

2018 ’s ‘Cit.i.zen.ship: Reflections on Rights’, Tisch Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Dr. Deb Willis & Lorie Novak)


“Bronx Calling”- 2017 Bronx Museum Bi-annual, Bronx Art Museum, NY (catalog)

“It’s Happening! 50 Years of Public Art” Temporary Sculptures, Central Park, NYC Department of Parks, New York, NY.      (Invitation by Jennifer Lantzas, Deputy Director of Public Art)

 History of the Present, OSilas Gallery, Concordia College, New York, NY 


Visions x7, Allentown Museum of Art, Allentown, PA (Invited by Curator Luke Wayne and Museum President David Mickenberg (catalog)

Photo-Real,  Manifest Gallery, FOTO FOCUS Cincinnati, Ohio 

Smack Mellon Auction & Benefit”  Smack Mellon Foundation, Brooklyn, New York. (Invitation by Suzanne Kim, Director of Exhibitions)


“On Restaging” Photoville, Brooklyn, New York. (Creative Director Sam Barzilay, United Photo Industries with NYU Tisch)
 IDEAS and CONCEPTS, Five Points Gallery, Torrington, CT. Curated by artist Robert Calafiore

3rd International Biennial of Photography,  Municipal Heritage Museum of Malaga. Malaga, Spain (catalog)
Photoworks Northwest” Umpqua Valley Art
Center’s, Roseburg, OR.  Juried by photographer Holly Andres.
 Collage,  SCENE Metro center Gallery. East Lansing, MI.

"Re: Working, Thinking, Seeing" Gallery K, the Max Kade German Cultural Center. University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.
SUBurban, Smart Clothing Gallery, New York, NY.

Strange Glue: Collage at 100, Thompson Gallery, The Cambridge School of Weston, MA (catalog)
Dpi@30: Act vs React, Gulf & Western Gallery, New York University, New York, NY 

UNREAL: Staged, Fantasy and Constructed Photograph, 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (catalog)
Grey Matter, The Painting Center, New York, NY (catalog)
End of an Empire, Grass Gallery, North Adams, MA. Juried by Richard Rand, Chief Curator Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA.

Wide Open II, BWAC Gallery, New York, NY. Juried by Nathan Trotman, Associate Curator of the Guggenheim Museum.
International Orange Changsha Photo Festival, Changsha, China (catalog)


Furthermore, The A.I.R. Gallery 8th Biennial, A.I.R Gallery, New York, NY. Invitation by curator Lilly Wei of Art In America.

Supersonic 2005, LA Design Center, Los Angeles, CA (on-line catalog)

Dark Side of the Sun, Wight Gallery - UCLA, Los Angeles, CA (catalog)
2004 New California Masters, WORKS Gallery, San Jose, CA (catalog)

Bibliography (Reviews/ Interviews):
2019    Curbed, by Walker, Ameena, “New York’s best public art installations this season.”, May 24, 2019.
2018    LensScratch, by Nix, Lori. "Photographers on Photographers: Lori Nix and Rose DeSiano. ed. Aline Smithson, url.             Aug. 8, 2018. 
2018    Time Out, by Valente, Danielle. "Get Psyched! 10 Stunning Public Art Installations in NYC Parks." url. March, 2018.
2017     Hyperallergic, by Bury, Louis; “Rose DeSiano Holds a Mirror Up to Nature.”,  url. 20 Oct. 2017.
2017    Art News, by Cascone, Sarah. “From ‘dOGUMENTA’ to ‘Seated Ballerina’: 34 Amazing Public Art Shows…”, url. 21                 June. 2017.
2016    Morning Call  Newspaper, [Allentown; Higgins, Tim. "A lens on Allentown." 20 Nov. 2016: n. pag. Print.
2016    Stamford Advocate Newspaper, Hines, Patricia. “Review: Beast and Heros." S 18 Nov. 2016: n. pag 23. Print.
2015    Professional Artist Magazine, “Land a Job In Academia” vol. 29, no.4 -Sept./Oct. 2015. pg.29,31-34.

2013     Musee Magazine "Review: Rose DeSiano: A War Imagined" Issue October. 2013, essay by Fonts, Carols. 
2012    The Photo Review 2012 Competition Issue Jan. 2013, selected by Barberie, Peter curator of Photography at the                 Philadelphia Museum.    

2011    Aesthetica Creative Works Annual 2011, Jan. 2011 UK Issue. Commendations Artwork & Photography Review List            edited Cherie Federico.

