EDUCATION

2003  Master of Fine Arts: Photography, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

1996   Bachelor of Arts (with Honors): Studio Art, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA

1994   Lacoste School of the Arts, Lacoste, France (affiliated with Cleveland Institute of Art)

 

SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2015        

Nothing But Flowers, Stark Gallery, Phoenix, AZ (solo)

2013    

Landscapes, Appaloosa Library, Scottsdale Public Art, Scottsdale, AZ (solo)

2012      

 If There Be Such Space, (two person collaborative exhibition with Michael Lundgren) Ruffin Gallery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

2010        

The Far Field, Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, TN (solo) 

2008        

Last, The Kitchenette, Phoenix, AZ (solo)

2007        

Twice, The Kitchenette, Phoenix AZ (solo)

2006        

Aaron Rothman, Gitterman Gallery, NY, NY (solo)

2004      

 Haze, Second Floor Contemporary, Memphis, TN (solo)
Open (two-person collaborative exhibit with Rebecca Blume Rothman)


Case Works, Art Museum at the University of Memphis, Memphis, TN

2003    

Middle Distance, Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ (solo)

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016  

 Lost in Space: Contemporary Photographers and the New Landscape, Rick Wester Fine Art, New York, NY    Permanent Collection / Impermanent Museum, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ

2015        

INFOCUS PhotoBid 2015, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ

2014        

INFOCUS PhotoBid 2014, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ

2013      

 Mirror><People, Night Gallery, Tempe, AZ
School of Art Faculty Biennial, ASU Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
INFOCUS PhotoBid 2013, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ

2012    

2011 Contemporary Forum Emerging Artist Grant Winners, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Looking at the Land: 21st-Century American Views', RISD Museum of Art + FlakPhoto.com, Providence, RI
Weird Science, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2011        

here., Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
PhotoAuction2011, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA

2010        

Lineage, Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

2009    

Looking Through the Other End of a Telescope, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ
50 States Project, online invitational exhibit curated by Stuart Pilkington, United Kingdom            

2008        

6x6, Rooke Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

2007      

 Photo LA, represented by Gitterman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Carnival, ASU Art Museum, Tempe, AZ

2006    

Paris Photo, represented by Gitterman Gallery, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France
mFAC 001, Medicine Factory, Memphis, TN 
Dirty Pictures, The Kitchenette, Phoenix, AZ

2005    

15th Annual Auction Preview, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA

2004        

Oculus Photo Folio Exhibition, SPARK Gallery, Syracuse, NY
University of New Mexico Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2003    

Oculus Photo Folio Exhibition, Temple Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2002    

Phoenix Art Exchange Project, La Soupape Ailée, Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
AZ—GA, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
The Alternative Landscape, Tower Experimental Media Gallery, AZ State University, Tempe, AZ
STARE: Photographic Survey (juror: Trudy Wilner-Stack, Chief Curator, CCP) Mesa Contemporary Arts, Mesa, AZ

2001    

Nature and Technology: Digital Video, John Sommers Gallery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

2001        

Latent Discoveries, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Traces of Provence, French Institute Alliance Francaise, New York, NY

2000

New Images, Ameen Art Gallery, Thibodaux, LA

1999

Photography, SFMOMA Artist’s Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Photo/Print: Past/Present, Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

1997

Lacoste School of the Arts Faculty Exhibit, Galerie La Bouffarde,Lacoste, France
Nocturne in Gray (two-person exhibition), The Late Show, Kansas City, MO

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Artist Pension Trust, Los Angeles Trust
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ
Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA
Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

 

GRANTS AND AWARDS

2014    Professional Development Grant, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Phoenix, AZ

2011    Contemporary Forum Emerging Artist Grant, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ

Professional Development Grant, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Phoenix, AZ

2008   Professional Development Grant, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Phoenix, AZ

2004   Faculty Enrichment Grant, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN

2001    Research Assistance Grant, Associated Students of Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

1997    Research Assistant Fellowship, Lacoste School of the Arts, Lacoste, France

 

PUBLISHED WRITINGS

2015    

Beyond Google Earth (Mishka Henner, Daniel Leivick and Clement Valla photographs)
Watched and Watching (Andrew Hammerand and Mishka Henner photographs)
The Great Unreal and Other Fictions (Onorato + Krebs photographs), Places Journal

2014    

Postcards from the Nevada Museum of Art (3 part series), Orion Magazine Blog
Fabrications (Dean Monogenis paintings and Sam Laughlin photographs), Places Journal
Not My Beautiful House (Hyers + Mebane photographs), Places Journal
The End of Brooklyn (David Mandl photographs), Places Journal
Makeshift Metropolis (Noah Addis and Allesandro Imbriaco photographs), Places Journal
Landscape and Memory (Jo Röttger photographs), Places Journal         
Landscape Forensics (Sasha Bezzubov photography) Places Journal

2013        

Life of the Party (photographs by André Giesemann, Places Journal
The Last Days of Kaixian (Zhang Xiao photographs), The Caravan, July 2013
Landscape and Illusion: Chris Ballantyne, Lauren Marsolier and Bas Princen, Places Journal    
Resurveying the West: William Henry Jackson and Victoria Sambunaris, Places Journal
Barranca (photographs by Thomas Locke Hobbes), Places Journal
Expect Everything (photographs by Peter Holzhauer), Places Journal
Blind Views (photographs by Arturo Soto), Places Journal

