Arcana Mundi —
Economy and Eccentricity

Abstraction & Empirical Illustration

We live our lives made up of a great quantity of isolated instants. So as to be lost at the heart of a multitude of things. (From the Double Dream of Spring, 1970.)

“Profuse strains of unpremeditated art.”

    Rose La Grua is a Los Angeles based multi-media artist, art director, and designer with a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She has worked with a variety of artists, designers, and brands including Mindy Shapero, Jeremy Scott, 69, Are You Am I, and most recently, Nats Getty. With a lifelong commitment to art, exploration, and process, Rose La Grua integrates a variety of mixed media approaches in her sculptural paintings. Typical methodologies include encaustic wax, oil paint, plaster, resin, fiber, and panel. Her current works explore themes of nostalgia, reverence, and permanence within the context of psychic trauma, memories, and lifelong concepts of beauty as expressed through memorabilia and keepsakes.

    Rose works professionally in the apparel industry providing services in a wide range of departments from direction and design to development and production. With a penchant for emerging brands and startups, she has a strong background in everything from copywriting to social media planning and brand book development.