Jennifer Rochlin was born in 1968 in Baltimore, USA. She graduated with an MFA in painting from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1999. Her first encounter with ceramics occurred in 2002, when she was a teacher at Los Angeles High School and was asked to start a ceramics department. Rochlin sculpts unbalanced vessels with asymmetrical curves. She likes to compare the distorting structure of her work to the imperfection of human bodies. Guided by her hands, drawing from the depths of her being, she works with clay to create true narrative receptacles, giving as much importance to the form of these works as to the story they express. As a response to the form, she uses the gesture of painting and the spontaneity of drawing. She engraves, using the technique of Sgraffito, she marks with her prints, bites with her teeth, gestures which come to give rhythm to her work and testify of the spontaneity of the act. Her body of work evokes floating moments, the ardent memory of a love, a starry night in Italy, the landscapes that she cherishes or an afternoon with her boys, three-dimensional story that summoning her personal memories in a passionate vocabulary. What stands out in Rochlin’s work is this strength of intimacy that invites the viewer to feel these moments.

Curriculum Vitae
Education
  • 1999

    MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, United States

  • 1998

    Fall Semester Exchange, Universität der Künste, Berlin, Germany

  • 1991

    BFA, University of Colorado, Boulder, United States

Solo Exhibitions
  • 2022

    Upcoming, Shrine, New York, United States

  • 2022

    “Foothill”, Sorry we’re Closed, Brussels, Belgium

  • 2021

    Solo presentation at The Armory, The Pit, New York, United States

  • 2020

    California Dreamin’, “It’s a Winter’s Kind of Day”, Maki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

  • 2020

    Jennifer Rochlin, The Pit, Glendale, California, United States

  • 2020

    “Clay is Just Thick Paint”, Greenwich House Pottery, New York, United States

  • 2019

    “Superbloom”, Geary, New York, United States

  • 2018

    “Wild is the Wind“, The Pit II, Glendale, California, United States

  • 2018

    Jennifer Rochlin & Mari Eastman, Green Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

  • 2018

    “Kiss Kiss Kiss“, Lefebvre & Fils, Paris, France

  • 2016

    “Faint Heart”, South Willard, Los Angeles, California, United States

  • 2014

    Nathalie Karg Gallery, New York, United States

  • 2013

    “Crystal Eaters” with Laurie Nye,Statler Waldorf Gallery, Los Angeles, California, United States

  • 2013

    “Cats and Bats”, South Willard, Los Angeles, California, United States

  • 2007

    Jennifer Rochlin / Gene Moreno curated by Nicolas Frank, Institute of Visual Arts, University of Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

  • 2007

    “Falling Together / Holding Apart”, Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles, California, United States

Group Exhibitions
  • 2022

    Group show, Tif Sigfrids Gallery, New York, United States

  • 2021

    Art Antwerp, Sorry We’re Closed, Antwerp, Belgium, United States

  • 2021

    “Via Cafe”, Tif Sigfrids Gallery, New York, New York, United States

  • 2021

    “All of a Sudden”, Galeria Mascota, Aspen , Colorado, United States

  • 2021

    Bella Foster, Viola Frey and Jennifer Rochlin, The Pit, Los Angeles, California, United States

  • 2021

    “Hot Tropics”, La Loma Projects, Los Angeles, California, United States

  • 2021

    Stockholm art fair with Darren Warner Gallery curated by Joakim Ojanen

  • 2021

    “Dragons”, Blossom Market, Los Angeles, California, United States

  • 2020

    “Pacific Coast Ceramics”, Galeria Mascota, Aspen, Colorado, United States

  • 2020

    LA Views curated by Chelsea Petrunsko, Maki Gallery, Tokyo , Japan

  • 2020

    “Finding our way”, Lumber Room, Portland, Oregon, United States

  • 2020

    “California Ceramics”, Galleria Mascota, Mexico City, Mexico

  • 2020

    “Mass Ornament: Pleasure, Play, and What Lies Beneath” curated by Alison Gingergras, South Etna, Montauk, New York, United States

  • 2020

    “Riders of the Red Horse”, The Pit, Glendale, California, United States

  • 2020

    “So Far, La Loma Projects”, Los Angeles, California, United States

  • 2019

    “L.A. on Fire”, Wilding Cran Gallery, Los Angeles, California, United States

  • 2019

    “Calculating Infinity” curated by Adam D. Miller, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, California, United States

  • 2019

    “Household Effects”, La Loma Projects, Los Angeles, California, United States

  • 2018

    “The Party”, curated by Ali Subotnick, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, United States

