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Kay Rosen

Kay Rosen’s investigation into the visual possibilities of language has been her primary focus since 1968, when she traded in the academic study of languages for the study of language- based art. Through paintings, drawings, murals, prints, collages, and videos, Rosen has sought to generate new meaning from everyday words and phrases by substituting scale, color, materials, composition, graphic design, and typography for the printed page.

While political issues often form the bedrock of Rosen’s artwork, she insists that her work is driven not by politics, but by language, and she follows it to whatever place it takes her. Rosen loves the physical act of drawing and painting, and materially her paintings and drawings are intensively rendered; however, she considers language to be found material, conceptually placing her in the more passive role of a cognitive observer and enabler of language. The writer Rhonda Lieberman described her as a revealer of language who “shows it doing things that are totally above, beyond, and/or below its function as a mode of communication.”

Rosen’s work has been described as sculpture, poetry, architecture, and performance. Roberta Smith once called her a “writer’s sculptor” and Eileen Myles called her the “poet of the art world.” In a 2014 piece for Art In America, Rosen wrote: “The linguist in me wanted meaning to be carried by the structure of the words, not type style; the inner painter insisted that color convey meaning; the sculptor in me obsessed about the construction of letterforms through materials and process; and any poetic instincts strove for efficiency.”

Kay Rosen has been the subject of numerous articles, reviews, and group and solo exhibitions, including in 1998 a two-venue mid-career survey entitled Kay Rosen: Li[f]eli[k]e, curated by Connie Butler and Terry R. Myers at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art and Otis College of Art Design. She has been the recipient of awards that include a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in 2017 and three National Endowment for the Arts Visual Arts Grants. Her work is included in many institutional and private collections. Rosen taught at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago for twenty-four years. She was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas in 1943 and lives in New York City and Gary, Indiana.

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“Kay Rosen: Now and Then,” Weserburg Museum fur moderne kunst, Bremen, Germany, November 18, 2023 – March 31, 2024, curated by Ingo Clauß, catalog essay by Kenneth Goldsmith
“Kay Rosen Prints and Drawings,” Sikkema Jenkins & Co, New York City, December-January, 2023-2024
“KAY ROSEN:FREE FOOD (for thought),” Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, Texas Septemer 9 - November 4, 2023
“HI,” 2023, permanent commission, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas
Sikkema Jenkins & Co, New York City, September 9 - October 23: KAY ROSEN: NEW WORK 2020-2021
Krakow Witkin Gallery, Boston, September 18 - October 23, 2021: KAY ROSEN: LISTS 1989-2021
SORRY, a commission by Kay Rosen for the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., opens April 10, 2021
“Kay Rosen: 202020…” Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, Texas, virtual and physical project July 25- September 5
“Kay Rosen: Stirring Wirds,” Alexander Gray Associates, New York City, February 22 - April 7, 2018
“Kay Rosen: Jumbo Mumbo,” Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin Texas, September 23 - November 11, 2017
“Kay Rosen: H Is for House,” The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT, March 5 - September 4, 2017, curated by Richard Klein
“Kay Rosen: Uh Oh No Ah Ha,” Helga Maria Klosterfelde Edition, Berlin, Germany, 2017
“(T)here to (T)here,” video collaboration with choreographer Liz Gerring, Lincoln Center's White Light Festival, Barishnikov Arts Center, Jerome Robbins Theater, November 10 - 12, 2016
“Hard As a Rock,” video installation of Sisyphus, CP Project Space of School of the Visual Arts, New York City, curated by Lal Bahcecioglu, 2016
“Kay Rosen: Baroken,” Philipp Pflug Contemporary, Frankfurt, Germany, 2016
“Kay Rosen and Matt Keegan: Eine Wanderausstellung,” Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria, curated by Krist Gruijthuijsen; “Kay Rosen and Matt Keegan: A Traveling Show,” Contemporary Art Museum Houston (CAMH), curated by Dean Daderko, 2016-17
“This Means War…” Mini/Goethe-Institut Curatorial Residencies Ludlow 38, New York City, 2015; Ingleby Gallery - Billboard Project, Edinburgh, Scotland; Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, 2016; Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2016; RoofTop International, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2019-2020.
“Map of the World,” Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, Entrance Court project, 2014
“Kay Rosen,” Sikkema Jenkins & Co, New York City, 2014
“Kay Rosen,” Galerie Zilberman, Istanbul, Turkey, 2014
“Kay Rosen: Windows,” a windows project, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada, curated by Jenifer Papararo, 2013
“Kay Rosen: Wide and Deep,” Sikkema Jenkins & Co, New York, February 4 - March 10, 2012
“Here Are the People and There Is the Steeple,” Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, Christchurch, New Zealand, 2012
“Construction Zone,” Aspen Art Museum, summer 2012
“Mañana Man,” Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art, 2011 - 2013
“Kay Rosen: On the Off Ramp,” Taubman Museum of American Art, Roanoke, Virginia, 2011, curated by Leah Stoddard
“Kay Rosen: Art Loop 2011,” Public Commission: “Go Do Good,” State Street, Chicago
“Kay Rosen: Ten Paintings from 1989,” Art Institute of Chicago, 2011, curated by James Rondeau
“Kay Rosen: Black and White and Read All Over,” Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, 2010
“Kay Rosen: You and Your Landscapes!” Galerie Klosterfelde, Berlin, 2009
“Kay Rosen,” Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago, curated by Anthony Elms, 2009
“Kay Rosen: Huen,” Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2008
“Kay Rosen: Scareful!” Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York, 2008
“Kay Rosen: Alone and Together,” Yvon Lambert Gallery, Paris, 2008-2009
“No Noose Is Good Noose,” Alexander Gray Associates, New York, 2008
“Kay Rosen: Wall Paintings and Drawings 2002-2006,” Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York, 2006
“Kay Rosen,” Gray Kapernekas Gallery, New York, 2005
“Kay Rosen: (No) Comment,” Galerie Klosterfelde, Berlin, 2005
“Kay Rosen: HALFULL, Recent Wall Paintings and Collages,” University Art Museum, University of California at Santa Barbara, 2004
“Kay Rosen: Big Talk,” Dunedin Public Art Gallery, New Zealand, 2004
“New Word Order: Kay Rosen,” Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, Virginia, 2004, curated by Leah Stoddard
“Kay Rosen: Rooms,” Galerie Friedrich, Basel, 2003
“Kay Rosen: Collages 1999-2002,” The Drawing Center, New York, 2002
“Rooms,” Paul Morris Gallery, New York, 2001
“Kay Rosen: Up and Down,” Aspen Art Museum, 2001, curated by Dean Sobel
Paul Morris Gallery, New York, 2000
Ten in One Gallery, New York, 2000
“Kay Rosen: Lifeli[k]e,” Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art (LA MOCA) and Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, 25-year survey; curated by Cornelia H. Butler and Terry R. Myers, 1998-99
“Kay Rosen: Girl Talk,” Ten in One Gallery, Chicago, 1998
“ABC (At Beaver College), Beaver College Art Gallery (now Arcadia University), Philadelphia, curated by Richard Torchia, in collaboration with Billboard Project curated by Stuart Horodner, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, 1998
“Kay Rosen: Short Stories/Tall Tales,” M.I.T. List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1997
Galerie Michael Cosar, Dusseldorf, Germany, 1997
“Short Stories,” Helga Maria Klosterfelde, Hamburg, Germany, 1996
Art: Concept, Nice (now Paris), 1996
Unlimited Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece, 1996
Galerie Erika + Otto Friedrich, Bern, Switzerland, 1995
Paul Morris Gallery, New York, 1995
Galeria Massimo de Carlo, Milan, 1994
“Kay Rosen: Home On the Range,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 1994
Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, 1994
“Kay Rosen: Back Home In Indiana,” Indianapolis Museum of Art, 1994, curated by Holly Day
Victoria Miro Gallery, London, 1993
Feature, New York, 1993
Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, 1992
Laura Carpenter Gallery, Sante Fe, 1992
Feature, New York, 1992
Feature, New York, 1991
Feature, New York, 1990
Victoria Miro Gallery, London, 1990
Feature, New York, 1989
Feature, New York, 1988
Feature, Chicago, 1988
Feature, Chicago, 1987
“Kay Rosen: Lines On Lines,” Bertha Urdang Gallery, New York, 1983; traveled University Gallery of Fine Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1986; DePres Art Gallery, Hope College, Hope, Michigan, 1986
“Kay Rosen - Stair Walking: Notations/Diagrams,” Bertha Urdang Gallery, New York, 1981
“Kay Rosen: Photographic Performances,” Franklin Furnace, New York, 1980
“Kay Rosen: Photo-texts and Performances,” Bertha Urdang Gallery, New York, 1979



