AMY FIRESTONE ROSEN
Amy Firestone Rosen is a native of St. Louis, who returned after obtaining a BFA in Visual Communications from the University of Kansas. She worked primarily as a graphic designer for more than twenty years before a growing interest in printmaking led her to further education and eventual studio practice as a printmaker. Her current work combines monoprinting and collage techniques on layered, fibrous surfaces. Pattern and texture feature heavily in these works that range from fully non-objective arrangements of shapes to the representation of figures and apparel. Allowing fabrics and entire garments to serve as “plates,” she at once reduces these surfaces to their textural imprint and acknowledges the memory and intrigue they hold. Much like the lingerie depicted, Firestone Rosen’s translucent, layered media simultaneously veil and reveal.