BIOGRAPHY

Marianna Rothen was born in 1982 in Canada and lives in New York City. After becoming a model at age 15, Marianna spent several years traveling, working and documenting the
experience though photographs. Rothen now focuses her photography on female characters within the scope of a nostalgic dystopia. Combined with decrepit interiors, wilderness and seductive subjects, Rothen's photographs emanate overtones of mystery and dissatisfaction that become part of a larger narrative.

Rothen uses natural or available light and mixes traditional photographic processes with digital media. Since 2007 her work has been exhibited internationally in New York, Paris, Sydney,
Cologne and Istanbul. In 2012 Rothenʼs work was featured in The Last Seduction, a two-person show that appeared at the Hendershot Gallery in New York. During the same year, the artist also had a solo exhibition at Gallery Kaune, Posnik, Spohr in Cologne, Germany titled Gentle Creatures. In 2014 her first book, Snow and Rose & other tales was released with b.frank books and in 2015 Rothen was part of Pheromone Hotbox, an exhibition showcasing the work of 5 women photographers at Steven Kasher Gallery. Marianna Rothen is currently completing a series of short films, ʻFever To Her Plagueʼ.

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions:
2015
Ingrid Deuss Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
2012
Gentle CreaturesGallery Kaune, Posnik, Spohr (kps contemporary), Cologne, Germany, (curated by Michael Kaune) part of the International Photoszene Festival
2007
Studio KLRP Management, Paris, France, Marianna Rothen ʻVernisquatʼ Studio KLRP (curated by Jurgen Lehrer)

 

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2015
Kasher | Potamkin, Photo London, London, UK
Pheromone Hotbox: Five Women PhotographersSteven Kasher Gallery, New York, NY  
Everything Is All White, Kasher | Potamkin, New York, NY
2014
Kasher | Potamkin, Miami Project, Miami, FL
Steven Kasher Gallery, Paris Photo, Paris, France
Gilded Forest, Kasher | Potamkin, New York, NY
Unseen Photo Fair, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Kaune, Posnik, Spohr
Intangible Beauty: Beautiful Woman and the Endless VoidKasher | Potamkin, New York, NY
Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Paperazzi
2013

A/S ARTISTS STUDIOS, Brooklyn, NY, AP (curated by Jill Conner)
Annasatoko Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Friends (curated by annasatoko and Martina Salisbury)
Art Hamptons, Bridgehampton, NY, Glenn Aber Contemporary
SPACEWOMb Gallery, Long Island City, NY, Square Size (curated by Minjie Yoo)
2012
Unseen Photo Fair, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Kaune, Posnik, Spohr 
Annasatoko Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey, Organic Structures (curated by Miriam Bossard)
Hendershot Gallery, New York, NY, The Last Seduction, Shannon Plumb, Marianna Rothen (curated by James Hendershot)(two person show)
2011
Mo David North, Glen Wild, NY, George Holz, Richard Kern, Marianna Rothen (curated by Mike Osterhout)
Kiki de Montparnasse, New York, NY (curated by Jon Rubin)
Zora Art Space, Brooklyn, NY, They Don't keep this room so tidy as the other (curated by Anthony Allen)
2009
Die Fabrik, New York, NY, Rex Production Presents (curated by Antoine Ifergan)
2008
Galerie Bailly, Paris, France, Reflecteur: “Le sujet devenu auteur dʼimage” (curated by Stephanie Bailly and Jurgen Lehrer)
Black and Blue, Sydney, Australia, You Can Count to Ten (curated by Greg Perano)

 

Films/Shorts:
2014
The Woman With A Crown, Fever To Her Plague series (2 channel short)
The Passion Of Snow, Fever To Her Plague series (short)
Murder Me Tomorrow, Fever To Her Plague series (short)
Desert Of June, Fever To Her Plague series (short)
2010
Art direction/Still photography, 'Everybody knows this is Nowhere', Directed by GregoryPerano (Feature Length)
Still photography, 'Son of a Gun', Directed by Antoine Barraud and Claire Doyon,produced by Les Films du Belier (short)

 

Selected Publications:
Rothen, Marianna, and Roger Eberhard. Marianna Rothen: Snow and Rose & Other Tales. b. Frank books, 2014
Photo Whoa, Marianna Rothen Interview: Photos that look Right At Home in 70s Cinema, 2015
The New Yorker, “Alien Camp”: Marianna Rothenʼs Polaroids, 2015
Interview Magazine, A Female Pheromone Hotbox, 2015
Huffington Post, Five Emerging Female Photographers To Put On Your Radar Right Now, 2015
Blouin Art Info, Inside the Pheromone Hotbox, 2015
Purple Diary, “Pheromone Hotbox” Group Show Opening, 2015
Time Out New York, Issue 986, Itʼs a womanʼs world, 2015
Dazed Digital, Step inside a Pheromone Hotbox, 2015
Columbia Spectator, Feminine ethereality accentuated in ʻPheromone Hotboxʼ, 2015
Musee Magazine, Pheromone Hotbox at Steven Kasher Gallery, 2015
Widewalls, Pheromone Hotbox, 2015
Art Das Kunstmagazin, Akt Now, Marianna Rothen, 2015
All Day Every Day, Girls, Girls, Girls, Marianna Rothen, 2014
Interview Magazine Germany, Woman in a crisis still looking fabulous, 2014
Treats! Magazine, Issue 7, Tangerine, 2014
Square Magazine, Issue SP04, Snow and Rose, 2013
UYW, Issue 26, E.K.T.I.N., 2013
Treats! Magazine, Issue 5, Hollie, 2013
Galore Magazine, Issue 1, Factory Girl, 2013
Qvest Magazine, no. 51, Up-and-Coming Marianna Rothen, 2012
Way of Women, Sportmax, The World on Both Sides of the Camera, 2012
Treats! Magazine, Modern Vintage, 2012
Tales of Endearment, Miss Sixty, 2012
Photo Presse, Köln im Bilderrausch, 2012
Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger, Der Kunstler Beherrscht das chaos, 2012
Tales of Endearment, The Little Chanel Jacket, 2012
W Magazine video, The Little Chanel Jacket, 2012
Artnet, The New York List: 4.4, 2012
New York Photo Review, Art House Nudes, 2012
AnOther Magazine, July Stars, 2012
Odalisque Magazine, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, 2012
Lovecat Magazine, Issue 4, Moi Je Joue, 2012
W Magazine, Pretty In Kink, January 2012
V Magazine video, When Julia Met Kiki, 2012
Creem Magazine, Domesticated Woman, 2011
Opening Ceremony, Glamour Nostalgia: A Studio Visit with Marianna Rothen, 2011
Viceland, Marianna Rothen, 2011
Witness This, Marianna Rothen, 2011
Vice USA, Richard kern opening tomorrow night, 2011
Artnet, Mo David North in Rock Hill, 2011
An Afternoon With, Urs and Marianna, 2010