“Mosaic,” James Barron Art, Kent, CT, curated by Deborah Goodman Davis
“Twenty-five,” Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, celebrating 25 years of Ingleby Gallery
“Wörthersee, Wörtersee,” Kunstraum Lakeside, Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Austria, curated by Robin Waart


“Material Language,” (with Lawrence Weiner, Cy Twombly, John Chamberlain, and others), Bonnier Gallery, Miami,Florida
What is the Proper Way to Display a Flag?,” Weserburg Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen, Germany


“Ideas for Monuments In Homage To Heroines and Unknown Heroes,” a virtual exhibition curated by Luis Camnitzer during the pandemic, website National Museum of Fine Arts, Buenos Aires, Argentina
“Was/Is/Ought,” Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, curated by Britton Bertran
“The Flag Project,” (with Luis Camnitzer, Art & Language), Rene Schmitt, Berlin, summer 2021


“Catalyst: Art and Social Justice,” Gracie Mansion Conservancy, New York City, group exhibition curated by Jessica Bell Brown, February 2020 - August 2021
“We Fight To Build a Free World: An Exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz,” Jewish Museum, New York City, March 20 - Audust 2, 2020
“Energy In All Directions,” The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College Saratoga Springs, NY, July 2, 2020—January 3, 2021, Curated by Ian Berry
“When We First Arrived…” an exhibition organized by DYKWTCW, Mary Ellen Carroll and Lucas Michael, curated by Ruth Noack, The Corner at Whitman-Walker, Washington DC, January 25 - March 28, 2020.
“Overbooked” - exhibition with “Booked: Hong Kong Art Book Fair,” Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts, Hong Kong, January 2020, wall installation for group exhibition curated by Ingrid Chu and Louiza Ho


“IN/SITU,” EXPO Chicago, curated by Jacob Fabricius, features large-scale sculpture, video, film and site-specific works, September 2019 (9 artists)
“OVERRIDE,” A Billboard Project, a citywide public art initiative, presented by EXPO CHICAGO and the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, September 2019 (15 artists)
“She Persists: A Century of Women Artists in New York,” Gracie Mansion/Gracie Mansion Conservancy, New York, City, January 17, 2019 - January 31, 2020, curated by Jessica Bell Brown
“Go With the Flow: Swim Against the Tide, Camberwell Space, Camberwell College of Arts, London, UK, curated by Daniel Sturgis
“Small Talk,” Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, curated by Allison Glenn
“Zombies: Pay Attention!”, Aspen Art Museum, curated by Heidi Zuckerman


“In Light Of…” Chicago Manual Style, Chicago, (with Ivan Navarro, Robert Chase Heishman, and Ansi), curated by Stephanie Cristello
“Everything Has Been Done 2,” Forde Geneva, curated by Roxane Bovet and Yoan Mudry, Geneva, Switzerland
“FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art,” curated by Michelle Grabner, July 14, 2018 - September 30, 2018
“This Brush for Hire: Norm Laich and Many Other Artists,” ICA, Los Angeles, group show curated by Meg Cranston and John Baldessari honoring Norm Laich, May 27-September 2, 2018
“Do I Have To Draw You a Picture?” Heong Gallery, Downing College, Cambridge, England, curated by Elisa Schaar


“An Incomplete History of Protest: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1940-2017,” Whitney Museum of American Art, 2017-2018
“From Christo to Kiefer - The Collection Lambert, Avignon,” The Kunstmuseum Pablo Picasso Münster, Germany, (catalog Von Christo Bis Kiefer, Collection Lambert/Avignon, published by Kunstmuseum Pablo Picasso Munster, 2017)


“I-71,” Billboard project, in collaboration with the Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, Ohio (October-November, 2016), curated by Anne Thompson and Steven Matijco, installed on I-71 East at Smith Road September and at three other locations October 16 through November 6
“Strange Oscillations and Vibrations of Sympathy,” University Galleries of Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, curated by Kendra Paitz


