Photo by Eileen Ryan

Stanley Rosen earned a BFA at the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA at Alfred University. He was a teacher and studio manager at Greenwich House Pottery in New York during the 1950s and joined the art faculty at Bennington College in Vermont in 1960. At Bennington, Rosen led the ceramics department for many years and inspired a generation of ceramic artists. He currently lives and works in North Bennington, Vermont, where he maintains an ongoing studio practice.

All of the pieces are fired clay. They have no titles.

Photo by Eileen Ryan


1954    Rhode Island School of Design, BFA, Providence, RI

1956    Alfred University, MFA, Alfred, NY


1960-1991       Bennington College, Bennington, VT

1974                Queens College, Queens, NY

1956-1960       Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY


2018    “Stanley Rosen: a gaggle of drawings,” Ceramic Sculpture and Drawings, NAPA Miami, Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects

2017    “Beginnings,” Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, New York, NY

2017    “Holding the Line: Ceramic Sculpture by Stanley Rosen,” Alfred Ceramic Art Museum, Alfred, NY

2017    “Holding the Line: Ceramic Sculpture by Stanley Rosen,” Bennington Museum, Bennington, VT

2016    “New Acquisitions,” Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY

1970    Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY


2019    “Out On A Limb,” Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, NY

2018    “Vessels: Containment and Displacement, Useful to Grand,” Bennington College, Bennington, VT

2018    “Excavation,” Peter Blum Gallery, New York, NY

2015    “Clay in a Certain Kind of Way: A Tribute to Stanley Rosen,” Peekskill Clay Studios, Peekskill, NY

2015    “Bennington Modernism,” Bennington Museum, Bennington, VT

1995    “25, 25th Anniversary Exhibition,” Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY

1993    “5X7, Seven Ceramic Artists,” Alfred University, Alfred, NY


2018    Gover, Karen, “Stanley Rosen:  Inside Out,” Sculpture Magazine, March 2018, Vol 37, No 2

2018    “New Acquisitions,” Ceramophile, Alfred Ceramic Art Museum, Vol XXIX, No 1, Spring 2018

2018    Gover, Karen, “Stanley Rosen: Touching Form,” Ceramics Monthly, December 2017, Vol 65, No 10

2017    Barringer, Mary, “Intimate Immensity: Reflections on the Work of Stanley Rosen,” Perkins Lecture, Alfred University, NY

2017    Yau, John, “The Undiscovered Art of Stanley Rosen,” Hyperallergic, November 25, 2017

2017    Yau, John, “12 Revelatory Exhibitions from 2017,” Hyperallergic, December 31, 2017

2017    Halkias, Telly, “Reintroducing an Arts Icon,” Bennington Banner, February 1, 2017, Bennington, VT

2017    “Holding the Line:  Ceramic Sculpture by Stanley Rosen,” Bennington Museum, Bennington, VT

1993    “5X7: Seven Ceramic Artists Each Acknowledge Five Sources of Inspiration,” Alfred University, Alfred, NY

1976    “Artists at Bennington: Visual Arts Faculty 1932-1976,” Bennington College, Bennington, VT

1961    Slivka, Rose, “The New Ceramic Presence,” Craft Horizons, July/August 1961, 33

1959    Rhodes, Daniel, “Stoneware and Porcelain,” 1st edition, Chilton Company, Book Division, Philadelphia, New York