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Gail H Rothschild
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Prospect Heights

ARTIST STATEMENT: As artist and rock climber, my work is a muscular, tactile exploration of the physical world. Dynamic movement in space. Ropes and knots become lifelines that interconnect, weaving multiple levels of meaning. My series of Fabrication paintings begin with the basic program of an interlocking unit that implies an infinite pattern. It may be denatured by the intervention of a stress either tensile or compressive. I have no preconception of a composition; the field cannot help but grow organically. What grows also decays; what is interlocked will also unravel. The final painting expresses these realities of nature and culture. The world is and is (k)not. Tied through history, textile as common craft and painting as high art reflect the problematic privileging of human creation. By painting the de-fabrication of textiles, the work challenges notions of artistic expression and the hierarchies that are woven into our collective consciousness. Hanging off a cliff by one’s fingertips is less scary than striking out across a vast canvas. Yet it is in the risk-taking, the tackling of challenges that I discover new routes and master new techniques. Transitioning from public sculptor to studio painter has led me in profound directions as my bodies of work converge and my body as work enters the picture. My series of Climberscapes deconstruct a video self-portrait and then re-animate it as a painting where the multiple figures describe a landscape like a Chinese scroll.

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Site:Brooklyn, Text & Image. Brooklyn, NY, 2017
Village West Gallery, Four Seasons. Newark, NJ, 2017
Arc’teryx Soho, Climberscapes. New York, NY, 2016
National Arts Club, Contemporary Figures: Form Beyond Function. New York, NY, 2016
John Jay College of Criminal Justice at City University of New York, The Missing: Rebuilding the Past. New York, NY, 2015
National Arts Club, Solo Show: Portraits of Ancient Linen. New York, NY, 2015
Westport Arts Center, Perception Illusion MAGIC. Westport, CT, 2014
Chace-Randall Gallery, Curator’s Choice. Andes, NY, 2014
Bollinger Projects, Gail Rothschild’ s Portraits of Ancient Linen. Brooklyn, NY, 2014
Mattatuck Museum, Stitches in Time and Space: Gail Rothschild and Daina Taimina. Waterbury, CT, 2013-2014
Joy Reed Belt Gallery, Solo show. Oklahoma City, OK, 2013
Westport Arts Center, Home Sweet Home. Westport, CT, 2013
Chace-Randall Gallery, Solo show. Andes, NY. 2013
Pierogi Gallery, Unhinged. Brooklyn, NY, 2013
Westport Arts Center, SOLOS exhibition. Westport, CT, 2013
Old Stone House of Brooklyn, Fabrications: An Exhibit by Artist Gail Rothschild. New York, NY, 2012
Eckert Fine Art, Unexpressible Paradoxes. Millerton, NY. 2012
Joy Reed Belt Gallery, Solo show. Oklahoma City, OK, 2012
City Without Walls, Knot Your Average Knit. Newark, NJ, 2012
ArtHamptons, with Eckert Fine Art. Bridgehampton, NY, 2010-2011
Serious Whimsy. Littlefield. Brooklyn, NY 2010
Eckert Fine Art. Kent, CT 2010
ArtHamptons, with Eckert Fine Art. 2010
SHO Gallery, Summer Exhibition, Brooklyn, NY 2010
PS 122. Yarn Theory: Knitting, Crochet, Math and Science, New York, NY, 2009
Kentler International Drawing Center, New York, NY, 2009
Hewitt Gallery. Viridis I. New York, NY, 2009
Pierogi Gallery. Brooklyn, NY, 2009
Oxfam. Human Countdown. In collaboration with Christopher Caines. New York, NY, 2009
Susan Eley Gallery. Summer Show. New York, NY, 2008
Susan Eley Gallery. Red Dot Art Fair. New York, NY, 2008
Freddy's Backroom. Found in Brooklyn. New York, NY, 2008
Kentler International Drawing Center. Works From the Flat File. New York, NY, 2007
Little Cakes Little Gallery. Drawings for NYC Animal Care & Control. New York, NY, 2007
