Since graduating from MECA, Rosie has spent the past two years building her teaching capacity in a variety of classrooms. From teaching textile courses for adults, to running a Pre-K through 8th grade school art program Rosie has gained knowledge through experience and has thoroughly enjoyed every moment.
Now living in Portland Rosie works for the women-run clothing company, South Street Linen, and is an artist mentor at the outsider artist studio space and gallery, The Art Department. She has had industry experience through creating prototypes and sewing production for local Portland company, Sea Bags, and worked as an upholstery assistant and seamstress at Home Remedies, also in Portland. Last summer while living in Detroit Rose worked at The Henry Ford creating period clothing costumes for live presenters at the Greenfield Village museum.
She is also involved with several freelance textile design and sewn sculptures projects throughout Portland. Her personal studio practice includes creating textiles on her knitting machine, printing, sewing and building textile vessels through basketry. Rosie is honored and excited to be teaching at MECA in an incredible space alongside her beloved professors.