Artist Features

Ethan Rose

Rose, Ethan. Slant, 2016. 2018 Individual Artist Fellow, Oregon Arts Commission.

Originally published February, 2018

 “I am an artist who works at the intersection of sound and visual art. I am strongly influenced by architecture, place-making, and embodiment, and these themes are reflected in my sensitivity to site-specific work.” – Ethan Rose

In works that manifest across a range of media, Ethan Rose’s consideration of sound reaches out from the formal mechanics of studio composition to investigate revealed gestures of sonic transformation. Over the past ten years, Rose has created sound installations, released recordings, scored films, constructed performances and worked with a variety of collaborators. His practice is often in direct dialogue with a specificity of materials, architectures and technologies which are invited into the formative nature of his finished pieces. Rose’s works have exhibited, screened and been performed internationally in a diverse selection of locales including PICA’s Time-Based Art Festival, Cannes Film Festival, Cannes, France; Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago, IL; Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX; Milan Design Week, Milan, Italy; and the SXSW Music Festival, Austin, TX, as well as many other venues, galleries and spaces throughout the world.

Courtesy of the Oregon Arts Commission.

Artist Credit: Ethan Rose