Tilda Rose

Tilda Rose

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    Painting & Illustration

    Artist's Statement

    My name is Tilda Rose, I’m a Finnish fine artist, illustrator and writer currently based in South Philadelphia. I draw and paint from my at-home studio surrounded by my two cats and a jungle of plants. I graduated from the University of the Arts in 2019 with a Bachelor’s degree in Illustration. Though I am a recent graduate, my work has been featured at the Society of Illustrators in 2019 and 2020 as well as numerous smaller exhibitions within Philadelphia. I grew up in Helsinki, Finland, which instilled in me from a young age a Nordic sense of creativity and imagination that has become an essential part of my identity today. Much of my imagery is anchored in rich Nordic folktale, Scandinavian minimalism, and eclectic color palettes.

    My creative process is a delicate mix between observation and imagination. I often root my environments and narratives in reality and then push the limits through my imagination. It is my method to create my own utopia, or dystopia, depending on the narrative of the piece. I often create work around self-written narratives, which makes each piece feel like there is a story attached to it, where characters and environment have personality. My primary medium of choice is acrylics on board, though I also work in fiber art and sculpture. I am drawn to the idea of having my art accessible to all, which is why I work as an illustrator as well as a fine artist. Working in the illustration field widens my audience to the mainstream. I try to challenge everyone to examine my work in hopes that it will spark widespread interest in the arts and tackle some if the misconceptions that art is not accessible to all.

    Selected Exhibitions

    2020
    Student Exhibition, Society of Illustrators, New York, NY

    2019
    Student Exhibition, Society of Illustrators, New York, NY

    Iaccobucci Open House Exhibition, Garnet Valley, PA

    Aboveground Arts Home Exhibit, Philadelphia, PA

    Art Unleashed, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

    William H. Ely Senior Thesis Exhibition, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

    Lift off!, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

    2018
    Lift off!, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

    Publications

    2020
    Middlebury Magazine

    Are We Europe Magazine

    PLANADVISER Magazine

    The Nob Hill Gazette

    The Progressive

    2019
    North American Review

    Professional Experience

    2015 - Present
    Freelance Illustration and Design

    Awards & Honors

    2015 - 2019
    University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
    Dean's List

    2019
    University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
    President's Award

    2018
    University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
    Richard C. Von Hess Travelship and Fellowship

    Education

    2019
    University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
    BFA, Illustration