Ethan Rose

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Ethan Rose is a sound artist and composer living and working in Portland, OR. Over the past ten years Rose has released recordings, scored films, constructed performances, created sound installations and worked with a variety of collaborators. In works that manifest across a range of media, Rose's consideration of sound reaches out from the formal mechanics of studio composition to investigate revealed gestures of sonic transformation. His practice is often in direct dialogue with a specificity of materials, architectures, and technologies which are invited into the formative nature of his finished pieces.

Rose's works have exhibited, screened, and been performed internationally in a diverse selection of locales including Portland Institute for Contemporary Art's Time-Based Art Festival, Cannes Film Festival, Experimental Sound Studio, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Milan Design Week, and the SXSW Music Festival as well as many other venues, galleries, and spaces throughout the world.

Rose received his BA in Music Composition from Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR in 2000 and his MFA in Sound from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL in 2013.

ETHAN ROSE

EDUCATION
2013
MFA Sound, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2000
BA, Music Composition, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR

SELECT SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016
Slant, Regards Gallery, Chicago, IL

2015
Elements, Microsoft, Building 83, Redmond, WA
Entwined, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR

2013
Half Open, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2012
Reflection, Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago, IL
Here and There, Kernel Festival, Desio, Italy
Reflection, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
Movements, Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL

2011
Movements, New Genre Festival, Tulsa, OK

2010
Placing, Washington State University, Vancouver, WA
Movements, East/West Project, Berlin, Germany

2009
Movements, Time Based Art Festival, Portland, OR
Passage, Gallery Homeland, Portland, OR

2008
Movements, Amabach and Rice Gallery, Seattle, WA
Player Piano, Tilt Gallery and Performance Space, Portland, OR

COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS
2016
Exchange, Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland, OR (in collaboration with Parallel Studio Studio)

2015
Transference, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR (installation in collaboration with Andy Paiko)

2014
Rounds, Ditch Projects, Springfield, OR (installation in collaboration with Ethan Jackson)

2013
Inherited Possibilities, Østfold Art Centre, Fredrikstad, Norway (installation in collaboration with Moowex)
Transference 2013, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR (installation in collaboration with Andy Paiko)

2012
Paper Music, International Contemporary Furniture Fair, New York, NY (installation in collaboration with Molo Design)
Paper Music, Most Exhibition/Design Week, Milan, Italy (installation in collaboration with Molo Design)
Transference, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX (installation in collaboration with Andy Paiko)

2010
Transference, Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco, CA (installation in collaboration with Andy Paiko)

2009
Transference, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR
(installation in collaboration with Andy Paiko)
Northern Sky Circle, Freeze Festival, Anchorage, AK (installation in collaboration with Molo Design)

SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY
2010
Bridge Carols, Holocene (US), Baskaru (EU), Headz (JP)

2009
Oaks, Holocene (US), Baskaru (EU), Headz (JP)

2007
Spinning Pieces, Locust Music (US), Headz (JP)
Singing Tower, Locust Music

2006
Ceiling Songs, Locust Music (US) / Headz (JP)

2004
The Dot and The Line, Locust Music

2003
Miniature & Sea, Locust Music

SELECTED PERFORMANCE
2014
Hum, Radius Grid Series, Chicago, IL

2013
Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milan, Italy

2010
Between Rooms and Voices, City Hall, Portland, OR

2009
Younger, Time Based Art Festival, Portland, OR
Freeze Project, Anchorage, AK

2008
Time Based Art Festival, Portland, OR
Vision and Hearing, Portland, OR

2007
Shibuya O-Nest, Tokyo, Japan
Independents Festival, New York, NY

2006
Aurora Picture Show, Houston, TX
SXSW Music Festival, Austin, TX

SELECTED FILM SCORES
2014
Nude Area, Feature Film, Directed by Urszula Antoniak
Resistance, Feature Documentary, Directed by Nicolas Lefaucheux

2012
Mind Zone, Feature Documentary, Directed by Janice Haaken

2011
Code Blue, Feature Film, Directed by Urszula Antoniak
Bucksville, Feature Film, Directed by Chel White

2009
Nothing Personal, Feature Film, Directed by Urszula Antoniak

2007
Paranoid Park, Feature Film, Directed by Gus Van Sant

GRANTS, AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS, AND RESIDENCIES
2015
Regional Arts and Culture Council Project Grant

2014
Oregon Arts Commission Third Culture Participant

2013
Semi-Finalist for Edes Prize for Emerging Artists

2010
Artist-in-Residence, Washington State University Vancouver
Regional Arts and Culture Council Project Grant

2009
Oregon Arts Commission Fellowship
Freeze Project Honorarium
Signal Fire Artist Residency

2008
Regional Arts and Culture Council Professional Development Grant
Regional Arts and Culture Council Project Grant

2005
Regional Arts and Culture Council Project Grant

2004
Regional Arts and Culture Council Portland Building Honorarium

2003
Regional Arts and Culture Council Project Grant

2002
Regional Arts and Culture Council Project Grant

SELECTED REVIEWS AND ARTICLES
2016
Walsh, Chad “These Sonic Installations Provide a Soundtrack to the World.” Portland Monthly, June.

2015
Harned, Megan "Ethan Rose, Entwined: A Sound Installation.” Willamette Week, June.
Jahn, Jeff "Ethan Rose Entwined at PDX Contemporary.” PORTlandart.net, June.

2014
Toale, Erin "Review Murmurs/Regards.” New City Art, August.
Byrne, Michael ”In Ethan Rose's Hum.” Motherboard, July.

2012
Gildsorf, Bean "Profile: Ethan Rose." Art Practical, March
Speer, Richard "Ethan Rose: Reflection at PDX Contemporary Art." Art Ltd., March.
Sandhu, Harbeer "Harmony of the Spheres at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft." Glasstire, April.
Glentzer, Molly "The sound of glass not breaking." Houston Chronicle, February.

2010
Dunham, Noah "Ethan Rose and Flash Choir." Portland Mercury, December.
Stewart, Adam "Standing Inside Sound." Vancouver Voice, December.
Bowman, Cathy "Glass, Sound Combine." San Francisco Examiner, December.
Bowers, Keith "See-Through Sounds." SF Weekly, November.

2009
Hicks, Bob "Pushing the Concept of Craft" The Oregonian, November.
Kilston, Lyra "Time Based Art Festival." Frieze, September.
Row, D.K. "Ethan Rose at The Works." The Oregonian, September.
Mannheimer, Michael "Movements." Wilamette Week, September.
Resso, Erin "Oaks." Seattle Sound, January.

2008
Grant, Adriana "Movements." Seattle Weekly, December 25.
Delaurenti, Christopher "Stellar Movement." The Stranger, December 22.
Butler, Grant "TBA 08." Oregonian, September 8.
Motley, John "Player Piano." Portland Mercury, March 20.

2007
Gaerig, Andrew"Ethan Rose, Spinning Pieces." Pitchfork, December 6.
Byrne, Michael "Ethan Rose's Artist Tips." XLR8R, November 9.

2006
Barnes, Mike "Ethan Rose." The Wire, October.
Sanneh, Kelefa "Ethan Rose." New York Times, September 17.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2015
Boora Architecture, Portland, OR
Second Story, Portland, OR

2014
Portland State University, School of Architecture, Portland, OR
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2012
Sound Installation Round Table, Goethe Institut, Chicago, IL

2010
Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR

2008
Regional Arts and Culture Council, Portland, OR