“Colorwheel,” Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, curated by Justin Paton
“Artists' Recipes,” publication by Admir Jahic and Comenius Roethlisberger, Basel, Switzerland
“25 Years of Fun,” a celebration of Edition Helga Maria Klosterfelde's 25th anniversary, Berlin
“Re(a)d,” Nathalie Karg Gallery, New York City, curated by Ryan Steadman
“Over and Under,” Sikkema Jenkins & Co, New York City, curated by Matt Keegan
“Once Upon a Time and Now,” The LGBT Community Center, New York, curated by Ian Alteveer


“I Was a Double,” Tang Museum at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, curated by Ian Berry and David Lang
“The I-70 Sign Show,” Highway I-70 near Columbia, Missouri, curated by Anne Thompson


“Entropy,” Galeri Zilberman, Istanbul, Turkey, curated by Vassilios Doupas
“Signs and Messages II,” Kate MacGarry, London, England
“Chick Lit,” Tracy Williams Gallery, New York, curated by Molly Rand and Pilar Vahey
“The Cat Show,” White Columns, New York, curated by Rhonda Lieberman
“PROCHOICE,” Fri-Art Centre d'art Contemporain de Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland, curated by Petunia
“Auf Zeit Wandbilder-Bildwande,” Kunsthalle Bielefelde, Bielefelde, Germany, in collaboration with Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, curated by Friedrich Meschede
“ABCDEFGHI,” Marabouparken Konstall, Sundbyberg, Sweden, curated by Bettina Pehrsson “Semicolon Hyphen Bracket,” MKG127 Gallery, Toronto, Canada


“Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art,” Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, curated by Andrea Andersson and Nora Burnett Abrams. Traveled to The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada, The Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
“Don't Smile,” Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein, curated by Christiane Meyer-Stoll
“Plane Text,” Art Basel Miami Beach, curated by Adam Shopkorn
“Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language,” Museum of Modern Art, New York, curated by Laura Hoptman
“A Thousand Words and Counting,” Honolulu Museum of Art, curated by Jay Jensen
“Girl Talk: Women and Text,” CAM Raleigh, Raleigh, North Carolina, curated by Elysia Borowy
“==,” mfc-michèle didier gallery, Paris, curated by Matt Keegan


“About Painting,” ABC Art Berlin Contemporary, curated by Rita Kersting
“In Other Words,” Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork, Ireland, curated by Matt Packer
“Seeing Is a Kind of Thinking: A Jim Nutt Companion,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, curated by Julie Rodrigues Widholm
“Gravity’s Rainbow,” Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh
“De-Building,” Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, Christchurch, New Zealand, curated by Justin Paton


“Third Thoughts,” CCA Andratx, Mallorca, Spain, curated by Barry Schwabsky and Carol Szymanski
“Che Cosa Sono Le Nuvole?” (The Enea Righi Collection), Museion, Bolzano, Italy, curated by Eric Mezil and Letizia Ragaglia
“A to B,” MKG127, Toronto, Canada, curated by Micah Lexier


“Learning Modern,” Sullivan Galleries, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, curated by Mary Jane Jacob
“Broken Thorn, Sweet Blackberry,” Sikkema Jenkins & Co, New York, curated by Sima Familant


“Archeology of Longing,” Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, curated by Sofia Hernandez Chong Cuy
“Political Corect,” Blondeau Fine Art Services, Geneva, Switzerland
“Idiolects,” Brown Gallery, London, curated by Lumi Tan
“In the Beginning: Artists Respond to Genesis,” Contemporary Jewish Museum, Inaugural Exhibition, San Francisco
“Always There,” Max Hetzler Gallery, Berlin, curated by Arturo Herrera
“Prospect .1 New Orleans,” curated by Dan Cameron


“La parola nell'arte,” Mart–Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, curated by Julia Trolp
“Words Fail Me,” Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), curated by Matthew Higgs
“Emerging Wor(l)ds,” Billboard Projects for Tina B.–The Prague Contemporary Art Festival 2007, Prague, Czech Republic, curated by Grey Zone (curator collective)
“Sign Language,” Des Moines Art Center Downtown
“Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up To Me,” Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver, Canada, curated by Mark Soo and Reid Shier
“numerica,” Palazzo delle Papesse - Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena, curated by Lorenzo Fusi and Marco Pierini


“Gaylen Gerber,” Foundation Musee d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg
“40th Anniversary Exhibition,” Yvon Lambert Gallery, Paris
“No Lemons, No Melon,” David Krut Projects, New York, Curated by Sheila Pepe and Carrie Moyer
“Under the Skin: Tattoos and American Culture,” Asheville Art Museum, North Carolina, curated by Ron Platt


“Looking at Words: The Formal Presence of Text in Modern and Contemporary Works on Paper,” Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
“General Ideas,” CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, curated by Matthew Higgs
“How To Read” as part of “Collection Remixed,” The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, curated by Sergio Bessa
“The Vinyl Project,” Cork 2005, Cork, Ireland, initiated and coordinated by Coracle
“Situation Comedy,” traveling exhibition curated by Dominic Molon and Michael Rooks for IndependentCurators Incorporated


“Between Letters and Abstraction,” 3°W Gallery, Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere, Great Britain, curated by Daniel Sturgis
“The Center Is Anywhere,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, curated by Lynne Warren


“Dark Companion,” Unlimited Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
“The Greatest Album Covers That Never Were,” Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, curated by Michael Ochs and Craig Butler


“Art Basel Miami Beach,” Artists Projects, curated by James Rondeau
“Interstate” (Fehrer, Moffet, Rosen, Villareal), Texas Fine Arts Association, Austin, curated by Alexander Gray
“Between Language and Form,” Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, curated by Jennifer Gross
“Henrik Olesen, Gabriel Orozco, Kay Rosen, Arbeiten auf Papier,” Galerie Helga Maria Klosterfelde, Hamburg, Germany


“The Game Show,” Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MOCA),” North Adams
“Extra-Art: A Survey of Artists' Ephemera 1960-1999,” California College of Art and Crafts, San Francisco, curated by Steven Leiber, Traveled to Minnetonka Art Center, Minneapolis, ICA, London, 2002-2003
“Textual Operations,” White Box, New York, a lecture series curated by Sergio Bessa
“Drawing On Language,” Spaces, Cleveland, curated by Stephan Jost and Carter Foster
“Pictures, Patents, Monkeys, and More...On Collecting,” curated by Ingrid Schaffner for Independent Curators Inc.


