Ken Rosenthal writes of his latest body of work, “Recently while paging through albums of family photographs, I was struck by the realization that many of the picture that were bringing back strong memories occurred before I was born, or at times of places I was not present. These memories were so vivid, yet were indeed false memories. Fascinated with how many of our recollections can be attributed to a photograph, dream or story as opposed to an actual experience, I began to cull imagery from archives of family photographs and personal work.”
Rosenthal received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1993. His work is held in museums collections throughout the world including the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Smithsonian Institute National Portrait Gallery, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Art Institute of Chicago. An upcoming monograph of his work will be published 2008 by the University of Texas press.