Artex. Global Contemporary. Kyrgyz Republic, Central Asia, 2007
PS1/MOMA. Emergency Room. NYC/Berlin/Athens, 2007
Stitch Therapy. A Graphic Investigation of Knitted Plane Topology. Solo. Brooklyn, NY, 2007
Eastern Parkway Associates. Traymore Courtyard. Solo. Brooklyn, NY, 2006
Prospect Owners. Oasis. Solo. Brooklyn, NY, 2006
New York Fringe Festival. Operation Knockout. New York, NY, 2004
Private Commission. Design for a Horse Farm. Solo. Hatfield, NA, 2001
Private Commission. Piano Garden for a Composer. Solo. Durham, NC, 2000
Private Commission. Gillian's Garden. Solo. Brooklyn, NY, 1999
City of Boston.Women's Memorial. One of 5 finalists invited to develop design. Boston, MA, 1998
Mead Art Museum, Amherst College. Amherst, MA,1997
ICA Traveling Exhibition. Monumental Propaganda. Curated by Komar & Melamid, 1993-1996
Henry Street Settlement. New York, NY, 1996
Chesterwood. Stockbridge, MA Monument. Cur. Lisa Dennison, 1996
Jamaica Arts Center. Solo. New York, NY, 1995
Operation GreenThumb. The Nature of New York. Solo. New York, NY, 1995
New Jersey Shakespeare Festival. Mackintosh Macbeth, New Jersey, 1995
Memphis State University. Muted Belles. Solo. Memphis, TN, 1994
University of New South Wales. Medea Material. Solo. Sydney, Australia, 1994
Spaces Gallery. Margaret Bourke-White Photographs the Flats. Solo. Cleveland, OH, 1993
The Painted Bride Art Center. Earth Woman Room. Solo. Philadelphia, PA, 1993
City of Memphis. Windows of the Dream. Solo. Memphis, TN, 1993
City Gallery of Contemporary Art. Hot Spot. Solo. Raleigh, NC, 1993
NICAF Yokohama. International Art Fair. Yokohama, Japan, 1992
deCordova Museum. Woman in the 19th Century. Solo. Lincoln, MA,1992
University of Arkansas. People From Off. Solo. Little Rock, AR, 1992
University of Akron. Rubber Union: Akron/Amazon. Solo. Akron, OH, 1992
University of Massachusetts. Hot Spot. Solo. Amherst, MA, 1992
Rotunda Gallery. Brooklyn, NY, 1991
Hillwood Art Museum. Original Sin. Brookville, NY, 1991
Socrates Sculpture Park. Ploughshares into Swords. Solo. New York, NY, 1991
Municipal Art Society. Garbage Out Front. New York, NY, 1990
Bronx Museum of the Arts. Bronx, NY, 1990
Artists Space. Artists Space Underground. Solo. New York, NY, 1990
Fairmount Park, Acid Rain. Philadelphia, PA, 1990
Hudson River Museum. Souvenirs of Nature. Solo. Yonkers, NY, 1990
Long Island University. Making Time in Steps. Brooklyn, NY, 1989
Art Awareness. Shadow of the Last Beast. Solo. Lexington, NY, 1989
Henry Street Settlement. The Hay People. Solo. New York, NY, 1989
Museum of Art, Science & Industry. Brick Triptych. Solo. Bridgeport, CT, 1988
Bronx Museum. Burning the Jungle, the Rainforest Burns. Bronx, NY, 1988
Glady Run. Four Views: Muskingum Valley. Summerfield, OH, 1988
NYC Dept of General Services: Operation GreenThumb. Gaia/Mother Earth. Solo. NY, 1988
Clocktower Gallery. Engaging Objects. Cur. Tom Finkelpearl. New York, NY, 1988
Bread & Puppet Theater. Glover, VT, 1988-1990
The Albany Institute of History and Art. 1986

Goethe Institute. Sydney, Australia, 1994
Guggenheim Museum. Learning Through the Arts, 1990-1994
University of Memphis, 1994
School of Visual Arts, 1994
North Carolina Society For Ethical Culture, 1994
Nassau Community College, 1994
City Gallery of Contemporary Art, 1993
Memphis State University, 1993
University of Mississippi, 1993
Memphis College of Art, 1993
Oberlin College, 1993
P.S.1 Museum, 1993
University of Akron, 1992
University of Arkansas, 1992
Socrates Sculpture Park, 1991
Hirsch Farm Project,1991
University of Massachusetts, 1991
Yaddo, 1991
Public Art Fund, 1990
Sculpture Outdoors, 1990
Artists Space, 1988, 1989, 1990
Henry Street Settlement, 1989-90
Connemara Conservancy Foundation, 1989
Fairfield University, 1988
Bronx Museum. A.I.M. Program, 1986

