Rosemary Feit Covey

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Rosemary Feit Covey (born July 17, 1954)[citation needed] is an American printmaker, whose work focuses on wood engraving.[1]

She was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and studied at Cornell University and the Maryland Institute College of Art.[2] She currently resides in Alexandria, Virginia, and has a studio at the Torpedo Factory Art Center.[3]


Her work deals with the themes of death, disease and the effects of illness.[4] In 2007, she was commissioned by blogger David Welch who was suffering from a brain tumor to create a series of works depicting his treatment.[5][6] In 2007-2008, she worked as a fellow at Georgetown University Hospital exploring her interest in these subjects. In November 2007, a large retrospective of her science-related work was displayed at the International Museum of Surgical Science[7] in Chicago.

She created The 0 Project, a large scale interactive installation that debuted at the Arlington Arts Center in Arlington, VA in October, 2007.[8] The 0 Project also includes public participation in the forms of dance, music and related artworks.[9]

She is represented in permanent collections in the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the New York Public Library Print Collection, the National Museum of American History, Harvard University and the Papyrus Institute in Cairo, Egypt.[3]


In 1998 she received a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship in Bellagio, Italy. In 2004, she was invited to spend two months at the Grand Central in Santa Ana, California as the International Artist in Residence.[3]


  1. ^ "Morton Fine Art". Morton Fine Art. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Crossing the Line: The Art of Rosemary Feit Covey". Johns Hopkins University Museums. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Torpedo Factory Art Center". Torpedo Factory. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Galleries: Rosemary Feit Covey's 'Red Handed' paintings". The Washington Post. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  5. ^ Karen Sosnoski (2008), Patient and Portraitist, Studio 360, archived from the original on 2008-06-27, retrieved 2008-08-07 
  6. ^ Brain Tumor Series, archived from the original (– Scholar search) on 2008-07-25, retrieved 2008-07-01 
  7. ^ Anatomy In The Gallery, archived from the original on 2008-05-17, retrieved 2008-08-07 
  8. ^ The 0 Project at Arlington, archived from the original (– Scholar search) on 2012-09-09, retrieved 2008-07-01 
  9. ^ Mahoney, J.W., To a Different Drum, Art in America, May 21, 2008, Page 97.

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