Erin Rothstein, ‘Avocado Toast’, 2017, Artspace Warehouse

Erin Rothstein is a Canadian artist, born in Montreal and currently living and working in Toronto. In her latest series, “The Tasting Room,” Rothstein uses her signature hyperrealist style to portray edible subjects on minimalist backgrounds. “I paint food because I love everything that has to do with food-culture,” Rothstein explains. “You’ll often find me cooking and eating, all the while engrossed in a total culinary experience of smells, tastes, and aesthetics. The foods I paint are universally relatable. They trigger people’s emotions on a very primal level, making them happy, hungry, excited, and nostalgic.”

This one-of-a-kind 12 inch by 12 inch square original artwork is a photorealistic composition created with acrylic paint on canvas. It is ready to hang. The sides are painted as a continuation of the front and it does not require framing. It is signed by the artist on the back of the artwork. Convenient local Los Angeles area delivery. $15 shipping within Continental US. Affordable worldwide shipping options available. A certificate of authenticity and hanging hardware are included.

Rothstein has been carving out a new space for hyperrealism within the context of today’s art market. Her work combines academic techniques with innovative subjects and compositions, in order to showcase hyperrealism as a whimsical and fresh-faced style. Rothstein brings art and food closer together, fostering a new appreciation of art in an immersive foodie-culture.

Rothstein holds a BFA from Concordia University, where she specialized in painting and drawing. She also holds an MA from The University of Western Ontario, where she studied in detail the evolution of décor in modern art. The Tasting Room Series has received a Scotiabank Viewers Choice Award, as well as support from the Ontario Arts Council. This series has also received recognition in The Huffington Post, The National Post, Architectural Digest and Toronto Life. Rothstein’s work is held in major collections including Google and The Colart Collection. Erin’s interdisciplinary experience in the arts and fierce commitment to the realm of contemporary aesthetics lends itself to projects that are highly nuanced and refreshingly innovative.

EXHIBITIONS
2017 “The Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition.” Toronto, Ontario
2017 Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong
2017 “The Artist Project 2017.” Better Living Centre, Toronto, Ontario
2016 “Feast.” Miele Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2016 “Amuse Bouche.” Abbozzo Gallery, Toronto Ontario
2016 “The Artist Project 2016.” Better Living Centre, Toronto Ontario
2015 “Bite Me.” Coldstream Fine Art, Toronto, Ontario
2015 “Festival of Smalls.” Art Interiors, Toronto, Ontario
2014 “Festival of Smalls.” Art Interiors, Toronto, Ontario
2014 “11th Toronto Timeraiser.” The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2014 “The One of a Kind Spring Show.” Direct Energy Center, Toronto, Ontario
2014 “The Artist Project 2014.” Better Living Center, Toronto, Ontario
2013 “Holiday Show.” The Elaine Fleck Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2013 “The One of a Kind Christmas Show.” The Direct Energy Center, Toronto, Ontario
2013 “The Delicious Food Show.” Direct Energy Center, Toronto, Ontario
2013 “Festival of Smalls.” Art Interiors, Toronto, Ontario
2013, “Nuit Blanche.” The Elaine Fleck Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2013 “Tasting Room.” Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, Ontario
2013 “The Artist Project 2013.” Better Living Center, Toronto, Ontario
2012 “The Festival ofSmalls.”Art Interiors, Toronto, Ontario
2012 “The Affordable Art Fair.” New York
2012 “The Artist Project 2012.” Queen Elizabeth Building, Toronto, Ontario
2011 “AGH Fall Show.” The Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario
2011 “Nuit Blanche Exhibition.” Engine Gallery, Toronto, Ontario

COLLECTIONS
Google (Montreal, Quebec)
Art Interiors (Tronto, Ontario)
The Colart Collections (Montreal, Quebec)

AWARDS
Ontario Arts Council Emerging Artists Grant 2012
Scotiabank People’s Choice Award, The Artist Project 2012
Western Graduate
Research Scholarship, The University of Western Ontario 2008-­‐2010
Graduate Student Teaching Award Nominee, The University of Western Ontario 2010
Research Travel Scholarship, The University of Western Ontario
2009 Anne Savage Memorial Scholarship, Concordia University 2007 Fine Arts Program First Year Achievement Award, Dawson College 2004

PUBLICATIONS AND CURATIONS
“Roughing it in the Bush: Representations of ‘Primitivism’ at the Canadian Frontier.” Mapping Medievalism at the Canadian Frontier, The University of Western Ontario,
6-21.2010.
“Buckets, Broomsticks and Bed Sheets: Arte Povera Today.” Expulsion: Echoes of Arte Povera, The University of Western Ontario, 30-35. 2008.
Co-Curator of “Mapping Medievalism at the Canadian
Frontier,” Department of Visual Arts, University of Western Ontario Museum London (London, ON), The D.B. Weldon Library (London, ON) and The University of Toronto Art Center (Toronto, ON),
October, 2010 Co-Curator of “Expulsion: Echoes of Arte Povera,” Department of Visual Arts, University of Western Ontario
ArtLab, The University of Western Ontario (London, ON), November 2008

About the gallery: Artspace Warehouse is one of the world's leading galleries for savvy contemporary art collectors. With galleries in Zurich (Switzerland Kunstwarenhaus Est. 2000) and Los Angeles (USA Est. 2010), Artspace Warehouse specializes in affordable international urban, pop, figurative and abstract art from the hottest emerging and mid-career artists.

Signature: This artwork is signed and dated by the artist on the back.

Image rights: SHIPPING: $15 Continental USA

About Erin Rothstein

Canadian, b. 1986, based in Toronto, ON, Canada

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