Open Studios: Christina Pettersson & Rose Marie Cromwell

Peek into their studios and chat with them about their practices.

Christina Pettersson

Born in Stockholm, Sweden, Christina Pettersson has lived in Miami, FL most of her life. Thus her last two solo exhibitions, in Everglades National Park and at the historic Deering Estate on Biscayne Bay, reflect her lifelong passions in her hometown.

She has curated and staged group performances and public programming throughout her native South Florida. In conjunction with exhibitions and organizations such as AIRIE, Girls Club, and various historical entities she collaborates to bring these themes to life in the community- thru walking and bus tours of neighborhoods, cemeteries and the local environment, guest lectures, workshops, book clubs, even shadow puppet performances. These events have allowed Pettersson’s work to become a true engagement with the community, dissolving boundaries, utilizing the talents of a variety of people and organizations with limited resources, and educating and delighting by innovative means.

Rose Marie Cromwell

Rose Marie Cromwell is a photo and video artist, whose work explores the effects of globalization on the local. She is also interested in the tenuous space between the political and the spiritual. Rose is from Seattle, has lived the past 15 years between New York and Latin America and is currently based in Miami. Her first book “El Libro Supremo de la Suerte” was published in 2018 by TIS books, and was awarded the Light Work Photo Book Prize named one of the “25 Best Photobooks of 2018” by TIME Magazine. In 2021 she published two books, “Eclipse” by TIS Books, and “A More Fluid Atmosphere” by Pomegranate Press. She has had solo exhibitions at Diablo Rosso Gallery, Antitesis Gallery, both in Panama City, Panama, Institute 193 in Kentucky, and Filter Photo in Chicago. Her work has also been exhibited at Aperture Foundation in New York, PRIZM Art Fair in Miami, The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, and The Silver Eye Arts Center in Pittsburgh, among many others. She has an upcoming exhibition at The High Museum in Atlanta opening in March 2024. Cromwell is recipient of a Fulbright Grant, A Getty Reportage grant, and was a Light Work AIR, and is currently an AIR at Oolite Arts in Miami. Her freelance clients include The New Yorker, TIME, The New York Times, National Geographic, and Harper’s Magazine.

Christina Pettersson and Rose Marie Cromwell’s residency is KinoSaito’s partnership with Oolite Arts.


28 Oct 2023


1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


115 7th Street, Verplanck, NY 10596
Opening Hour