CARRIE MAE ROSE
CARRIE MAE ROSE IS AN ARTIST, DESIGNER AND FUTURIST WHOSE RESEARCH OVERLAPS THE FIELDS OF FINE ART, FASHION, TECHNOLOGY, SCIENCE AND MEDITATION. PULLING INSPIRATION FROM MODERN SCIENCE, SPIRITUAL WISDOM, AND ANCIENT ART PRACTICES, ROSE IS GIFTED AT COMBINING MATERIALS IN A NONTRADITIONAL WAY AND MARRYING THEM TO THE ENVIRONMENT THEY NATURALLY INHABIT.
ROSE’S FIRST SERIOUS MATERIAL EXPLORATION WAS WHEN SHE WORKED WITH THE ARIZONA DESERT-GROWN AGAVE PLANT IN 2000. SHE USED THE AGAVE TO BUILD LARGE-SCALE INSTALLATIONS AS WELL AS WEARABLES AND WALL PIECES. THE AGAVE MAINTAINS A TENDER SWEET CENTER WITHIN ITS BEAUTIFUL AND RADIAL STRUCTURE OF BARBED AND POINTED STALKS THAT PROTECT IT FROM NECTAR AND WATER SEEKING ANIMALS. SHE FOUND AGAVE TO BE AN INCREDIBLE METAPHOR FOR HOW WE EACH NEED LOVE AND TOUCH YET ALSO RESPECT AND DIGNITY. AS A CHILD, ROSE LACKED THE ABILITY TO PROTECT HERSELF AND DID NOT LEARN HOW TO ALLOW OTHERS TO TREAT HER WITH REVERENCE. HER NECTAR, HER CENTER, CONTINUED TO BE HANDLED INDISCRIMINATELY. HER STRUGGLE TO STRIKE THIS DELICATE BALANCE OF VULNERABILITY AND SAFETY INSPIRED HER FIRST DECADE OF WORK WITH AGAVES.
PHYSICALLY MOVING OUT OF THE SOUTHWEST AND INTO NYC, ROSE BEGAN BUILDING HER WEARABLE WEAPONS SERIES, BODY PIECES MADE FROM THOUSANDS OF TSA-CONFISCATED SCISSORS AND RECYCLED RAZOR BLADES. FROM 2011-2013, SHE WAS AWARDED A RESIDENCY AND A FELLOWSHIP WITH EYEBEAM, FUNDED BY THE MCARTHUR INNOVATION FUND GRANT. THIS IS WHEN SHE FIRST BEGAN BUILDING TECH EMBEDDED, EXPERIMENTAL 3D PRINTED GEOMETRIC SCULPTURES.
CURRENTLY UNDERWAY, ROSE IS BUILDING THE BODYCROWN PORTRAIT SERIES, 40 COMMISSIONED PORTRAITS OF WOMEN BUILT TO ILLUMINATE LAYERS OF THE UNSEEN AUREOLE AROUND THE BODY INSPIRED BY THE DEVOTIONAL DEITIES OF BUDDHIST AND TIBETAN THANGKA PAINTING, RAFAEL LOZANO-HEMMER’S PULSE PARK, AND ANA MENDIETA'S SILUETA SERIES. EACH BODYCROWN PORTRAIT EXPLORES TEXTURES, SHAPES, AND COLORS THAT RESONATE WITH EACH WOMAN'S SACRED ARCHETYPE.
THIS YEAR, 2021, ROSE IS LAUNCHING LADY MAE LAB [LAMALA], AN EXPERIMENTAL ART HOUSE DEVOTED TO CREATING INNOVATIVE WORK AT THE CROSS SECTION OF ART MAKING AND SCIENCE. THROUGH LAMALA, ROSE HOPES TO DEVOTE HER LIFE’S WORK TO EXPLORING CONSCIOUSNESS AND HEALING WITH A TEAM OF CRAFTSPEOPLE AND SCIENTISTS.
ROSE NOW SPENDS HER TIME BETWEEN NYC, UPSTATE NY, AND ARIZONA WHERE SHE BUILDS LARGE-SCALE AGAVE INSTALLATIONS AND RUNS LADY MAE LAB. THE LAMALA TEAM IS CURRENTLY RESEARCHING MATERIALS AND SENSORS THAT CAN BE USED TO SUPPORT OUR PHYSIOLOGY WHILE IN MEDITATIVE STATES. THEY ARE DEVELOPING NEW FILAMENTS FOR 3D PRINTERS THAT BRING POWER AND ILLUMINATION ON A MICRO-SCALE.
CARRIE MAE ROSE HOLDS A M.F.A. IN DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY FROM PARSONS, THE NEW SCHOOL FOR DESIGN AND A B.A. FROM PRESCOTT COLLEGE. SHE HAS GIVEN MANY TALKS AT PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS AND SHOWN HER WORK IN NUMEROUS GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY. HER ART IS COLLECTED WORLDWIDE.
