Kay Rosen

American, born 1949

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Kay Rosen

American, born 1949

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Meditations on language and perception, Kay Rosen’s paintings evoke the conceptual, text-based art popularized in the 1960s by such artists as Ed Ruscha and Lawrence Weiner. Her primary focus is wordplay, and within this subject she formally explores shifts in color, spacing, and capitalization. The product is a body of work that makes the viewer question the way that they approach text and read. “The word is a construction that contains aspects of other physical constructions, like buildings or bodies,” says the artist, whose academic background is in linguistics.

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New Museum, and 3 more
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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 3 more
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Artforum, and 2 more
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Whitney Biennial, and 2 more
Biography

Meditations on language and perception, Kay Rosen’s paintings evoke the conceptual, text-based art popularized in the 1960s by such artists as Ed Ruscha and Lawrence Weiner. Her primary focus is wordplay, and within this subject she formally explores shifts in color, spacing, and capitalization. The product is a body of work that makes the viewer question the way that they approach text and read. “The word is a construction that contains aspects of other physical constructions, like buildings or bodies,” says the artist, whose academic background is in linguistics.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
user
Solo show at a major institution
New Museum, and 3 more
group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 3 more
Instituion
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
fair
Included in a major biennial
Whitney Biennial, and 2 more
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