Ross Rolshoven is a native North Dakotan who began his art career in photography. He also paints and creates 3-dimensional assemblages. His photography and art work have won numerous awards in art competitions throughout the Midwest. His photographs have been published in several newspapers as well as national publications.
Mr. Rolshoven’s photographs are often large format types which deal with landscapes and objects. He works with themes of color and balance when dealing with those subjects. His paintings and assemblages frequently have a Western and Native American theme. His oldest daughter, Ashley Rolshoven-Loveless, is part Hunkpapa- Lakota, so he possesses a deep respect for the Native American culture. Ashley is the gallery director for the Robert L. Parsons Fine Art Gallery and Parsons Gallery of the West in Taos, New Mexico. Ross was a supporter and organizer for the Indians Into Medicine Art Auction that used to be held at the University of North Dakota. He was the art solicitation chairman for the event at one point. Ross also functioned as a volunteer auctioneer for the North Dakota Museum of Arts annual fall auction for nine years.
Ross’s art work has been on display in galleries throughout Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, and New Mexico. He has had numerous one-man shows going back to the early 1990’s at the Hughes Fine Art Center on the University of North Dakota campus. He also had a solo show at the North Dakota Museum of Art. He has been a featured artist in the Custer County Art Center in Miles City, Montana during the summer of 1995. He participated in the International Rough Rider Show in Williston, North Dakota where he received one of the four coveted “Buck Skinner” awards for one of his hand-tinted photographs in 1994.
Ross has also been on the Prairie Skies Art Show that was held in Bismarck, North Dakota, and was a participant at the Jay Contway Show in Great Falls, Montana in conjunction with the Charlie Russell Show. Mr. Rolshoven is a regular participant at the Midwestern Show at the Rourke Gallery in Moorhead, Minnesota.
Mr. Rolshoven’s works are included in several museum collections across the county. His art work is owned and displayed by collectors and artists throughout the United States.
Mr. Rolshoven’s influences for painting go back several generations. His grandfather, Paul Rolshoven, was an artist who came from Germany and lived in Mandan, North Dakota. He is also related to Julius Rolshoven, the first artist accepted to the Taos Artist’s Society in 1922. His current painting influences include artists such as Fritz Scholder, Malcom Furlow, and John Nieto.
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