Theresa Rose lives and works in her beloved hometown, Philadelphia, PA, as an artist and arts organizer.  She earned a BA in Art Education from Tyler School of Art, Temple University and MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, both in Philadelphia. Her work has been part of exhibitions at Fleisher Art Memorial, Institute of Contemporary Art, The Print Center, Little Berlin, Crane Arts and Seraphin Gallery. She is the founder of Philly Stake (2011- 2016), an ongoing micro-granting event that funded creative, community-engaged projects. Rose curated a public art project with Jon Rubin in collaboration with the Mural Arts Program. For the second year, she is curating community and research-based  projects for the West Park Arts Fest, with the Fairmount Park Conservancy. She teaches in the Graduate Social Practice Program at Moore College of Art and Design. Rose was formerly the Visual Arts Program Director at FringeArts, as well as Public Art Project Manager for the City of Philadelphia. She is a practicing yogi.