Warren Rosser


Warren Rosser is the  William T. Kemper Distinguished Professor of Painting, and recently retired Chair of the Painting Department at the Kansas City Art Institute after twenty-eight years. His recent solo exhibitions have been Parade:Parallel Tracks at University of Leeds, England, and Jan Weiner Gallery in Kansas City; Repeat Offender at Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis; Counterpoint at Epsten Gallery, Kansas City Jewish Museum; Hybrid View at Albrecht-Kemper Museum, St. Joseph, Missouri; and Alternate Tracking at Bemis Center for Contemporary Art at Omaha, Nebraska. Previously he has exhibited at the Tate Gallery, London, at the Kunst Museum, Düsseldorf, Germany and the Galleria Del Cavallino, Venice, Italy, and at the Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Rosser was born in Wales and moved to the U.S. in 1972. Although trained as a painter, for many years he made sculpture and mixed-media constructions. In 1998 he returned to painting. The worked he made during this period was the basis of TO BE CONTINUED… at the South Dakota Art Museum. He exhibited a group of paintings in Hide and Seek at the William Shearburn Gallery, St. Louis and the Jan Weiner Gallery in Kansas City. He has also exhibited a new body of work, Ship-Shape at the Review Exhibition Space. Recently he exhibited new paintings in The space between at Sherry Leedy Contemporary and new monoprints, Warren Rosser-Folding Space, at Haw Contemporary.