I gather photographic specimens while searching wild, untouched places for whispers of humanity in nature. My photos illustrate a story outside of our social constructs and outside the time and space that encloses the human narrative. Nature becomes a way to put the human condition in a larger context, providing sanctuary and a path to understanding ourselves.
Rose Anderson was born in the late 1970s to a poor and extremely religious family in southern Maryland. Seeking to resolve her internal struggle with the indoctrination and isolation that defined her early life, Anderson secretly studied nature, history, and the arts. As a young adult, she broke away from her childhood religious community to enter mainstream society and build a life and career. She began experimenting with digital photography and Photoshop to create a visual representation of her inner world and in 2014 began exhibiting as a professional artist in universities, galleries, and science and natural history organizations. Anderson now lives just outside Baltimore, using her property adjacent Gunpowder Falls State Park as a center for building community around nature and the arts.
Anderson’s work has been exhibited a the Irvine Nature Center, George Mason University, Baltimore County Public Library, Maryland Natural History Society, Baltimore World Trade Center, and Full Circle Gallery. Her work was featured on Maryland Public Television (MPT) weekly program Artworks, and selected for smART stART, Cheryl McGinnis Projects, a Facebook Live Global Broadcast highlighting important artists.
Born 1977, District Heights, Maryland
Lives and Works in Baltimore, Maryland
Rose Anderson: Relics of Industry, Nature as Sanctuary — Curator: Laura Amussen — The Rosenberg Gallery at Goucher College, Towson, Maryland, March 1 - April 9
Rose Anderson: Relics of Industry, Nature as Sanctuary, Pop-up Show, Maryland Public Television “Artworks” Weekly Television Broadcast, February 16
Rose Anderson: Fairies of the Fields: An Intimate Look at the Life of Meadows, Irvine Nature Center, Owings Mills, Maryland, March 16 – May 9, Travelling Exhibit
Rose Anderson: Fairies of the Fields: An Intimate Look at the Life of Meadows, Baltimore County Public Library Hereford Branch, Hereford, Maryland, August 21 – September 31, Travelling Exhibit
Selected Group Exhibitions:
The Natural World, The Industrial World, The Artists' World, sMART stART – Curated by: Cheryl McGinnis Projects, Live Global Facebook Broadcast, September 15
Spring Magic – Wildflowers, Maryland Natural History Society, April 9
When Worlds Collide, Top of the World Gallery at the Baltimore World Trade Center - Curators: Lynne Parks, Melissa Webb - Baltimore, Maryland, March 24 – June 12
Unfriendly Skies: Birds, Buildings, and Collisions, Goucher College – Curators: Lynne Parks, Laura Amussen, Towson, Maryland, March 31 – May 3, Travelling Exhibit
Baltimore Protest and Civil Unrest Photo Exhibit, Full Circle Gallery –Maryland, May 1 – June 15
Unfriendly Skies: Birds, Buildings, and Collisions –Curators: Lynne Parks, Don Russell, Fine Arts Gallery at George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, October 29 – November 20, Travelling Exhibit,
Out of Order 2015, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, Maryland, April 21 – May 9, Non-profit
Sporadic Salon II, Full Circle Gallery – Curator: Brian Miller, Baltimore, Maryland, March 7 – April 18
A Celebration of Color, Washington School of Photography, Bethesda, Maryland, January 3 – January 31
Erin Devine, “In Unfriendly Skies, Bird Art Doubles as Environmental Message”, Washington City Paper, November 6, 2015
Marianne Amoss, “Light City Baltimore Goes Bird-friendly”, Baltimore Sun, April 2, 2016
Cara Ober, “Scene Seen: Unfriendly Skies at Goucher College’s Silber Gallery”, Bmore Art, April 19, 2015