About Rosie

Rosie Gordon-Wallace is Founder, Director and Curator of Diaspora Vibe Gallery and Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator. Since 1996,
Gordon-Wallace has initiated and produced transnational creative programs that redefine concepts of “diaspora” including the International
Cultural Exchange program, the Caribbean Crossroads Series, the Artist-In-Residence program, an ongoing contemporary exhibitions program,
and numerous community-based outreach projects. One might never have guessed that this licensed Medical Microbiologist and former Senior
Consultant for Searle Pharmaceuticals from 1981 -1999 is the founder and senior curator of Diaspora Vibe, one of the most talked about virtual
art spaces in Miami and on the east coast. Gordon- Wallace, always a passionate lover of art, made up her mind in 1999 to devote herself full
time to the gallery she created and developed. Diaspora Vibe Gallery and Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator specializes in Caribbean and
Latin American Art with an emphasis on emerging artists. The gallery supports the development of new work by resident artists by offering
exhibition space, artist talks, workshops and other skill- building career opportunities for artists. Diaspora Vibe’s founder has been conducting
International Cultural Exchanges for twenty years. She is known for her consulting work in philanthropy, advising on grant administration, public
art projects, exhibitions, curating and community cultural development.
2016, Gordon- Wallace curated Let Them Eat Read Earth Let Them Eat Dirt. Solo exhibition of Aisha Tandiwe Bell at Space One Eleven,
Birmingham, Alabama and co-curated “ Eleven Voices” at Deering Estate opening Oct.19 2016, The Way You Like it and in 2009 “Living
Sculpture” featuring forty artists’ from the USA and Jamaica, Mr. Myers My Sweet Jane, featuring Danny Ramirez, EnFoco Portfolio Review
Panelist in New York. She has served as a National Panelist and Speaker at The Grant Makers Conference, served on the selection panel for US
Artists and as Zora Neal Hurston Festival Judge, Museum Panelist Speaker on Caribbean Art Topics and travels the Caribbean curating
and speaking on Caribbean Art of the Diaspora and Caribbean Visual artists related topics.
Gordon-Wallace is an active community member serving on the boards of diverse organizations such as Jamaica USA Chamber of Commerce,
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami Dade County, Design & Architecture High School (DASH) and National Performance
Network | Visual Artists Network ( NPN |VAN). Rosie Gordon- Wallace has been awarded The Red Cross Spectrum award for Culture, the Miami
Beach Black Advisory Board Award for Arts and Culture and The Arts and Business Culture Award for Shining Stars among many awards.
Gordon-Wallace is a licensed Medical Microbiology & Immunology graduate from University College Hospital of the West Indies and University of
Manchester, England. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Gordon-Wallace currently resides in Miami, Florida.
Diaspora Vibe Gallery artists can be viewed at www.dvcai.org ; www.diasporavibe.net : www.diasporavibegallery.blogspot.com ; created in 2014
the archival site at The University of Miami Special Collection Archive.