A native New Yorker, Terry Rosen began painting and drawing formally at the 92nd Street Y at age six. She received a B.A. in art history from Cornell University, where she studied fine art and architectural design, and an M.A. in computer graphics from the New York Institute of Technology.
Rosen got her start as an advertising illustrator for Bloomingdales and Macy’s and moved on to work in textile design. With a knack for making the inanimate come alive, she created for Nicole Miller iconic “conversational prints” that depicted familiar and found items such as food labels, fortune cookies, and personal ads. She also designed prints for Oleg Cassini.
A fascination with post-consumerism led Rosen to her recent focus on collage. Her colorful, quilt-like compositions are culled from the found art of city streets, the discarded artifacts of commerce and daily life. Ticket stubs, sales receipts, and gum wrappers are among the elements she collects and combines in journalistic fashion.
Rosen’s paintings have been exhibited in New York and Boston, and her corporate clients have included Absolut, Charles Schwab, and People. Her digital art has been published widely and shown in galleries and museums in the U.S. and Europe.