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EXHIBITIONS

“FOUR FLAGS,” The Chicago edition of an international public flag project (Amsterdam, São Paulo, Belgium, Bogotá, and Düsseldorf) installed on the facade of Chicago Manual Style, curated and organized by Stephanie Cristello and Rusiana Lichzier, June 16 - August 29 2020

“Kay Rosen: 202020…” Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, Texas, July - mid August, 2020, a summer project with two new wall paintings and two new drawings reflecting our current times.

“THE UNSEEN MASTERPIECE,” Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, UK, a daily exhibition of artworks on Instagram by gallery artists while the gallery is closed, 2020

“ROBERT INDIANA: A LEGACY OF LOVE,” McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas, October 15, 2020 - January 24, 2021, curated by René Barilleaux

“Yesterday’s Tomorrow: Selections From the Rose Collection 1933-2018,” February 7 - September 13, 2020, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts

“Catalyst: Art and Social Justice,” Gracie Mansion Conservancy, New York City, group exhibition curated by Jessica Bell Brown, February 2020 - August 2021

“We Fight To Build a Free World: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz,” Jewish Museum, New York City, March 20 - August 2, 2020. New dates to be announced

“Energy In All Directions,” The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, July, 2020—January, 2021, wall installation for group exhibition curated by Ian Berry, celebrating the life of artist and gallerist Hudson, curated by Ian Berry, in  collaboration with the Shaker Museum, Mount Lebanon. New dates October 10, 2020 - May 17, 2021 

MOCA London Web Exhibitions, a series of website exhibitions while the building is being renovated, Kay Rosen: March 1 - March 31, 2019

“Cause and AEffect: Art That Speaks Out.,” Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana, March 28 - July 6, 2020, curated by Mark Ruschman. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote. New dates: June 16 - August 2, 2020

“This Is America,” The Contemporary at the University of Kentucky, September, 2020, curated by Stuart Horodner

EDITIONS

PALIMPSEST, 1991/2020, a new wall painting edition published by Krakow Witkin Gallery, Boston, matte latex paint on wall, edition of 12, dimensions variable

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, 2020, a letterpress print, 13-5/8" x 10-1/2", edition of 33, published by René Schmitt Editions, Germany

ART X PUZZLES, 2020, jigsaw puzzle editions by 100 contemporary artists to help support artists during the COVID-19 pandemic. Organized by Rachel Vancelette. Kay Rosen contribution: BIG TALK, 12" x 16/5", 285 pieces, edition 20. Artist’s proceeds go to Artist Relief Fund

MURDER SCENE, 2020, edition of 4, printed image on flag as part of the public project Four Flags at Chicago Manual Style (see EXHIBITIONS above)

BOOKS

Candida Alvarez: Here. A Visual Reader from Green Lantern Press, spring 2020. Included is a conversation between Candida Alvarez and Kay Rosen titled “We Love To Work On Tables”

Art After Stonewall: 1969 -1989, Edited by Jonathan Weinberg, with contributions by Tyler Cann, Anastasia Kinigopoulo, Drew Sawyer, Rizzoli Electa, October 30, 2018

The Rhonda Lieberman Reader, Pep Talk 7, Los Angeles, April, 2018 includes  “Painting By a Jewish Woman in Indiana” reprinted from Art + Text, 1993.

The Word Is Art, Michael Petry, Editor, Thames and Hudson, October, 2018.

50 Contemporary Women Artists, John Gosslee & Heather Zises, Editors, Foreword by Elizabeth Sackler, Schiffer Publishing, fall 2018.

Art in Chicago: A History from the Fire to Now, Maggie Taft and Robert Cozzolino, Editors, University of Chicago Press, 2018. Download pdf.

CURRENT PRESS

“Kay Rosen: The Gravity of Language,” by Stephanie Cristello, OSMOS, Spring 2019

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Kay Rosen currently works with Sikkema Jenkins & Co, Krakow Witkin Gallery, Lora Reynolds Gallery, and Helga Maria Klosterfelde.