Elected into the College of Fellows in 2020, Annabeth Rosen is one of the preeminent ceramic sculptors in the 21st century. She transforms the conventional material of ceramic into fired, broken-but-gathered, unconventional, visually striking, and mysterious works of art. Rosen says, “my process of building, breaking, and putting back together becomes part of an interior process as well as a means of fabrication.”
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Rosen received her BFA from NYS State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Teaching appointments include the Rhode Island School of Design, the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She teaches at UC Davis, where she is the Robert Arneson endowed chair in the Art and Art History department.
Rosen’s work is represented by PPOW Gallery in New York, the Anglim Gilbert Gallery in San Francisco, the collection of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Oakland Museum, Denver Art Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and many public and private collections. Rosen has received multiple grants and awards, a Pew Fellowship, two NEA Fellowships, a UC Davis Chancellor's Fellowship, and a Joan Mitchell Painters & Sculptors grant. In 2016, she was named a United States Artists fellow. Most recently, Rosen has been granted the Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2018.