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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

Awards

Delta Visiting Chair, University of Georgia, 2018-19 (upcoming)
National Academy of Sciences / Keck Futures Initiative: Art/Science Workshop Invitational, 2017 & 2018
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, 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

Public Mural Project, Philadelphia, PA 2018 (upcoming)
Sky Terrain
, Temple University, Percent for Art Program, Philadelphia, PA 2015
Abyss, Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia, PA 2008

Select Solo Exhibitions

Solo Exhibition, Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA Nov 2018 – Nov 2019 (upcoming)
Solo Exhibition,
Sherry Leedy Contemporary, Kansas City, MO June-Aug 2018 (upcoming)
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 Landscapes, 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, Philadelphia, PA 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, Morgan Print Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 1997
Paintings and Collages, Morgan Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 1996
Paintings and Drawings, Tjaden Gallery, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 1993

Select Group Exhibitions

Ties that Bind, Chatauqua Institution, Chatauqua, NY, June – July 2018 (upcoming)
Kaleidoscope: Harbor, Bay, Ocean; A Voice for Conservancy, Bristol Art Museum (RI), April – June 2018 (upcoming)
Ocean Exhibition, NY Hall of Science, New York, NY, Sept 2017 – Feb 2018
Artist at Sea, A Year-long Traveling Exhibition with Schmidt Ocean Institute – Bishop Museum (HI),
International Ocean Film Festival (CA), America’s Cup (Bermuda), Monterrey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (CA),
Newport Sailing Center (RI), Aquarium of the Pacific (CA) 2018, Portland Convention Center (OR) 2018.
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 Charitable Trusts, Corporate Headquarters, Washington D. C., 2011
Winter Salon, Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY, December 2008- January 2009
(In)finite Place, Philadelphia Museum 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, 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
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 Press 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

Residencies

Artist at Sea Expedition (Mexico) – with University of Georgia, funded by National Science Foundation, Nov 2018 (upcoming)
Artist at Sea Expedition (Costa Rica) – with Temple University, funded by National Science Foundation, Oct 2018 (upcoming)
Djerassi Artist in Residence Program – funded by National Academies of Science Keck Futures Initiative, Woodside, CA, Mar 2018
National Academy of Sciences / Keck Futures Initiative – Art/Science Ocean Workshop, Friday Harbor, WA, Sept 2017
Artist at Sea Expedition (Vietnam to Guam) – Schmidt Ocean Institute, June 2016
Artist at Sea Expedition (Tahiti) – Schmidt Ocean Institute, February 2016
Artist at Sea Expedition (Galapagos Islands to San Diego) – Ocean Exploration Trust, July 2015
Gullkistan Residency, Laugarvatn, Iceland, 2012
Red Cinder Artist Colony, Na’alehu, HI 2005
Banff Centre for the Arts, Alberta, Canada 2004
Banff Centre for the Arts, Alberta, Canada 2003
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, 1997

Visiting Artist

Delta Visiting Chair, University of Georgia, 2018-19 (upcoming)
Temple University, Department of Biology, Philadelphia, PA, March 2018
Tyler School of Art (in studio visit), Philadelphia, PA, Feb 2018
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, Sept 2017
Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA, March 2017
California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks, June 2017
Tyler School of Art (in studio visit), Philadelphia, PA, Nov 2015
Rutgers University (in studio visit), Camden, Nov 2014
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
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2013
University of Texas, Tyler, TX, 2012
University of the Arts (in studio visit), Philadelphia, PA, 2009, 2008
Swarthmore College (in studio visit), Swarthmore, PA, 2008
University of Texas, Tyler, TX, 2007
University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA 2006
Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA 2005
Bucks County Community College, Bucks County, PA 2005
Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA 2004

Public Collections

Philadelphia Museum of Art
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Museum
Temple University
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Deloitte
Nordstrom
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Corporate Client, Washington, D.C.
Glenmede Trust
Biogen Idec
Ocean Exploration Trust
Schmidt Ocean Institute
Wirb-Copernicus Group
Tierney Communications
Philadelphia Phillies (Marlon Byrd)
Temple University, The Fox School of Business
Temple University, Pearson McGonigle Hall
Historic Landmarks for Living
Trebuchet Consulting
The Boston Consulting Group
Community Foundation of Louisville
Philadelphia Construction & Management
Primavera Systems
Packard Press

Select Press

Dougherty, Margot. “A Cliche-Free Guide to Santa Fe”, Wall Street Journal, March 1, 2018.
Drew, L. P. “Sea Change,” Cornell Alumni Magazine, Nov – Dec 2017.
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.

Gallery Representation

Bridgette Mayer Gallery (Philadelphia)
Sherry Leedy Contemporary (Kansas City, MO)
Form & Concept / Zane Bennett Contemporary (Santa Fe)