Marlene Rose

Glass (20-works)

Marlene  Rose Brilliant Gold Temple Buddha
Brilliant Gold Temple Buddha
Glass
17 x 10 x 6 in
Marlene  Rose Blue Pillar Buddha
Blue Pillar Buddha
Glass and metal
65 x 16 x 16 in
Marlene  Rose Buddha Head Wall Trio
Buddha Head Wall Trio
Glass
25 x 42 x 8 in
Marlene  Rose Candy Stripes
Candy Stripes
Glass and steel
20.5 x 19 x 6 in
Marlene  Rose Cobalt Pointy Bell
Cobalt Pointy Bell
Glass
33 x 22 x 7.25 in
Marlene  Rose Large Flat Bottom Bell Tower
Large Flat Bottom Bell Tower
Glass and metal
88 x 21 x 10 in
Marlene  Rose Mini Buddha - Lime Green
Mini Buddha - Lime Green
Glass and metal
10 x 4 x 4 in
Marlene  Rose Retro Buddha
Retro Buddha
Glass
34.5 x 16 x 7 in
Marlene  Rose Tiny Buddha - Metallic
Tiny Buddha - Metallic
Glass and metal
7.5 x 3 x 3 in
Marlene  Rose Amber Lotus Buddha with Halo
Amber Lotus Buddha with Halo
Glass
38 x 17 x 10 in
Marlene  Rose Aqua Box Buddha
Aqua Box Buddha
Glass
34 x 14 x 7 in
Marlene  Rose Lotus Aqua Buddha
Lotus Aqua Buddha
Glass
28 x 16 x 10 in
Marlene  Rose Merlot Bobble Bell
Merlot Bobble Bell
Glass
33 x 12 x 7 in
Marlene  Rose Merlot and Celadon Butterfly 28
Merlot and Celadon Butterfly 28
Glass
19 x 28 x 7 in
Marlene  Rose Aqua Rainbird Butterfly
Aqua Rainbird Butterfly
19 x 28 x 8 in
SOLD
Marlene  Rose Lime Green Butterfly with Nails 24
Lime Green Butterfly with Nails 24
Glass
34 x 25 x 7 in
SOLD
Marlene  Rose Merlot Dowel Buddha
Merlot Dowel Buddha
Glass
37.5 x 16 x 10 in
SOLD
Marlene  Rose Metallic Petite Serafina
Metallic Petite Serafina
Glass and metal
24 x 7 x 3 in
SOLD
Marlene  Rose Tiny Buddha - Gold
Tiny Buddha - Gold
Glass and metal
7.5 x 3 x 3 in
SOLD
Marlene  Rose Vibrant Blue Castle Buddha
Vibrant Blue Castle Buddha
Glass
51 x 13 x 12 in
SOLD

Marlene  Rose

Marlene Rose

Marlene Rose Biography

(American, b. 1967)

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST…

Marlene Rose is an internationally-known award-winning sculptor who produces stunningly beautiful works of art in her chosen medium, sand-cast glass.

Seen in museums and galleries across the US and Europe, her works are sought by glass connoisseurs, fine art collectors and Hollywood A-list celebrities.

Each piece is hand cast from molten glass into a unique modern work of art that resonates with references and allusions to ancient cultures and civilizations.

 

ABOUT THE PROCESS...

While the process Rose uses is relatively new, having been developed in the mid-80s, it is based on the thousands year old tradition of bronze casting. Rose pours liquid molten glass into carefully prepared sand molds, then cools it for six days or more in a specially controlled oven before cracking open the mold to see what is revealed.

There is a rawness and immediacy to working the sand of the mold, and the thrill and the danger of pouring this magical lava, thousands of degrees hot. There is the patient gestation of the work in the cooling oven.

Then at last there is the joy of meeting the product of sand, glass, fire and thought, as the piece is finally bought out into the light.

Marlene Rose quite simply breathes life and beauty to whatever she makes.

 

Marlene Rose Statement

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 to inject life into whatever I 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. 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. 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.

 

 

 

Marlene Rose Resumé

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Education:

CCAC, Oakland, CA (MFA)

Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, WA

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

 

Solo Exhibitions:

2018 CODA, Palm Desert, CA

2015 Angela King Gallery New Orleans, LA

2015 New River Fine Art, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2008 Kuivato Gallery, Sedona, AZ, “Buddhas”

 

Group Exhibitions:

2005-2007 Art Miami, Miami, FL

2007 Art Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

2007-2009 ARTSanta Fe, Santa Fe, NM

2005 Art Toronto, Toronto, Canada

 

Gallery Shows:

2002-2004, 2007, 2009-2010 Adamar Fine Arts Gallery, Miami, FL

2007 Angela King Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2004 Baisden Gallery, Tampa, FL

2010 Besharat Gallery, “Onward” Atlanta, GA

 

Museum Shows:

2017 Wayne Art Center, “Breaking the Glass Ceiling”, Wayne PA

2015 Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, “Fired: Glass”, Denver, CO

2014 - 2015 Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Museum, Phoenix, AZ

2014 Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, Lafayette, IL “Making it in Crafts II"

 

Selected Publications

CAST Art and Objects, Townsend and Zette-Sterling, Schiffer Publishing, 2017

Studio Glass in America, Hampson, Schiffer Publishing, 2012

 

Documentary Film

“From Fire, An Odyssey of Glass”, dir. Karen Lavender, 2007

 

Magazines

Architectural Digest, Florida Design, Luxe etc.

 

Social Media Presence

Instagram: marleneroseglass

Facebook: marleneroseglassart

 

Permanent Public Collection

Imagine Museum, St. Petersburg, FL

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

Metro General Hospital, Cleveland, OH

National Gallery for Foreign Art, Sofia, Bulgaria

Maclean Collection of Asian Art, Chicago, IL

Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL

Museum of Contemporary Art, Yerevan, Armenia

Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI

Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong

Seven Bridges, Greenwich, CT

University of Tampa, Tampa, FL

 

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