“Biennial Exhibition 2000,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
“Errant Gestures,” Apex Gallery, New York, curated by Susette Min
“Words-Objects-Acts,” (Gaylen Gerber and Candida Alvarez) Museum of the City of Skopje, Macedonia, curated by Suzana Milevska
“Art On Paper” Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, North Carolina


“Billboard: Art On the Road,” Inaugural exhibition Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MOCA), North Adams, organized by Joseph Thompson and Laura Heon
“Art In the City III,” ("Kunst in der Stadt III"), with Gaylen Gerber, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria, curated by Dr. Rudolph Sagmeister
“Word,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia, curated by Linda Michael
“Points of Departure: Art On the Line,” Main Line train stations site-specific projects, Philadelphia, curated by Julie Courtney
“The Sea, The Sea,” Murray Guy, New York
“Wallpaintings,” Galerie Helga Maria Klosterfelde, Hamburg, Germany


“In the Beginning,” Murray Guy, New York
“A To Z: Language To Be Looked At and/or Things To Be Read,” The Approach, London, curated by Matthew Higgs
“Editions: General Idea, Christian Jankowski, Kay Rosen,” Helga Maria Klosterfelde, Hamburg, Germany
“Pierre Molinier, Kay Rosen, Kara Walker,” Wooster Gardens (Brent Sikkema), New York


“Critical Images: Conceptual Works from the 1960s to the Present,” Leslie Tonkonow Gallery, New York
“Point Mort,” Art Concept, Paris, curated by Olivier Antoine


“Art In Chicago: 1945-1995,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
“Varietes,” Le Capitou: Art Contemporain Frejus, France
“Thinking Print: Prints and Illustrated Books 1980-1995,” Museum of Modern Art, New York, curated by Deborah Wye
“50x50x50,” Answering Machines at various sites, London, curated by David Goldenberg and John Roberts
“Second Sight: Modern Printmaking in Chicago,” Block Gallery, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, curated by James Yood


“Temporarily Possessed: The Semi-Permanent Collection,” The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
“Word for Word,” Beaver College Art Gallery, Glenside, Pennsylvania, curated by Paula Marincola
“Five Words or Less,” Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, Australia, curated by Christopher Van der Craats
“On Target,” Horodner Romley Gallery, New York
“Altered States,” Forum, St. Louis, curated by Robert Nickas and Jeannie Greenberg
“Pittura-Immedia: Painting in the 90's,” Neue Galerie and Kunstler Haus, Graz, Austria, curated by Peter Weibel
“Zimmerdenkmaler,” (Room Movements), Various residential and commercial sites in Bochum, Germany, curated and organized by Rafael von Uslar


“Korrespondenzen/Correspondences,” Berlinische Galerie, Martin Gropius-Bau, Berlin and Chicago Cultural Center, Curated by Judith Russi Kirshner and Gregory Knight
“Synesthesia: Sound and Vision In Contemporary Art,” San Antonio Museum of Art, curated by Don Bacigalupi
“The Use of Pleasure,” San Francisco, curated by Robert Nickas


“Beyond Loss: Art in the Era of AIDS,” Washington Project for the Arts, Washington DC, curated by Don Russell
“Post-Dialectical Index,” Piazza Costanza, Trieste, Italy; La Tuatta Studio, Milan, Italy; Horodner Romley Gallery, New York, curated by Robert Morgan
“Substitute Teachers,” Sadie Bronfman Cultural Center, Montreal, curated by Stuart Horodner
“Legend in My Livingroom,” Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chcago, curated by Terry R. Myers
“Small Talk,” P.S.1 and Postmasters Gallery, New York, curated by Marilyn Minter
“Painting Culture,” University of California Irvine, curated by Deborah Kass
“Why Paint?” Renaissance Gallery at the University of Chicago; Kevin Wolff, Judy Legerwood, Jim Lutes, Kay Rosen


Whitney Biennial, “AIDS: A Time Line 1979-1990” organized by Group Material
“Manum de Tabula,” Shedhalle, Zurich, Switzerland, 1991, curated by Harm Lux
“At the End of the Day,” Randy Alexander Gallery, New York, curated by Michael Jenkins
“Candy Ass Carnival (When Good Things Happen to Loozers),” Stux Gallery, New York; organized by Cary Liebowitz, AKA Candy Ass
“Just What Is It That Makes Today's Homes So Different, So Appealing?” Hyde Collection, Great Falls, New York, curated by Dan Cameron
“Awards in the Visual Arts X,” Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC; traveled to Albuquerque Museum; Toledo Museum, Ohio
“A New Low,” Claudio Botello Gallery, Turin, Italy, curated by Tricia Collins and Richard Milazzo
“Something Pithier and More Psychological,” Simon Watson Gallery, New York, and Bloom Gallery, Los Angeles
“Artists in Words and #s,” Wright State University Museum of Contemporary Art, Dayton, Ohio, curated by Barry Rosenberg


Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 1990 (Doriana Chiarini, Aernout Mik, Fiona Rae, Kay Rosen)
“Word As Image: American Art 1960-1990,” Milwaukee Art Museum; traveled to Oklahoma City Art Museum; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
“Art Against AIDS-On the Road,” Chicago (50 bus tailgate posters), curated by Anne Philbin for amfAR, Foundation for AIDS Research
“Broken Lines,” Victoria Miro Gallery, London
“Your Message Here,” (Billboard Exhibition), Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, curated by Randolph Street Gallery and Group Material
“The Clinic,” Simon Watson Gallery, New York, curated by Steven Evans and Simon Watson


“AIDS: A Time Line 1979-1990,” Matrix Program at University Museum, University of California, Berkeley; Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut; 1991 Whitney Biennial
“Problems With Reading Rereading,” Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, curated by Hirsch Perlman and Jeanne Dunning
“The Center Show,” The Lesbian & Gay Community Services Center, New York, curated by Rick Barnett & Barbara Sahlman


“From Right to Left,” Churchman Fehsenfeld Gallery, Indianapolis, curated by Christopher Skoates
“Contention,” New Langton Arts, San Francisco, curated by Nayland Blake
“Brave and Cruel,” (Hudson, Steve Lafreniere, Kay Rosen), Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago
“Text Does Not Explain,” Stux Gallery, Boston, curated by Bill Arning
“Romantic Distance,” Jeffrey Neal Gallery, New York, curated by Bill Arning


“Wet Paint,” Robbin Lockett Gallery, Chicago
Summer Group Show, American Fine Arts Gallery, New York
“Non-Spiritual In Art: Abstract Painting From 1985-?” Chicago, curated by Hudson