FELLOWSHIPS / RESIDENCIES
2020-2021 Design Science Studio with Buckminster Fuller Institute and HabRitual, 6 month Incubator fellowship. The first cohort runs Aug 2020 through March 2021 for the Design Science Decade. A developmental incubator for art inspiring a regenerative future that works for 100% of life.
2019 Highly Authorized, an Art Incubator providing a 3 month residency (May - Aug) in Ellenville, NY
2012-2014 Computational Fashion Fellow at Eyebeam in collaboration with scientist/battery expert Dr. Dan Steingart of Princeton University. Wrote a grant that funded the Computational Fashion Program at Eyebeam. 175k grant disbursed over 2 years, 2012 - 2014, from Rockefeller NYC Cultural Innovation Fund that bridged Silicon Alley and Garment District. Included multiple collaborations, exhibitions, workshops, presentations, and book launch.
2011-2012 Six month Eyebeam Residency for Violet Wand Collar project in Chelsea, NY, NY
2009 Watermill Center Residency. Butoh performer in Steven Vega's short film at Robert Wilson's Watermill Center
COLLABORATIONS / WORKSHOPS / INTERNSHIPS / FESTIVALS
2018 Inaugural InterPlanetary Fest in Sante Fe, New Mexico, attended inaugural events including Living in Space.
2015 Future Fossils event with Artbeat, Gild Hall and Hanoux in NY, NY
2014 Collaboration with Mars Without Borders (MWOB) and donations from Hanoux for hand-built custom Computational Couture garment for analog astronaut simulation at Mars Desert Research Station in Utah Dec 13th - Dec 29th, 2014.
2013 Between the Door and The Street: A Performance Initiated by Suzanne Lacy Brooklyn Museum & Creative Time, moderated by Jasmine Wahi Contemporary. Participated in performance as a conversationalist.
2013 NY Hall of Science Workshop Assistant to build a solar recharging device for usb connected devices.
2009 Eli Klein Fine Arts, Fine Art Gallery Intern.
2008 I was an invited guest to participate in Future Families Together Workshop at MoMA in conjunction with the exhibition Design & the Elastic Mind.
Computer Girl Saves The Day
2010-2020. Freelance web & tech consulting. Creating up-to-date, cohesive well-defined online presence for artists, small businesses technology shy creatives.
John Crawford | Brooklyn, NY
2012-2014. Artist Assistant / Archiving / Tech Consulting / Website / Social Media
Eyebeam Art & Technology Center | NY, NY | http://eyebeam.org
2012-2014. Computational Fashion Fellow for 1 year. Grant Writing Committee and Advisory Committee for 2 years. Final exhibition titled Light As A Feather built with 3D printed objects. [ Interview with Makerbot here ] - in collaboration with scientist and battery expert Dr. Dan Steingart and 3 interns and projection artist Will Powers.
2011-2012. Artist Resident. Wearable Weapons / Electric Collar project - interviews, presentations, open studios, research, design and exhibitions.
Joomi Lim | NY, NY | http://joomilim.com
2009-2011. Freelance Design. E-commerce, Social Media, Marketing for NYC based high-end jewelry and accessories company. R&D for materials. 3D design using SolidWorks.
Five15 Arts | Phoenix, AZ | http://515arts.com
2006-2007. Organizer of co-operative art gallery - all aspects of press, print and exhibition.
City of Phoenix | Phoenix, AZ | http://phoenixpubliclibrary.org
2005-2007. Library assistant + workshop instructor for the Phoenix Public Library System.
Latifa Medjdoub | SF, CA | http://latifamedjdoub.com
2004-2005. Apprentice and design assistant for wearable, high-end clothing and textile designer.
