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RUTSTEIN EXHIBITING AT ART BASEL WITH SCHMIDT OCEAN INSTITUTE

Blue Dreams Still #1, 36x60", acrylic and spray paint on canvas

Art Basel | Miami Beach

Dec 6 – 10, 2023
MIAMI CONVENTION CENTER

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Meet the Artist

Artist at Sea: Meet the Artist, Rebecca Rutstein
Thurs Dec 7, 11am-12pm

MIAMI CONVENTION CENTER
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Rebecca Rutstein will be exhibiting work at Art Basel Miami Beach Dec 6-10, 2023. In partnership with UNESCO, Nautilus Magazine and Schmidt Ocean Institute, this exhibition will present works from Schmidt Ocean Institute’s International Artist-at-Sea program, which hosts residencies for artists to participate in ocean science aboard the Institute’s Falkor (too) Research Vessel. (Rutstein sailed with Schmidt Ocean Institute in June 2016 from Vietnam to Guam). Artists featured include Max Hooper Schneider, Taiji Terasaki, Michel Droge, Robert Stackhouse, and Rebecca Rutstein, among others.

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ARTIST PANEL
Friday, Dec.8, 1 – 2pm

FROST MUSEUM OF SCIENCE

Join previous Artists-at-Sea Rebecca Rutstein, Carol Mickett and Robert Stackhouse, Lizzy Taber, Michel Droge, and special guests Runa Ray and Jane McCarthy (Taiji Terasaki Studios) in a discussion about the power of artistry intertwined with scientific inquiry. Panelists will share remarkable instances of artist engagement with research, illuminating the benefits of collaborative learning and creative interaction. The conversation is open to the public and will also be streamed live on YouTube @nautilusmag

Read Full Press Release from UNESCO

NEW PUBLIC ART MURAL PROJECT IN PHILADELPHIA

 

Bridgette Mayer Gallery and Eileen Tognini Design are thrilled to announce the launch of a new mural project in Philadelphia by artist Rebecca Rutstein, at the brand new Edgewater II Apartment Complex at 23rd and Race Streets. The nearly 40 x 50 foot mural painting entitled Elemental is Rutstein’s third major mural project in Philadelphia. The dynamic design has been created to complement interior murals also by Rutstein, and is a dramatic backdrop to the outdoor courtyard and pool space, along with its proximity to the Schuylkill River, playing with facets of light and reflections on water. From the rooftop deck, visitors can view both the new mural, Elemental, and in the distance, Rutstein’s AT&T Convergence mural along the banks of the Schuylkill River.

 

Rutstein Painting Now in the Permanent Collection of the U.S. Consulate in Thailand by the Art in Embassies Program

Bridgette Mayer Gallery is pleased to announce that the U.S. Department of State’s Art in Embassies Program has permanently acquired Rutstein’s painting Infinitely Visible for the U.S. Consulate in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The art collection in Chiang Mai will bring together contemporary art by U.S. and Thai artists around shared themes.

Art in Embassies (AIE) creates vital cross-cultural dialogue and fosters mutual understanding through the visual arts and dynamic artist exchanges. Seventy years ago, The Museum of Modern Art first envisioned this global visual arts program and President John F. Kennedy formalized it at the U.S. Department of State in 1963. AIE advances cultural diplomacy through artist exchanges and the presentation of works by outstanding American and international artists to audiences around the world. Going forward AIE will continue to engage, educate, and inspire global audiences, showing how art can transcend national borders and build connections among peoples.

“BLUE DREAMS” SOLO EXHIBITION AT THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
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BLUE DREAMS
Rebecca Rutstein and the Ocean Memory Project
March 15 – Sept 15, 2023

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Public Panel Event and Closing Reception:
Thurs, Sept 7, 2023
2101 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington D.C.

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Blue Dreams is an immersive video installation that integrates abstract imagery, deep sea video footage and computer modeling (animating a painting by Rutstein) to portray the resilience of our planet’s smallest yet most vital living systems – microbial networks. This immersive piece is meant to inspire awe and wonder at systems, processes and landscapes otherwise hidden from view, that connect us to our past and which we rely on for our own survival.

Blue Dreams was created by multidisciplinary artist Rutstein in collaboration with scientists Rika Anderson, Samantha Joye, Shayn Peirce-Cottler and Tom Skalak, through a grant from the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI) Ocean Memory Project.

For more information: http://www.cpnas.org/exhibitions/

UPCOMING SOLO EXHIBITION AT DELAWARE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

REBECCA RUTSTEIN: SUBLIME NATURE
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March 6 – April 14, 2023

Within artworks that connect scientists, the artistic community, and the public, Rutstein emerges as an ambassador whose artwork addresses the most pressing issue of our century.”