  • 2018

    “How They Ran”, Over the Influence, Los Angeles, California, United States

  • 2018

    “Greater Than L.A., Desert Flowers”, Los Angeles, California, United States

  • 2018

    “Airtight Garage”, Big Pictures LA, Los Angeles, California, United States

  • 2017

    “In Order of Appearance”, curated by Dylan Palmer Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, California, United States

  • 2017

    “Geranium”, curated by Adrienne Rubinstein, Stems Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

  • 2017

    “Of a well-sucked apricot pit”, curated by Tif Sigfrids and Zachary Leneer, Tif Sigfrids, Los Angeles, California, United States

  • 2017

    “Figured Out”, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, Ilinois, United States

  • 2017

    “The Brightsiders”, curated by Adam D. Miller, Verge Center for the Arts, Sacramento, California, United States

  • 2017

    “A Forest on the Edge of Time”, The Pit, Glendale, California, United States

  • 2017

    “Amplified Presence”, Scranch, Joshua Tree, California, United States

  • 2016

    “The Edge”, T Project, Portland, California, United States

  • 2016

    “Snorkel Dreams”, Annenberg Pool, Machine Projects, Los Angeles, California, United States

  • 2016

    “A Plot of Land”, Dutton Gallery, New York, United States

  • 2016

    “Sex Pot”, University of San Diego, San Diego, California, United States

  • 2015

    “All Right”, curated by Ryan Conder, Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles, California, United States

  • 2015

    “Making Strategies”, Jack Geary Contemporary Art, New York, United States

  • 2014

    Group Show, Nathalie Karg Gallery, New York, United States

  • 2014

    “Terra Firma”, with Jessica Jackson Hutchins and Joanne Greenbaum, curated by Kathryn Brennan, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, Virginia, United States

  • 2014

    “Machine Projects Guide to the Gamble House”, Gamble House, Pasadena, California, United States

  • 2014

    ”Another Cat Show”, 356 Mission, Los Angeles, California, United States

  • 2014

    ”Thanks for the Mammaries”, ForYourArt, Los Angeles, California, United States

  • 2014

    ”If A Spider Falls From A Window, Does it Break?”, curated by Adrianne Rubenstein, Brennan and Griffin Gallery, New York, United States

  • 2013

    “ArtForum Ad”, Brennan and Griffin Gallery, New York, United States

  • 2013

    “Snail Salon”, curated by Adrianne Rubenstein, Regina Rex, New York, United States

  • 2013

    “The Cat Show”, White Columns, New York, United States

  • 2013

    “Sculptures”, 356 Mission, Los Angeles, California, United States

  • 2012

    “MKE-LAX”, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

  • 2011

    “Venice Beach Biennial”, in conjunction with Made in LA, curated by Ali Subotnick, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California, United States

  • 2011

    “Home Show”, curated by Miki Garcia and Michelle O’Marah, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, California, United States

  • 2011

    “Open Daybook”, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California, United States

  • 2009

    Group Show, Sister Gallery, Los Angeles, California, United States

  • 2009

    “Kimono My House”, Artist Curated Project, Los Angeles, California, United States

  • 2008

    “1999”, China Art Objects, Los Angeles, California, United States

  • 2008

    “The Black Dragon Show”, Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles, California, United States

  • 2008

    “Tapestry”, Karen Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, California, United States

  • 2006

    “Warhol &…”, Kantor Feuer Gallery, Los Angeles, California, United States

  • 2005

    “Gerald Davis, Charles Irvin, Jennifer Rochlin“, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, Ilinois, United States

  • 2004

    “Christmas in July”, Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles, California, United States

  • 2004

    Group Show, Pruess Press, Los Angeles, California, United States

  • 2001

    “Hot Sheets”, Optimistic Gallery, Chicago, Ilinois, United States

  • 2000

    “Screenings”, FGA Space, Chicago, Ilinois, United States

  • 2000

    “Evanston Biennial”, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, Ilinois, United States

  • 1999

    “Squirrel on Parade”, Public Art Installation, Chicago, Ilinois, United States

  • 1999

    “Crashpad“, The Inn of Chicago, Chicago, Ilinois, United States

  • 1999

    “Art Windows”, Jil Sander Store, Chicago, Ilinois, United States

  • 1999

    Graduate Exhibition, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Ilinois, United States

  • 1998

    Kunstwerk, Hocschule Der Kunste, Berlin, Germany

  • 1998

    “Emerging Artists”, curated by Hamza Walker and Kathryn Hixson, Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago, Ilinois, United States

