Can You See Us Now?

Created specifically for "The Interventionists: Art in the Social Sphere," subRosa mapped the intersections of women’s material and affective labor in North Adams, MA, and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico after discovering that the museum itself was a former capacitor factory whose production had moved south of the US border. Two large aerial wall maps of North Adams and Ciudad Juárez, with map pins and legends denoting “points of view” hung above a “forensic floor” that concealed 12 spaces filled with objects, texts, and clues beneath loose boards. MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA, 2004–05. (photo by Arthur Evans)

Can You See Us Now?

The audience could investigate the connections between the large aerial maps, objects beneath the floor, and an interpretive text distributed in the space. Another wall displayed five posters by Mexican artist/designer teams expressing concern and outrage about the continuing murder and disappearance of women in Ciudad Juárez. subRosa's “Clothing Tag Map” displayed separately in the foyer of the Museum, allowed visitors to cut the tags off their clothing and pin them to a Dymaxion world map according to the location where each garment was manufactured. Thus visitors actively explored, and demonstrated their own participation and complicity in globalized labor conditions. MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA, 2004–05. (photo by Arthur Evans)

America's Least Livable City

Installation created for Pittsburgh Center for the Arts’ "2014 Artist of the Year" exhibition.


Video installation at the Mattress Factory for 2012's "Sites of Passage" show.

Can You See Us Now?

subRosa's contribution to "The Interventionists" exhibition at MASS MoCA, 2004.


subRosa's installation for "The Way That We Rhyme" at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts,

Propositions and Undoings

subRosa's contribution to the 2011 Pittsburgh Biennial


subRosa performance and installation at Ljubljana's City of Women festival.

Rhythmic Smelling Machines

MFA thesis project, 1999.

Transfer Points

A collaboration with Jen Morris exploring the intersections of patient/traveler processing at airports and hospitals.

Healthy Artists

Design for the Healthy Artists Movie Poster Exhibition. Inspired by Andy Warhol's "Vanitas" painting, popular Día de Muertos colors, and Lance Wyman's visual program for the Mexico City '68 Olympics.

Where have all the — And what will she do with?

Installation: Lyrics from "All Tomorrow's Parties" are written on paper tongues. Lyrics to "Where Have All the Flowers Gone" are painted on broken ROTC practice rifles, 2014.

Que Serra

Acrylic on birch with [supplied] horseshoe and miniature figures: a wry reference to the Tilted Arc at Javits Plaza. Created for a themed silent auction to benefit the Mattress Factory, 2014.

Exquisite Corpse

Exquisite Corpse drawing by Ryan Griffis, Hyla Willis, and Christiane Leach for the "Surrealism and War" exhibition at the National Veterans Art Museum, 2014.


Installation: wood, nails, paint, 2014. After the village is razed, the succulent hedge is steadfast.

Iraq Body Count

Cotton paper, toner, glue, time, dimensions variable, until it stops. 2012