“Cryptic Languages,” Washington Project for the Arts, Washington DC
“Spiritual America,” CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, New York, curated by Tricia Collins/Richard Milazzo
“Promises, Promises,” Feature, Chicago and C.A.G.E., Cincinnati, curated by Hudson


“Indiana Influence,” Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Inaugural Exhibition, Indiana, curated by Peter Frank


“Artists Tribute to Bertha Urdang,” Israel Museum, Jerusalem
“Tracking, Tracing, Marking, Pacing,” Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York; Sherman Gallery, Ohio State University; Anderson Gallery, University of Richmond; Washington Project for the Arts, Washington DC, curated by Ellen Schwartz


“Bookworks: New Approaches to Artists Books,” Franklin Furnace, New York, curated by Howard Goldstein (traveled)
“Ikons/Logos: Word As Image,” Alternative Museum, New York, curated by Robert H. Browning


“New Dimensions: Time,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, curated by Pauline Saliga


“Midway Between Comedy and Art,” Midway Studios, University of Chicago, curated by Joanne Carson


“Daley's Tomb,” N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago, IL, curated by Jerry Saltz


“All Over the Place,” Moming Dance Center, Chicago, IL, curated by Eileen Shukofsky


“Kay Rosen with Terry R. Myers” in Conversation, The Brooklyn Rail, December 2023/January 2024
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, Dunkerley Dialogue on the exhibition Energy in All Directions with Ian Berry, Director, poet Forrest Gander, artist Kay Rosen, and Skidmore Professor and poet April Bernard, March 12, 2021
THE JEWISH MUSEUM, conversation with curator Shira Backer and artists Kay Rosen and Eric Garcia in conjunction with “We Fight to Build a Free World: An exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz,” December 16, 2020, premiered on YouTube, January 21, 2021
NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART BLOG, interview with Kay Rosen by Paige Rozanski, curator of Artists Projects (“Sorry”), Washington, DC, 2021-2022
CREATIVES ON CREATIVITY, 44 Creatives In Conversations with Steve Brouwers, published by Luster Books, Antwerp, Belgium, 2021
CANDIDA ALVAREZ: HERE, A VISUAL READER, conversation between Candida Alvarez and Kay Rosen titled “We Love To Work On Tables,” Green Lantern Press, spring 2020
ART IN CHICAGO: A History From the Fire Until Now, edited by Maggie Taft and Robert Cozzolino, Chapter 7- "Chicago Speaks," Kay Rosen and Tony Tasset in conversation, moderated by Judith Russi Kirchner, University of Chicago Press, 2018
FRONT INTERNATIONAL: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, Volume 1 and 2, “Tony Tasset and Kay Rosen Conversation,” published by Front and the Cleveland Museum of Art, 2018
LOS ANGELES REVIEW OF BOOKS, Quarterly Journal, No. 16, Art Issue, December 2017
THE CREATIVE INDEPENDENT, “Kay Rosen on Making Art Out of Language,” July 25, 2017
THE MODERN ART NOTES PODCAST, interview #278 with Kay Rosen by Tyler Green, March 2, 2017
SOCIAL MEDIUM: ARTISTS WRITINGS 2000-2015, published by Paper Monument, edited by Jennifer Liese
HARD AS A ROCK, (a booklet featuring the video Sisyphus by Kay Rosen), curated and published by LalBahcecioglu for CP Projects Space, School of the Visual Arts, New York City, 2015
ART IN AMERICA, “Kay Rosen on Fischli and Weiss,” August, 2015
ART IN AMERICA, “Publish To Flourish,” Kay Rosen, Gwen Allen, Triple Canopy, Paul Chan, Paul Legault, Miriam Katzeff, October, 2014
BOMB SPECIFIC BY KAY ROSEN & MATT KEEGAN, Art: Portfolio, Bomb Magazine 128, Summer 2014
ARTFORUM ONLINE: PASSAGES, “Kay Rosen On Hudson (1950-2014)”, June 4, 2014
MAGENTA MAGAZINE: A JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL ART, “Mural Marvel: Kay Rosen Has Her Way with Walls and Words,” Volume 4, Number 1 - Fall/Winter 2012
“==” 2012, a project by Matt Keegan, published by Michèle Didier
MINED, 1984/2012, artist book, published by Helga Maria Klosterfelde Edition, 64 pages, Edition 500
X-TRA, “Constructed Project (In Four Parts),” Volume 14, Number 3, Los Angeles, 2012
JOURNAL #3, “A Constructed Conversation: Kay Rosen,” Vol. I /No. 1 2010, London
KAY ROSEN AKAK, published by Regency Arts Press, New York, 2009
NAU SEA SEA SICK, (Six short stories selected and illustrated by Kay Rosen), published by Four Corners Books, London, UK, 2009
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ICELAND: TRAVEL ESSAYS IN ART, “Introduction to Kay's Talk at White Box” and “Prints of Words,” by Eileen Myles, published by Semiotext, 2009, pp. 98-99 and 195-106
TATE ETC/ TATE MICRO, “Kay Rosen on Yves Klein/IKB 79,” Issue 14, Autumn 2008
ESOPUS 9, “Kay Rosen: ABC, A Primer,” Fall 2007
KAYSAYS: Essays and Interviews by Kay Rosen, 2007, published by Sara Ranchouse Publications, in conjunction with KAY ROSEN, an project. (Forward by Kenneth Goldsmith, Introduction by Eileen Myles)
ARTFORUM, “Kay Rosen's Top Ten,” April 2007, p.134
BLUE MONDAY, Web Page Project, Bronx Museum of Art, 2006
ARTUS, “The Center is a Concept,” Issue 5/6, pp.32-35, January-February, 2005
LANDFALL (Journal of Arts and Letters, University of Otago Press, Dunedin, New Zealand), Issue 207 “[SIC],” cover + 12-page portfolio, May 2004
BLACK BOOK MAGAZINE, “Fact Annihilates Fantasy,” pp.66-67, New York, Winter, 2001-2002
BIENNIAL VOICES, Whitney Museum of American Art, 2000 Biennial, Audio CD (Kay Rosen, “Banner Yet Wave,” track 6)
PUBLIC + ARTISTS PROGRAM, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 1999, CD Audiotour written and produced by artist for “Kay Rosen: Lifeli[k]e”
SURPLUS, a screensaver project by Camel Work In Progress, a Camel Cultural Initiative, 1998
SCHOOL OF FISH (cover of book of poetry by Eileen Myles), Black Sparrow Press, Santa Rosa, California, 1997
PERMANENT FOOD, published by Maurizio Cattelan and Dominique Gonzales-Foerster, #2, 1996
VISIONAIRE, “Desire” Issue, Number 12, Fall 1994
DU Magazine (8-page image/text project), Zurich, Switzerland, N0. 11, November 1993
LITTLE CRITIC PAMPHLET 3: Kay Rosen, Paintings 1990, (artist book/catalog), Victoria Miro Gallery, London, Sept. 1990
FILE MAGAZINE, published by Art Metropole, Edited by General Idea, #29, 1989
REALLIFE, published by Thomas Lawson and Susan Morgan, New York, #15, Winter, 1986, pp. 20-23


