The collection takes up 2.5 linear feet in upright archival boxes and one flat box for oversize materials. The majority of
the collection is dedicated to examples of Rosa M.’s work in slides and photographs. These photographs are in many cases accompanied
by descriptions by the artist herself. Insights into her personal and professional life can be found throughout box one and
two in correspondence with friends and associates and photos of exhibitions and events. Rosa M.’s portfolio of her work, found
in box two, contains not only reviews and news releases about her artwork, but descriptions of her method in creating some
of the important works in her career. Box four contains 32 original examples of her work arranged in alphabetical order by
title. Larger posters are housed in Del Norte's map case drawer titled Rosa M.
Rosa M. is a native of Northern Chihuahua. She spent her childhood in Southern California and lived in Providence Rhode Island
during the 70’s and early 80’s where she studied privately with Eugene Tonoff and Anthony Janello. She studied painting and
illustration at the Rhode Island School of design (RISD). In the early 1980’s Rosa M. worked as a scene painter at the Trinity
Repertory Theater in Providence, under David Ward who now teaches at Yale. From 1989 through 1992, she studied ceramics with
Pat Crabb at Santa Ana College. During 1993-94, the artist undertook printmaking at Self Help Graphics in East Los Angeles.
In 1995 Rosa M. returned to Providence to paint a mural. Following the mural she embarked on a year of travel and independent
study in Mexico as a result of winning the special award in the First Biennial of Mexican and Chicano painting from the Los
Angeles Mexican Cultural Institute. She presently resides in Laguna Beach, California.
5.17 linear feet
(3 document boxes, 1 oversize box and 33 posters posters in map cabinet drawers)
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or
quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given
on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply
permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.
Collection open for research, except for a document box containing her sketchbooks. The sketchbooks will be restricted until
the year 2025.