A native New Yorker, Terry Rosen began painting and drawing formally at the 92nd Street Y when she was six. She received a B.A. in art history from Cornell University where she studied fine art and architectural design. With a knack for making the inanimate look alive—and the reverse—she started out as an advertising illustrator for Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s.
Rosen originated a whole trend—creating the well-known conversational prints of ticket stubs, fortune cookies and personal ads—for Nicole Miller, and also designed prints for Oleg Cassini. Rosen’s corporate clients include Absolut, Charles Schwab, Chesebrough Ponds, Gourmet and People.
Recently, Rosen has been developing collages. Her quilt-like images are culled from city streets—evidence of commerce and the time and place they were collected: ticket stubs, sales receipts, matchbooks, and gum wrappers are the artifacts she combines in journalistic fashion. Read full bio