Colton Rothwell


BFA in Visual Art, Major in Photography, Minors: Journalism, Art History,School of Visual and Media Arts, The University of Montana, Missoula, 2022 

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

Professional Experience

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 

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

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 

First Friday Photography Exhibition - Lake Missoula Tea Company, 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


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 TwoAwards 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 

Scholastic Arts andWriting 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


UM Artists’ Collective 

University of Montana Wilderness Institute 

The Montana Kaimin

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