Rosson Crow

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Rosson Crow
Born 1982 (age 33–34)
Dallas, Texas
Nationality  United States
Education School of Visual Arts,
Known for Painting

Rosson Crow (born 1982)[1] is an American artist, best known for her large scale paintings. She is based in Los Angeles.


Crow grew up in Dallas, Texas.[2] She moved to New York City in 2000 and graduated with a BFA from School of Visual Arts, New York in 2004 and an MFA from Yale in 2006.[1] After discovering Crow's work in 2005, the French art dealer Nathalie Obadia organized the first exhibition of her work in France. Crow was included in the 2006 Wall Street Journal article titled "The 23-Year Old Masters," which selected ten top emerging US artists including Dash Snow, Ryan Trecartin, Zane Lewis, and Keegan McHargue.[3]

She is known for her large-scale depictions of nostalgia-laden interiors that blend historical allusion and theatrical illusion.[2][4] Her paintings are inspired by diverse references – Baroque and Rococo interior design, cowboy culture, Las Vegas architecture, theatre and music.

Koenig House (2007) features Case Study House #22, as immortalized in Julius Schulman’s iconic black and white photographs of the classic modernist building, this time rendered in vivid Technicolor.[citation needed]

Live in the Black Pussy (2007) pays homage to artist Jason Rhodes’ eponymous installation that was housed in a vast warehouse near Crow’s studio in Los Angeles.[citation needed]

Night at the Palomino[edit]

Night at the Palomino, 1984 (2007) describes a scene at the legendary Hollywood nightclub that, in its heyday, played host to artists such as Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline and Willie Nelson.[5]

A publication of Night at the Palomino was published by Honor Fraser in 2007. It contains an essay by Norman Klein, who describes the work as “massively architectonic, very immersive, … like a Baroque castle inside a theme park, historical paintings inside a half-baked memory system, inside a desire that has been marketed, but never satisfied.”[citation needed]


Crow completed a residency at Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris in 2006 and has had solo exhibitions at Honor Fraser, Los Angeles; CANADA, New York, and Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris. She had a show at White Cube, London in January 2009 and a Focus Exhibition at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas in April 2009.[6]

From November 2009 to January 2010, Galerie Nathalie Obadia put on Rosson Crow's second exhibition in France. The exhibition, entitled "Paris, Texas", shown Rosson Crow's ability to blend her fascination for European history with her American and Texan inheritance into very colourful and powerful paintings.[citation needed]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Rosson Crow Biography". Retrieved 2016-05-06. 
  2. ^ a b "Rosson Crow". Citizens of Humanity Magazine. Retrieved 2016-05-06. 
  3. ^ Crow, Kelly (2006-04-17). "The 23-Year Old Masters". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2009-07-09. 
  4. ^ "Behind the Scenes with Rosson Crow". Interview Magazine. Retrieved 2016-05-06. 
  5. ^ "A Night At The Palomino With Rosson Crow". The Huffington Post. 2008-04-06. Retrieved 2016-05-06. 
  6. ^ "Focus: Rosson Crow". Retrieved 11 July 2016. 

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