REVIEWS: 1998-2020, Terry R. Myers, 2022
Joanna Gardner-Huggett, Public Space/Contested Space. Edited by Kevin D. Murphy and Sally O’Driscoll (Chapter 8 - “Silenced Subversions: Critical Messages Exhibition at Artemesia Gallery, Chicago (1985),” pp. 155-183), published by Routledge, 2021
CREATIVES ON CREATIVITY, conversations with Steve Brouwers on creativity with forty-two artists, published by Luster Books, Antwerp, Belgium, April 22, 2021
I Was a Double, 2020, accompanies the exhibition “I Was a Double” (July 5, 2014-January 4, 2015), curated by Ian Berry and David Lang at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Candida Alvarez: Here. A Visual Reader from Green Lantern Press, spring 2020. Included is a conversation between Candida Alvarez and Kay Rosen titled “We Love To Work On Tables”
The Rhonda Lieberman Reader, Pep Talk 7, Los Angeles, April, 2018 includes “Painting By a Jewish Woman in Indiana” reprinted from Art + Text, 1993
Art After Stonewall: 1969-1989, Edited by Jonathan Weinberg, with contributions by Tyler Cann, Anastasia Kinigopoulo, Drew Sawyer, Rizzoli Electa, October 30, 2018 (“AIDS, On Going, Going On,” for Visual AIDS’ appears along side the text “Day Without Art” by Kyle Croft and Alex Fialho, page 234).
Front International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, Volume 1 and volume 2, published by Front and the Cleveland Museum of Art, 2018
Art in Chicago: A History from the Fire to Now, Maggie Taft and Robert Cozzolino, Editors, University of Chicago Press, 2018. Chapter 6: “Alterity Rocks: 1973 – 1993,” Jenni Sorkin; Chapter 7: “Chicago Speaks: 1990 – Present”
The Word Is Art, Michael Petry, editor, Thames and Hudson, 2018
50 Contemporary Women Artists, John Gosslee & Heather Zises, Editors, Foreword by Elizabeth Sackler, Schiffer Publishing, fall 2018
Do I Have To Draw You a Picture? Introduction by Elisa Shaar, accompanied exhibition of same title at Heong Gallery, Downing College, Cambridge University, United Kingdom, curated by Elisa Shaar, 2018
Strange Oscillations and Vibrations of Sympathy, Introduction by Kendra Paitz, accompanied exhibition of same title at University Galleries at Illinois State University, Normal, IL, 2016 (Essay by Kay Rosen “A Constructed Conversation between Kay Rosen and Virginia Woolf”)
Von Christo Bis Kiefer, Collection Lambert/Avignon, published by Kunstmuseum Pablo Picasso Munster, 2017
Klein, Richard, “Kay Rosen: H Is for House,” Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut, 2017
Auf Zeit, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden and Kunsthalle Bielefeld, edited by Johan Holten and Friedrich Meschede, 2013
Chicago Makes Modern: How Creative Minds Changed Society, edited by Mary Jane Jacobs and Jacquelyn Baas, University of Chicago Press, 2012
Ken Johnson, Are You Experienced? How Psychedelic Consciousness Transformed Modern Art, Prestel Publishing, 2011, pp. 121-122
Lieberman, Rhonda, “Kay Rosen’s Rosenology,” Don’t Smile, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, 2012
Myles, Eileen, The Importance of Being Iceland, Semiotext(e), Los Angeles, 2009 (p.98 Prints of Words 1993; p.195, Introduction to Kay’s Talk at White Box 2001)
Higgs, Matthew, Interview Project, “Kay Rosen: Wall Paintings and Drawings 2002-2006,” Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York, 2006
Higgs, Matthew, “General Ideas,” General Ideas: Rethinking Conceptual Art 1987-2005, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA, 2005
Bessa, Sergio, “How To Read,” Collection Remixed, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY, 2005
Hixson, Kathryn, “Kay Rosen: Blur,” Kay Rosen: New Word Order, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA, 2004
Leiber, Steven & Alden, Todd, “Extra Art: Surveying Artists’ Ephemera, 1960-1999,” California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco, CA, 2001
Lieberman, Rhonda, “Kay Rosen: Up and Down,” Aspen Museum of Art, Aspen, CO, 2001
Heon, Laura, “The Game Show,” Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), North Adams, MA, 2001
Min, Susette, “Errant Gestures: Visual and Verbal Correspondences,” Apex Art Curatorial Program, New York, NY, 2000
Heon, Laura, “Billboard: Art on the Road,” Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA, 1999
Meyers, Terry R., “Sounding Out Kay Rosen,” “Kay Rosen: Lifeli[k]e,” Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art and Otis Gallery of Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA, 1998
Butler, Connie, “the forest for the trees,” “Kay Rosen: Lifeli[k]e,” Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art and Otis Gallery of Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA. 1998
Riddell, Jennifer, “Kay Rosen: Short Stories/Tall Tales,” MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA, 1997
Wye, Deborah, “Thinking Print: Prints and Illustrated Books 1980-1985,” Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1996
Art In Chicago: 1945-1995, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 1996
Yood, James, “Second Sight: Modern Printmaking In Chicago,” Block Gallery, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Goldfarb, Brian; Hatfield, John; Trippi, Laura; Young, Mimi, “Temporarily Possessed: The Semi-Permanent Collection,” The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, 1995
Von Uslar, Rafael, “Zimmerdenkmaler,” Bochum, Germany, 1995
Weibel, Peter, “Pittura-Immedia: Painting In the 90’s,” Neue Galerie and Kunstler Haus, Graz, Austria, 1995
Wasserman, Nadine, “Kay Rosen: Home On the Range,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 1994
Day, Holliday, “Kay Rosen: Back Home In Indiana,” Indianapolis Museum of Art, 1994
Kirshner, Judith and Knight, Gregory, “Korrespondenzen/Correspondences,” Berlinische Galerie, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin and Chicago Cultural Center, 1994
Myers, Terry R. “Kay Rosen: A Picture Is Worth More Than a Thousand Words,” (catalog essay)“Korrespondenzen/Correspondences,” 1994-95
Pagel, David, “Why Paint?” (Kevin Wolff, Judy Legerwood, Jim Lutes, kay Rosen), Renaissance Gallery, University of Chicago, 1992
Lux, Harm, “Manum de tabula,” Shedhalle, Zurich, 1991
Hixson, Kathryn, “Awards In the Visual Arts X,” Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC (toured), 1991
Frank, Peter, “Indiana Influence,” Fort Wayne Museum of Art, 1984
Schwartz, Ellen, “Tracking, Tracing, Marking, Pacing,” Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York, (toured), 1982