Bibliography (Featuring Artwork, Essays & Articles) 
2016 ‘Visions x7”, Catalog,  Allentown Museum of Art, Allentown, PA 
2015 ‘A War Never Ending.’ Catalog, “Rose DeSiano: Uninterrupted War ” essay by, Ileana Selejan, Ph.D., Human Rights Institute, Kean University, Edison, NJ.
2015 F-Stop Magazine, “Where I live”  Issue #73  (online publication) 
2014 The HAND magazine Issue #5, July 2014. pg.23.

2012 Collage at 100 II/III Strange Glue Catalog, essay by Tod Bartel. The Cambridge School of Weston Thompson Gallery, MA.

2011 Grey Matter Catalog, “The Enigma of Color” essay, by Matthew Faring, The Painting Center, New York. 2011.

2010 International Orange Changsha Photo Festival, exh. cat., text by Sue Dooley, Changsha, China, 86.

Fellowships and Residencies

2016 Fellow, Bronx Museum of Arts, Bronx Art Market program, Bronx, New York

2015 Guest Lecturer / Visiting Artist,  ArtEZ AKI hogeschool voor de kunsten Enschede, The Netherlands
2011 Fellow, “Artist Summer Institute”, Creative Capital & LMCC, New York, NY
2009 Saltonstall Foundation Summer Fellowship, Ithaca, NY

2008 VCCA Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA
BCAT:BRIC Rotunda Gallery Video Fellowship, Brooklyn, NY
2007 Jentel Artist in Residence, Banner, WY2006 Vermont Studio Center Residence for Artist, Johnson, VT
2006 Stichting B93 Artist in Residence, Enschede, The Netherlands
2005 I-Park: Artist in Residence, East Haddam, CT

select Grants

2018 Uniqlo Expressions Park Award, sponsored by Uniqlo Flagship, New York, NY 

2016 FLOW.17, Public Art Award sponsored by the NYC Dept. of Parks & Recreation, New York, NY

2015 State of Pennsylvania Project Funding Grant, PASSHE, Harrisburg University, Harrisburg, PA
2015, 2014, 2013 Senior Faculty Development Grant, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Kutztown University, PA
2012 “SAW” Bay Ridge Storefront Artist Walk Production Grant, Brooklyn, NY2010 Professional Development Grant, Office of Grants and Sponsored Projects, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Kutztown University, PA
2012, 2011,2010, 2009 Junior Faculty Development Grant, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Kutztown University, PA
2008 Professional Development Grant, Office of Grants and Sponsored Projects, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Kutztown University,

2007 Vermont Studio Center Residences Merit Scholarship, Johnson, VT

select Conferences & Lectures

2018 “Mel Chin, Kenseth Armstead, and Rose DeSiano - Beyond the City Beautiful”,  Moderator: Vinson Cunningham of                          The New Yorker. The Municipal Art Society of NY ’s 9th annual Summit for New York City, NY. 

2015 “Photography Restaged: Lori Nix, Lorie Novak and Rose DeSiano in conversation with Bomb Magazines Saul Ostrow”                    Photoville Pavilion, Brooklyn, New York, NY.
2014 “Postmodern Documentary Photography Symposium” Purdue University, IN.  

    paper: “Seeing Truth and Purity Again: through digital   manipulation in documentary photography”
2013  "Redefining Influences: Balancing relationships and evolving processes. Society of Photographic Educators NE regional             conference
.  paper: "Photography is Dead. Now can we make some art?". Portland, ME, November 8-10, 2013
2012 National Arts Educators Association Conference 2012, New York, NY    

    panel chair: “Super Session -- Family, Memory & Religion:  Conversations with Lorie Novak, Sa’dia Rehman and Rose DeSiano”
2010 Green, Greener, Greenest: Romancing Nature Again -- School of Visual
Arts' 24th Annual National Conference on Liberal            Arts & Education of Artist
           Paper: “Photographers Use Landscape for Cultural Criticism”, Photography and Landscape panel
2010 “Art Sparks Genius”, Art Educators of New Jersey Annual Conference, Somerset, NJ Presentation: “Online Artist Studio”
2010 “Visiting Artist Lecture Series”, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH    Invited Lecturer & Studio Visitor: 
2006 “The Business of Art -- Senior Seminars”, New York University’s Tisch BFA Program. 
2006 “Share the Passion”, Art Educators of New Jersey Annual Conference, Somerset, NJ Presentation: “Photo Manipulation & The Web”
2005 “Visiting Artist Lecturer”, BFA Fine Arts Department, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA    Invited lecturer: Contemporary photographic practices and my studio practice.

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