Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakens ~ Carl Jung

IDan Rothenfeld Headshot for Websiten 1982 I experienced a astonishing connection between the mind and body using meditation; breathing and sharing my heart beat to support my mother as she lay dying from heart failure. At her demise she pierced through my heart like a thunderbolt !
That night she appeared in my sleep, holding a rose, glowing with an etherial emerald light in the doorway of my studio. This first truly emotional experience changed my life, inspiring a decade of figurative self-portraiture in glass. Sculpting plate glass with a technique that was simple and direct, awakened by this voluntary effort of sustained physical relation, created a timeless metaphor resonant in transparent clarity.
From 1992-to the present, an invitation to work with Peter Sampson as an art director enabled me to shift, attuning my creativity to advertising/marketing, and utilize computers for innovative graphic design and site specific public art commissions. Through these productive years a conceptual dissatisfaction with the synthetic quality of electronic media also began to churn. I missed working with an organic material that possessed a responsive integrity of its own.
Acrylic paint, like water-color, shares the translucent quality of glass, sensibilities explored through computer design and sculpture now all contribute to the evolution of my painting. Thus taking sight one step further, the element of transparency becomes an actual activity directly experienced within attention. Beyond conjuring, these new perspectives of unpremeditated appearance provide an opportunity to enter into vision without a preconception.

 

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This presentation provides an overview of production accomplished by team and independent opportunities, sharing a passion for innovation in all aspects of creative endeavor.

The result  of my practice is an appreciation and creation of works of art from a level of quiet understanding opening to the spiritual substance of life.

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Email:    wonderfeld@yahoo.com

 

BFA  Glass /Sculpture, Rhode Island School of Design, 1977

MFA  Glass /Sculpture, Kent State University, 1984

Partial Time Line

2011

“GO” Sculpture/Mural, Collinwood Rec.Ctr. CPA, Cleveland, Oh.

2010

Carpe Diem-solo exhibit, Dante,  Cleveland, Ohio

Arts Collinwood “Artful Endeavor” Public Art lecture, Cleveland, Ohio.

2009

Assemblage : benefit for Arts Collinwood, Cleveland, Ohio

2008-2007

Adjunct Professor-Painting, Ursuline College, Pepperpike, Oh.

2006

Up to Now, 30 year retrospect, Arts Collinwood, Cleveland, Oh.

2005

Baseball Heritage Museum, Colonial Marketplace, Cleveland, Oh

2004

Civic Innovation Lab, Cleveland Foundation

CWRU, Weatherhead School,  Civic Innovation Lab Forum

2003

Current Activator/water wall, NEORSD, Cleveland,  Ohio

2003-1995

Sampson/Carnegie Advertising, Art Director, Cleveland Ohio

Cornell University, 03-05 Career/Creative seminar, Ithaca N.Y.

1999

21st Century Club Sculpture, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio

1998

“Sin Vodka” reverse bottle label concept/proposal, Cleveland, Ohio

1997

Cleveland Museum of Art, Glass Today, Cleveland, Ohio

1996-1997

Rothenfeld/McDermott, New Museum Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio

1995

Huntington Museum, Belkin Collection, Huntington W. Va.

1992

SPACES, Unreconciled Passion, Wm. Busta curator, Cleveland, Ohio

1991

Century Rock Monument, CPA, University of Akron

Reilly Hawk Galleries, New ArtForms, Navy Pier, Chicago Ill.

Great Northern Corporate Center, Cleveland Ohio

1990

American Craft Museum, “A Decade of Craft” Christie’s east, NYC

Glas Kanazawa,’90 Kanazawa, Japan

Holsten Galleries, Invitational, Stockbridge Ma.

Heller Gallery, Glass America 1984-90 NYC

Nielsen Gallery, Stockholm Sweden

Sotheby’s, The Creative Glass Center of America Auction, NYC

Reilly Hawk Galleries, Cleveland Ohio

1989

Holsten Galleries, two person show, Palm Beach Fla.

Habitat Galleries, 17th International, 1986-89 Detroit Mich.

Christie’s, New York Experimental Glass Workshop Auction

SPACES, Revision Cleveland, grand-prize

1988

Glass Craft ’88 Kanazawa Japan

Glas Museum, Ebeltoft Denmark

Habitat, Scale/Detail, Detroit Mich.

The Glass Art Gallery, Exhibition 9, Toronto Canada

University Galleries, 1988 Biennial National Invitational, Normal Ill.

International Glass Invitational, Habitat Galleries, Bay Harbor Isl. Fla.

University Gallery, Kent State Alumni Exhibition, Kent Ohio

Governors Residence Art Collection, Ohio Arts Council, Col. Ohio

1987

Heller Gallery, Three Person Show, NYC

B.Z.Wagman Gallery, St. Louis Mo.

Dorothy Weiss Gallery, Invitational, SanFrancisco Calif.

May Show, Cleveland Museum of Art, 1987, 1982, 1981

1986

Ohio Arts Council, Individual Arts Fellowship

One Man Show, Heller Gallery, New York, N.Y.

7th Invitational, Glass Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada

14th National, Habitat Gallery, Detroit, Michigan

1985

BKSmith Gallery, Lake Erie College, Painesville, Ohio

1984

Fashion Moda, SPACES, Cleveland, Ohio

1983

280 Exhibition: Huntington Galleries, Huntington W. Va.

Kent Glass, Fiori Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio

1980

International Glass Exhibit, Mill Valley, California

1979

New Glass, A World Survey, Corning Museum, Corning N.Y.

1978

SPACES, 78/78 -A World Premier Performance, Cleveland Ohio

Personal Interests

2011

GFO, “Seeker of Truth,” concept development, event book.

“Underlying Nature of Being” Rothenfeld, painting 2001-2010

Arts Collinwood, advisory board, 2007 to present

2010

GFO, Armenian Celebration, event theme coordinator

“Unbelievable” Steven H. Goldring, memoir, creative direction.

E.93 St. redevelopment proposal, Cleveland Collective

Lakefront Station/North Coast Bridge proposal, CUDC Cleveland

2009

GFO, Moroccan Celebration, event content development

RTA, Shaker Station proposal, Shaker Heights, Ohio

2008

GFO, Fairy Tales/Myths, event instillation development

2004

Grays Armory/Civil War Museum proposal, Cleveland Foundation

Shaker Blvd. transit corridor concept, Cleveland Foundation

2003

Bratenahl Village, “Future Search” Green Space leader

1999

House of Blues/Cleveland, concept-proposal

E4th St. Cleveland, “Arcade” street lighting concept

1995

Stage Design, Why Not Lounge, Cleveland Ballet

1994

Cleveland Film Festival, Tower City Center, Cleveland

Curator, e4th Sq.2-Sq. annual mural painting event 1984-1994

1992

RTA, Cleveland Hopkins Airport Expansion CPA Proposal

w.42 st. Tornado Park CPA proposal, Cleveland

1991

Cleveland Philharmonic, Red benefit, University Club, Cleve.

Society Center, Mall A project planning, Cleveland Restoration

1990

Cleveland Center of Contemporary Art, Fellini Benefit, Grey’s Armory

1989

Cuyahoga Bldg. facade, Adaptive reuse proposal, SPACES