born nEW YORK CITY • LIVES LOS ANGELES

ERIKA ROTHENBERG  I am a conceptual artist whose provocative and  humorous work about social and political issues takes many forms, from paintings and photographs to museum installations and large-scale  outdoor works. My work has been widely exhibited at galleries and museums including MoMA, New York, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, MCA Chicago, and Documenta IX in Kassel, Germany. I have taught at CalArts, UCLA and Otis and received grants from the Getty and Norton Foundations. My work is in many private and public collections, including MOMA; LACMA; MOCA Los Angeles; the Art Institute of Chicago; and MCA Chicago. I have completed several large-scale public art projects, including The Road to Hollywood in LA, and Freedom of Expression National Monument in NYC. I reinstalled my 1992 Museum Of Modern Art exhibition House of Cards at Zolla Lieberman Gallery, Chicago  in 2015 Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles in 2016. erikarothenberg@me.com
 


CAREER SUMMARY

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SELECTED ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles 2016
Zolla-Lieberman Gallery, Chicago 1991, 94, 2001, 08, 15
PPOW Gallery, New York 1986, 87, 90, 92, 93, 96, 99
Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles 1988, 89, 91, 93, 95, 96, 00, 05
Orange County Museum of Art 1989
New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York 1990
Museum of Modern Art, New York 1992
Laguna Art Museum 1994
Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow 1995
Galerie Hubert Winter, Vienna 1992
Praz Delavallade, Paris 1997

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 2004-present, Monument to a Bear permanent installation in sculpture garden
Museum of Modern Art, NYC, Committed to Print, 1988
Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, The Home Show, 1988
Milwaukee Art Museum, Word As Image 1960-1990, 1990
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 1991-2014, 2017
The Whitney Museum, NYC, Whitney Biennial 1991, AIDS Timeline
Documenta IX, Kassel, Germany 1992
Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin 1992
Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Uber-Leben, 1994
Old Glory: The American Flag in Contemporary Art, traveled US 1995-96, venues included Cleveland, Houston, Phoenix museums
New Museum, NYC: Not Just forLaughs, 1980; Language, Drama, Source and Vision, 1983; Bad Girls, 1995
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The End of the Century, 1997
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 1997, 1999, 2004
MassMoca, Massachusetts, Billboard, 1999
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Made in California, 2000-2001
Laguna Art Museum, Whiteness: A Wayward Construct, 2003
Milwaukee Art Museum, Artists Interrogate: Politics and War, 2004
ICI traveling exhibition, Situation Comedy, 2005-7
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Index: Conceptualism in California, 2008
Printed Matter, NY, A Show About CoLab, 2011
Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI, Sense of Humor, 2010
Stockholm Independent Art Fair, Public Domain 2012
Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles 2012 and California African American Museum, LA, Go Tell It On The Mountain, 2012-2013
D.C. Moore Gallery, NY 2012
Gildar Gallery, Denver 2014
IC Editions Anniversary Show, Susan Inglett Gallery, NY 2016
Orange County Museum of Art, 2017
Milwaukee Art Museum. 2017
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 2017
Museum Of The City Of New York 2017

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS
Museum of Modern Art. New York
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Allen Museum, Oberlin College, OH
Milwaukee Art Museum
Toledo Museum of Art
New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent
Musee d'Art Contemporain, Lausanne
The New School for Social Research, New York
The New York Public Library
Getty Research Institute
Hammer Museum at UCLA Grunwald Center
Weatherspoon Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Block Museum, Northwestern University
Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
University Art Museum, Santa Barbara, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University
Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID
Berkeley Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA

