Annabeth Rosen

1992 Pew Fellow

Annabeth Rosen, 1992 Pew Fellow. The Big Studio, installation view at University of California Davis, 2010. Photo by Christopher Woodcock.

Annabeth Rosen is a visual artist and ceramicist who creates elaborate sculptures that are “volcanic, beastly, catastrophic, and unnervingly funny,” as described by writer and critic Nancy Princenthal.

Since 1997, Rosen has held the Robert Arneson Endowed Chair in Ceramic Sculpture at The University of California Davis. She previously taught at the Rhode Island School of Design and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, among others. Rosen’s work is included in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Denver Art Museum, and The Philadelphia Museum of Art, as well as in many private collections around the country. She is the recipient of a 2016 United States Artists Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, and a Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Award. Rosen holds a MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI.


Collaborators & Colleagues

Tacita Dean is esteemed for her drawings, photographs, prints, and sound works. In early 2013, her new film, JG, was on view at the Arcadia University Art Gallery.

Grants & Grantees

Michael Hurwitz is a visual artist and a 1999 Pew Fellow.

Visual artist and Pew Fellow Caroline Lathan-Stiefel on creating large-scale installations from ordinary objects, work-life balance, and more.

Located in Independence National Historical Park, the Independence Visitor Center is the official visitor center of Philadelphia and the region and is the primary point of orientation for Independence National Historical Park, the City of Philadelphia, and the Southern New Jersey and Delaware River Waterfronts, as well as Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties in Pennsylvania.

Grants & Grantees

This exhibition and website will investigate Philadelphia’s long history of row house development as an architectural territory to be mined for physical and social histories, new ideas, and urban innovations.

Pew Fellow Yolanda Wisher leads a workshop exploring creative reflection in conjunction with the Center-funded Elephants on the Avenue, presented by Historic Germantown.

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Named for Doylestown’s most famous son, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer James A. Michener, this museum was founded in 1988 with a regional focus, housing a collection of Pennsylvania impressionist paintings.

Visual artist and Pew Fellow Annabeth Rosen recalls the most useful advice she ever received, her interest in the “accumulation” of objects and ideas, and more.

Questions of Practice

2014 Pew Fellow Brent Wahl reflects on how Barbara Kasten’s Construct works helped him “make some sense of the forces of the postmodern climate of the 1980s.”

Grants & Grantees

In 1996 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 28 dance and theater organizations in the greater Philadelphia region.

The Philadelphia Singers collaborated with new music ensembles Relâche and Orchestra 2001, in a program featuring a world premiere by Philip Glass and a Philadelphia premiere by Steve Reich.

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The Kimmel Center, Inc., best known as a presenting organization and home of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, and the Pennsylvania Ballet, is one of the most well-attended cultural venues in Philadelphia.