Painting, Booth 622
Erin Rothstein is a Toronto-based artist, who portrays hyperreal foods on stark-white backgrounds. “I paint food because I love everything that has to do with food-culture. You’ll often find me cooking and eating, engrossed in a total experience of smells, tastes, and aesthetics. The foods I paint are universally relatable. They trigger people’s emotions on a primal level, making them happy, hungry, excited, and nostalgic.” Rothstein holds a BFA from Concordia University, and an MA from Western University. Her work has received a Scotiabank Viewers Choice Award, as well as support from the Ontario Arts Council. This series has also received recognition in The Huffington Post, The National Post, Architectural Digest and Toronto Life.