Connections: Sculpture by Rachel Rotenberg

Martino Gallery, 2nd floor

Biography

Rachel Rotenberg was born in Toronto, Canada.  She attended University in Toronto and New York City receiving her BFA from York University in 1981. In 1984 she moved to a studio in Williamsburg Brooklyn choosing wood as her primary medium.   Rotenberg moved to Baltimore with her family in 1994.

In 2012 she received a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. She has also received a 2009 Creative Baltimore Individual Artist Award, and grants from the Art Bank of Canada and the E.D. Foundation.

Rotenberg has exhibited her sculpture in the Baltimore Museum of Art. The Delaware Art Museum, Center for the Arts Gallery at Towson University, University Gallery at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Hillyer Arts Gallery in Washington DC and many area galleries including the Montpelier Arts Center, Fredrick’s Delaplaine Visual Arts Center , Atkins Arboretum Gallery, the Decker Gallery at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore’s Creative Alliance at the Patterson and the Greater Reston Arts Center, Reston, Virginia.

Artist Statement

I look for shared connections. I transform intimate moments into forms. I create a visual dialogue through the manipulation of material. The sculptures wrap, weave, and fold into themselves and into the spaces they encompass. Each piece is an amalgam of relationships.  My sculptures are muscular movements with intimate, provocative and at times humorous moments.