Rutstein Gives Lecture at Philadelphia-Area High School

Rutstein gave a talk in May, 2016, to a group of high school students in STEM and ART programs at a Philadelphia-area High School about the evolution of her art, the intersection of art and science, and her experience on the Nautilus as an Artist-at-Sea in 2015.


Hawaiian Radio Show Interviews Rebecca Rutstein

radio-logo-KHNR Rutstein was interviewed on a state-wide Hawaiian radio show called “All Things Marine” about her process, creating work at sea inspired by mapping data, and her upcoming residency on the R/V Falkor.

“All Things Marine” is a popular talk radio show based in Honolulu that highlights marine science and conservation, and is sponsored by COSEE Island Earth and the University of Hawaii Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology.

Hear a recording of the interview here (Rutstein’s interview starts at minute 44)

Rutstein Featured at Ocean Sciences Conference

Rutstein’s work on the E/V Nautilus was presented at the Ocean Sciences Conference in New Orleans in February, 2016, by Ocean Exploration Trust, and published in the accompanying supplement. This biannual conference was attended by 4,000 people.

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Painting Auction to Benefit Nautilus Program

Rutstein has donated a painting that will be sold at a fundraising event in June on Robert Ballard’s E/V Nautilus, with full proceeds going to Ocean Exploration Trust’s Nautilus program and future ocean exploration.

For more information or if interested in purchase, please contact Bridgette Mayer at


Recent Commissions

Rutstein recently completed a large sculptural commission for a corporate lobby in Washington D.C. through Bridgette Mayer Art Advisors.



She also just completed several large paintings for a retail establishment opening a new location in Toronto, Canada.


New Works on view in Philadelphia

Rutstein will have five, large paintings on view through the summer at Roche Bobois, 311 Arch St, Philadelphia, from mid-June through August, 2016.

For more information on available works, please contact Bridgette Mayer.


Rutstein Selected as Artist-at-Sea aboard Research Vessel Falkor for Expedition in Tahiti


Following the success of her trip aboard the Nautilus exploration vessel in July 2015, Rebecca Rutstein has been selected from an applicant pool of over 100 artists to travel aboard the Falkor research vessel for her second “Artist at Sea” residency in February, 2016. With the goal of making people rethink the way marine science is shared and breaking down the complexities of ocean research, Schmidt Ocean Institute (SOI) recently launched their Artist at Sea program, and Rutstein is the third to participate. Sponsored artists are asked to work side-by-side with the scientists and Falkor crew to develop art through close and productive collaborations. On this cruise, an expert team of scientists including Principal Investigator Dr. Chris German from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, will set out to study the geographically isolated submarine vents off the south-eastern limit of the Society Islands in the South Pacific Ocean, which are comprised of volcanically active seamounts that are largely unexplored.

While at sea Rutstein will create paintings inspired by the detailed maps collected of this uncharted territory, as well as collaborate on scientific research exploring the path of fluid flows emitted from hydrothermal vents. She will also have ship to shore communications with several Philadelphia area art and educational institutions. Additionally she will be speaking on an Hawaiian state-wide radio show called “All Things Marine” about her experiences. You can follow along the cruise by checking out the “featured stories” on SOI’s website at:

Rutstein Participates in Art Miami 2015 with Bridgette Mayer Gallery


Visit Bridgette Mayer Gallery booth A7 at ART MIAMI from December 1-6.

The fair is held in the renowned Wynwood Arts District which is located in midtown Miami. This year’s fair will showcase 125 international art galleries from countries including England, Germany, Spain, Poland, France, Austria, the Netherlands, Canada, Sweden, Israel, Japan and Switzerland.12239207_10153725019111054_8366509676849571938_o 12309887_10153725019246054_4085178831802532811_o

Rutstein completes first Public Art Project with Bridgette Mayer Art Advisors


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“Sky Terrain” is a permanent installation of 18 sculptures at 11th and Montgomery Streets on the campus of Temple University in Philadelphia. Rutstein was selected for this “One Percent for Art” Project by Committees from the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority and Temple University. The 5 x 10′ floating cloud sculptures constructed of bent, powder coated, steel start at the base of a newly built LEED-certified parking garage, and float up to the top of the five story building, breaking the architecture at the top of the structure.

In the daytime, the 16-gauge steel glistens and gleans in the sunlight, often casting shadows on the crème colored building supporting it. “Sky Terrain” also picks up hues from the surrounding buildings, sometimes appearing pink and blue. The ever-changing appearance of the installation is further enhanced by an animated lighting program in the evening.


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Shortly before sunset until shortly after sunrise, the LED lighting program mimics sky tone variations from sunset to dusk to twilight (even simulating twinkling stars), and is meant to activate the space into a dynamic experience. It is an opportunity for the public to enjoy these nature-inspired phenomena in an urban environment.

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