About the Artist

Marlene Rose is an internationally known award-winning sculptor who produces stunningly beautiful works of art in her chosen medium, sand-cast glass.

Seen in museums and galleries across the US and Europe, her works are sought by glass connoisseurs, fine art collectors and Hollywood A-list celebrities.

Each piece is hand cast from molten glass into a unique modern work of art that resonates with references and allusions to ancient cultures and civilizations.


About the Process

While the process Rose uses is relatively new, having been developed in the mid-80s, it is based on the ancient tradition of bronze casting. Rose pours liquid molten glass into carefully prepared sand molds, then cools it for six days or more in a specially controlled oven before cracking open the mold to see what is revealed.

There is a rawness and immediacy to working the sand of the mold, and the thrill and the danger of pouring this magical lava, thousands of degrees hot. There is the patient gestation of the work in the cooling oven.

Then at last there is the joy of meeting the product of sand, glass, fire and thought, as the piece is finally bought out into the light.

Marlene Rose quite simply breathes life and beauty to whatever she makes.

Curriculum Vitae


5 December 1967


CCAC, Oakland, CA (M.F.A)

Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, WA

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA (B.F.A. with Honors, Glass, Newcomb College)

Pomfret School, Pomfret, CT

Greenvale School, Glen Head, NY


National Endowment of the Arts (2007)

Selected Publications

“CAST Art and Objects”, Townsend and Zette-Sterling, Schiffer Publishing, 2017

“Studio Glass in America”, Hampson, Schiffer Publishing, 2012

TV Appearances

“CBS Sunday Morning”, Fall Season Premier, September 29, 2019

Documentary Film

“From Fire, An Odyssey of Glass”, dir. Karen Lavender, 2007

“A Sculptors Perspective”, dir. Brett Nagy 2018


Architectural Digest, Florida Design, Luxe etc.

Social Media Presence

Instagram: marleneroseglass

Facebook: marleneroseglassart

Selected Permanent Collections

Ft. Wayne Museum of Art, Ft. Wayne, IN

Imagine Museum, St. Petersburg, FL

Leepa-Rattner Museum of the Arts, St. Petersburg, FL

Metro General Hospital, Cleveland, OH

MacLean Collection of Asian Art, Chicago, IL

Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL

Museum of Contemporary Art, Yerevan, Armenia

Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI

National Gallery for Foreign Art, Sofia, Bulgaria

Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong

Seven Bridges, Greenwich, CT

University of Tampa, Tampa, FL

Selected Museum Exhibitions

Imagine Museum, “Positive Reversals: Thirty Years of Impressions in the Sand” St. Pete, FL (2020) *Solo Show

Fort Wayne Museum of Art, “Cultural Blueprints”, Fort Wayne, IN (2019) *Solo Show

Imagine Museum, “Glass Coast”, St. Pete, FL (2019)

Backus Museum, “Artifacts of Eternity”, Fort Pierce, FL (2018) *Solo Show

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, “Fired: Glass”, Denver, CO (2015)

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Museum, Phoenix, AZ (2014-2015)

Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, “Making it in Crafts II“, Lafayette, IL (2014)

Longboat Key Center for the Arts, “Radiant Heat / Translucent Light” (Sarasota, FL 2014) *Solo Show

Morean Art Center, “Keep it Glassy Glass in the Sunshine City” St. Petersburg, FL (2014)

National Liberty Museum, “Women in Glass” Philadelphia, PA (2013)

Second Biennial International Festival of Glass, Sofia, Bulgaria, (2012)

Krasl Museum, “Primordial Inspirations” Saint Joseph, MI (2012)

Museum of Fine Art, “Global & Local: Studio and Contemporary Glass on Florida’s West Coast” St. Petersburg, FL (2012)

Kalamazoo Museum of Arts “Expressions: International Glass Invitational”, Kalamazoo, MI (2012)

Fort Collins Museum of Art, “Colorado Collects Glass” Ft. Collins, Co (2012)

Muskegon Museum of Art, “Primal Inspirations, Contemporary Artifacts” Muskegon, MI (2011)

Museum of Science and Industry, “Earth Visions” Tampa, FL (2010)

Florida International Museum, “In a New Light” St. Petersburg, FL (2009)

Mobile Museum of Art, “GEN-X: Post-Boomers and the New South”, Mobile, AL (2008)

New Mexico Museum of Art, “Flux: Reflections on Contemporary Glass”, Santa Fe, NM (2008)

Gulf Coast Museum of Art, “Ancient and Elemental”, Largo, FL. (2007) *Solo Show

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Elder Gallery, Charlotte, NC, (2020)

Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA, “Positive Reversals” (2021), (2020), “Cultural Tensions” (2019), “New Works” (2007), “Glass Relics” (2006),

CODA, Palm Desert, CA (2018)

Angela King Gallery New Orleans, LA (2015)

New River Fine Art, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (2015)

Kuivato Gallery, Sedona, AZ, “Buddhas” (2013, 2008, 2007)

Angela King Gallery New Orleans, LA (2012)

Watson MacRae Gallery, Sanibel, FL (2011)

PISMO Galleries, Aspen, CO (2010)

