Birds of a Feather
on view February 7 – April 5, 2015
Birds of a Feather is a portrait series of live birds ranging from the common Parakeet to the exotic Hyacinth Macaw.
The birds are photographed against complementary vintage and historical reproduction wallpaper to encourage optical illusion and visual blending. The birds mirror the careful, self-conscious poses of humans in a comical and unexpected way. Posed, the birds anthropomorphize as we attribute human emotion and intent to their expressions.
– Claire Rosen, 2014
Claire Rosen’s (b. 1983) transportive & whimsical imagery utilizes universal themes of dreams, fairy tales and mythology to visually symbolize the many facets of the human condition. She received a liberal arts degree from Bard College at Simon’s Rock in 2003, and a fine art degree in photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2006.
Rosen’s work has been exhibited internationally and can be found in a number of public and private collections. In 2013, Claire had her first solo museum show at the Savannah Museum of Art in Georgia. Her fine art work has been included in a number of juried group shows at Aperture Gallery, Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA), Consensus, MOPLA, Photoville Atlanta, Boston & Brooklyn Fence and PhotoPlace Gallery.
She has received numerous awards; most recently in 2012 & 2013 was included in Forbes 30 Brightest under 30 for Art & Design. Her photography has been featured in publications such as Beautiful/Decay, Complex Art+Design, Creative Quarterly Journal, PDN‘s Emerging Photographer issue, Slate Magazine Behold and The World Photography Organization.
In addition, Rosen has taught workshops and lectured about the creative process through institutions such as B&H, ICP, Savannah College of Art and Design, and the School of Visual Arts, among others. Rosen is a successful and multi-faceted commercial photographer whose work entails constructing unique campaigns and installations for well-known brands; and she has received sponsorships from brands such as Dynalite, Hahnemühle USA, and liveBooks.
Special thanks to Hahnemühle for its support of this exhibition.