Susan Rothenberg (born 1945) is an American contemporary artist who lives and works in New Mexico, USA. Rothenberg was born in Buffalo, New York, in 1945. In 1966 she graduated from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. In 1967 she went to Washington, DC and studied at George Washington University and the Corcoran Museum School. In 1969 she moved to New York.
Rothenberg’s first solo exhibition in New York in 1975 was at the 112 Greene Street Gallery. Consisting of three large-scale paintings of horses, it was heralded for introducing imagery into minimalist abstraction, while bringing a new sensitivity to figuration. Although best known as a painter, Rothenberg has also made crucial contributions to the medium of drawing.
Rothenberg has had solo exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad. Her first major survey, initiated by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, traveled to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Carnegie Institute, and the Tate Gallery, London, among other institutions.