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Education

MFA University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1997
BFA Painting (Magna Cum Laude) Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1993
Cornell in Rome, Abroad Studies Program, Rome, Italy 1992

Residencies / Lectures / Interviews

Art/Science Ocean Workshop, National Academies Keck Futures Initiative, Friday Harbor, WA, Sept 2017
Visiting Artist, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, Sept 2017
Artist Lecture, California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks, June 2017
Visiting Artist, Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA, March 2017
Hawaii Public Radio, Aug 24, 2016
National Public Radio / Newsworks, July 20, 2015
Artist at Sea (Vietnam to Guam) – Schmidt Ocean Institute, June 2016
Artist at Sea (Tahiti) – Schmidt Ocean Institute, February 2016
Visiting Artist – (in studio visit) Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA, Nov 2015
Artist at Sea (Galapagos Islands to San Diego) – Science Communication Fellowship, Ocean Exploration Trust, July 2015
Visiting Artist – (in studio visit) Rutgers University, Camden, Nov 2014
Visiting Artist, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA, Oct 2014
“Abstraction Today” Artist Panel, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, March 2014
“A Random Walk” Artist Gallery Talk, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ, Nov 2013
Visiting Artist, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2013
Visiting Artist & Lecturer, University of Texas, Tyler, TX, 2012
Residency: Gullkistan Residency, Laugarvatn, Iceland, 2012
Visiting Artist – (in studio visit) University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 2009, 2008
Visiting Artist – (in studio visit) Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, 2008
Visiting Artist, University of Texas, Tyler, TX, 2007
Guest Critic, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA 2006
Visiting Artist & Lecturer, Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA 2005
Residency: Red Cinder Artist Colony, Na’alehu, HI 2005
Visiting Artist & Lecturer, Main Line Unitarian Church, Devon, PA 2005
Visiting Artist & Lecturer, Bucks County Community College, Bucks County, PA 2005
Visiting Artist & Lecturer, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA 2004
Residency: Banff Centre for the Arts, Alberta, Canada 2004
Residency: Banff Centre for the Arts, Alberta, Canada 2003
Residency: Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, 1997

Honors & Awards

National Academies Keck Futures Initiative,Art/Science Ocean Workshop, Friday Harbor, WA, Sept 2017
California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks, Exhibition Prize, 2017
Artist at Sea Residency Fellowship, Schmidt Ocean Institute, 2016
Science Communication Fellowship, Ocean Exploration Trust, 2015
Sustainable Arts Foundation, Finalist, 2014
New American Paintings, 2014, 2012, 2009, 2006, 2002
Independence Foundation Fellowship in the Arts, 2009
Pew Professional Development Grant, 2007
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Grant, Painting, 2006
Bridgette Mayer Gallery Travel Grant, 2005
Pew Fellowship in the Arts Recipient, Painting, 2004
Charles Addams Memorial Prize, University of Pennsylvania, 1997
Natvar Bhavsar Prize in memory of Angelo Savelli, 1997
Artist’s Grant, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont, 1997
Piero Dorazio Color Award, University of Pennsylvania, 1996
Overseers Scholar Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, 1995-96
Fine Arts Scholarship, Washington University, 1989-90

Public Art Projects

Temple University, Percent for Art Program, Philadelphia, PA 2015
Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia, PA 2008

Select Solo Exhibitions

“Rebecca Rutstein: Convergence” – John Hartell Gallery, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY Aug-Sept 2017
“32 Degrees Latitude” – California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks, Thousand Oaks, CA June-Aug 2017
“Fault Lines” – Zane Bennett Contemporary / Form & Concept, Santa Fe, NM June-Aug 2017
“Hidden Lanscapes” – Video Exhibition, Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA June-Sept 2016
“Afterglow” – Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA April-May 2015
“Deep Rift” – Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA March 2013
“Zero Gravity” – Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura, CA September 2011
“Precipice” – Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA September 2009
“Four Solo Exhibitions” – Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura, CA June-July 2008
“Abyss”- Philadelphia International Airport, Between Terminals C&D- March 2008
“Abyss”- Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA November 2007
“(de)Formation” – Bridgette Mayer Gallery – New Hope, New Hope, PA March 2007
“Ebb and Flow” – Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA November 2005
“Canopy Adventures” – List Gallery, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA 2004/2005
“Breaking Boundaries” – Philadelphia Museum of Art- Museum Restaurant, Philadelphia, PA 2004
“Love & Subduction” – Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 2004
“Underworld”- Challenge Exhibition, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA 2002
“Shifting Images”- Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 2002
“Second Skin”- Light boxes & collages, InRare Form Gallery, Lambertville, NJ 2000
“Paintings, Drawings & Illuminations”-LockJaw Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 2000
“Erasure”- Paintings and Collages, Tribes Gallery, New York, NY 2000
“Recent Works”- LockJaw Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 1999
“Small Works/Sacred Spaces”- Etchings, Morgan Print Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 1997
“Paintings and Collages”- Morgan Gallery, University of Pennsylvania 1996
“Paintings and Drawings” – Tjaden Gallery, Ithaca, NY 1993

