Michael Rohde’s Statement
For more than thirty-five years, I’ve been exploring color relationships in my work, often in pure geometry with no particular reference to objects or ideas. However, over the past decade, some semblance of content, or more obvious reference to other textiles begun to creep into the work. Around the same time, my dye processes evolved to using natural dyes, as I learned procedures and materials that would give light fast colors.
Michael Rohde’s Biography
The work of Michael F. Rohde has been published in numerous exhibition catalogs, has been the subject of media articles across the country and he is author of multiple international magazine articles. Recently, he has had works selected by the US State Department Art in Embassies Program, for display in many diplomatic residences around the world. Museum shows have included invitational exhibitions at the American Craft Museum, the Craft and Folk Art Museums in Los Angeles and in San Francisco, the Wustum Museum in Racine, Wisconsin, the Mingei Museum in San Diego, the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, and the Textile Museum in Washington, DC. Solo exhibitions venues include La Jolla Fiber Arts and Regent College in Vancouver. In 2004, Michael had a tapestry installation as part of the Eleventh International Tapestry Triennial in Lodz, Poland, Textile 05 in Kaunas, Lithuania and the exhibition “from Lausanne to Beijing” in 2006 and 2010. In 2011 his work was part of the exhibition “Green: the color.” His work is in the permanent collection of the Mingei Museum in San Diego, the San Jose Museum of Quilts andTextiles, and Art Institute of Chicago.