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SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2005
“Rose Folsom:Written Paintings” Strathmore Arts Center, Bethesda MD
2004
“Rose Folsom / Letter Art” San Francisco Public Library Rare Book Room
2002
“Calligraphic Books” Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis MN
1999
“letterobjects” Borders Books, Kensington MD
1989
“Calligraphic Murals” Foundry Gallery, Washington DC
1988
“Recent Calligraphic Works” Foundry Gallery, Washington DC (reviewed in Wash. Post)

SELECTED JURIED EXHIBITIONS

2007
"Responding to Our World” Guilford Art Center, Guilford CT
2006
“Explorations” Newberry Library, Chicago IL
“kalligraphia” San Francisco Public Library
2005
“Art of Ink” New York Hall of Science, Queens, NY;
travelling to Kellogg Gallery, Pomona, CA
2004
“Taiwan Invitational” Taipei City Council Hall, Taipei, Taiwan
“In2Words” Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA (Honorable Mention)
“Letters in the Arts” Ice House Gallery, Berkeley Springs, WV
2003
“Art of Ink in America” Cultural Center, Xian, China and Mobile Art Museum
“In Flight” Guild of Bookworkers, traveled to ten American cities
2001
“All Media Juried Exhibition” Arlington Arts Center, Arlington VA
2000
“Book Explorations 2000” Kingston MA
“Artist and Alphabet” AIGA Design Center, New York City
“Writing Beyond Words” Guilford Handcraft Center, Guilford CT (Third Prize)
“Bookobject, Artist’s Book” Berchtold Villa, Salzburg, Austria
“Book Explorations ’99” New Art Forum, Kingston MA (First Prize)
1998
“Celebrating American Poetry” Frye Museum, Seattle WA
1997
“Belle Lettere” Cittadella Padova, Italy
1996
“The Book as Art VIII” National Museum of Women in the Arts, D.C.
1995
“Pagine di Viaggio” Fondazione Giacomo Costa, Genoa Italy
“The Book as Art” Edith Lambert Gallery, Santa Fe NM
1994
“Calligraphia” Moscow, Russia; United Nations, New York City;
traveled around the world
“Traditions of the Pen” International Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Wash. DC
1990
“Painting ’90” Arlington Arts Center, Arlington VA
1989
“The Shape of Ideas: Art and the Written Word” Torpedo Factory, Alexandria VA
“The Book as Art II” National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC
1988
“Alphanumeric” Brody’s Gallery, Washington DC
“Scene in D.C.” Amos Eno Gallery, New York City
1987
“Erasing the Lines” Foundry Gallery, Wash DC
“Words and Images” Donnell Library, New ¬York City

 

SELECTED NEWSPAPERS,
MAGAZINES AND TELEVISION

2005
“Rose Folsom Letter Art” by Mel Ahlborn, Alphabet magazine
2004
Letternieuws, the calligraphy journal of Kaligrafia society, Belgium: repro of artwork
“Art of Ink” by Thomas B Harrison, Mobile AL, local newspaper
“Ink Exhibit Making Splash at MMA” by Ariel Davis, Mobile AL, local newspaper
2002
“Obsession re-creates painter’s life” by Joanna Shaw-Eagle, Washington Times, 1/26
“Drawn From a 17th-Century Life” by Jo Ann Lewis, Washington Post, 1/22
2001
“Books on Artists tell an unusual tale” by Joanna Shaw-Eagle, Washington Times, 2/24
“Strokes of Genius” by Paul Shaw, Print magazine, 2/01
1999
“Writing Beyond Words” by Bess Liebenson, New York Times, Featured color image, 8/8
“Calligraphers Challange Boundaries of Form” by Judy Birke, New Haven (CT) Register 7/4
1996
“The Soul of the Scribe” by Paul Richard, The Washington Post, 8/11
1989
“Bare Bones Beauty” by Michael Welzenbach, The Washington Post 10/7
“Spotlight” by Susan Davidson, Washingtonian magazine, October
1988
“Living Treasures” by Jane Snow, Washingtonian magazine, August
“Seeing Red at the Foundry Gallery” by Kelly Eigler, Washington Art Reporter, March “Abstract Colors & Lamp Chops” by Pamela Kessler, The Washington Post 4/22
“Around Town” WETA-TV arts program 4/25
Who’s Who in American Art R.R. Bowker, New York City, 1987, 1988
1986
“The Aesthetic Text: Wordplay at New Art Center” by Daniel Barbiero, Washington Art Reporter, October
1983
“A letter-perfect art form” by Sue Mullin, The Washington Times

 

ARTICLES AND BOOK (AUTHOR)

“Rose Folsom” (thoughts on art written by the artist) Scripsit magazine 2005
“The Altar Bible of St. Vincent de Paul Church,” Letter Arts Review 2003
“C C Elian, The Calligrapher’s Non-Calligrapher,” Letter Arts Review 2003
The Calligraphers’ Dictionary, Thames and Hudson 1990
Explanitory wall-text for exhibition “4 Calligraphers”, Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, 1990

LECTURES: “Letter art: where we came from and where we are going” 2006 Asheville, NC; “What’s Happening Now in Calligraphy” keynote address at the 2004 Letter Art Conference, St. Louis, Missouri; Lectures for Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Women in the Arts and various calligraphy societies.
TEACHING: Workshops for institutions and calligraphic societies in Wash DC, New York City, San Francisco, Winston-Salem and Nashville, 1975-present.

 

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile AL
Harvard University, Houghton Rare Book Collection, Cambridge MA
Yale University Rare Book Collection, New Haven, CT
Swarthmore University Rare Book Collection, Swarthmore, PA
Harrison Rare Book Collection, San Francisco CA
Reed College Rare Book Collection, Portland, OR
Melbert B. Cary, Jr. Library, Rochester, NY
The Library of Congress Rare Book Collection, Washington, DC
Ginsburg, Feldman and Bress, Wash DC
The Artery Organization, Bethesda MD

 

GRANTS and AWARDS

2004
Honorable Mention, awarded by K. Wasserman, curator of “In2Words” exhibition, Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA
1999
$100 First Prize, Book Explorations ’99, The New Art Forum, Kingston MA
$150 Third Prize, Writing Beyond Words, Guilford CT
“Best of Show” category, Pyramid Atlantic Book Fair, Corcoran Gallery, Wash DC
1993
$2,000 Grant from the Hermann Zapf Education Fund of the Washington Calligraphers Guild, to develop a series of contemporary manuscript books
1993
“Year of American Craft” Residency awarded by Rehoboth Delaware Arts League

 

EXHIBITION CURATOR

1994 “Traditions of the Pen” Smithsonian Institution, International Gallery, Wash. DC
1992 “Calligraphic Books” National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC

 

 

 

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