Artist/ Educator/ Designer/ Director of NRoseArtStudio®  


Bachelors in Art Education (B.A.E) – Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (2011-2013)

Diploma in Visual Arts – Mico University College – (2005-2008)



THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space

Calle Larga San Marco, Venice, Italy

2017 – Blowing a Gail Exhibition – Old Town House

Warrington, UK

2017 – Jamaica Biennial 2017 – National Gallery of Jamaica

Kingston, Jamaica

2017, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012- Jamaica Cultural Development Competition (JCDC)

Jamaica Conference Centre, Kingston

2016 – “Going Green” Exhibition – Grosvenor Gallery

Kingston, Jamaica

2015 – Shift/ Convert–21st Century Alchemy   – Gallery 550, Dallas, Texas

2014 – National Biennial 2014 – National Gallery of Jamaica

Kingston, Jamaica

2013 – Art Fresh Jamaica – Exhibition (16 Artists)

Mutual Life Gallery, Kingston


2018 – NRoseArtStudio “Project…119

Olympia Art Gallery, Kingston, Jamaica 

2016 – Nicholas L. Rose “Retrospec”

 Manchester High Auditorium, Manchester, Jamaica


2018 – Governor General Achievement Award

Outstanding Achievements in Visual Arts and leadership

Cornwall County

 2017- Best TVET Teacher of the year – 2nd Runner up

National TVET Quality Awards for Secondary Schools 2017 Competition – Ministry of Education, Youth & Information

2017- Most Outstanding Art Teacher

Airport Authority of Jamaica Art Project

2017- Most Outstanding Art Teacher

Jamaica Information Service (JIS) Heritage Poster Competition

2017 – Top Visual Art Teacher

Jamaica Cultural Development Competition (JCDC)

2017 – 2 Gold, 1Silver and 2Merit Award

“Mother and Child,” “Silver Platter” (Among 5 Works on Paper) Jamaica Cultural Development Competition (JCDC)

2016 –Gold Medal Award

“Jamaica 50 – Political Landscaping” (Mixed Media on Paper)

Jamaica Cultural Development Competition (JCDC)

2012 – 2015 –Four (7) Certificate of Merit Awards

Jamaica Cultural Development Competition (JCDC)

2008 – Gold Medal Winner

World Skills Jamaica 2008 Visual Arts Competition

Title of work: Reggae Explosion

(Mural Design)


 Palmer, Adisa, O. (2019). Caribbean feminity + Masculinity = Gender Justice, pt.2. Interviewing the Caribbean Magazine, 4(2), 9,150-155.

McLaughlin, Rosanna. (2017) Article: Postcard from Jamaica – Jamaica Biennial 2017 Review, City Report – 20 Apr 2017

Palmer, Adisa, O. (2017). [Interview with Artist: Nicholas L. Rose]. Interviewing the Caribbean Magazine2(2), 10,62-65.

 Globe (2015): 9 International artists: Shift/ Convert–21st Century Alchemy Exhibition. (Gallery 550)

National Gallery of Jamaica Blog – National Biennial 2014, Featured artist: Nicholas Rose – artwork Solidarity. NGJ

 Gleaner of Jamaica (2013): “Sweet Fifteen”- Emerging artist. Mutual Life Gallery

 Gleaner of Jamaica (2009): Jazz Art Exhibition. Golf view hotel, Mandeville, Jamaica 

Other Exposure:

Brooklyn Museum (2017): Caribbeing House Residency/ Show

International Artist Talk: Nicholas Rose (Jamaica) and Nyugen Smith (New York):  moderated by Tamara Best formerly of the NY Times.                                                                                                             august_2017

President of the Central Art Teachers Association CATA – Mandeville Chapter       (2017-present)



A `Rose from the Concrete`, able to rise and flourish without dwindling determination and enthusiasm despite the struggles or challenges faced. An aspiring artist that sees life itself as an endless wealth of knowledge that can shape, reinvent and give birth to untapped greatness, wisdom and potential. I yearn for a part of that knowledge, a yearning that fuels the required focus to achieve.

Being open-minded is an inevitable requirement of being a successful artist, who is able to explore and implement variance in ones, pieces. This open-mindedness has infiltrated my entire being, acting as a driver often steering my mind through a kaleidoscope of thoughts for the achievement of impressionable pieces.

My oeuvre is consistent of mainly drawings and paintings, which is representational of my identity and aspects of social commentary.  The works I create allows for a unique exploration into disciplines and concepts that can influence effective psychological reaction and dynamic change in society. “The drawing techniques and use of media adds to the temporal quality of the moment captured” (National Gallery of Jamaica.) Each piece is a vehicle for communing emotions felt and expressed in regards to my heritage and its aftermaths in today’s Jamaica – unearthing a new/ contemporary art form with a unique personality created through the eyes of the artist; his experiences and the context in which he lives.