Maria Rose was born in Montana and has worked and lived throughout the West. She began formal art training at age 13. In 1999 she attended college at Eastern New Mexico University on the Lorraine Schula Scholarship for Art. Maria Rose later received a BA from the University of Montana and her Master’s Degree in Art History from the University of Denver. Currently residing in New Mexico, her work has been shown across the West. Maria Rose has work in private collections throughout North America, Europe and Australia including Sydney, Portland, Denver, Chicago and Los Angeles.