Carrie Mae Rose is currently focusing on building wings out of collected and found agave leaves. She believes we humans are 1/2 animal and 1/2 angel. The wings represent a personal healing transformation of our more spiritual parts, a release and expansion beyond trauma, fear and protection.
Rose began working with the Arizona desert-grown agave plant in the 2000 while living in Prescott. The agave maintains a tender sweet center within its beautiful radial structure of barbed and pointed stalks that protect it from nectar and water seeking animals. When approaching the agave plant, one must be aware and respectful of this natural armor. Similarly, we each need love and touch yet also respect and honor. As a child she lacked the ability to protect herself and did not learn how to allow others treat her with reverence.  Her nectar, her center, continued to be handled indiscriminately. Her struggle to strike this delicate balance of vulnerability and safety inspired the first body of work, Agave Armor. Much of her animal parts were explored and healed after she spent a decade diving into an intensive meditation practice while living in NYC getting her MFA in Design & Technology from Parsons.
Two years ago she returned to the desert and has creatively landed in Jerome, Arizona. She has a Solar Species Studio that researches meditation states with sensors and she is developing her Lady Mae Lab / Label of kevlar chastity belts for her Wearable Weapons series. She has shown her work in many galleries and museums nationally and internationally.  You can currently see some of her winged work at the Village Gallery in Sedona, Arizona. Rose would also love to build more permanent sculptural commissions of large-scale agave wings for private collectors and businesses.

"All who are upon the Path, whether the path of occultism or mysticism, are weaving the ‘golden wedding garment’ by both inner alchemical work, and by outer service, whereby they transmute the body, building it into the incorruptible body of light, which the aspirant weaves, thread by golden thread, deed by selfless deed.  By sacrifice and service the ‘golden wedding garment’ forms as an amalgamation of the golden substance ‘emanated from and by the Spirit of the Sun,’ which, when of sufficient density, shall enable us soar into the higher spheres.’"
Max Heindel


2010   M.F.A. in Design & Technology, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY

2002  Bachelor of Arts, Prescott College, Prescott, AZ (aka Carrie Mae Kreyche)


2012-2013 Computational Fashion Fellow at Eyebeam in collaboration with scientist/battery expert Dr. Dan Steingart of Princeton University. Wrote grant that funded Computational Fashion Program at Eyebeam. 175k grant disbursed over 2 years, 2012 - 2014, from Rockefeller NYC Cultural Innovation Fund that bridged Silicon Alley and Garment District. Included multiple collaborations, exhibitions, workshops, presentations, and book launch.

2011-2012 Six month Eyebeam Residency for Violet Wand Collar project in Chelsea, NY, NY

2009  Watermill Center Residency. Butoh performer in Steven Vega's short film at Robert Wilson's Watermill  Center


2015 Future Fossils event with Artbeat, Gild Hall and Hanoux in NY, NY

2014 Collaboration with Mars Without Borders (MWOB) and donations from Hanoux for hand-built custom Computational Couture garment for analog astronaut simulation at Mars Desert Research Station in Utah Dec 13th - Dec 29th, 2014.

2013 Between the Door and The Street: A Performance Initiated by Suzanne Lacy Brooklyn Museum & Creative Time, moderated by Jasmine Wahi Contemporary. Participated in performance as conversationalist.

2013  NY Hall of Science Workshop Assistant to build a solar recharging device for usb connected devices.

2009  Eli Klein Fine Arts, Fine Art Gallery Intern.

2008  Invited guest to participate in Future Families Together Workshop at MoMA in conjunction with the exhibition Design & the Elastic Mind.


2016 “Computational Couture” at Parsons Y4 Labs NY, NY

2016  “Angels and Astronauts” for the Opening the Creative Body Course, Prescott College, Prescott, AZ

2015 “Angels and Astronauts,“ Graduate Fine Arts Satellite Lecture Series, California College of Art (CCA), San Francisco, CA

2014 “Artist Fuse with Technology,“ Silicon Harlem Panel, Harlem, NYC

2014 “Carrie Mae Rose, Wearable Weapons” at LISA (Leaders in Software and Art) Monthly Salon, LED LAB, TriBeCa, NYC, NY

2014  “Computational Fashion” at Women in Art and Technology event with Amelia Marzac at A.I.R.Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2014  “Carrie Mae Rose on Wearable Weapons,” NYU POLY TECH MAGNET Lecture Hall Series, NYU, NY, NY

2014  “Wearable Weapons” at Animamus Art Salon event held at Molasses Books, Brooklyn, NY

2013 “Wearable Weapons” at The Very First Year at Eyebeam Art & Technology, NY, NY

2013 “Carrie Mae Rose - Evolution of an Artist” at MFA in Design & Technology Bootcamp, Parsons, NY, NY

2013 “Computational Fashion” Keynote Speaker on Fashion & Science for STEM Day for Teens, Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum Complex, NY, NY

2013 “Eyebeam Chats: Residents and Fellows in Conversation” a panel discussion about Bodies and Technology, Chelsea NY, NY  

2012  “Wearable Weapons” at Microsoft Social Computing Symposium, held at NYU ITP Department, NY, NY 2011  “Wearable Weapons” at Time Warner Center Art for Business Volunteers for the Arts

