Rose Camastro-Pritchett

Rose Camastro-Pritchett '64
rosecamastropritchettRose Camastro-Pritchett is an accomplished visual and performance art artist with international acclaim.    An avid traveler, Rose has lived in the Middle East, Europe, North Wales and China.  Throughout her career, Rose has exhibited and performed in cities all over the world. Her most recent exhibit was on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.
Rose’s honors include three Illinois Arts Council Project grants, four Ragdale residencies, two Albert P. Weisman Memorial scholarships, and art residencies in Lucerne, Switzerland, and Jiujiang, China.

Rose is an adjunct professor at Columbia College Chicago and a visiting professor at Jiujiang University in China.  In addition, she conducts art workshops and speaks at varying conferences.  She is also a frequent guest lecturer at colleges and universities.
Rose’s husband, David, is an adjunct professor at Columbia College in Chicago and Jiujiang University. Their daughter, Jenny, is a writer residing in San Francisco.  And their son, Jesse, is a teacher in China.

Rose credits the late Quincy University Professor of Art, Fr. Tom Brown, as a key influence in her professional life, as the two shared a number of interests.  “What I got from Fr. Tom Brown, was a love of art history and related travel,” Camastro-Pritchett said.  “Travel defines who I am, and as a result defines my art.”

(Originally published in March 2012 QUniverse)