Marlene Rose

Born: Dec 5 1967


CCAC, Oakland, CA (MFA)

Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, WA

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA (B.F.A with Honors, Sculpture/Glass, Newcomb College)

Pomfret School, Pomfret, CT

Greenvale School, Glen Head, NY


National Endowment of the Arts (2007)

Permanent Public Collection

Leepa-Rattner Museum of the Arts, St. Petersburg, FL

Museum of Contemporary Art, Yerevan, Armenia

Seven Bridges, Greenwich, CT

Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI

Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong

Museum Shows

Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI “Primal Inspirations, Contemporary Artifacts” (2011)

MOSI – Museum of Science and Industry, Tampa, FL “Earth Visions” (2010)

Florida International Museum, St. Petersburg, FL “In a New Light” (2009)

Mobile Museum of Art, “GEN-X: Post-Boomers and the New South”, Mobile, AL (2008)

New Mexico Museum of Art, “Flux: Reflections on Contemporary Glass”, Santa Fe, NM (2008)

Gulf Coast Museum of Art, “Ancient and Elemental”, Largo, FL. (2007)

Solo Exhibitions

PISMO Galleries, Aspen, CO (2010)

Hodgell Gallery, Sarasota, FL (2010)

Manitou Gallery, Santa Fe, NM (2009)

Kuivato Gallery, Sedona, Az. (2008)

Gallery DeNovo, “Eastern Light” Sun Valley, ID (2008)

Hawthorn Gallery, Birmingham, AL (2008)

Fay Gold Gallery, “New Works” Atlanta, GA (2007)

Kuivato Gallery, “Buddhas” Sedona, Az. (2007)

Fay Gold Gallery, “Glass Relics” Atlanta, GA (2006)

Gallery DeNovo, “Ancient & Elemental” Sun Valley, ID (2006)

Hodgell Gallery, “New Works” Sarasota, FL (2005)

Baisden Gallery, “Cultural Blueprints” Tampa, FL (2004)

City Gallery, “Modern Relics” hosted by Kelly Preston, Los Angeles, CA (2002)

New Heights Gallery, “New Works” Tampa, FL (2001)

Gasperi Gallery, “Changing Faces” New Orleans, LA (1990)

Gallery Shows

Adamar Fine Arts Gallery, Miami, FL (2010, 2009, 2007, 2004, 2003, 2002)

Angela King Gallery, New Orleans, LA (2007)

Baisden Gallery, Tampa, FL (2004)

Besharat Gallery, “Onward” Atlanta, GA (2010)

Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC (2008)

CODA Gallery, Palm Desert, CA (2011)

Contessa Gallery, “Glass Menagerie” Cleveland OH (2006)

Denise Roberge, Palm Desert, CA (2005)

Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA (2007)

Gallery DeNovo, Sun Valley, ID (2011)

Habatat Galleries, Annual International Glass Invitational, Royal Oak, MI (*2011, 2010, 2009, 2008) *Award winner

Hanson/King, New Orleans, LA (2005)

Holland House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (2006)

Houston Center for Contemporary Art, Houston, TX “Literally Figurative” (2009)

Kuivato Gallery, Sedona, AZ (2007)

Louis Peens, “South African Light” Johannesburg, South Africa (2000)

Manitou Gallery, Sante Fe, NM (2009, 2008, 2007)

Patrica Rozvar Gallery, Seattle, WA (2009, 2008)

Sandra Ainsley, Toronto, Canada (2006)

Swenson Fine Art, Laguna, CA (2010)

Watson MacRae Gallery, Sanibel, FL (2011)

Group Exhibitions:

Art Greenwich (2011)

ArtHamptons (2011)

Art Miami, Miami, FL (2007, 2006, 2005)

Art Palm Beach, Palm Beach, FL (2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007)

Art Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA (2004)

ART Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM (2009, 2008, 2007)

Art Toronto, Toronto, Canada (2005)

ArtDC, Washington DC (2007)

Chicago Contemporary & Classic, Chicago, IL (2005)

Miami International Art Fair (2012, 2011, 2010, 2009)

Red Dot Miami (2011)

SOFA Chicago, Chicago, IL (2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003)

SOFA NY, New York City, NY (2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005)

SOFA Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM (2011, 2010, 2009)

SF Fine Art Fair, San Francisco, CA (2011)

Current Galleries:

Adamar Fine Arts Gallery, Miami, FL

Angela King Gallery, New Orleans, LA

Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Gallery DeNovo, Ketchum, ID

Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, MI

Kuivato Gallery, Sedona, Aspen, CO

Pismo Gallery, Aspen, CO

Pismo Gallery, Denver, CO

Pismo Gallery, Vail, CO

Sandra Ainsley, Toronto, Canada

Swenson Fine Art, Laguna, CA

Thomas Riley Gallery, Cleveland, OH

Watson MacRae Gallery, Sanibel, FL


When people first view my work, I’m often told they feel a certain aliveness inherent in the work itself. My goal as an artist is to inject life into whatever I can make. In simple terms, to make the piece come alive.

Each piece is hand cast from molten glass in a spectacular process of heat and light. The energy of this “Dangerous Dance of Creation” reflects in the finished work.

Transcendent and Transparent

In the end, the work has a quality of timelessness reflecting both ancient and modern. They celebrate the unique properties of glass, of transparency, and shine and reflection. And because these are cast objects, they hold in their form the memory of the shapes and textures of the materials that formed them; they are fine-grained, rugged or smooth, transparent or translucent, colored or clear.

When I cast the sculptures I include in them relics of modern life, interesting objects that have been cast away, industrial waste items that seem to unite present and past. In the end, the completed piece transcends the sensibility of mere time.

Art, The Eternal Flame

The glass immortalizes a glimpse of something fleeting beyond the moment, taking that moment and freezing it over.

I call these pieces Evocators. They are kept moments, shards of what I have seen, unnamed emotions, visions, concepts, memories. They call back; and they are the vehicle on which a viewer’s vision can ride away.

The glass is there only to see through.