Visual Arts

About Rachel Rotenberg

Rachel Rotenberg was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. She received her Honors BFA at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and York University in Toronto. She has been creating wood sculptures continuously for the last forty years. In 1984 she moved to a studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Relocating to Baltimore in 1994, she juggled financial employment and raising her five children with her commitment to sculpture by annexing a studio beside her residence. In 2015, she moved to Israel where she is now working and exhibiting.

Her work has been exhibited in galleries in North America and Israel. Her most recent exhibit in Israel was at the Museum on the Seam in Jerusalem. She has also exhibited at the Barbur Gallery, Miklat Gallery and the Van Leer Institute in Jerusalem.

In the United States and Canada, Rachel exhibited for forty years, including in The Baltimore Museum of Art, Creative Alliance of Baltimore, The McLean Project for the Arts, Vox Populi in Philadelphia, Hillyer Art Gallery in Washington DC, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis, Marianne Boesky and Lori Bookstein Galleries in New York, Mount St. Mary’s University, Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, The Washington County Museum of Art and many Baltimore area galleries.

Rachel Rotenberg received a Guggenheim Fellowship 2023 and artist grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and The Canada Council for the Arts to support her exhibit at the Katzen Museum, American University during the fall of 2023. Other awards include grants from the Franz and Virginia Bader Fund, the Harold and Ruth Chenven Foundation the Art Bank of Canada, and the E.D. Foundation.

A new book of Rotenberg’s art Rachel Rotenberg is being released this September to accompany her exhibit at the Katzen Museum. It will also be available on Amazon.

Rachel Rotenberg

Visual Arts

Jerusalem, Israel