Colton Rothwell


2022 - BFA in Studio Arts, The University of Montana, Magna Cum Laude

2018 - High School Diploma, Capital High School, Boise, ID

Related Professional Experience

Selected Workshop Participant - Ron Jude: Landscape in the 21st Century, FotoFilmic, Bowen Island, BC, August 2023 (Upcoming)

Visitor Engagement Security Officer - The Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, Montana, 2022 to present

Studio Assistant - Sarah Jones Studio, Missoula, Montana, 2022

Gallery Assistant - UC Gallery, Missoula, Montana, 2022 

Photography Manager -The Wilderness Institute, Missoula, Montana, 2021, 2022 

Graphic Designer - Montana Kaimin, Missoula, Montana  2021 

Staff Photographer - Montana Kaimin, Missoula, Montana, 2019 

Student Evaluation Committee - University of Montana School of Visual and Media Arts, Missoula, Montana, Fall 2019 

Photo Assistant - Ellen B. Hansen, Los Angeles, California, Nov. 2019

Selected Shows - Individual 

The Blue of Distance - Love Child Gallery, Missoula, Montana, 2023

Masculinity and Other Landscapes - Eloise Knowles Gallery, The University of Montana, Missoula, 2022 

Our Own Private Idaho, - Eloise Knowles Gallery , The University of Montana, Missoula, 2021 

“Thoughts from the Desert,” - Catalyst Cafe and Lake Missoula Tea Company, Missoula, Montana, 2019

Selected Shows - Group

Emerging Vision: Biennial Student Show, Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, Colorado, 2022

De-Constructed, UC Gallery, Missoula, Montana, 2022

Androtrauma, UC Gallery, Missoula, Montana, 2022

THREAD, Manifest Gallery, Cincinatti, Ohio, 2022

The University of Montana's Annual BFA Exhibition, Missoula, Montana, 2022

Texas Photographic Society's #NewVisions2022 Student Competition - Houston, Texas, 2022

Not The World We Used to Know, UC Gallery, Missoula, Montana, 2022 

26th and 25th Annual Student Juried Exhibition - The University of Montana Gallery ofVisual Arts, Missoula, 2020, 2021

“Downtown” Group Exhibition - The Frontier Space, Missoula, Montana, 2020 

“Visibly Invisible” Group Exhibition - UC Gallery, Missoula, Montana, 2019 

“Emerging Artist’s Collection” Group Show - 1st Place Photography, ArtSource Gallery, Boise, Idaho, 2018


Montana Museum of Art and Culture, Missoula, Montana 


The Oval - Annual Literary and Arts Magazine, Missoula, Montana, 2022

Losing It: Social Pressures - Sunstroke Magazine, 2020

Milk 004 - Milk Biyearly Zine, Spring 2020 

Surrender - #147 Edition of SHOTS Magazine, 2020,

2021 Classic Magazine Recurring Featured Artist - Classics Magazine, 2020, 2021 

UM Students Address PandemicThrough Photography Classes - The Missoulian, 2020 

Find Rangers #22 - Find Rangers Magazine, 2020 

Valley Visions Art and Literary Magazine - Featured Artist, 2018


75th College Photographer of the Year Competition - Silver, Bronze, and Two Awards of Excellence, 2020 

Grant Recipient - Alexa Rose Artist Foundation, 2017 and 2019 

Art Odyssey Scholarship Recipient - University of Montana, 2021 

Gilbert Millikan Scholarship Recipient - University of Montana, 2021 

Jack Bennett Memorial Scholarship - University of Montana, 2020

President’s List - University of Montana, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022  

Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards - “Gold Key” 2017, Two "Gold Keys", 2018 

Photographer’s Forum Magazine Student Photo Contest - Honorable Mention, 2018 

Boise Weekly Black and White Photo Contest - First Place “People,” 2017

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