Minna Rothman is a tapestry artist, making fine art tapestries based on her original designs. Minna views handwoven tapestry as an art form that often blurs the lines between painting and sculpture. This multimedia fascination fuels her relationship to weaving, and imbues her tapestries with tactile compositions.

Handwoven tapestry became a full-time passion of Minna Rothman after her retirement from complex climate modeling. While she used graphic and computer design in presenting her scientific research, she also studied drawing and painting at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Once in retirement, she took workshops with a number of tapestry artists and weavers.

Minna Rothman started exhibiting tapestries in juried and curated group shows in 2014.


Context: Language, Media and Meaning (juried)

2018/2019 Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA

I’m New Here: Perspectives on Migration (juried)

2018/2019 Arlington Center for the Art, Arlington, MA

Tapestry in New England and Beyond (group)

2018 Falmouth, MA

Circles and Cycles (group)

2018 Cambridge, MA

ATA 2018: The Biggest Little Tapestries in the World (group)

 2018 Reno, NV

A Common Thread (solo)

2018 Cambridge, MA

Home (juried)

2017 Belmont, MA

Heallreaf2: 2017 (juried)

2017 London, England

2017 West Dean College, England

TWiNE 2017: Loominations (juried)

2017 South Berwick, ME

Hope Springs Eternal (group)

2017 Cambridge, MA

Fiber in the Present Tense 2016 (juried)

SDA article

2016/2017 Pawtucket, RI

2016 Watertown, MA

ATA 2016: Tapestry Unlimited (group)

2016 Milwaukee, WI

The Light (group)

2016 Cambridge, MA

Weaving Up & Down: 13 Tapestry Weavers (group)

2015 Deerfield, MA

Process Art Show (group)

2015 Cambridge, MA

ATA 2014: Small Format Tapestries (group),

2014 Providence, RI