Artist / Claire Rosen
Claire Rosen is an award winning artist whose transportive imagery uses universal themes of dreams, fairy tales and mythology to visually symbolize the many facets of the human condition. Her elaborate constructions are reminiscent of classical paintings, and evoke the aesthetics and ideals of Pre-Raphaelite, Romantic and Gothic periods. The dark and whimsical images often explore concepts of nostalgia, memory, femininity and depictions of the self, frequently referencing the Victorian Era with its fascination of the natural world and ideals of beauty.
In 2012 & 2013, Claire was included in Forbes 30 Brightest under 30 for Art & Design. Her work has also received awards from Communication Arts Photography Annual, International Photography Awards, Graphis Photo Annual, PDN Photo Annual, Prix de la Photographie, Sony World Awards, Artists Wanted: Exposure, and Art Project: W Magazine.
Claire’s work has been featured in Beautiful/Decay, Communication Arts Insights and Fresh, Complex Art+Design, Creative Quarterly Journal, Direct Art, Faded + Blurred, Fast Company, Feature Shoot, FotoTv, Friday Magazine, Hi Fructose Magazine, Juxtapoz Magazine, Mappa Mundi, Montclair Magazine, The Montclair Times, Neo Collective, PDN's Emerging Photographer, Photocine News, Refinery 29, The Rumpus, Slate Magazine Behold and The World Photography Organization.
Claire has been exhibited from New York to Los Angeles and London to Bangkok and her work can be found in a number of public and private collections. In 2013, Claire had her first solo museum show at the the Savannah Museum of Art in Georgia. Her fine art work has been included in a number of juried group shows at Aperture Gallery, Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA), Consensus, MOPLA, Photoville Atlanta, Boston & Brooklyn Fence and PhotoPlace Gallery.
The vivid storytelling throughout Claire’s work has enabled her to construct unique creative campaigns and installations for a wide range of commercial brands. From fashion labels to luxury hotels, book publishers to restaurants, Claire’s portfolio of commissioned images bridges the gap between fine art and commercial work.
In addition, Claire has taught workshops and lectured about the creative process on five continents through B&H, Foundry Workshops, Gulf Photo Plus, Hallmark Institute, ICP, New Jersey Visual Arts Center, NORDphotography, Savannah College of Art and Design, School of Visual Arts, Unique University and the Yard School at MAM. Claire is sponsored as a brand ambassador for Dynalite, Hahnemühle USA and liveBooks.
Claire graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2006 with a BFA in photography. She received a liberal arts degree from Bard College at Simon's Rock in 2003.