Rose Nestler

Visiting Artist


Rose Nestler is an interdisciplinary artist making sculptural and video based work. She received her MFA from Brooklyn College in 2017 where she was awarded a Graduate Teaching Fellowship.

Rose’s fabric sculptures often take the form of clothing and accessories, highlighting the ways that gendered stereotypes play out on the body. Through reinterpreting loaded garments and objects into oversized soft sculptures and wall hangings that straddle humor, shame and pride, she instills an omnipotent feminine power into the iconic items she recreates. Through an adaptation of historic subject matter with contemporary materials she reimagines iconic patriarchal institutions (sports or business worlds) as feminine spaces, chipping away at the entanglement of gender and history.

Rose’s work has been exhibited at a variety of galleries and institutions including, American Academy of Arts and Letters, Thierry Goldberg, BRIC, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, Ortega Y Gasset, Underdonk, Smack Mellon, University of Illinois/Springfield, Crush Curatorial, SPACE in Portland, ME, CUCHIFRITOS Gallery and Project Space, and PUBLIC Gallery in London.