ARTISTS > Erika Rothenberg

Erika Rothenberg


  • House of Cards
    Curated by Charlie James
  • Miami Project 2012
  • Go Tell It On The Mountain
    Curated by Nery Gabriel Lemus

  • Artist's Resume (pdf, 112.56 Kb)

    Artist's Catalog (pdf, 1.28 Mb)

    Artist's Website


    I have always been fascinated by church signboards, with their sermon titles and event listings, and wanted to do my own versions. America, The Greatest Nation On Earth is the latest edition in my signboard series. It explores the concept of American Exceptionalism vs. our very real — and difficult to solve — problems. Like most of my work it uses words, vernacular forms and humor.

    Earlier editions (1991 and 2000) are in many private and public collections including MOCA, Los Angeles and the MCA, Chicago. Exhbitions include those museums (Chicago’s piece has been on permanent exhibtion since the early 1990s,) Documenta IX and galleries and museums in cities including New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. These works have been widely reproduced and have been the subject of endless internet discussions.


From “House of Cards” installation Gouache and ink on paper 9x12 inches 1992