1956 1st Prize, Giles Bequest
1963 1st Prize, Graven Image
1964 Lugano Biennale
1970 Gold Medal, 1st International Biennale of Prints, Buenos Aires
1976 Grand Prix, Third Norwegian International Print Biennale
Born in 1954, studied sculpture at Bath Academy of Art from 1973-77, gaining an international reputation with his sculptures, prints and drawings, and exhibiting widely in Japan, USA and Europe. He has undertaken numerous large-scale commissions, including the prize-winning Give and Take (2006) in Newcastle and a commemorative sculpture for a Mohegan Chief at Southwark Cathedral (2006).
In 1999, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from the University of Plymouth and was an Associate Research Fellow at Dartington College of Arts 2002-2005. A member of the design team for the Education Resource Centre at the Eden Project in Cornwall, he influenced the overall design of the building and installed an enormous granite sculpture, Seed, at its heart.
Inspired by the study of organic forms, his work is increasingly concerned with the underlying principles determining growth and the forms it produces. Current projects include a major commission for the Jerwood Sculpture Park and a solo exhibition at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, running until January 2010. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Tate and the British Museum, amongst others.
1967 Marjorie Parr Gallery, London
1967 New Gallery, Belfast
1969 Oxford Gallery, Oxford
1969 Kunstneres Hus, Oslo (retrospective)
1970 Oxford Gallery, Oxford
1971 Design Center, Cleveland, Ohio
1971 Saidye Bronfman Centre, Montreal
1972 Wooster College, Wooster, Ohio
1972 Gallerie Gamlebyen, Fredrikstad, Norway
1972 Studio Prints, London
1972 Oxford Gallery, Oxford
1972 Octagon Gallery, Belfast
1973 Paintings & Prints, Grabowski Gallery, London
1974 Gallery 1640, Montreal
1974Violence and the Studio Process, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
1976 National Museum, Onikorn, Lagos.
1978 Gallery Graphics, Ottawa.
1979 Grafiska Sallskapet, Stockholm.
1980 Retrospective Exhibition, Gallery 15, Norway.
1984 Michael Rothenstein, Angela Flowers Gallery, London.
1986 New Watercolours and Prints, Angela Flowers Gallery, London.
1986 Michael Rothenstein, Early Works, Redfern Gallery, London.
1987 Michael Rothenstein RA, Prints of the 1950's and '60s, Redfern Gallery, London.
1989 'Signals', An exhibition of selected paintings, collages, monotypes and note book sketches from the fifties and sixties, Redfern Gallery, London.
1989 Michael Rothenstein: Prints of the '70's, Flowers East, London.
1989 Michael Rothenstein: Paintings and Prints 1979-1989, The South Bank Centre, Royal Festival Hall, London.
1989 Michael Rothenstein: The Retrospective 29th July - l3 September - City Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke on Trent. Touring exhibition.
1990 Works on paper from the late 1930s and 1940s. Redfern Gallery stand at the World of Drawings and Watercolours.
1970 First International Engraving Biennale, Buenos Aires
1970 Third International Biennale of Prints, Cracow, Poland
1970 Third International Triennale of Prints, Grenchen, Switzerland
1970 International Exhibition of Contemporary Graphics, Spanish Museum of Contemporary Art, Madrid
1970 Second International Print Biennale, Bradford
1970 International Exhibition of Graphics, Art Gallery, Ontario
1971 Second Biennale of Prints, Buenos Aires
1971 International Exhibition of Contemporary Prints, Italy
1971 Ninth International Biennale of Prints, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia
1971 International Exhibition of Graphics, Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal
1972 Third International Biennale of Prints, Florence
1972 First International Biennale of Prints, Fredrikstad, Norway
1972 Third International Exhibition of Original Drawings, Museum of Modern Art, Yugoslavia
1972 Exhibition of International Contemporary Prints, Madrid
1972 Prints from the British Print Biennale, Peterloo Gallery, Manchester
1972 Xylon 6, International Exhibition of Prints, Geneva and West Berlin
1972 Vienna Graphics Biennale Europeans
1972 Third International Biennale of Prints, Museum of Plastic Arts, Buenos Aires
1973 Xylon 6, International Exhibition of Prints, Kongreshalle, Berlin
1973 Pris Binnerne, Kunstforening, Bergen
1973 Penwith Folio, Prints by Twelve Artists, Tate Gallery, London
1974 Prizewinner's Club, Poznan, Poland
1974 Fifth International Biennale of Prints, Cracow, Poland
1974 Graveurs Anglais Contemporains, Musee d'Art et d'Histoire, Geneva
1974 Fourth International Exhibition of Original Drawings, Museum of Modern Art, Rijeka, Yugoslavia
1974 Second Norwegian International Print Biennale, Fredrikstad
1974 Fourth British International Biennale of Prints, Bradford
1974 Clark Art Centre, Rockford, U.S.A.
1975 Graphica Creativa '75, Alvar Aalto Museum Finland
1976 Arts Council Collection 75/76, Hayward Gallery, London
1976 Third Norwegian International Print Biennale, Fredrikstad
1976 Fifth British International Print Biennale, Bradford
1976 Internationale Graphik Group, Lauriet Club, Cracow
1976 Prizewinners' Club, Cracow Biennale Kunsthalle, Bremen, West Germany
1980 Prizewinners from the Cracow Biennale
1980 International Biennale, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia
1980 Graphica Creativa, Alvar Aalto Museum, Finland
1980 British Contemporary Art, Toronto
1981 Michael Rothenstein, Works on Paper, The Minories, Colchester; Atelier 17; Oxford Gallery, Oxford
1981 Graphica Creativa '81, Alvar Aalto Museum, Finland
1981 14th Graphic Biennale, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia
1982 Gutenberg Museum, Mainz
1982 80 Prints by Modern Masters, Angela Flowers Gallery, London
1982 Xlyon-Experimentale, Suffolk
1982 Hockdruckgrafik, Gutenberg Museum
1983 Out of Print, Touring Exhibition, South Hill Park
1983 Michael Rothenstein, Rolle College Gallery, Exmouth
1983 Small is Beautiful, Angela Flowers Gallery, London
1984 Eighth British International Print Biennale, Bradford
1984 The Monoprint Show, Angela Flowers Gallery, London
1984 Images of Ourselves, Tate Gallery, London
1985 Visual Aid/Band Aid, Royal Academy, London
1985 Messina Graphic Biennale, Palazzo Leoni, Sicily
1986 5 Contemporary Print Makers, Herbert Reed Gallery, Canterbury
1987 Baden-Baden Biennale