Roscoè B. Thické III
(b. 1981) was born and raised in Miami, Florida. After graduating high school Thické enlisted in the US Army to embark on a journey of exploration and transformation. The army provided Thické with the opportunity to see the world via his travels, but it would be a volunteer based photography class in South Korea, that would take Thické from amateur explorer of culture and customs, to the intentional, stirring, and impressive images we see of his work today. Roscoè pursued his passion for visual arts by studying photography and design at Broward College. Thické’s work is centered around the resilience of spirit, affliction of memory, and the art in “seeing”. Roscoè is an Oolite Arts Residency allum and was awarded a residency at the African American Research Library of Fort Lauderdale in 2021. During the pandemic, The Bass museum called upon Roscoè and other local artists to create work for their Work from Home series. Artists were asked to explore their everyday lives as it pertains to the diaspora while addressing climate change. Roscoè’s contribution to “Work from Home” included photographs of family in black and white featured along Miami Beach’s boardwalk pathway between The Bass and Lincoln Road. Thické’s work was on view at the Art and Culture center in Hollywood, Fl, for the exhibition Introspective a Reckoning of the Soul; a collaborative exhibition where he showcased four 16x20 still images collectively titled “The box is a trap”. Roscoè was nominated and granted the opportunity to be apart of the Atlantic Center of the Arts/Oolite Arts, artist development residency, in New Smyrna beach (ACA Home and Away), and recently spoke on a panel about art and activism through a partnership with the Broward County Library. Roscoè B. Thické III will expand his scope of work through his recent achievement, the 2021 Ellie Schneiderman Creator award (The Ellies).