Philadelphia-based artist Rebecca Rutstein – whose work spans painting, installation, sculpture and public art – explores geometric abstraction with a vision inspired by science, data and maps. Seeking out geologically-rich environments, Rutstein has been an artist in residence in Iceland, Hawaii, the Canadian Rockies and Vermont, and most recently on board scientific research vessels from the Galápagos Islands to Southern California and from Vietnam to Guam.
Rutstein has exhibited extensively in galleries, institutions and museums throughout the United States and has received numerous grants including a Pew Fellowship in the Arts and an Independence Foundation Fellowship. Rutstein has garnered recent attention through interviews and features on NPR, Huffington Post and Vice Magazine. Her work can be found in public collections including Johns Hopkins Hospital,Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Fox Chase Cancer Center, and Temple University, where she completed her first permanent, outdoor public art commission.
Rutstein holds a BFA from Cornell University (with abroad study in Rome) and an MFA from University of Pennsylvania. She is currently represented by Bridgette Mayer Gallery (Philadelphia), Zane Bennett Contemporary/Form & Concept (Santa Fe) and Sherry Leedy Contemporary (Kansas City, MO).