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Award-winning, multidisciplinary artist, Rebecca Rutstein, whose work spans painting, sculpture, interactive installation and public art, creates work at the intersection of art, science and technology. She has garnered recent attention for Convergence, a major mural on the AT&T building along the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. Rutstein is passionate about creating visual experiences that shed light on the natural world, forging a dialogue about stewardship in the face of climate change. She has been an artist-in-residence at locations around the world, including six expeditions at sea and two dives to the ocean floor in the Alvin submersible. Her collaborations with scientists have been funded by the National Science Foundation, National Academies of Science / Keck Futures Initiative, Ocean Exploration Trust, Schmidt Ocean Institute and the Philadelphia Foundation. Rutstein has received the prestigious Pew Fellowship in the Arts, an Independence Foundation Fellowship, a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts grant, is an MIT Ocean Discovery Fellow, and was recently named the Delta Visiting Chair for Global Understanding – awarded to leading global scholars and creative thinkers who do groundbreaking work at the University of Georgia. Rutstein’s work has been featured on NPR, ABC, CBS, and in the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post & Vogue magazines. With over 25 solo exhibitions, Rutstein has exhibited widely in museums and institutions, and her work can be found in public collections including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Georgia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Museum, US Department of State, Yale University, University of New Mexico, Temple University, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, AT&T and Delta Airlines. Rutstein holds a BFA (magna cum laude) from Cornell University and an MFA from University of Pennsylvania. She has been represented by Bridgette Mayer Gallery in Philadelphia since 2001, and works with Sherry Leedy Contemporary (Kansas City), Space Gallery (Denver), and Galleri Urbane (Dallas).