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Award-winning, multidisciplinary artist Rebecca Rutstein creates work at the intersection of art, science and technology. For over twenty years she has created painting, sculpture, interactive installation and public art inspired by the natural world. Rutstein is passionate about creating visual and immersive experiences that connect people with the environment in the face of our climate crisis. She has been an artist-in-residence at locations around the world and collaborates with scientists exploring the deep sea, including six expeditions and two dives to the ocean floor in the Alvin submersible. 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 for her groundbreaking work at the University of Georgia. Her collaborations with scientists have been funded by the National Science Foundation, National Academy of Sciences / Keck Futures Initiative, Delta Airlines Foundation, University of Washington, University of Alabama, University of Georgia, Ocean Exploration Trust, Schmidt Ocean Institute and the Philadelphia Foundation. Rutstein’s work has been featured on NPR, ABC, CBS, and in the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Vice & Vogue magazines. With over 30 solo exhibitions, she has exhibited widely in museums and institutions, and her work can be found in the permanent public collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Georgia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Museum, US Department of State, Yale University, University of Washington, 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 is represented by Bridgette Mayer Gallery (Philadelphia), Space Gallery (Denver) and Sherry Leedy Contemporary (Kansas City).