Rochelle Feinstein


Rochelle Feinstein (New York, 1947) lives and works in New York.
She is a legendary painter whose work and ideas about abstraction have influenced generations of artists. Over the past four decades, she has deflated the dogmas of modernism with humor and verve, liberally borrowing from different schools of painting, as well as other mediums, including drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture, video, and installation. Though it takes myriad forms, her singular project always centers painting within culture at large. She moves freely through the history of late 20th-century painting, rejoicing in materiality while poking holes in the notion of pure painting.

Her work was the subject of a solo survey at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York (2018 - 2019) and she had a solo exhibition at Kunsthaus Baselland (2018). Preceding surveys were exhibited at Kestnergesellschaft, Hanover (2017), Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva (2016), Lenbachhaus, Munich (2016) and Candice Madey, New York (2022). Feinstein was included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

Rochelle Feinstein's work will be the subject of a solo exhibition at Secession, Vienna opening in December 2024.

Her work is part of the public collections of the MoMA, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Lenbachhaus, Munich; and Perez Art Museum, Miami. Feinstein is Professor Emerita of Painting and Printmaking at Yale University.

In 2024 she was part of the groups show OFFSET: Robert Rauschenberg at USF Graphicstudio at University of South Florida, Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa. Prior to this, Rochelle Feinstein has participated in group shows at The Amorepacific Museum of Art, Seoul (2021); Worcester Art Museum (2016); Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (2015); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2014), and others.

Selected Works