* 1943 in Corpus Christi, USA
She lives and works in Gary and New York, USA
Text in its physical manifestations such as colour, size and typography, as well as in its structure and infinite semantic possibilities has been artistic source material for Kay Rosen since the 1970s. In the process the studied linguist takes interest in the cultural and political potential of language, examining it with word-play, humour and overstatements, displacement or inversion of meaning. Strongly influenced by experimental dance, music and performance art in early years, Rosen understands language first and foremost as performative exercise, and dealing with it always as an act of hearing, speaking and seeing. Her work has been exhibited and collected by Aspen Art Museum, FRONT International, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C., Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, MCA Chicago, MOCA Los Angeles, MoMA in New York and Whitney Biennial, among others.
Exhibitions at Klosterfelde Edition:
UH OH NO AH HA (May to July 2017)
Love Letter 1/20/2009 (January to April 2009)
Editions and Multiples (September to December 2007)