Rose Pellicano began her studies in botanical painting in 1993. Nature has always been her inspiration and botanical painting has become her focus. With Art Botanica she has collaborated in numerous exhibitions, including East Meets West, Native Flora of Long Island, Flora of the Bible, and The Camellias of Planting Field Arboretum, which won a silver medal from the Royal Horticultural Society.
Her work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. and in Japan, and has been included in American Society of Botanical Artists group exhibitions at the Horticultural Society of New York; Bruce Museum, in Greenwich, Connecticut; Filoli Gardens, in Woodside, California; Longwood Gardens, in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania; Chicago Botanic Garden; U.S. Botanic Garden, in Washington, D.C.; and Weisman Art Museum, in Minneapolis.
Her paintings won awards of merit at the South Shore Art Center in Massachusetts in 2005 and the Art League of Nassau County. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, in Pittsburgh, and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Florilegium. She is a fellow of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Florilegium Society. She teaches botanical painting at Old Westbury Gardens, New York. Her work is represented by Susan Frei Nathan Fine Works on Paper, in Millburn, New Jersey, and by Sunflower Fine Arts, in Garden City, New York.
Rose Pellicano has been a member of the American Society since it was founded in 1995. She is a graduate of Hunter College and was a teacher for many years . She studied botanical painting with Anne-Marie Evans and has participated in many juried exhibitions held by the ASBA and other Botanical Gardens. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation as well as in many private collections.
In 1994 , with four other botanical artists , she formed Art Botanica, and together collaborated on several collections of paintings - Native Flora of Long Island, Flora of the Bible- which have been traveling nationally to many Botanic Gardens, Arboretums as well as museums. In 2001 , together with Art Botanica she exhibited at the Royal Horticultural Society in London and received a Silver Medal. In 2001 Art Botanica also exhibited in Hyogo Japan together with Green Grass, an artists group from Japan in the East Meets West Exhibition. In the exchange exhibit the works were also shown in New York City at the Ursus Gallery. Her illustrations have been included in the Gardener Magazine.
Rose Pellicano has been teaching botanical painting since 1997 at the Community Club Studi. She also teaches at Old Westbury Gardens, Old Westbury, New York.