Kay Rosen (born 1949) is an American painter. Rosen's paintings are included in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and the Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City.
Rosen received her BA in Linguistics, Spanish, and French from Newcomb College of Tulane University in 1969. She attended graduate school in Linguistics and Spanish at Northwestern University, and then taught Spanish at Indiana University in Gary. While she was teaching in Gary, Rosen began taking studio art courses at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she currently teaches.
- "ROSEN, Kay." Benezit Dictionary of Artists. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press, accessed March 30, 2014.
- Pagel, David. Why Paint?: Judy Ledgerwood, Jim Lutes, Kay Rosen [and] Kevin Wolff: the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, March 22-April 26, 1992. Chicago: The Society, 1992.
- Rosen, Kay. Kaysays: Essays and Interviews by Kay Rosen. Chicago: Sara Ranchouse Publishing, 2007.