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Jo Ann Rothschild
updated: 05/12/2013
website: www.joannrothschild.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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D12
D20
D13
D6
D7
D6
AFTER CHICAGO
THE MALECON
CURRENT EVENTS
#1
D 8
D 27
BOIDS
D 2
CEZANNE'S PUPPIES
 
Portfolio Keywords:  organic, collaborative, gestural, abstract, meditative, collage, process, autobiographical, language, feminist
 
 
D12 by Jo Ann Rothschild
D12
Mixed media on paper
2011
50 " x  38 " 
D20 by Jo Ann Rothschild
D20
mixed media on paper
2012
50 " x  38 " 
D13 by Jo Ann Rothschild
D13
mixed media on paper
2012
50 " x  38 " 
D6 by Jo Ann Rothschild
D6
mixed media on paper
2012
48 50 " x  36 38 " 
D7 by Jo Ann Rothschild
D7
mixed media on paper
2012
50 " x  38 " 
D6 by Jo Ann Rothschild
D6
mixed media on paper
2011
50 " x  38 " 
AFTER CHICAGO by Jo Ann Rothschild
AFTER CHICAGO
oil on canvas
2009
84 84 " x  66 66 " 
THE MALECON by Jo Ann Rothschild
THE MALECON
oil on canvas
2008
56 " x  56 " 
CURRENT EVENTS by Jo Ann Rothschild
CURRENT EVENTS
oil on canvas
2011
84" x  66" 
#1 by Jo Ann Rothschild
#1
oil on canvas
2010
84" x  66" 
D 8 by Jo Ann Rothschild
D 8
mixed media on paper
2012
50" x  38" 
D 27 by Jo Ann Rothschild
D 27
mixed media on paper
2012
50" x  38" 
BOIDS by Jo Ann Rothschild
BOIDS
mixed media on paper
2013
50" x  38" 
D 2 by Jo Ann Rothschild
D 2
mixed media on paper
2013
38" x  50" 
CEZANNE'S PUPPIES by Jo Ann Rothschild
CEZANNE'S PUPPIES
oil on linen
2013
36" x  48" 

Artist Statement
tDrawing often seems to me both the most personal and the most complex of statements. It is capable of self modification, dependent clauses, opposing visions, irony and uncertainty as well as the definite line.        

 

I am an abstract painter.  The first drawings I made that convinced me were mixed media pieces on American Etching Paper, which I finished in 1979.  That year and in 1980, I made paintings based on these drawings.  Now, the association between drawing and painting is less conscious.  It is rather that I work on ideas in both mediums.  The results are different, but related.  It’s interesting to me that 31 years later I have used the same materials and the same paper to make these 2010 drawings.  

 

Artist Bio / CV

Jo Ann Rothschild is an abstract painter.  Recognized by the Boston Globe as one of the area’s best practitioners of large scale abstraction,  in 2005, Christine Temin commented  further in the Globe on the Seriousness and modesty of Rothschild’s work, artistic qualities she was said to share with Giotto. She has shown work in Boston, New York, Chicago, Washington D.C., Freiburg Germany and Havana, Cuba.  The latter hosted her first retrospective at the National Theatre Building in 2001. Her next one person exhibition is scheduled for 2011 at the Boston gallery, HallSpace.

 

In 1993, she was the first recipient of the Maud Morgan Purchase Prize of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.  In addition to the BMFA, her work is in most major public collections in the Boston area, including the Fogg Museum at Harvard, The Rose Museum at Brandeis, and the Boston Public Library. Through The Art Connection, she has placed more than one hundred pieces with nonprofit organizations.  In 1998, she received a grant in painting from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

 

In 2003 and 2004, with Linda Price Snedden, she organized the drawing project e-VENT, a response to the Patriot Act, which involved more than 150 artists in producing a drawing which was then auctioned to benefit the Massachusetts ACLU.  In 2001 she started the Pine Street Inn art program, where she continues to teach.  Pine Street is the largest homeless shelter in Massachusetts.  In the nine years of this project it has reached more than 1000 guests and has involved more than 20 artists teaching 25 different classes.    She received an MVP for this work from the Patriot foundation in 2006.

 

Her 1989 satire, The Book of Penis!  was published in 2010, by Pressed Wafer Press.