  • 1998

    5 person show, Gallery 2, Chicago, Ilinois, United States

  • 1998

    “Textuality”, Gallery 2, Chicago, Ilinois, United States

  • 1998

    Evanston Biennial, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, Ilinois, United States

  • 1997

    Notations, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Ilinois, United States

  • 1997

    Hotel Show, Essex Inn, Chicago, Ilinois, United States

  • 1996

    Group Show, Art Explosion, San Francisco, California, United States

  • 1996

    “Juried Show”, Collision Gallery, San Francisco, California, United States

Publishing
  • 2022

    Afternoon with Boys and Peacock in Altadena, Bronze sculpture, Bomma, France

Works
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“California dreamin’, On such a winter’s day”, 2020, courtesy Jennifer Rochlin and Maki Gallery Tokyo

“California dreamin’, On such a winter’s day”, 2020, courtesy Jennifer Rochlin and Maki Gallery Tokyo

June and July, 2020, Glazed Ceramic, 56 × 38 × 38 cm, ©Jennifer Rochlin, courtesy of Jennifer Rochlin and The Pit, photo: Jeff Mclane

June and July, 2020, Glazed Ceramic, 56 × 38 × 38 cm, ©Jennifer Rochlin, courtesy of Jennifer Rochlin and The Pit, photo: Jeff Mclane

Jennifer Rochlin, 2020, The Pit, Glendale, California, United States

Jennifer Rochlin, 2020, The Pit, Glendale, California, United States

Foothills, 2022, courtesy Jennifer Rochlin and Sorry We’re Closed Brussels

Foothills, 2022, courtesy Jennifer Rochlin and Sorry We’re Closed Brussels

California dreamin’, “On such a winter’s day, 2020, courtesy Jennifer Rochlin and Maki Gallery Tokyo

California dreamin’, “On such a winter’s day, 2020, courtesy Jennifer Rochlin and Maki Gallery Tokyo

Joni Mitchell and Stevie Nicks, 2020, Glazed Ceramic, 52 × 43 × 43 cm, ©Jennifer Rochlin, courtesy of Jennifer Rochlin and The Pit, photo: Jeff Mclane

Joni Mitchell and Stevie Nicks, 2020, Glazed Ceramic, 52 × 43 × 43 cm, ©Jennifer Rochlin, courtesy of Jennifer Rochlin and The Pit, photo: Jeff Mclane

P22 and the Altadena Bear, 2020, Glazed Ceramic, 43 × 28 × 25 cm, ©Jennifer Rochlin, courtesy of Jennifer Rochlin and Maki Gallery

P22 and the Altadena Bear, 2020, Glazed Ceramic, 43 × 28 × 25 cm, ©Jennifer Rochlin, courtesy of Jennifer Rochlin and Maki Gallery

Summer, 2020, Glazed Ceramic, 59 × 47 × 43 cm, ©Jennifer Rochlin, courtesy of Jennifer Rochlin and The Pit, photo: Jeff Mclane

Summer, 2020, Glazed Ceramic, 59 × 47 × 43 cm, ©Jennifer Rochlin, courtesy of Jennifer Rochlin and The Pit, photo: Jeff Mclane

Kiss Kiss Kiss, 2018, Lefebvre & Fils, Paris, France

Kiss Kiss Kiss, 2018, Lefebvre & Fils, Paris, France

Coyote and Marmots, 2020, Glazed Ceramic, 44 × 29 × 27 cm, ©Jennifer Rochlin, courtesy of Jennifer Rochlin and The Pit, photo: Jeff Mclane

Coyote and Marmots, 2020, Glazed Ceramic, 44 × 29 × 27 cm, ©Jennifer Rochlin, courtesy of Jennifer Rochlin and The Pit, photo: Jeff Mclane

Gabrelino trail and delft design, 2020, Glazed Ceramic, 48 × 25 × 25 cm, ©Jennifer Rochlin, courtesy of Jennifer Rochlin and The Pit

Gabrelino trail and delft design, 2020, Glazed Ceramic, 48 × 25 × 25 cm, ©Jennifer Rochlin, courtesy of Jennifer Rochlin and The Pit

California dreamin’, “On such a winter’s day, 2020, courtesy Jennifer Rochlin and Maki Gallery Tokyo

California dreamin’, “On such a winter’s day, 2020, courtesy Jennifer Rochlin and Maki Gallery Tokyo