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Rose Anderson is a multidisciplinary artist exploring constructs of race and patriarchy in Euro-American classicism. She deconstructs nationalist narratives by revisiting her childhood of indoctrination in a religious cult and her naive exploration of American culture after her escape as a young adult.
Anderson's aesthetic draws on my childhood surrounded by Eurocentrism in sculpture, architecture, and religious illustrations that romanticized suffering against a backdrop of nature and antiquity. She also built upon her early exposure to the religious art of the Renaissance, expanding to Thomas Cole's landscapes, d'Hondecoeter’s birds, and Hubert Robert's use of ruins as social commentary.
In her photography, printmaking, and storytelling, Anderson inverts the significance of Classicism used as expression of white superiority and economic dominance. Her exploration is deeply influenced by her past Eurocentric education as seen through the lens of Feminism, Critical Race Theory, and Whiteness Studies.