Rose Montebello was born in the United Kingdom in 1974 and migrated to Australia in 1982. In 2000 she completed a Bachelor of Arts (Visual) with Honours in Printmedia and Drawing at the Australian National University.
After a decade of experimentation with digital printmaking practices, collage and assemblage, Rose has honed her technique, using reproduction, dissection and reconstruction of found images to create intricately layered works of art that examine human experience, temporality and transcendence.
Rose has exhibited widely including Streetwise: contemporary print culture, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (2015), Wildthing: Animals in Contemporary Australian Art, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney (2016) and Aviary (2017) and Imitation of life: Memory and Mimicry in Canberra region art (2011), Canberra Museum and Gallery. Recent solo exhibitions include Unravel, Megalo Print Studio and Gallery, Canberra (2014) and a two person exhibition titled Women’s Work, Bega Valley Regional Gallery, Bega (2009).
She was selected as a finalist in the Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre, Gymea (2015) and has been awarded Artist in Residence, Printmedia and Drawing Department, Australian National University, Canberra (2015) and Printmaker in Residence, Megalo Print Studio + Gallery, Canberra (2009). Her works are held in the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra Museum and Gallery and Artbank collections as well as local and interstate private collections.