Rose Marasco is a prolific photographer and an award winning educator. She is a Distinguished Professor Emerita, University of Southern Maine and has lived and worked in Maine since 1979. Marasco developed the photography program at USM where she taught for 35 years. Prior to coming to Maine, Marasco initiated the photography program at Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute in her home town, Utica, NY.
Marasco recently had a career retrospective entitled, index, at the Portland Museum of Art that was nationally featured and reviewed in Hyperallergic,The New York Times,The Boston Globe, American Photo Magazine, Downeast Magazine, and all of the regional publications in Maine and New Hampshire.
In addition to this major exhibition, Marasco has had significant solo shows at the Houston Center for Photography, Universite de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France, at the Sarah Morthland Gallery, and, Meredith Ward Fine Art both in New York City, and at The Farnsworth Museum of Art, to name a few. Marasco has mounted twenty three solo exhibitions of her work and has participated in sixty two group shows.
Her photographs are included in public collections of distinction including at: The Fogg Museum at Harvard University; Fidelity Investments Corporate Art Collection;The Davis Museum and Cultural Center at Wellesley College;The New York Public Library Photography Collection;The Portland Museum of Art; The Bowdoin College Museum of Art; and the Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, among many others. She has lectured about her work at Harvard University, Parsons School of Design, the Center for Photography at Woodstock and numerous other colleges and museums across the country.
Marasco has a B.F.A. from Syracuse University and a M.F.A. from the Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, New York. She recently returned from a trip to Japan which has renewed her interest in nature. Upon returning to Maine this fall, she has enjoyed an enthusiasm for photographing nature in Maine, using black & white film with her Rolleiflex camera.
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