Wednesday, June 24, 2009

A Prolific Creator

I stopped by Nancy Rosen's studio yesterday, to drop off a stack of promotional cards for her upcoming exhibition at Gallery 180 of The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago. I always find it intriguing to enter into another artist's space. The artist's environment is typically filled with creative energy, and in this case, it was oozing from Rosen and dripping from the walls.

When I arrived, Rosen was just finishing up a session with a model. As she wiped the paint from her face, I had a chance to look around the room, which was filled with newly-created work. I found myself lost in the gaze of the latest characters, each of whom seemed to project their own individual personality. I realized at that moment that Rosen is—not only—a prolific creator, but she is also a serious observer of the human condition. You can find her work on line at:

The work of Nancy Rosen will be on exhibition at Gallery 180 of The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago July 27 through September 11 with an opening reception on Friday, July 31 from 5:30-7:30. For more information on this and future exhibitions, see


  1. I'd rather look at nothing else, than a artist's studio...thanks so much for the peek. I'm taking a mixed media couse at Emily Carr this summer, and am really enjoying it. We are working in gels, acrylics, watercolours, gesso, inks, you name it! It's really messy :) her work...thanks

  2. Great fun even the name artist's studio condures visions of past artist's as well as new. Doing their creative bit while the world moves around outside.
    Then once the art is finished, promoted and introduced to the public the two worlds become one. United! And you made that happen. Well done.