Rose's work may be found in numerous private collections, galleries and on exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts (St. Petersburg, FL).
Marlene Rose was born in New York with art all around her. Her mother was a painter and her father a sculptor of found objects. Educated at Promfret School in Connecticut, she continued her exploration of visual mediums at Tulane University in New Orleans. Here she came into her own as an artist, developing her unique style. She went on to graduate school at California College of the Arts and Crafts in Oakland, CA. She also found time for a Summer Program at Philchuck Glass School in Seattle, WA, the birthplace and epicenter of the Art Glass Movement. Rose has since traveled extensively throughout Europe, the Middle East, South America, Africa and the Caribbean gaining even more influences and ideas for her work.
Artists Statement My goal as an artist is to inject life into whatever I can make 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 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 the present and past. In the end, the completed piece transcends the sensibility of mere time.