Rose Marcus (b. Atlanta, GA, 1982) lives in New York. She received a BFA from Pratt Institute in New York and completed the graduate studies in Art History at Hunter College, also in New York. Marcus’ solo exhibitions include Night Gallery (Los Angeles); Mary Mary (Glasgow); Know More Games (New York); Eli Ping (New York); David Peterson Gallery (Minneapolis); and And Now (Dallas). Her solo art fair presentations include Frieze London and Paris Internationale. Her work has shown in two-person exhibitions at Atlanta Contemporary (Atlanta); Parisian Laundry (Montreal); La Kaje (Brooklyn); as well as group exhibitions at Modern Institute (Glasgow); Tanya Leighton (Berlin); Sies and Höke (Dusseldorf); Simon Lee Gallery (New York); and CANADA (New York). MaSS MoCa (North Adams) featured her work in 2016. Her forthcoming solo exhibition will be at Bodega (New York).
Marcus’ visual art practice is supported by curating, teaching, and writing. In 2010 and 2011, she founded and produced The Dependent Art Fair in New York, and has since spearheaded multiple curatorial endeavors. Marcus has published essays for the Theo Westenberger Foundation, ArtNews, Kunstmuseum Bonn, and Dis Magazine. She has self-published two books: Wits End and Technology is a Slow Job that Never Ends. She has held teaching positions at Cornell University in 2018 and Syracuse University in 2019. Rose Marcus is Associate Curator for a forthcoming exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art on the hermetic filmmaker Harry Smith. Rose Marcus' visual, curatorial, and performative work has been reviewed in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Art in America, Artforum, Cura, Architectural Digest, Mousse Magazine, Vogue, and Foundations Magazine.