Ann Rosen graduated from SUNY at Buffalo with a BFA and the Visual Studies Workshop with an MFA, studying with Nathan Lyons, Joan Lyons and John Wood.
She received residencies to Artpark, NY and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, VA, and has been an artist-in-residence at the Henry Street Settlement, NYC. In 2004, Rosen received a grant from the Brooklyn Arts Council to develop her project, In the Presence of Family and, in 2010, received an additional one to continue this project, creating a historic document of the families. Exhibitions include Brooklyn Museum of Art, Appropriation & Syntax: The Use of Photography in Contemporary Art; Museum of the City of New York, New York Gets Married; Henry Street Settlement, In-Sites VI: Making Our City Livable; Five Myles Gallery, Brooklyn, In the Presence of Women: Women in Shelter; CIIS, San Francisco, What Keeps You Up at Night? Solo exhibitions include NYC Public Library, Grand Army Plaza, In the Presence of Family; Webster University, In the Presence of Family; LIU, Resnick Gallery, In the Presence of Family, and Farleigh Dickenson University, In the Presence of Family.
Rosen’s book, In the Presence of Family: Brooklyn Portraits, is in the permanent library collections of the Brooklyn Museum of Art and the International Center of Photography. Rosen’s work has been written about in the Village Voice; NY Times; Newark Sunday Star Ledger; Brooklyn Courier; Brooklyn Eagle; and the Pfizer Journal. Her portraits were featured in the 11th Annual Brooklyn Pride Magazine.
Rosen’s photographs and books are represented in numerous permanent collections including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY; the Museum of Modern Art Library, NYC; the Albright-Knox Gallery and Library, Buffalo, NY; Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY.