Bio: Spencer Rose is a printmaker from Ellenboro, West Virginia. Most of his life was spent living in Sevierville, Tennessee until moving back to West Virginia to attend West Virginia University. He is currently earning a BFA in Art Education. His art tends to focus on comforting scenery and subject matter. His work has been on display at Walters State Community College in Morristown, Tennessee, Artist Image Resource in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Monongalia Arts Center in Morgantown, West Virginia.
Artist Statement: Found in my art are common themes and images such as comfort, architecture, and plant-life. I use multicolor relief and silkscreen processes to create works that depict full, busy scenes including nature encapsulate a comforting feeling to me, and through my work I hope to extend those feelings to viewers. Some of my inspirations are Frank Lloyd Wright, Sophie Smith, and Zoe Howard. Architectural designs by Frank Lloyd Wright and prints by Sophie Smith and Zoe Howard are so interesting and they create that warm, comforting feeling I strive for in my work. There is a delicate balance between man made architecture living in nature’s space that I like to explore. I want to emphasize the temporary nature of architectural spaces and the memories tied to these spaces.