Select Group Exhibitions

NY Hall of Science “Ocean” Exhibition – New York, NY, Sept 2017 – Feb 2018
Schmidt Ocean Institute “Artist at Sea” Yearlong Traveling Exhibition – Bishop Museum (HI), International Ocean Film Festival (CA), America’s Cup (Bermuda), Monterrey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (CA) & Newport Sailing Center (RI), Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego (CA), 2017
Art Miami – Miami, FL, Bridgette Mayer Gallery Booth, Dec 2015
“Philadelphia Freedom” – Philip Slein Gallery, St. Louis, MO, Feb 2015
Art Miami – Miami, FL, Bridgette Mayer Gallery Booth, Dec 2014
Art San Francisco/Silicon Valley – Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Oct 2014
“Young & Fun” – Bridgette Mayer Gallery, June-Aug 2014
“Print // Line”, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA April-June 2014
“Abstraction Today”, Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA Oct 2013 – March 2014
Art Miami, Miami, FL, Bridgette Mayer Gallery Booth, Dec 2013
“A Random Walk” – Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey, Nov 2013
George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 2013
“Shifting Speeds” – The Painting Center, New York, NY, 2012
“Karmic Abstraction” – Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2011
“printed, painted, pressed” – C2 Fine Art, St. Petersburg, FL, 2011
Dallas Art Fair – Dallas, TX, Bridgette Mayer Gallery Booth, April 2011
Pew Foundation Corporate Headquarters, Washington D. C., 2011
“Group Show Benefit”, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA June-July 2010
“Group Show Benefit”, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA June 2009
Winter Salon, Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY, December 2008- January 2009
“(In)finite Place” – Philadelphia Musuem of Jewish Art, Rodeph Shalom, Philadelphia, PA, 2008
Bridgette Mayer Gallery Group Show, Tierney Communications, Philadelphia, PA 2008
“Black and White”- Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2007
“Finish/Line” Curated by Miriam Seidel, Borowsky Gallery, Philadelphia, PA February 2007
“The Red Show” Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia PA, December 2006
“Firecracker” Bridgette Mayer Gallery – New Hope, New Hope, PA December 2006
“Color My World” – inaugural exhibition, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, New Hope, PA June-August 2006
“Gallery Group Show” – Tierney Communications, Philadelphia, PA 2006
“Sum of All Parts – Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia PA, December 2005
AAF Contemporary Art Fair – Bridgette Mayer Gallery, New York NY, October 2005
“Art of the State” – The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA 2005
“Gallery Group Show” – Tierney Communications, Philadelphia, PA 2005
“2004 Outstanding Achievement Exhibition” – Artworks Gallery, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA 2005
“Dear Fleisher” – Invitational Exhibition, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA 2004
“Gallery Group Show” – Tierney Communications, Philadelphia, PA 2004
“Urban” – Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 2004
“Drawing As Drawing, Drawing in Painting” – Penn State Harrisburg, Middletown, PA 2003
Painting Invitational, – Cheltenham Art Center, Cheltenham, PA 2003
“Space-Time” – Melvin Art Gallery, Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL 2002
“Group Exhibition: Survey of New Works” -Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 2002
“Art of the State 2002” – Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA 2002
“12 Mid-Atlantic Artists” – Open Studios Preuss Gallery, Boston, MA 2002
“Young & Fun: On Paper” – Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 2002
“Young & Fun” – Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 2001
“Four Small Paintings” – Two-person show, Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 2000
“Philadelphia’s Emerging Artists” – Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 2000
“Voices of the Diaspora” – Invitational, Ryland-Bowe Gallery, Richmond, VA 1999
“The Looking Glass” – Two-Woman Show, LockJaw Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 1998
“Young Talent 1998” – Juried Show, Washington Art Association,Washington, CT 1998
“Pennart” – Invitational, Kohn Pederson Fox Gallery, New York, NY 1997
“Divine Visions” – Juried Show, The Art Network Gallery, N. Lindenhurst, NY 1997
“11 pm Show” – Curated by Patrick Murphy (ICA), Meyerson Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 1997
“New Masters” – Invitational, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA 1997
“East/West Visions In Between” – Juried Show, Arthur Ross Gallery, Phila, PA 1997
“Works on Paper” – Juried Show, Meyerson Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 1996

