Rochelle Feinstein lives and works in New York. Her recent solo exhibitions include The Estate of Rochelle F. at On Stellar Rays in New York City (2011) and I Made a Terrible Mistake at APF Lab in New York City (2009). She has also had solo shows at Momenta Art in Brooklyn (2008) and The Suburban in Chicago. Feinstein’s recent activities, awards, and grants include the State Department’s smARTpower residential fellowship in Accra, Ghana; Skowhegan, where she was a resident faculty member; an Anonymous Was a Woman Award; a Foundation for Contemporary Arts grant; a Guggenheim Fellowship; a Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant; and a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Competition Award.
The title of Feinstein’s fellowship project—which refers to an encoding device of the mid-1940s—summarizes what will become a sequence of paintings, photographs, drawings, and short video works. Each will attempt to decipher the encrypted, densely layered visual languages and subject matters fundamental to experiencing the major and minor events occurring during the yearlong period.
Feinstein received a BFA from the Pratt Institute in 1975 and an MFA from the University of Minnesota in 1978. She was appointed in 1994 to the faculty of the Yale University School of Art, where she is a professor and the director of graduate studies in painting/printmaking. Her work has been reviewed in Artforum, Art in America, ARTnews, the New Yorker, the New York Times, Tema Celeste, Time Out, and other publications.