Art in America. International Review, 2009
Interweave Knits. Spring, 2007
Knitting. UK, December, 2006
New Art Examiner. 'Hot Spot' at City Gallery of Contemporary Art. 1993
Raleigh News and Observer. The Art of Biological Warfare. Chuck Twardy. August 13, 1993
Boston Globe. Sculpture Finds It's Place in Nature. Elaine Senay. August 9, 1992
Art Papers. Gail Rothschild: People From Off. Mari B. Lee. July/August 1992
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Sculpture at UALR. Susan Pierce. January 17, 1992
Little Rock Public Radio. Interview with Lloyd Benjamin. January, 1992
Staviniger Aftenbled. Natur og kultur I dialog. Trond Borgen. Norway, July 23, 1991
Art New England. Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood. Marty Carlock. November, 1991
WBAI. Surviving As An Artist. October, 1991
Art In America. Eleanor Heartney, May 1991
Daily Hampshire Gazette. Sculpture That Moves Us. Patricia Wright. 11.14.91
Union News. Artwork Tailored to Amherst. Anne-Gerard Flynn. 10.10.91
Amherst Bulletin. “Installing a Different View of Lord Jeff.” Bruce Watson. 10.11.91
Daily Hampshire Gazette. Sculpture Hits the BIG Time. Patricia Wright. 9.5.91
The Schenectady Gazette. “Chesterwood exhibit...” Peg Churchill Wright. 7.11.91
The Berkshire Record. “Living Sculpture.” Honey Sharp Lippman. 8.23.91
The Philadelphia Enquirer. “Sculpture in Fairmount Park.” Marie McCullough. July 30, 1990
WNYC-TV. “Artists in the Gardens.” November 1990
The New York Times. Sculpture For Troubled Places. Michael Bernson. October 15, 1989
Dallas Times Herald. “Connemara Airs Outdoor Sculpture.” Ann Jarmusch. March 19, 1989
Dallas Morning News. “Connemara Inspires Sculptors' Works.” Janet Kutner. 3.18.89
The Boston Phoenix. “'Terra Firma?' at Boston U. Gallery.” David Bonetti. March 16, 1989
Dialogue. Earthworks... Gary J. Schwindler. March-April 1989
The Daily Free Press. “'Terra Firm?'” Monica Siems. 3.16.89
The Marietta Times. Glady Run: Sculpture, Earth Meet. Roger Kalter. 5.28.88
The Phoenix. BACA Shows the State of the Art. A.B. Hsuan. July 30, 1987
Newsday. Taking Part in Downtown Art. Karin Lipson. May 9, 1986

PS 122. Yarn Theory: Knitting, Crochet, Math and Science, 2009
DeCordova Museum. Essay by Nick Capasso, 1997
Chesterwood Museum. Essay by Lisa Dennison, 1996
University of Memphis. Muted Belles, 1994
City Gallery of Contemporary Art. Hot Spot. Essay by Eleanor Heartney, 1993
Painted Bride Art Center. Earth Woman Room. Essay by Ed Brown, 1993
Windows of the Dream. Essay by Leslie Luebbers, Memphis, TN,1993
deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, 1992
Mud. Hirsch Farm Project. Essay by Mitchell Kane, 1991
Socrates Sculpture Park, 1991
Hillwood Art Museum. Original Sin. Long Island University, 1991
Hillwood Art Museum. Public Art Program. Long Island University, 1991
Out of The Woods. Fairmount Park. Philadelphia, PA, 1990
Hudson River Museum. Gail Rothschild - Souvenirs Of Nature, 1990
Boston University Gallery. Terra Firma? 1989
Columbus Heritage Village. Sculpture at Heritage Village, 1987
Bronx Museum of the Arts. Artists In The Marketplace, 1986
The Clocktower. Engaging Objects. Essay by Tom Finkelpearl, 1986
New York Capital Area Women's Caucus for Art. Cycles, 1986

Yale University. B.A., cum laude
Yale in Norfolk Painting Program

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