Ken Rosenthal received a B.A. in still photography from the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television and an M.F.A. in photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His artwork is represented by Klompching Gallery, New York; Etherton Gallery, Tucson; Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe; Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco.
Rosenthal’s photographs are in many public and private collections internationally including The George Eastman House, Rochester, NY; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Art Institute of Chicago; National Portrait Gallery, London; Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego; Santa Barbara Museum of Art; New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe; and the Wittliff Collections’ Southwest and Mexican Photography Collection, San Marcos, Texas, which has established a major collection of his work.
His work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions internationally, including solo exhibitions at Klompching Gallery, NY; Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA; Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires; El Cabildo de la Ciudad de Córdoba, Córdoba, Argentina; Espacio Foto, Montevideo, Uruguay; Etherton Gallery in Tucson, AZ; Michael Dawson Gallery, Los Angeles; De Santos Gallery, Houston. His work will be featured in a four person exhibition, Shots In The Dark, opening in December 2018 at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe.
A Night On Fire, The Flood, And The Falls
I began work on my latest series in 2015 as a series of traumatic life altering events commenced. Friends of mine have at times referred to these collective experiences as “a perfect storm”. As trite of an expression as it may be, it is an apt summary of the three most tumultuous years of my life.
The photographs in this body of work are informed by this period of adversity and have developed organically. It has been a slow reveal. I’ve found myself primarily drawn to landscapes and places shaped or altered by uncontrollable forces (both natural and manmade), and spaces where beauty, wonder, mystery and devastation intersect.
Through these landscapes, A Night On Fire, The Flood, And The Falls allegorically explores the evolution and fallout from recent personal challenges.
A Night On Fire
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