2012         

Above Lake Las Vegas (photographs by Michael Light), Places Journal
Detroit, As Is, (photographs by Dave Jordano), Places Journal
Storm Season (photographs by Daniel Kariko), Places Journal
Landscape Photography: New Visions—The Idea of Landscape, Places Journal
Landscape Photography: New Visions—Image, Object, Experience, Places Journal
Landscape Photography: New Visions—Our Invisible Presence, Places Journal
Landscape Photography: New Visions—Natural Artifice, Artificial Nature, Places Journal
Landscape Photography: New Visions—Everyday Spaces, Natural Places, Places Journal
Shelter (photographs by Henk Wildschut), Places Journal
The Last Days of Kaixian (photographs by Zhang Xiao), Places Journal
We Are in a Western Town: the Photography of Robert Adams, Places Journal
Detroit Re-Photography (photographs by Dave Jordano) Places Journal

2011         

Non Zero Sum (photographs by Christian Widmer), Places Journal
Views Across Time (interview with Mark Klett), Places Journal
Lost Rivers (photographs by Alejandro Cartagena), Places Journal
Fragmented Cities (photographs by Alejandro Cartagena), Places Journal

2010         

Plain City (photographs by Frank Schirrmeister), Places Journal

2008         

Deformer by Ed Templeton (book review) Photo-Eye Magazine

2007       

 Peter Fraser (book review) Photo-Eye Magazine
Interregna by John Pilson (book review) Photo-Eye Magazine

2006         

Stargazing by Boo Moon (book review) Photo-Eye Magazine
North/South by Axel Hütte (book review) Photo-Eye Magazine

2004         

Startling Reality, Photo-Eye Magazine
Albumen Skies, Photo-Eye Magazine

 

PRESENATIONS AND PANELS

2016    Guest Lecturer, University of South Carolina, School of Visual Art and Design

2015        INFOCUS Artist Talk, Phoenix Art Museum
Light and Space Workshop, Visions Program, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ
Guest Reviewer, Senior Architecture Studio, The Design School, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

2013     Artist Talk on Art and Architecture, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ
Artist Talk, Freeport-McMoRan, Tempe, AZ

2012     Visiting Artist Lecture: If There Be Such Space, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

2011     Artist Talk: Emerging Artist Grant, Contemporary Forum, Phoenix ArtMuseum, Phoenix, AZ
Invited Guest Panelist, Light and Space Practicum Final Reviews, The Design School, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Artist Talk, Large Format Photography, School of Art, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

2010     Artist Lecture: The Far Field, Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, TN 

2009     Artist Presentation and Panel Discussion: Looking Through the Other End of a Telescope, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ

2006         Visiting Artist Lecture, Mississippi School of the Arts, Brookhaven, MS

2005         Artist Lecture, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN 

2003         Artist Lecture, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2010-present  

Photography Editor, Places Journal

2007-2009   

Faculty Associate, Photography

2012-2013        

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

2011-2012    

Project Coordinator, X-Square
Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Arizona State University

2011        

Design Team Member, Edge Industries, Phoenix, AZ

2006-2009  

Master Artist: Gallery 37 Public Art Project

2001-2003    

West Valley Fine Arts Council, Litchfield Park, AZ

2009-2011    

Project Specialist, Phoenix Urban Research Laboratory        
The Design School, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

2003-2006    

Assistant Professor of Art, Head of Photography Department, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN

2004        

Video Editor: Third View Rephotographic Survey Project DVD
Museum of New Mexico Press
Author: “Startling Reality” (Summer 2004), “Albumen Skies” 
(Spring 2004)
Photo-Eye Magazine, Santa Fe, NM

2003        

Co-Curator: The New Sublime 
Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Art Editor: Hayden’s Ferry Review (issues 31 and 32)
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2012    

If There Be Such Space, exhibition catalog, essay by Josh Wallaert, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Aaron Rothman and the New Landscape (interview), Blindspot Radio, WGXC 90.7, Hudson, NY, November 27, 2012

2011    

here., exhibition catalog, essays by Claire Schneider and Erika Doss, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
MetropolisMag.com, “You Are ‘here’”, Joseph Brin, December 5, 2011

2010    

The Tennessean, “Deviation from Plan Hits the Mark in Cheekwood Installation”, Will Ayers, Nashville, TN, July
4, 2010

2009    

D Magazine: la Repubblica della Donne, “50 Stati in 300 Istanti”, Leonora Sartori, Rome, Italy, December 19, 2009 
Looking Through the Other End of a Telescope, exhibition catalog, essay by Cassandra     Coblentz, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ    
The Arizona Republic, “Review: 3 New SMoCA Exhibits”, Richard Nilsen, Phoenix, AZ, October 30, 2009
The Arizona Republic, “Art Museum Opens Film/Video Exhibit”, Sonja Haller, Phoenix, AZ, August 28, 2009

2008        

The Sunday Independent, “Fake Birds Make Nature Seem More Real”, Mary Corrigall, Johannesburg, South Africa, February 24, 2008

2006    

ARTnews, “Aaron Rothman: Gitterman”, Valerie Gladstone, November 2006

2005        

CameraArts, “PhotoLucida 2005,” John A. Bennette, June/July 2005

2003    

Oculus Photo Folio, Oculus Photographic Arts Group, Philadelphia, PA