Norma Haas Rosen was born in Hackensack, N.J. and lived in Teaneck through high school gradation. She graduated from Alfred University, SUNY College of Ceramics with a BFA. She went onto Temple University, Tyler School of Art where she earned an MFA. Rosen holds a Clear California Teaching Credential in Career Technical Education and has served in the Superior Courts of Los Angeles County as a Civil Harassment Mediator.
As an artist educator, she has lived in NYC, Philadelphia, upstate New York, small mid-western cities, San Diego and Benin City Nigeria while teaching at various universities. Her internships, residencies, art workshops and travels have taken her to Deer Island, Maine, Penland, North Carolina, Helena, Montana, Toronto, Canada, Nova Scotia, Canada, Wolverhampton,England and Oaxaca, Mexico. Her work has been widely exhibited throughout the US and Canada in solo and group exhibitions and is in collections at the Carpenter-Traver Foundation and the Royal Ontario Museum. Rosen's photography has been published by the Center for African Art, NYC., The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Abrams, NYC, Benchmark Books/Marshall Cavendish, NYC, Collections Search Center/Smithsonian Libraries, DC, African Arts/UCLA and YTA publications, Brooklyn, NY. Surface Design, Technical Tutorial Articles, Cultural and Aesthetics have been featured in: Art Voices, Fiberarts, and SDJ Journal.
Titles: Mother, Daughter, Sister, Ex-wife, Artist, Designer, Sales Representative, Author, Researcher, Dancer, Court Mediator, Collector, Tortoise and Animal Caretaker, Gardener, Traditional Healer N'OBO, IFASOTE, Priestess of the River of Mirror Ohen Eze N'ughegbe, Segula Challah Baker, Nechama-Rachel.