Kay Rosen b. 1943

"I think of language almost like these little found objects that sort of suggest themselves to me. Sometimes I don't really go looking for them as much as they're just there.”

Kay Rosen is an American painter. She deploys her language and linguistics expertise in highly graphic word challenges, ranging from anagrams and palindromes to semordnilaps and ambigrams. Primarily a visual artist, Rosen is known for her wall drawings, paintings, and editions. Her paintings are included in numerous collections, such as the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.