Rosemary Feit Covey

Rosemary Feit Covey

(Washington, DC b. South Africa)


Rosemary Feit Covey was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. In a career spanning three decades she has exhibited internationally and received countless awards. Ms. Covey is the recipient of both a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship and Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation National Fine Art Award. Ms. Covey’s work is in many major museum and library collections, including the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the New York Public Library Print Collection, the National Museum of American History, Harvard University and the Papyrus Institute in Cairo, Egypt. In 2007 a large retrospective of Ms. Covey's science-related work was displayed at the International Museum of Surgical Science in Chicago.

Ms. Covey was the recent recipient of a fellowship at Georgetown University Medical Center, as the 2007-2008 Artist-in-Residence. She has also held residencies in Bellagio, Italy and in Santa Ana, California and has had solo exhibitions both nationally and internationally, including Toronto, New York, Chicago, Washington DC, Buenos Aires, Zurich and Geneva. Solo museum exhibitions include the Butler Museum of American Art and the Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts. Her work has been exhibited in countless group exhibitions including major exhibitions at the National Collection of Fine Arts and the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Most recently two pieces were shown at the Danforth Museum. Eric Denker, Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and Henry T. Hopkins, Director of the Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center in Los Angeles have written comprehensive articles on Ms. Covey’s work.

 Ms. Covey has been commissioned by General Electric Astro Space, the National Institute of Science, Georgetown University, the New York Times, the Washington Post as well as many other institutions and organizations. The International Federation of Metalworkers commissioned a large scale mural and print for their 90th anniversary convention in Zurich, Switzerland. Trade union leaders representing some fourteen million metalworkers worldwide received a signed, boxed print.

 Ms. Covey’s book illustrations have been commissioned and published by Simon & Schuster and William Morrow. Her work has been featured in many books on engraving including An Engraver’s Globe - Wood Engraving Worldwide in the Twenty-First Century, printed in London and Endgrain - Contemporary Wood Engraving in North America published in Canada. Articles on her work have been featured in magazines including Art in America, Juxtapoz, American Artist Magazine and Piedmont Airlines Magazine.

Ms. Covey has lectured on her work in China at Guangzhu Art Academy and Xiamen University and at the International Monetary Fund, Interlochen Center for the Arts and the National Museum of Women in the Arts as well as at many other institutions in the United States and abroad.

 Ms. Covey received her education at Cornell University and the Maryland Institute.  She has been represented by Morton Fine Art since 2010.





(Washington, DC b. South Africa)



Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland

Cornell University, Ithaca, New York; Department of Architecture/Fine Art




Selected Collections: Institutions

Georgetown University Library, Washington, DC (512 pieces)

Evergreen Museum & Library, Baltimore, MD

National Museum of American History, Washington, DC

University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

National Library of Australia, Canberra

Harvard University, Houghton Library, Cambridge

State Library of South Australia, Adelaide

Huntington Library, San Marino, California

Print Club of Albany, Albany, New York

University of Illinois, Chicago

Boston Athenaeum, Boston, Massachusetts

International Federation of Metal Workers, Zurich

Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

University of Iowa, Iowa City

Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

University of Kentucky, Lexington

The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio

James Michener Museum of Art, Pennsylvania

California Polytechnic State University

McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Rivera Library, University of California, Riverside

The New York Public Library Print Collection

People’s Republic of China, Embassy Library, Washington

University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Cincinnati Public Library, Cincinnati, Ohio

Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

Columbia University, New York City

Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania

Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

Free Library of Philadelphia, Logan Square, Philadelphia

Dallas Public Library, Dallas, Texas

Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey

Dartmouth College, New Hampshire

Papyrus Institute, Cairo, Egypt

University of Delaware, Newark

Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York

Denver Print Club, Denver, Colorado

San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, California

Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado

National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland

Detroit Public Library, Detroit, Michigan

Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania

University of Vermont, Burlington

Georgetown University Library Print Collection

Yale University

Evergreen Museum,

Tweed Museum

Dartmouth University


University of Washington, Seattle

New Haven, CT

Baltimore, MD

Duluth, MN

Hanover, NH


Selected Fellowships, Grants and Residencies

2008       Artist Fellowship, Georgetown University Medical Center, Center for Clinical Bioethics, Washington, DC

2004       International Artist’s Residency, Grand Central Arts Center/Cal State Fullerton, Santa Ana, California

1998       Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship, Bellagio Conference and Study Center, Bellagio, Italy

1993       Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation, National Fine Art Grant Award, Printmaking 


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019       The Dark ReImagined, Morton Fine Art, Washington, DC

2018       Red Handed Installation, Wesley Theological Seminary: Henry Luce Center for Arts and Religion, Washington, DC

2017       The Planet is a Delicate Thing, Morton Fine Art, Washington, DC

2015       Self Conscious, Morton Fine Art, Washington, DC

2013       Red Handed, Morton Fine Art, Washington, DC

2011       Death of the Fine Art Print, Morton Fine Art, Washington, DC

2010     The ArtLeague Gallery, Alexandria, Virginia

2009     Perspective Gallery, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia

2009       Joan Hisoaka Healing Arts Gallery. Washington DC.

2007       International Museum of Surgical Science, Chicago, Illinois

2007     Brayham Contemporary Art, Toronto,Canada

2007     Arlington Arts Center, Sculpture on the Grounds, Arlington, Virginia

2005       Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, California

2003       The Arts Club of Washington

               Curator; Dr. Eric Denker, Curator of Prints and Drawings, Corcoran Gallery of Art

2003       Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, Delaware

2003       Wm. Floyd, 16 East 77 St., New York, New York

2002       Art Space, Raleigh, North Carolina

1999       American Pop Culture Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee

1997       The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio (cat.)

1997       Saginaw Valley State University Art Gallery, University Center, Michigan

1995       Time Gallery, 1407 N. Wells Street, Chicago, Illinois

1995       Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia

1995       Martin Sumers Graphics, 57th Street at 5th Avenue, New York

1992       Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, Michigan

1992       Jane Haslem Gallery, Washington, DC

1987       University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming

1985       National Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC

1983       Encounter Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland l Hotel Nova Park, Zurich, Switzerland

1982       The London Gallery, Washington, DC

1980       Arte Multiple, Buenos Aires, Argentina

1979       Martin Sumers Graphics, 57th Street at 5th Avenue, New York


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