Select Collections

Museum of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Nordstrom, Toronto, Canada
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Biogen Idec, Boston, MA
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, New York, NY
Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA
Ocean Exploration Trust, Narragansett, RI
Schmidt Ocean Institute, Palo Alto, CA
Wirb-Copernicus Group, Princeton, NJ
Corporate Client, Washington, D.C.
Glenmede Trust, Philadelphia, PA
Temple University, The Fox School of Business, Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Phillies (Marlon Byrd)
Temple University, Pearson McGonigle Hall, Philadelphia, PA
Historic Landmarks for Living, Philadelphia, PA
Trebuchet Consulting, Pittsburgh, PA
The Boston Consulting Group, Philadelphia, PA
Community Foundation of Louisville, Louisville, KY
Primavera Systems, Bala Cynwyd, PA
Packard Press, New York, NY & Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Construction & Management, Philadelphia, PA
Private Collections worldwide including NY, London, Los Angeles

Select Press

Hammer, Andrea. “Rebecca Rutstein’s Large-Scale Geometric Abstractions…”, Moore Women Artists, Sept 5, 2017.
Michael, Abatemarco. “In the Abstract: Rebecca Rutstein & Jared Weiss”, Pasatiempo, July 7, 2017.
Van Cleve, Emily. “Geological Shifts”, Santa Fe Arts Journal, June 26, 2017.
Novak, Ana. “The Artist at Sea at Schmidt Ocean Institute”, SciArt Magazine, December 2016.
Popova, Eketarina. “Rebecca Rutstein: Interview”, Create! Magazine, December 15, 2016.
Krysa, Danielle. “Rebecca Rutstein”, The Jealous Curator, October 10, 2016.
Furino, Giaco. “Ahoy! Set Sail on an Artists’ Residency in the Middle of the Ocean”, Vice Magazine, October 1, 2016.
Delisle, Raina. “Amplifying Data Through Art”, Hakai Magazine, 24 August, 2016.
Lum, Burt. “Civil Geeks: When Science and Art Intersect”, Civil Beat, 19 August, 2016.
“Fellows Friday News: Rebecca Rutstein’s Artist-at-Sea Residency…”, Pew Center for Arts & Heritage (online news), February 26, 2016.
Wiener, Carlie. “All Things Marine”, KHNR Hawaii State-Wide Radio Show, Interview, February 16, 2016.
Fallon, Roberta. “From Sea to Stars, Rebecca Rutstein’s Big Year”, ArtBlog, December 17, 2015.
Crimmins, Peter. “Philadelphia Artist Finds Inspiration on Ocean Floor”, Newsworks, NPR/WHYY, July 20, 2015.
Fiorentino, Alexander. “Rebecca Rutstein’s Afterglow at Bridgette Mayer Gallery, The Art Blog, May 28, 2015.
Greenberg, Alyssa. “News Post…Rebecca Rutstein to Set Sail…”, The Art Blog, May 12, 2015.
Volpe, Allie. “In the galleries: Art picks for May”, philly.com, May 4, 2015.
Popova, Eketarina. Fresh Paint Magazine, Spotlight Artist, Edition VI, February, 2015.
Greenberg, Alyssa. “Artist News”, artblog, September 30, 2014.
Findlay, Lauren. “Young and Fun: Abstraction at Bridgette Mayer Gallery,” artblog, July 18, 2014.
Farrand, Matt. ‘Abstraction Today’ Talk Draws Crowd to Gallery,” Standard Journal, March, 2014.
Miner, Al.New American Paintings, Open Studios Press, January, 2014.
Darsa, Allisa. “Art Superstars Shine at Miami Beach VIP Events,” artnet news, Dec 5, 2013.
Newhall, Edith. “Change up.” The Philadelphia Inquirer. March 9, 2013.
Otterbein, Holly. “First Friday Focus”. Phila City Paper. March 1, 2013.
