Mike Rothfeld
Oakland, CA
b. 1981, Katonah, NY

Education

2014 MFA, Fine Art, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2014 MA, Visual and Critical Studies, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2003 BFA with Honors, Photography and Imaging, New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, NY

Exhibition History

2017 Jewish Folktales Retold: Artist as Maggid, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA. (commissioned work)
2016 Alma Mater, Hubbel St. Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2016 Parking Lot Art Fair, Fort Mason parking lot, San Francisco, CA
2016 Solo Exhibition. In the Region of the Disprovable, Peephole Gallery at Alterspace, San Francisco, CA
2015 Crank, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA. Juried exhibition (juried by Lorelei Stewart, Director, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL)
2015 Colored Warnings, The Art Gallery, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
2015 Mix & Match, Royal NoneSuch Gallery, Oakland, CA
2015 Parking Lot Art Fair, Fort Mason parking lot, San Francisco, CA
2014 Bay Area Now 7, Triennial exhibition, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2013 CCA MFA Thesis Exhibition 2013, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2012 John Baldessari: Class Assignments (Optional). Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA
2010 – 2012 The Beekman Street Artist Banners, Beekman St., Beacon, NY
2010 Flash: bau 66¾ (Beacon Artist Union), Beacon, NY
2007 Transformation: Photography & Imaging @ 25, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Photography and Imaging Department, 25-year anniversary show, New York, NY
2004 “We have, in our minds, images called ideas” aka, the Let’s Make Pretty Things Show, Guild the Lily at 137 Rivington St., New York, NY
2004 Jan Larsen’s, The Xpo’s, what’s next showcase, The Xpo Salon and Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2003 Class of 2003 BFA Exhibition, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Photography and Imaging Department, New York, NY
2003 Show 2, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Photography and Imaging Department, BFA Show, New York, NY
2002 A few souvenirs, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, England, Through special arrangement with the NYU in London program.
1999 Tenth Annual Student Art Scholarship Exhibition, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
1999 Young Artists ’99. Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY, Juried show

Press

2017 David Elijah Nahmod, "FOLKTALES RETOLD AT THE CONTEMPORARY JEWISH MUSEUM WILL BLOW YOUR MIND," Broke-ass Stuart website, November 13, 2017.
2017 Cy Musiker and Sarah Hotchkiss, "On the Air: Cy and Sarah’s Do List Picks for Nov. 10, 2017," (2:09). KQED Arts, played on-air, November 10, 2017.
2017 Cy Musiker, "The Do List’s Favorite Museum Shows During the Holidays," KQED Arts website, November 8, 2017.
2017 Sura Wood, "Mythical creatures unboun," The Bay Area Reporter, October 19, 2017.
2017 Dani Burlison, "Artist as Maggid’ Offers a Modern-Day Twist on Classic Jewish Tales," KQED Arts website, October 17, 2017.
2017 Alan Bamberger, "Contemporary Jewish Museum," ArtBusiness.com, September 25, 2017.
2017 Laura Paull, "These artists put a new spin on old folktales in ‘Artist as Maggid’ at CJM," J. The Jewish News of Northern California, September 25, 2017.
2017 Sarah Hotchkiss, "Hope Comes to the Fore: 6 Visual Art Shows to See This Fall," KQED Arts website, August 30, 2017.
2016 Kelly Whalen and Sarah Hotchkiss, “Artists Take Over San Francisco Parking Lot for Satirical Art Fair,” KQED website, May 6, 2016.
2016 Sarah Hotchkiss, “Artful Dodger: March Into March’s Visual Art Happenings,” KQED website, March 1, 2016.
2014 Mark Taylor, "Choose Your Own Adventure Through the ‘Bay Area Now’," KQED Arts website, July 18, 2014.
2013 Mark Taylor, “After the After-Party: California College of the Arts 2013 MFA Show,” KQED website, May 23, 2013.            
2012 Sarah Hotchkiss, “Students Take on Baldessari Class Assignments,”  KQED website. Image of work used in article. January 28, 2012. 
2004 Flavor Pill, #214, July 13 – July 19. New York, NY.

Publications/Bibliography

2017 "Jewish Folktales Retold: Artist as Maggid". Digital Exhibition Catalog. The Contemporary Jewish Museum. San Francisco, CA.
2014 “Futures Worth Remembering.” Sightlines (2014): 105-125. 
2014 “Futures Worth Remembering: The Commercial Space Industry, Science Fiction and the Radical Break.” Master’s thesis, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, 2014.
2014 “Untitled (Stairway to Heaving).” A Collection of Stairwell’s Contributors, Little Paper Planes, San Francisco, CA.
2013 MFA Now: Archive Project/Juried Exhibition 2013. Root Division. San Francisco, CA. p 126.
2012House Show”. Art Practical, 4.1 (2012): Shotgun Review. San Francisco, CA.
2012About Face”. Art Practical, 3.20 (2012): Shotgun Review. San Francisco, CA. 
2012 MFA Now: Archive Project/Juried Exhibition 2012. Root Division. San Francisco, CA. p 123.
2012 “Collin McKelvey”. Stairwell’s: A Good Way Away – Show Takeaway. Issue 2, July 2012. Stairwell’s. San Francisco, CA. p 7.
20124×4”. Art Practical, 3.15 (20120): Shotgun Review. San Francisco, CA. 
2012 Character Rol(e/l): Dungeons & Dragons, social practice. Roundtable discussion with Ted Purves & Jacob Wick. overca$h/Information Department Lecture Series transcript: November 9, 2012.
2003 Senior Catalogue 2003. NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Photography and Imaging Dept. p 44-49.

Lectures, Presentations, Critiques and Workshops

2015 Artist/Writer Presentation, VCS Wednesday Forum Series, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, February 4.
2014 “The Authentic Human,” Stairwell’s Walk & Talk, Artist Talk, BAN7, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, September 13.
2014 “A Future Worth Remembering: The Commercial Space Industry, Science Fiction and the Utopian Break,” Exposing, Visual and Critical Studies Symposium, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, April 26.
2014 Artist Talk/Presentation, Admitted graduate student event, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, April 16.
2013 Guest Critic, Final D&P 1 Graduate Critiques, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, December 13.
2012 Artist Talk/Presentation, Undergraduate Sculpture Program, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, November 5.
2012 Presentation, Workshop and Site Specific Project, Undergraduate Sculpture Program field trip to Carrizo Plains, CA, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA, March 17-21.
2012 Character Rol(e/l): Dungeons & Dragons, social practice. Roundtable discussion with Ted Purves & Jacob Wick. overca$h/Information Department Lecture Series

Awards & Honors

2014 Postgraduate Teaching Fellowship, California College of the Arts, CA
2011-14 Graduate Chair Merit Scholarship, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2003 Class of 2003 Leadership Award, Photography and Imaging Department, New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, NY
1999 Ty S. Hyon Memorial Photography Award, Best In Show, Tenth Annual Student Art Scholarship Exhibition, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT

Related Experience

2010-2011 Founder and director. Art first. Plans events, such as gallery walks and museum tours, accompanied by discussions, as a means to help people make seeing, engaging with and discussing art a priority in their lives..
2004-2005 Founding member. Guild the Lily – artist collective and gallery space. New York, NY 10002 & Brooklyn, NY 11211.