PUBLIC PROJECTS
Freedom of Expression National Monument, in collaboration with Laurie Hawkinson, architect and John Malpede, performance artist, intreractive public sculpture in New York, sponsored by Creative Time, Inc. 1984, reinstalled in New York, 2004
Billboard for Art Against Aids, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., 1989
Two Projects for the Los Angeles Festival, 1990: Billboard: There Are Still Traditional Families Van Nuys Boulevard, Window Installation: Have You Attacked America Today?, Soap Plant, Los Angeles.
The Wall of (Un)Fame, Los Angeles County MTA Lakewood Blvd. Green Line Station, 1995
Under the Covers, Los Angeles Public Library, Robertson Branch, 1998
TheRoad to Hollywood, Hollywood & Highland, Los Angeles, 2001

PRESS

Zellen, Jody, Review, Artillery, January 2017
Dambrod, Shana Nys, Top Ten Los Angeles Shows 2016, Art Ltd. January 2017
Ollman, Leah, Review Los Angeles Times, November 28, 2016
Grabner, Michelle, Review, Artforum Summer 2015
Artner, Alan G, Rothenberg exhibits eye for bleak humor, Chicago Tribune, September 26, 2008
Lovelace, Carey, Girls, Girls, Girls, Art in America, June, 2007
Holly Myers, Dynamically capturing the feminist spriit, Los Angeles Times, March 13, 2007
Glaser, Milton and Ilic, Mirko, The Design of Dissent, Rockport Publishers, 2005
Freudenheim, Susan, "Casting a cold eye...on life and death, artist Erika Rothenberg addresses serious questions that some of her peers prefer not to grapple with," Los Angeles Times, March 25, 2005
Ebony, David, “Creative Time’s Free Speech Zone.” Art in America, October, 2004
Trainor, James, “Freedom of Expression National Monument,” Frieze, November/December 2004
Smith, Roberta, “Caution: Angry Artists at Work,” New York Times, August 27, 2004
Muschamp, Herbert, “Picturing the new Ground Zero,” New York Times, August 31, 2003
Life and Times, KCET, May 7, 2003
Knight, Christopher, “The ‘Road’ Daringly Traveled,” Los Angeles Times, November 30, 2001
Yablonsky, Linda, Review, Time Out New York, May 19, 1999
Ed. “Ten Top LA Artists Create the City of the Future, Los Angeles magazine, December 1999
Otto, Susan, review, Art in America, June 1997
BBC Scotland, Sunday Religion Programme, January 22, 1995
Rayment, Tim “Uproar Greets Art Show of Stolen Suicide Notes,” The Sunday Times, London, January 22, 1995
Von Blum, Paul, “Erika Rothenberg’s Satire,” Z Magazine, July/August 1994
Artner, Alan G., “”Rothenberg’s Bits On the Sexes Are Anything But Routine,” Chicago Tribune, July 1, 1994
Knight, Christopher, “Bad Girls: Feminism on Wry, Los Angeles Times, February 8, 1994
Glueck, Grace, “A Broader View of Feminism,” The New York Observer, February 7, 1994
Nesbitt, Lois, Review, Artforum, January 1994
Bonami, Francesco. Review. Flash Art, January 1994.
Kapitanoff, Nancy, "Pain and Grief Emerge in Exhibit of Suicide Notes," Los Angeles Times, February 27, 1993
Phillips, Particia C.,Review, Artforum, October, 1992
Princenthal, Nancy, Review, Art in America, July, 1992
Yood, James, Review, Artforum, January, 1992
Curtis, Cathy, "Mordant Observations on Life From Rothenberg," Los Angeles Times, July 15, 1991
Curtis, Cathy, "Coloring-Book Critique of 'America, the Perfect Country'," Los Angeles Times, Aug. 19, 1989
Linker, Kate, Review, Artforum, Nov. 1987
Levin, Kim, Review, The Village Voice, Oct. 6, 1987
Hess, Elizabeth, Review, The New York Observer, Oct. 5, 1987
Brenson, Michael, Review, New York Times, Oct. 2, 1987
Zelevansky, Lynn, Review, Art & Auction, Oct., 1984
Lippard, Lucy, Review, The Village Voice, April 10, 1984
Brenson, Michael, Review, New York Times, Jan 6, 1984
Princenthal, Nancy, Review, Artnews, Jan 1984