2009  “Agave Armor Project,” Open Hack Day,  IgniteNYC, Hudson Theater, NY, NY


2014  Artist Spotlight: Carrie Mae Rose ~ interview on soundwall.co

2013  MakerBot Stories Interview - Carrie Mae Rose on MakerBot Blog

2013  Video Interviews with Computational Fashion Fellows: Carrie Mae Rose & Kaho Abe - Eyebeam Art & Tech Center

2012  The Sublime and the Vulnerable - The Art of Carrie Mae Rose ~ Interview by Zoe Romano for Digicult   Magazine

2011  Eye To Eyebeam: A Conversation With Carrie Mae Rose

2011  Radio Interview: Break Through Radio - Art Uncovered ~ Interview by Thomas Seely


2018 Two Large Agave Wing Installations, Agave Heritage Festiva,l proposed at Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum and the Hotel Congress, Tucson, AZ.

2017 Large Agave Wing Installation, Agave Heritage Festival, Hotel Congress, Tucson, AZ

2016 Agave Wing Installation, Cottonwood, AZ

2015 Carrie Mae Rose, (      ) blank by Wallplay NY, NY

2013  Light As A Feather, BODYCROWNS: Poetic Models of Future Garments for Space Emigration, Eyebeam Art & Technology Center, NY, NY

2012  Wearable Weapons, Hoop Study 005 (Rite of Passage), Window Gallery at Eyebeam, NY, NY

2011  ShearGlory Exhibition, Devotion, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

2007  Agave Armor for the 21st Century, Five15 Arts , Phoenix, AZ

2005  Leaping Point, Gallery Beyond Words, Prescott, AZ

2003  The Sacred and The Profane, Pangaea, Prescott, AZ

2002  Impeccable Assumptions, B.A. Thesis Show, The Chapel, Prescott, AZ

2001  Reclamation, Shoestring Gallery, Prescott, AZ


2017  Building Puentes Across Naciones, Museo de Arte de Nogales, Nogales, Mexico

2016  Gateway Project Space, Bacchanal Newark, NJ

2015  Future Fossils, Artbeat & Gild Hall, NY, NY

2014  Inseparable: The Soundwall Experience, Gallery 151 ~ NY, NY

2014  POLISH, Rox Gallery, Lower East Side NY, NY  

2014  Ultra/Sensory on Womanorial, Curated online by Lilia Kudelia, World Wide Web

2014  Eyebeam Annual Showcase Exhibit, Eyebeam Art & Technology Center, Chelsea, NY, NY

2013  Least Orthodox Goddess, Gallery 151, Chelsea NY, NY

2013  Eyebeam Annual Showcase Exhibit, Eyebeam Art & Technology Center, Chelsea, NY, NY

2012  Look | Sharp: Art and Fashion from the Edge, Galerie Protégé, Chelsea, NY, NY

2011  Piece of Mind,  F.I.T. Show, Chelsea, NY, NY

2010  BETA Spaces, Surreal Estate Arts Collective, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY

2009  Merve Unsal's Online Airports Project, NY, NY

2009  Parsons Thesis Exhibit, New York, NY

2007  99$ Show, Five15 Arts , Phoenix, AZ

2006  Fiber Arts Showcase, Gallery 107, Winslow, AZ

2005  Shift Show, Gallery Beyond Words, Prescott, AZ

2003  Raku Gallery, Jerome, AZ


2015  Metalsmith, The Art of Disarming by Kim Cridler, pages 26-34, full image on page 31

2015  Computational Fashion: Topics in fashion and wearable technology, opposite contents & pp. 68-73

2013  This Week in Art Must-See Art Events: Light As A Feather  Art F City, Paddy Johnson

2013  Eyebeam Residencies Redux Digital Art & Innovation  

2013  This Week in Art Must-See Art Events: The Least Orthodox Goddess Art F City, Whitney Kimball

2013  The Least Orthodox Goddess by White Wall Magazine

2013  Gallery 151 and The Least Orthodox Goddess by Lori Forbus for LA Blog

2013  Picture This: The Goddess Kicks Ass by Oscar Laluyan for Artfuse

2013  Welcome to the Third Wave of Wearable Technology by Lieu Thi Pham for Smart Planet  

2013  Here's a Preview of a Year at Eyebeam by Whitney Kimball in the L Magazine  

2012  Alternative Histories: New York Art Spaces, 1960-2010, MIT Press, featured on page 272.

2011  Wearable Weapons on whokilledbambi.co.uk

2011  Examining the Culture of Militarization by Jennifer on Electric Foxy

2011  Scissor Sculptures: Carrie Mae Rose on ffffound.com

2011  Break Through Radio - Art Uncovered by Thomas Seely

2010  Red-Handed, re: D Parsons Alumni Magazine, online article

2001  Raw Witness, (60 page Art Book) Prescott, AZ, Self-Published.


FUTURE FOSSILS: Carrie Mae Rose & Hannah Jill Ross / Studio Shots from WelterWeight Productions on Vimeo.




Steven Vega | Harbor | November 21, 2009 from The Watermill Center on Vimeo.