Kathy Rose’s work has evolved from her early drawn animated films of the 1970’s, through her unique, pioneering performance work combining dance with film in the 1980-90’s, to her current surreal performance video spectacles and installations, and videos, with influence from symbolist art and the Japanese Noh theater. Rose had a retrospective and performance at the Ottawa Animation Festival in 2019, and at The University of the Arts in 2020, where she also teaches. She recently designed projections for Denver Night Lights program to be projected onto the Daniels Fisher Tower.
Kathy Rose has received a Guggenheim in Performance Art in 2003, and well as numerous grants in Film, Video, Choregraphy, from the NEA, New York State Council for the Arts, etc. She is a Distinguished Alumni of the California Institute of the Arts. Kathy Rose has toured extensively in live performance throughout the United States and Europe, giving performances at the Museum of Modern Art, Kennedy Center, Serious Fun at Lincoln Center, Fondation Cartier pour l’art Contemporain, the Walker Art Center, The Kitchen, Institute of Contemporary Art in London, Baltimore Art Museum, Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, etc. as well as performances in Geneva, Berlin, Helsinki, Amsterdam, Hiroshima, etc. Her video installation works have been exhibited at the Victoria & Albert Museum, Aldrich Museum, etc.
Rose recently premiered her new piece “Opera of the Interior” at the ANIMATOR festival in Poland, where she was also a jury member.
Rose’s recent videos have shown extensively world-wide, including in Dance on Camera at Lincoln Center, AMERICAN DANCE FESTIVAL, MONTAGE VIDEO DANCE /Johannesburg, Black Maria Film festival, INVIDEO 2008 Milan, São Carlos Videodance Festival, International Video Dance Festival - Le Breuil, Internacional VideoDanzaBA, Buenas Aires, DANSCAMDANSE Festival, Belgium, etc. Her video “Rapture of the Petals” was selected for the East West Art Awards World Tour for winners' videos starting from Tokyo - Berlin - London BFI - New York - Shanghai - Paris. Her video “Cubistimenco” showed in the Hiroshima Animation Festival in the program Best in the World. The Psychedelic Film and Music Festival NYC awarded “Reverie of the Puppets” the award for Best Visionary Art, and the TRIPVILL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL/India awarded “Architecture of the Breath” the Best Experimental Film award. Her videos “The Unpainted Woman” and “Palace of the Infinite” recently showed in Dance on Camera/Lincoln Center. “The Sleepers” was shown in March 2017 in the Ann Arbor Film Festival.
Recent one-woman video shows also include the Pompidou Center for “A Shaded View of Fashion Film Festival”, and at the EPOS Film Art Festival at the Tel Aviv Museum, etc.
Recent tours also included Performance/workshop at Cal Arts, L.A. FILM FORUM, USC California, Living Arts of Tulsa, etc.