John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in Fine Arts, 2017
Artist Award for a Distinguished Body of Work, presented by the CAA (College Art Association), 2014
S.J. Weiler Fund Award, 2013
Anonymous Was a Woman Foundation Grant, 2009
National Endowment for the Arts Visual Arts Grant, 1995
Award in the Visual Arts 10 Fellowship, 1990
National Endowment for the Arts Visual Arts Grant, 1989


Paul Stephens, “Decoding Kay Rosen’s Pithy Maxims On Isolation,” Frieze (online), October 12, 2021
Stephanie Cristello, “Kay Rosen: The Gravity of Language,” Osmos, Issue 17, 2019
David Frankel, Review, “Kay Rosen at Alexander Gray,” Artforum International, May, 2018
Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer, PREVIEWS: “This Brush For Hire: Norm Laich and Many Other Artists,” Artforum International, May, 2018
Louis Bury, “Kay Rosen’s Writing On the Wall,” Hyperallergic, April 7, 2018
Claire Selvin, “In Other Words: At Alexander Gray Kay Rosen Hopes for Justice During a Turbulent Political Moment,” ARTnews, March 29, 2018
Lauren O’Neill-Butler, “Kay Rosen - Alexander Gray Associates,” Critic’s Pick, Artforum International, February, 2018
Sowon Kwon, “Kay Rosen - Alexnder Gray Associates,” 4 Columns, March 23, 2018
Madeline Irvine, Review, “Kay Rosen at Lora Reynolds Gallery,” Glasstire (Texas Visual Art), November 18, 2017
Amy Deneson, Review, “Head Over Heels,” Brooklyn Rail, June 1, 2017
Christoff Schutte, “Language is a Picture to Her: Kay Rosen in Philipp Pflug Contemporay,” Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, May 7, 2016, No.106
Claudia Olbrych, “Kay Rosen: Steps,” Faust-Kultur, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 5-14-2016
Bridgit Moriarity “25 Most Collectible Mid-Career Artists: Kay Rosen,” Blouin Art Info International, September 25, 2015
Dawn Chan, “All Across America, Artists Are Taking Over Billboards,” New York Times T-Style Magazine blog, Aug. 18, 2014
Amy Deneson, “Kay Rosen: Backtracking,” Amy Deneson - Writing the First of Many blog, May 30, 2014
Sarah Jilani, Review, “Kay Rosen, Galeri Zilberman, Istanbul,” Aesthetica Blog, June 2014
Heather Zises, Review, “Kay Rosen: Blingo,” Fjords, June 27, 2014
Lauren O’Neill-Butler, Review, “Kay Rosen - Sikkema Jenkins & Co” Artforum International, April 2012, page 211-212
Ken Johnson, Review, “Kay Rosen: Wide and Deep,” The New York Times, Friday, March 2, 2012, p. C25
Ken Johnson, “A Wing Where Contemporary Art Can Converse,” The New York Times, Friday, September 23, 2011, C28
Emily Verla Bovino, “Paris Critics' Picks: Kay Rosen, Koo Jeong-A at Galerie Yvon Lambert,”, January, 2009
Joshua Decter, “Kay Rosen, Yvon Lambert," Artforum, Issue XLVII, No. 6, Feb. 2009, page 188-189
Karen Rosenberg, Review - “Kay Rosen: Yvon Lambert and Alexander Gray Associates,” The New York Times, December 5, 2008, C28
Gregory Montreuil, Review - “Kay Rosen: Word Play,” Gay City News, December 25, 2008
Sarah Lowndes, Review -“Kay Rosen: Ingleby Gallery,” Frieze, October, 2008
James Clegg, Review - “Kay Rosen: Ingleby Gallery,” Art Monthly, October, 2008, No, 320
Matt Keegan, “The Urge In Surge: KayRosen and Shannon Ebner want to have a word with you,” Art On Paper Magazine, July/August 2007, Vol. 11 No. 6, pp. 24-25
David Frankel, Review: “Kay Rosen-Yvon Lambert,” Artforum, January, 2007, p. 250
Roberta Smith, Art in Review: “Kay Rosen: Wall Paintings and drawings 2002-2006,” The New York Times, Friday, October 13, 2006, p.B32
Matthew Higgs, Top Ten List, Artforum, December, 2005, pp. 258-259
Brian Sholis, Review: “Kay Rosen - Gray Kapernekas Gallery,” New York, Artforum, September, 2005, p.307
Ken Johnson, Extended Listing: “Kay Rosen...” The New York Times, Friday, May 10, 2005, p.B30
Paul Ryan, Review: “Kay Rosen,” Art Papers, September/October 2004, p.46
Alan G. Artner, Review: “Kay Rosen finds excellence in found objects,” Chicago Tribune, January 16, 2004, Section 7, p.19
David Colman, “Sculpture, Improved by a Martini,” The New York Times, September 7, 2003, section 9, p.11
Nancy Princenthal, Review: “Kay Rosen at the Drawing Room,” Art in America, April, 2003, p.141
Frances Richard, “New York Critics' Picks: Kay Rosen Collages 1999-2000,”, October, 2002
Ken Johnson, Review: “Kay Rosen: Ten In One Gallery and Paul Morris Gallery,” The New York Times, Friday, April 7, 2000, p.B38
Eileen Myles, “True to Type,” Art In America, September, 1999, Vol. 87, No.9, pp.110-115
Jacqueline Cooper, Extended Review, “Kay Rosen: Lifeli[k]e,” New Art Examiner, April, 1999, Vol. 26, #7, p.43
Frank - Alexander Hettig, Review: “Kay Rosen: Lifeli[k]e,” Kunstforum, March/April, 1999, pp.408-409