“Rebecca Rutstein Explores Where Life And Geology Intersect With ‘Deep Rift’” Huffington Post. February 14, 2013.
Cotner, David. “Tales from the Topographic Oceans,” Ventura Co. Reporter, 9/22/11.
Schwartz, Chip. “Art Goes on Despite Bridgette Mayer Renovations,” KnightArts.org, August 9, 2011.
Donohoe, Victoria. “She Leaves the Viewer Wanting More,” Philadelphia Inquirer, September 11, 2009.
Huckabay, Carolyn. “Kaleidoscope,” Philadelphia Citypaper, September 4, 2009.
New American Paintings. Open Studios Press, April, 2009.
Katz, Matt. “The Educated Eye,” (cover), ventana magazine, August, 2008.
Zarro, Jennifer. “(In)finite Place,” Art Matters Magazine, July 12, 2008.
Otterbein, Holly. “Last Chance,” Philadelphia Citypaper, November, 19 2007.
Strauss, R.B. “Art: Rebecca Rutstein,”aroundphilly.com, November 7, 2007.
Newhall, Edith. “Outlines Filled In,” Philadelphia Inquirer, March, 2007.
Pressler, Jessica. “The Philly School,” Philadelphia Magazine, May, 2006.
Baker, Alex. New American Paintings. Open Studios Press, April, 2006.
Fallon, Roberta. “New Mayer in Town,” Philadelphia Weekly, Dec. 28, 2005.
Fallon, Roberta. “Breath of Life,” Philadelphia Weekly, November 23, 2005.
Newhall, Edith. “A new Approach,” Philadelphia Inquirer, December 10, 2005.
Strauss, R.B. “First Friday November Sweeps,” Philadelphia Weekly, November 2, 2005.
“The Bridgette Mayer Gallery: Rebecca Rutstein,” ArtInfo, November 2005.
Slupe, Ellen. “’Art of the State’ Shows Pennsylvania’s Best” Art Matters, August, 2005.
Donohoe, Victoria. “Region Fares Well at State Show,” Philadelphia Inquirer, July 3, 2005.
Hill, Lori. “Industrial Evolution,” Philadelphia Citypaper, April 28, 2005. Cover Story
Bocella, Maggie. “Rutstein’s Human Landscapes,” Artmatters (Cover Story), January 2005.
Donohoe, Victoria. “Artist’s Work Reflects Focus on Watershed,” Philadelphia Inquirer, December 5, 2004.
Brown, Gerard. “HereNowThereThen: An Introdroduction To The Fellows,” Pew Fellowships In The Arts, Catalogue, 2004.
Lotozo, Eils. “Folk Arts Win a Place Among Pew Fellowships,” Philadelphia Inquirer, June 8, 2004.
Fallon, Roberta. “And the Winners Are,” Art Blog, June 5, 2004.
Sozanski, Edward. “Speaking Geologically,” Philadelphia Inquirer, May 14, 2004.
Fallon, Roberta. “Truth or Dare,” Philadelphia Weekly, October 30, 2002.
Sozanski, Edward. “Drawing as Sculpture,” Philadelphia Inquirer, October 25, 2002.
Victoria Donohoe. “Art of the State Shows Regional Talent,” Philadelphia Inquirer, July 28, 2002.
Lewis, Zachary. “State of the Arts,” Patriot News, Harrisburg, PA, June 30, 2002.
Rosenberg, Susan, Curator, New American Paintings. Open Studios Press, Boston, MA, April, 2002.
Sozanski, Edward. “Collage-style works, concrete, ephemeral,” Philadelphia Inquirer, March 1, 2002.
R. B. Strauss. “Art Attack: New, but Hardly Rookies,” Philadelphia Style Magazine, March 1, 2002.
Deni Kasrel. “Rebecca Rutstein: Shifting Images,” Digital City Philadelphia, February 6, 2002.
R. B. Strauss. “Rebecca Rutstein Mixes Art & Science,” Main Line Times, February 28, 2002.
Sozanski, Edward. “Gallery Opens with Light-Hearted Show,” Philadelphia Inquirer, July 31, 2001.
Strauss, R.B. “Philly’s Art Renaissance,” Philadelphia Metro, July 6, 2001.
Strauss, R.B. “Dogdays-Schmogdays,” University City Review, August 1, 2001.
Strauss, R.B. “A Welcome Addition,” aroundphilly.com, July, 2001.