Rose DeSiano

Rose DeSiano

Rose DeSiano uses photography and sculpture as tools to examine cultural symbolism, collective consciousness, and the long, tangled history of the photograph as both a truth-teller and myth-maker.

Her work has been exhibited at solo gallery shows in New York, the Northeast, on the West Coast, and in Europe. It has been included in group exhibitions and biennials at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, NYC, the Allentown Art Museum, PA, and the Municipal Heritage Museum, Málaga, Spain. She has shown at international photo fairs such as Photoville NYC, FotoFocus Ohio, and the Orange Changsha Photo Festival, China.

Equally engaged in a public art sculpture practice, DeSiano’s artwork has been commissioned by the Port of San Diego, CA, by New York City’s Department of Parks and Recreation, appearing in Central Park, on Randall’s Island, at Rufus King Park, and also at Connecticut’s I-Park. Most recently, she unveiled a large public photo-sculpture in New York City, the winner of the 2018-19 UNIQLO Parks Expression Grant.

DeSiano earned her Master of Fine Arts from the ArtCenter, Los Angeles and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from New York University’s Tisch School of Arts, Photography and Imagining Department. She is currently a Professor of Photography at Kutztown University, PA, while living and working in Brooklyn, NY.

Archive Exhibitions Featuring Rose DeSiano

Absent Monuments: Brooklyn Waterfront

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2019

As part of an ongoing series, artist Rose DeSiano has been erecting obelisks throughout New York City. By marking the landscape, she has been sharing histories and honoring many great people

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Archive Sessions and Events Featuring Rose DeSiano

Sep 192015

Photography Restaged

Artist Lori Nix, Lorie Novak and Rose DeSiano talk with critic and curator Saul Ostrow about contemporary photographers practices of “Re-Staging”. By employing handmade miniatures, reenacted theatrics and, elaborately staged room installations these three artists draw attention to the uncanny state of the real world.

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