Hodgell Gallery, Sarasota, FL (2010)

Manitou Gallery, Santa Fe, NM (2009)

Gallery DeNovo, Sun Valley, ID, “Eastern Light” (2008), “Ancient & Elemental” (2006)

Hawthorn Gallery, Birmingham, AL (2008)

Evan Lurie Gallery, “Pop in the Midwest”, Carmel, IN (2008)

Hodgell Gallery, “New Works” Sarasota, FL (2005)

Baisden Gallery, “Cultural Blueprints” Tampa, FL (2004)

City Gallery, “Modern Relics” hosted by Kelly Preston, Los Angeles, CA (2002)

New Heights Gallery, “New Works” Tampa, FL (2001)

Gasperi Gallery, “Changing Faces” New Orleans, LA (1990)


Selected Gallery Exhibitions

New River Fine Art Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (2021, 2020)

Adamar Fine Arts Gallery, Miami, FL (2010, 2009, 2007, 2004, 2003, 2002)

Aibo Gallery, “Timeless Reflections”, Rye, NY (2015)

Aldo Castillo Gallery, Estero, FL (2020, 2014)

Angela King Gallery, New Orleans, LA (2022, 2020, 2017, 2007)

Baisden Gallery, Tampa, FL (2004)

Besharat Gallery, “Onward”, Atlanta, GA (2010)

Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC (2008)

CODA Gallery, Palm Desert, CA (2015, 2011)

Contessa Gallery, “Glass Menagerie”, Cleveland OH (2006)

Denise Roberge, Palm Desert, CA (2005)

Edgar Modern, Bath, England (2013)

Elder Gallery, Charlotte, NC (2022, 2020, 2018, 2017)

Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA (2019, 2007)

Gallery DeNovo, Sun Valley, ID (2013, 2011)

Habatat Galleries, Annual International Glass Invitational, Royal Oak, MI (2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011*, 2010, 2009, 2008) *Award winner

Habatat Galleries, Annual Glass Weekend, Sarasota, FL (2022, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016)

Hanson/King, New Orleans, LA (2005)

Holland House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (2006)

Hooks-Epstein Gallery, Houston, TX (2012)

Houston Center for Contemporary Art, Houston, TX “Literally Figurative” (2009)

K. Allen Gallery, Baileys Harbor, WI (2015)

Kuivato Gallery, Sedona, AZ (2007)

Louis Peens, “South African Light”, Johannesburg, South Africa (2000)

Manitou Gallery, Sante Fe, NM (2009, 2008, 2007)

Newbury Fine Art, Boston, MA (2016, 2013)

New River Fine Art, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (2017, 2016)

Patrica Rovzar Gallery, Seattle, WA (2009, 2008)

Sandra Ainsley, Toronto, Canada (2013, 2012, 2006)

Swenson Fine Art, Laguna, CA (2010)

Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA (2018, 2017)

Watson-MacRae, “The Many Facets of Glass”, Sanibel Island, FL (2015)


Selected Art Fairs

Affordable Art London, London, England (2013)

Affordable Art New York, New York, NY (2015, 2014, 2013, 2012)

Affordable Art Hong Kong, (2014)

Affordable Art Singapore, Singapore (2019, 2013)

Architectural Digest Home Show (2014)

Art Asia, Miami, FL (2012)

Art Aspen (2019)

Art Boca Raton, Boca Raton, FL (2018, 2017, 2016)

Art Concept, Miami, FL (2016)

ArtDC, Washington DC (2007)

Art Greenwich (2011)

ArtHamptons (2021, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011)

ArtSouthampton (2015)

ArtMiami, Miami, FL (2021, 2007, 2006, 2005)

ArtPalm Beach, Palm Beach, FL (2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007)

ArtPhiladelphia, Philadelphia, PA (2004)

ArtSanta Fe, Santa Fe, NM (2018, 2009, 2008, 2007)

ArtToronto, Toronto, Canada (2005)

Art Wynwood, Miami, FL (2021, 2020)

Boston International Fine Art Fair, Boston, MA (2014)

Chicago Contemporary & Classic, Chicago, IL (2005)

CONTEXT Art Miami, Miami (2021, 2019)

LA Art, Los Angeles, CA (2013)

London Art Fair, London, England (2014)

London Antique & Fine Art LAPADA, London, England (2019)

Miami International Art Fair, Miami, FL (2012, 2011, 2010, 2009)

Market Art + Design, Bridgehampton, NY (2019)

Palm Beach Jewelry, Fine Art & Antique Fair (2019, 2018, 2017, 2011, 2009)

Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary, Palm Beach, FL (2022)

Red Dot Miami, Miami, FL (2011)

San Francisco Fine Art Fair, San Francisco, CA (2012, 2011)

SCOPE Miami, Miami, FL (2013)

SCOPE New York, New York, NY (2013)

SOFA Chicago, Chicago, IL (2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003) *2018 Featured Artist

SOFA NY, New York City, NY (2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005)

SOFA Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM (2011, 2010, 2009)

Toronto Art Expo, Toronto, Canada (2014)

Wheaton Village, Millville, NJ (2011)