Claudine Ise, Review, “Reading Between Much More Than Just the Lines in Lifeli[k]e,” Los Angeles Times, Friday, January 15, 1999
Peter Frank, Review, “Dreaming Out Loud: El, Ray 'n' Kay in L.A.,” LA Weekly, January 15-21, 1999, p.49
Alan Artner, “Chicago's Finest: 23 People Who Made Significant Contributions to the Arts in 1998/ Artist As Wordsmith," Chicago Tribune, Sunday, December 27, 1998, section 7, pp.1,4,6,9
Tim Porges, “Kay Rosen: Lifeli[k]e,” The Contemporary: The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Winter, 1999, pp.4-5
Kathryn Hixson, “Speech! An Interview with Kay Rosen,” New Art Examiner, November, 1998, volume 26, #3, pp.38-43 And cover
Alan Artner, Review, “Kay Rosen at Ten in One Gallery,” Chicago Tribune, October 23, 1998, section 7, p.66
Miriam Seidel, Review, “Kay Rosen at Beaver College Art Gallery,” Art in America, October, 1998, pp.141-143
Katerina Gregos, Review, “Kay Rosen: Unlimited, Athens, Greece,” Zing Magazine, Vol. 2, Winter, 1998, p.157
H.N.Jocks, Review, “Kay Rosen: Summoning Lust for Lettering,” West deutschZeitung (Dusseldorf), October 18, 1997
Tim Norris, Review, “Kay Rosen-M.I.T. List Visual Arts Center,” New Art Examiner, September, 1997, p.61
Catherine Macchi, Review: “Kay Rosen: Art Concept,” BlocNotes (Paris), No.14 (January-February, 1997), p.127
Katerina Gregos, Review: “Kay Rosen: Unlimited Gallery,” Art Net (Athens), No. 4, Summer, 1997, p.72
Von Ralf Poerschke, Review: “Vom Mangel der Sprache-Short Stories: Kay Rosen in der Galerie Klosterfelde,” Hamburger Rundschau, September 19, 1996, No. 39
Elizabeth Gerber, Review: “Bern:Kay Rosen in der Galerie Erika+Otto Freidrich,” Kunst-Bulletin, No 7/8,
Jul./Aug., 1995, p.36
Graeme Reid, “The Language of Art,” Arts Indiana, March, 1995, Vol.17, No. 2, p.30
Holland Cotter, Review: “Kay Rosen: Morris Healy Gallery,” New York Times, April 21, 1995, p.C19
Susan Kandel, Review: “Wonderful Tinkering By Rosen,” Los Angeles Times, October 28, 1994, p.F23
Tim Porges, “Kay Rosen-Museum of Contemporary Art,” New Art Examiner, #22, December, 1994, p.39
Sharon L. Calhoun, Review: “Kay Rosen-Back Home In Indiana/Indianapolis Musuem of Art,” Dialogue, November/December, 1994, p.25
Terry R. Myers, “Painting Camp,” Flash Art, November/December, 1994, Vol. 27, No. 179. pp.73-76
Terry R. Myers, “Bloc: Kay Rosen,” BlocNotes (Paris), #5, January, 1994, pp. 68-69
Rhonda Lieberman, “Recent Painting by a Jewish Woman in Indiana,” Art+Text, #46, Sept., 1993, pp.54-59; Reprinted in The Rhonda Lieberman Reader, Pep Talk 7, April, 2018, Los Angeles
Eileen Myles, “Prints of Words,” Print Collectors Newsletter, September/October, 1993, pp.132-135
Katherine Hixson, Review: “Kay Rosen: Rhona Hoffman Gallery,” Flash Art, #168, Jan-Feb, 1993, p.94
Alan Artner, Review: “Kay Rosen-Rhona Hoffman Gallery,” Chicago Tribune, November 6, 1992, Sec. 7, p.38
Rhonda Lieberman, Review, Artforum Magazine, April, 1992, p.75
Catherine Grout, Review: “Manum de Tabula: Shedhalle, Zurich,” Arte Factum (Belgium), #42, Feb.-Mar., 1992. p.48
Susan Kandel, Review: “Kay Rosen, Shoshana Wayne Gallery,” Los Angeles Times, Dec. 13, 1991, p.24
Kathryn Hixson, Review: “Kay Rosen, Insam-Gleicher Gallery,” Arts Magazine, #65, May, 1991, p.106
John Brunetti, Review: “Kay Rosen, Insam-Gleicher Gallery,” New Art Examiner, #18, May, 1991, p.44
Alan Artner, Review: “Kay Rosen, Insam-Gleicher,” Chicago Tribune, March 1, 1991, sec. 7, p.38
Liam Gillick, Review: “Kay Rosen, Victoria Miro Gallery,” Artscribe, #85, Jan.-Feb., 1991, p.76
Judith Russi Kirshner, “Read, Read, Rosens,” Artforum, #29, Dec., 1990, pp.91-95 + cover
Mark Thompson, Review: “Kay Rosen, Ed Ruscha,” Art Monthly (London), #141, Nov., 1990, pp. 22-23
Stuart Morgan, Review: “Kay Rosen, Victoria Miro Gallery,” Time Out (London), Sept. 26- Oct. 3, 1990, p.57
Rob Wittig, Review: “Kay Rosen, Feature,” Art In America, #77, Jan. 1989, p.157
Buzz Spector, Review: “Kay Rosen, Feature,” Artforum, #26, May, 1988, p.154
Judith A. Hoffberg, Review: “Lines On Lines by Kay Rosen,” Umbrella, #6, March, 1983, p.50
Vivian Raynor, “Kay Rosen/Kay Walkingstick, Bertha Urdang Gallery,” The New York Times, Friday, June 19, 1981, p.C20
Holland Cotter, Review: “Kay Rosen, Bertha Urdang Gallery,” New York Arts Journal, Feb., 1979


Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Israel Museum
The Jewish Museum, New York City
Collection Lambert, Avignon, France
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Museum of Modern Art, New York City
Collection of Clayton Press and Gregory Linn, New Jersey
Progressive Corporation, Cleveland, Ohio
Whitney Museum of American Art

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