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Susan Rothenberg

American, 1945–2020

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Susan Rothenberg

American, 1945–2020

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Best known for her large-scale paintings of horses made between 1973-80, Susan Rothenberg’s more recent work features subjects including the inside of her studio and the natural surroundings by her home in the rural Pacific Southwest (her “dirtied-down” colors and thick, gestural painted surfaces reflect the topography of this region). Although Rothenberg often portrays recognizable subjects, her work is rarely transparent in meaning—she has said that she does not “want to get too literal about things,” and wants “the viewer to be able to do the work too.” Rothenberg has been married to conceptual artist Bruce Nauman since 1989.

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Solo show at a major institution
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and 3 more
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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 5 more
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Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 2 more
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Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
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Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 4 more
Biography

Best known for her large-scale paintings of horses made between 1973-80, Susan Rothenberg’s more recent work features subjects including the inside of her studio and the natural surroundings by her home in the rural Pacific Southwest (her “dirtied-down” colors and thick, gestural painted surfaces reflect the topography of this region). Although Rothenberg often portrays recognizable subjects, her work is rarely transparent in meaning—she has said that she does not “want to get too literal about things,” and wants “the viewer to be able to do the work too.” Rothenberg has been married to conceptual artist Bruce Nauman since 1989.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and 3 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 5 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 2 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 4 more
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