Rose Nestler is represented by Mrs. in New York and PUBLIC in London 

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 


Two person show (forthcoming), PUBLIC, London UK


À mon seul désir, Pangée, Montreal, QC (solo)


NADA Miami, Mrs. (solo presentation)

Slippery Yoke, Carvalho Park, Brooklyn, NY (two person)

too bad for heaven, too good for hell, Mrs., Maspeth, NY (solo)


Flex Point, PUBLIC, London, UK (solo)

Allegory for the Muse, NADA House presentation with Projet Pangée, Governors Island, NY (solo)


Power Walking, PUBLIC, London, UK (two person)
Grey Matter, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York, NY (two person) 
Gymnasia, BRIC Project Room, Brooklyn, NY (solo) 
Strange Business, Ortega y Gasset Projects, Brooklyn, NY (solo)
Lithic Habitats, CUCHIFRITOS Gallery, New York, NY, (two person)

Group Exhibitions


FULL DISCLOSURE, Plains Art Museum, Fargo ND

Bella Figura, Carole Lambert Presente, Paris, France

Vanitas, CHART, New York, NY 

Felix Art Fair, Mrs., Los Angeles, CA 

Fever Dream, Swivel, Brooklyn, NY


Contested Bodies, University of Leeds, Leeds UK 

Elsewheres, UTA Artist Space, Los Angeles, CA 

The Fantasticals, DIMIN, New York, NY 

Snakes in the Grass, Newchild, Antwerp BE

Stuffed, Boston University, Boston, MA

Spring, Primary, Miami, FL 

Felix Art Fair, Mrs., Los Angeles, CA 

Milk Tongue, SUNY Oneonta Art Galleries, Oneonta, NY 


A Few Small Nips, Mrs., Maspeth, NY 

The Shape of Things, Swivel, Saugerties NY 

Body en Thrall, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, Rugby, UK

Symbiosis, Berkshire Botanical Garden, curated by Beth R. DeWoody, Stockbridge, MA

Felix Art Fair, Mrs., Los Angeles, CA  

Late Night Enterprise, Perrotin, New York, NY 

3 Going Through 9 To Get To 27, Galveston Art Residency, Galveston, TX 


Anniversary, Mrs., Maspeth, NY 

Recent Acquisitions in Contemporary Art, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA

Boy Box, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY

Glyphadelphia, Hesse Flatow, New York, NY 

The Artist is Online, König Galerie, Berlin, DEU 

PRECISION - Illustration Technique in Art and Science, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT


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 

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


Macho, Established Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
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 
Another History, Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York, NY
Going Beyond, Kunstraum, Brooklyn, NY
Civil Discourse, Kibbee Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Hand in Glove, Public Address, Brooklyn, NY
Art in Odd Places: BODY, Westbeth Gallery and 14th Street, New York, NY
Let the Fancy, University of Illinois Art Gallery, Springfield, IL
Wendy Let Me In, Beverly's, New York, NY
The Giving Body, Underdonk, Brooklyn, NY
Salt Lick, L.O.G. (Low Occupancy Gallery), Chapel Hill, NC
Borrowed, Spaceworks, Brooklyn, NY
Commencement, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY
Fantastic Plastic, CRUSH Curatorial, New York, NY
Dead Horse Bay: The Glass Graveyard of Brooklyn, Urban Glass, Brooklyn,NY
The Weight We Hold, Causey Contemporary, New York, NY
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 


Fores Project Residency, London, UK 


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
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



Wall-to-Wall Carpeting's Very Good Year, Curbed New York Magazine, Diana Budds

Straying Off the Glitzy Path at Miami Art Week, Hyperallergic, Valentina Di Liscia

10 Standout Emerging Artists Discovered at NADA and Untitled Art in Miami, Galerie, Paul Laster

Big Question: How do Bodies, Commodities and the Digital Intersect, Art21, David Eardley

Rose Nestler: too bad for heaven, too good for hell, Brooklyn Rail, Elizabeth Buhe

Modes of Making: Rose Nestler Interviewed by Sheryl Oppenheim, BOMB Magazine

The Approval Matrix, New York Magazine

Your Concise New York Art Guide for April 2022, Hyperallergic, Cassie Packard

Editors' Picks, Artnet, Neha Jambhekar


Emerging Art Exhibitions to See in London, The Art Newspaper, Kabir Jhala

Super! Interview 


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 


Now I am a Lake, group show at PUBLIC Gallery, London, UK 2022

Teaching & Lectures


Visiting Artist, MFA Program, Brooklyn College


Visiting Artist, Cornell University


Visiting Artist, Sculpture Department, Vassar College

Visiting Artist, Sculpture Department, SUNY Albany

Visiting Artist, Philadelphia Academy of Fine Art

Visiting Critic, MFA Program, SUNY Purchase

Visiting Critic, MFA Program, New England College 


Part-Time Faculty/The New School /Parsons School of Design
Adjunct Assistant Professor/Sculpture/CUNY College of Staten Island 

2020-present Instructor/Mentor NYC Crit Club 


Adjunct Assistant Professor/Montclair State University

Adjunct Teaching Fellow/Workshop in New Materials/CUNY Brooklyn College