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Ben Rose was born and raised in the spectacular light of the Colorado Rocky Mountains before heading to New York to earn his B.A. in Art & Film History from Sarah Lawrence College where, in 2004, he first began creating his kinetic light art photography. After two years in the Ph.D. in Art History program at the City University of New York Graduate Center, he chose to devote himself completely to the study and practice of light and lighting at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Lighting Research Center, where he received a M.Sci. in Lighting.
Rose's light photography has appeared in exhibitions at the Robert Anderson Gallery in New York, the Dallas Contemporary Museum and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, plus solo exhibitions at Evan Anderman Photography Gallery and Image Complete in Denver. He has also taught a section on light and art as an Adjunct Professor in the graduate lighting program at the University of Colorado in Boulder. He is also a published art historian, poet and music critic.
Rose is the founder and president of a business and design consultancy that has created and developed a large-scale public art initiative for the New York City government and helped myriad artists and organizations further their success. His passions include writing about art and music, movies, Eastern philosophy, modern physics, Seinfeld and pizza (Giordano's in Chicago is his favorite). He is frequently told that he looks just like Neil Patrick Harris, although he's not nearly as good a magician.