Bio

"I'm an artist by day and Respiratory Therapist at night. I use my art as an outlet for all the stressful, traumatic and depressive experiences I've been through in my life. Mix that in with a love for sci-fi and fantasy and here I am. It's hard sometimes to describe my work...I use oil paints and crystals on canvas to express the floodgate of ideas, emotions, colors mixed with fantasies and daydreams that become my work."

Carmen Rosa is a self taught Puerto Rican artist born in 1977.  Raised with a father in the military she spent much of her young life moving throughout the different bases in the US and Germany.  Her work consists of a collection of dark, illustrative paintings and sketches. As a night shift Respiratory Therapist, she has dealt with the dead and dying for many years.  She has worked in all levels of hospital care from neonatal intensive care, to emergency rooms, trauma rooms, intensive care units and most recently as a frontline healthcare worker in the covid pandemic. You can usually find her during downtime with her headphones on and sketchpad in hand. Listening to music and drawing for her is a way of de-stressing between the episodes of chaos that she sometimes faces in her line of work. These collections of sketches were what started her on her path as an artist.  She feels that her love for fantasy, science fiction and anime films along with working in healthcare have had an influence in her art.  

Solo Shows

2017..........Solo Show, Flying Boat Brewing Co, St. Petersburg, Florida

2017..........Solo Show, Cigar City Brewing, Tampa Florida

Group Shows

 

2022..........8 Is Great, Group Show at MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry), Tampa, Florida

2022..........The Conservatory, Art display wall at Alchemy and Ashes, Lutz, Florida

2022..........Nightmare on Kennedy, House of Shadows Gallery, Tampa, Florida

2022..........Hallucinations and Medications, House of Shadows Gallery, Tampa Florida

2022..........Revelations Renaissance, City Arts Factory, Orlando Florida

2021..........Featured Artist in The Conservatory, Alchemy and Ashes, Lutz Florida 

2021..........The Invented Self, House of Shadows Art Gallery, Tampa Florida

2021..........Bella Donna, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando Florida

2021..........My Beautiful, Dark Twisted Fantasy, City Arts Factory, Orlando, Florida

 

2020..........Untitled, an art show at Overflow Brewing Co, St Petersburg, Florida.

2019..........Untitled, an art show at Overflow Brewing Co, St Petersburg, Florida. 

2018..........Untitled, an art show at 81 Bay Brewing, Tampa Florida.

2017..........Seige On Castle Black, an art show at Four Stacks Brewing, Apollo Beach Florida.

2017..........Martial Arts Show, an art show at Thai Purple Orchid Cafe and Grocery, Orlando Florida.

2016..........Dia de los Muertos & Monster Factory, City Arts Factory, Orlando Florida.

2016..........Transitions Art Show, Menaul Fine Art Gallery, Clearwater Florida.

2016..........Immersed Aquatic Art Show, City Arts Factory, Orlando Florida.

Mentions / Publications

2021..........The Power of Creativity, Documentary to be released Winter 2021. A series by Sheryl Carbonell & Molly Smith                        

 

2019..........Published in Diabolico II, Exploring the Realm of Dark Art. By Out of Step Books

2018..........Mentioned on the Social media pages of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine