Marybeth Rothman, Mnemosyne, 2012, encaustic and mixed media, 40 x 40 in.
Marybeth Rothman’s mixed media Portraits of Strangers are inspired by her collection of orphaned photographs. She searches for the “man with averted eyes or the woman whose empty stare appears indifferent to communication beyond the lens”. Rothman fabricates a memoir by integrating an enlarged and manipulated photograph with abstract, encaustic paintings and mixed media elements. She uses many layers of encaustic paint to create a visual depth that is unique to the medium.
Known for her mixed media Portraits of Strangers, Marybeth Rothman exhibits nationally and is in private and corporate collections throughout the U.S. and abroad. Marybeth exhibited at the Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington, New York, in Ripped: The Allure of Collage, with Roy Lichtenstein, Kurt Schwitters, George Grosz and others, curated by Kenneth Wayne. She is one of the featured artists in Encaustic Works 2012, by Joanne Mattera, published by R&F Handmade Paints, Kingston, New York. Marybeth is represented by Tria Gallery in New York City, Lanoue Fine Art in Boston, and Mark Gallery in Englewood, New Jersey. Rothman was born in Taunton, Massachusetts and graduated from Rhode Island School of Design. Her home and studio are in New Jersey.
For more information, please visit www.marybethrothman.com.