Studio portrait by Maxim Ryazansky 2020

Rose Nestler
Born 1983 in Spokane, WA;
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

2017 MFA, CUNY Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY
2005 BA in Art History and Studio Art, Mount Holyoke
College, South Hadley, MA

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions 


Solo Show, PUBLIC Gallery, UK (forthcoming)


Power Walking, PUBLIC Gallery, London, UK (two person show with Elizabeth Glaessner)
Plenty of Pockets, GALLERY CUBED, Live at the Archway, DUMBO, NY (solo) 
Grey Matter, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York, NY (two person show with Corey Escoto) curated by Valery Jung Estabrook 
Gymnasia, BRIC Project Room, Brooklyn, NY (solo) curated by Jenny Gerow
Strange Business, Ortega y Gasset Projects, Brooklyn, NY (solo) curated by Catherine Haggarty and Zahar Vaks
Lithic Habitats, CUCHIFRITOS Gallery, New York, NY, (two person with Robin Stein) curated by Zeina Assaf

Group Exhibitions

Fantasy Body, Projet Pangée, Montreal, QC 

All Out/All In, Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY 

Reality Flex, Paradice Palase, Brooklyn, NY 

Domestic Brutes, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY, curated by Christina Massey and Etty Yaniv 

The Essential Goods Show, Fisher Parrish, Brooklyn, NY 

No Time Like the Present, PUBLIC Gallery, London, UK 

Applied Forces, Arlington Art Center, Arlington, VA 

King Dogs Never Grow Old, Diane Rosenstein Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Brooke Wise


Macho, Established Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Alexandra Rubinstein and Andy Smenos
Body Horror, Bomb Pop-Up, Pete's Candy Store, Brooklyn, NY 
Put on Your Face and Hand Me Down, Greenwich Arts Council, Greenwich, CT 
Field Projects Presents: Pool Party, C24, New York, NY 
Buddy System II, Deanna Evans Projects, New York, NY 
Arena, SPACE, Portland, ME 
Ceremonial Exhibition, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY 
Every Woman Biennial, New York, NY
Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, American Academy of Arts and Letters

Soft Grit, Lobo Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 
Hierophant Hysteria, Field Projects, curated by Kristen Racaniello, New York, NY  
Another History, Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York, NY
Going Beyond, Kunstraum, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Hanna Schaich
Civil Discourse, Kibbee Gallery, Atlanta, GA, curated by Jaynie Crimmins
Hand in Glove, Public Address, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Amie Cunat and Piotr Chizinsky
Art in Odd Places: BODY, curated by Katya Grokhovsky, Westbeth Gallery and 14th Street, New York, NY
Let the Fancy, University of Illinois Art Gallery, Springfield, IL, curated by Allison Lacher and Jeff Robinson
Wendy Let Me In, Beverly's, New York, NY
The Giving Body, Underdonk, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Elisa Soliven
Salt Lick, L.O.G. (Low Occupancy Gallery), Chapel Hill, NC, curated by April Childers and Maria Britton
Borrowed, Spaceworks, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Tegan Brozyna Roberts
Commencement, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Heather Darcy Bhandari
Fantastic Plastic, CRUSH Curatorial, New York, NY, curated by Jaqueline Cedar and Karen Flatow
Dead Horse Bay: The Glass Graveyard of Brooklyn, curated by Alison C Meier, Urban Glass, Brooklyn,NY
The Weight We Hold, Causey Contemporary, New York, NY, curated by Melissa Murray
Mining Between: Works by Joan Mitchell Foundation Artist-Teachers, Arts@Renaissance, Brooklyn, NY
Fenced and Stitched, ISCP, Brooklyn, NY
Ready Set Create, NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY
For Johnson, The Northern Gallery, Olympia, WA
Brucennial, Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York, NY
The Yield: Harold Residency Exhibition, Chicago, IL
The Joan Mitchell Foundation Artist-Teacher Exhibition, Brooklyn, NY
Everyman’s An Angel, NY Studio Gallery, New York, NY
Alchemy, Gowanus Studio Space, Brooklyn, NY


Artist in Residence, Joan Mitchell Center, New Orleans, LA (forthcoming)


Purchase Prize Awardee, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY 
Wassaic Project Summer Residency, Wassaic, NY
Edward F. Albee Foundation Summer Residency, Montalk, NY  
Lighthouse Works Fellowship, Session 31, Fishers Island, NY
Dedalus Foundation MFA Fellowship nominee
Graduate Teaching Fellow, Brooklyn College
Recipient of the Ravenal Travel Grant, Brooklyn College
Artist in Residence at Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, NE
Artist in Residence at Chashama Studio Space at the Brooklyn Army Terminal
Supporting Woman Artists (SWAP) Studio Residency, Brooklyn, NY
Harold Arts Residency, Chesterhill, OH
Artist Grant Recipient at Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
ARTCamp Studio Residency, NY Studio Gallery, New York, NY
Artist in Residence at Byrdcliffe Artist’s Colony, Woodstock, NY
Recipient of 1905 Memorial Alumnae Fellowship for Visual Arts, Mount
Holyoke College



Sewing Sculptor, L'Officiel Lithuania (in print), interview with Julija Kalvelyte

Surrealism Reloaded: Attention Moving Body Parts, SCHIRN MAG for SCHIRN Museum, Natalie Wichmann 

Issue 10, Spotlight Artist, Maake Magazine, Catalogue and Online, Emily Burns

The Language of Fashion in Fine Art Form: A Conversation With Rose Nestler, Juxtapoz Magazine Online, Jessica Ross

Diane Rosenstein, King Dogs Never Grow Old, Artillery Magazine, Avery Wheless

King Dogs Never Grow Old, KCRW Arts & Culture


Rose Nestler Sculpting the Second Skin, Metal Magazine, Interview with Julija Kalvelyte
Podcast: Episode 28, Amy Beecher Show
Artist Feature, Protest Issue, Thalia Magazine
9 Exceptional Artworks from Spring/Break Art Show 2019 That Aren't Penile, by Loney Abrams
Rose Nestler Explores the Societal Constructs of Clothing, Art of Choice, interview with Maria Vogel 
The New Surrealism: Contemporary Women Artists Against Alternative Facts, Art Space Magazine online
Rose Nestler: Gymnasia reviewed by Katie Hector, Maake Magazine, January

Voices of Contemporary Art/Joan Mitchell Foundation CALL Artists Talk, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY 
Artist Interview/Feature, Vulture, 
Jock Talk: Sculptor Rose Nestler’s Gymnasia Fantasia, by Jordan Larson
Featured Artist, Issue 2, HISS Magazine, Columbus, OH

Museum Collections

Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA 

2020 Instructor/ NYC Crit Club 


Adjunct Assistant Professor/Video/Parsons School of Design
Adjunct Assistant Professor/Sculpture/CUNY College of Staten Island
Adjunct Teaching Fellow/Workshop in New Materials/CUNY Brooklyn College