2021 Design Science Decade Final Online Exhibition, March 2021.
2016 “Computational Couture” at Parsons Y4 Labs NY, NY
2016 “Angels and Astronauts” for the Opening the Creative Body Course, Prescott College, Prescott, AZ
2015 “Angels and Astronauts,“ Graduate Fine Arts Satellite Lecture Series, California College of Art (CCA), San Francisco, CA
2014 “Carrie Mae Rose, Wearable Weapons” at LISA (Leaders in Software and Art) Monthly Salon, LED LAB, TriBeCa, NYC, NY
2014 “Computational Fashion” at Women in Art and Technology event with Amelia Marzac at A.I.R.Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2014 “Carrie Mae Rose on Wearable Weapons,” NYU POLY TECH MAGNET Lecture Hall Series, NYU, NY, NY
2013 “Wearable Weapons” at The Very First Year at Eyebeam Art & Technology, NY, NY
2013 “Carrie Mae Rose - Evolution of an Artist” at MFA in Design & Technology Bootcamp, Parsons, NY, NY
2013 “Computational Fashion” Keynote Speaker on Fashion & Science for STEM Day for Teens, Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum Complex, NY, NY
2013 “Eyebeam Chats: Residents and Fellows in Conversation” a panel discussion about Bodies and Technology, Chelsea NY, NY
2009 “Agave Armor Project,” Open Hack Day, IgniteNYC, Hudson Theater, NY, NY
2013 MakerBot Stories Interview - Carrie Mae Rose on MakerBot Blog
2013 Video Interviews with Computational Fashion Fellows: Carrie Mae Rose & Kaho Abe - Eyebeam Art & Tech Center
2012 The Sublime and the Vulnerable - The Art of Carrie Mae Rose ~ Interview by Zoe Romano for Digicult Magazine
2011 Radio Interview: Break Through Radio - Art Uncovered ~ Interview by Thomas Seely
SOLO / TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2018 Double Sun installation at BolsheVita in Jerome, AZ
2016 Agave Wing Installation, Cottonwood, AZ
2015 Carrie Mae Rose, ( ) blank by Wallplay NY, NY
2013 Light As A Feather, BODYCROWNS: Poetic Models of Future Garments for Space Emigration, Eyebeam Art & Technology Center, NY, NY
2012 Wearable Weapons, Hoop Study 005 (Rite of Passage), Window Gallery at Eyebeam, NY, NY
2007 Agave Armor for the 21st Century, Five15 Arts , Phoenix, AZ
2005 Leaping Point, Gallery Beyond Words, Prescott, AZ
2003 The Sacred and The Profane, Pangaea, Prescott, AZ
2002 Impeccable Assumptions, B.A. Thesis Show, The Chapel, Prescott, AZ
2001 Reclamation, Shoestring Gallery, Prescott, AZ
2017 Building Puentes Across Naciones, Museo de Arte de Nogales, Nogales, Mexico
2016 Gateway Project Space, Bacchanal Newark, NJ
2015 Future Fossils, Artbeat & Gild Hall, NY, NY
2014 Inseparable: The Soundwall Experience, Gallery 151 ~ NY, NY
2014 POLISH, Rox Gallery, Lower East Side NY, NY
2014 Ultra/Sensory on Womanorial, Curated online by Lilia Kudelia, World Wide Web
2014 Eyebeam Annual Showcase Exhibit, Eyebeam Art & Technology Center, Chelsea, NY, NY
2013 Least Orthodox Goddess, Gallery 151, Chelsea NY, NY
2013 Eyebeam Annual Showcase Exhibit, Eyebeam Art & Technology Center, Chelsea, NY, NY
2011 Piece of Mind, F.I.T. Show, Chelsea, NY, NY
2010 BETA Spaces, Surreal Estate Arts Collective, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY
2009 Merve Unsal's Online Airports Project, NY, NY
2009 Parsons Thesis Exhibit, New York, NY
2007 99$ Show, Five15 Arts , Phoenix, AZ
2006 Fiber Arts Showcase, Gallery 107, Winslow, AZ
2005 Shift Show, Gallery Beyond Words, Prescott, AZ
2003 Raku Gallery, Jerome, AZ
2015 Metalsmith, The Art of Disarming by Kim Cridler, pages 26-34, full image on page 31
2015 Computational Fashion: Topics in fashion and wearable technology, opposite contents & pp. 68-73
2014 Welcome to the third wave of wearable technology By Lieu Thi Pham, ZD Net
2013 This Week in Art Must-See Art Events: Light As A Feather Art F City, Paddy Johnson
2013 Eyebeam Residencies Redux Digital Art & Innovation
2013 The Least Orthodox Goddess by White Wall Magazine
2013 Gallery 151 and The Least Orthodox Goddess by Lori Forbus for LA Blog
2013 Picture This: The Goddess Kicks Ass by Oscar Laluyan for Artfuse
2013 Welcome to the Third Wave of Wearable Technology by Lieu Thi Pham for Smart Planet
2013 Here's a Preview of a Year at Eyebeam by Whitney Kimball in the L Magazine
2012 Alternative Histories: New York Art Spaces, 1960-2010, MIT Press, featured on page 272.
2011 Wearable Weapons on whokilledbambi.co.uk
2011 Examining the Culture of Militarization by Jennifer on Electric Foxy
2011 Scissor Sculptures: Carrie Mae Rose on ffffound.com
2011 Break Through Radio - Art Uncovered by Thomas Seely
2010 Red-Handed, re: D Parsons Alumni Magazine, online article
2010 M.F.A. in Design & Technology, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
2002 Bachelor of Arts, Prescott College, Prescott, AZ (aka Carrie Mae Kreyche)