– Olivia Florek, Curator

Artist Talk: Tuesday, March 28 at 4 p.m.
Large Auditorium | Academic Building
Offered in-person and streaming | Registration recommended
https://dccc-arts.ticketleap.com/rebecca-rutstein/

Reception to immediately follow Artist Talk
Art Gallery | Room 2305
Free to attend | Refreshments will be served

Full-color Catalog with essay available

This exhibition is sponsored by the Communication, Arts & Humanities Division.

For more information: oflorek@dccc.edu

DELWARE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Marple Campus / 901 S. Media Line Road / Media, PA 19063

VISITING ARTIST LECTURE AT GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY

RUTSTEIN PUBLISHED IN NEW CONTEMPORARY ART BOOK

RUTSTEIN INTERVIEWED ON ARTIST & PLACE PODCAST

VISITING ARTIST AT MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY

VISITING ARTIST AT LEHIGH UNIVERSITY

ARTIST AT SEA OFF THE HAWAIIAN COAST WITH WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION

 

Funded by the National Science Foundation, Rutstein was invited to participate as an artist in residence on board the University of Hawaii’s R/V Kilo Moana with a science team led by Christopher German from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in January 2023. The group explored the Kama’ehukanaloa submarine volcano off the coast of the Big Island1000 meters below the ocean’s surface. The purpose of the expedition was to observe potential volcanic activity and gain a deeper understanding of the geology, chemistry and microbiological systems at play.

This was Rutstein’s 7th expedition at sea. The paintings she created on the ship and back in her studio will be part of upcoming exhibitions at James Madison University and Oregon State University in the spring/summer/fall 2023.

View the Artist at Sea Painting Series: rebeccarutstein.com/projects
Learn about the expedition here
See more from the expedition: instagram.com

 

OUT OF THIN AIR TRAVELS TO SPACE GALLERY IN DENVER

REBECCA RUTSTEIN: OUT OF THIN AIR
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Nov 18 – December 31, 2022

Opening Reception: Friday, Nov 18, 6-9pm; Artist Talk at 6:30pm

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Space Gallery is pleased to present the exhibition, Rebecca Rutstein: Out of Thin Air, on view Nov 18 through January 7, 2023. This exhibition of new paintings was created through Rutstein’s collaboration with NASA-funded planetary geologist Dr. Julia Cartwright from the University of Alabama, through support from the Collaborative Arts Research Initiative. It was first exhibited at the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art at the University of Alabama.

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SPACE GALLERY
400 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO

RUTSTEIN NOW IN THE COLLECTION OF MICROSOFT

Lazaro Cardeña Canyon and Galapagos Seamounts are now in the collection of Microsoft. Rutstein created these 10×30″ paintings as part of a series while on board the Nautilus Exploration Vessel sailing from the Galapagos Islands to San Diego, funded by Ocean Exploration Trust. She joined a science team as a Science Communication Fellow and Artist at Sea, integrating multi-beam sonar data of the ocean floor into her works.

UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA ACQUIRES RUTSTEIN PAINTING

Vesta’s Matrix is now in the permanent collection of the University of Alabama. This 36×36″ painting was recently on view at the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art as part of Rutstein’s Out of Thin Air exhibition.
Since 1950, the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, supported by The University of Alabama’s College of Arts and Sciences, has collected works on paper, photography, prints, paintings, and small sculpture. The gallery regularly presents exhibitions from this permanent collection. The collection is both a permanent asset and a teaching tool. Now constituting one of the best institutional collections in Alabama, it also illustrates the passing currents that keep the visual arts a vital and incisive record of contemporary history.

SHIMMER SCULPTURE FEATURED ON GEORGIA’S WUGA RADIO

 

“One of the newest works to enter the collection at the Georgia Museum of Art is also one of the most popular. Rebecca Rutstein’s wall-mounted sculpture “Shimmer” has been greeting visitors to the museum since 2018 and immediately became a popular selfie stop.
Rutstein is both an award-winning artist and an ocean explorer. In 2018, she served as UGA’s Delta Visiting Chair for Global Understanding, embarking on a deep-sea expedition slash artist’s residency with a team of scientists led by UGA’s Samantha Joye.
“Shimmer” is a 64-foot-long steel sculpture inspired by bioluminescent creatures in the ocean’s depths. Walk past one of its sensors and the sculpture comes alive with light, as though microscopic animals have detected a predator. It’s not only beautiful; it’s a great example of how science and art can work together to communicate new information.”

CARTWRIGHT & RUTSTEIN AWARDED GRANT FROM ALABAMA STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS

Dr. Julia Cartwright and Rebecca Rutstein have been awarded a visual arts grant from the Alabama State Council on the Arts to further their Art/Science collaboration. The grant also includes matching funds from the University of Alabama, and will support future research efforts, exhibition opportunities, and public/community outreach to include a focus on secondary school students within the Tuscaloosa area in 2022-23.

SOLO EXHIBITION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA

Mars 1 | 36x36 | acrylic & spray paint on canvas

REBECCA RUTSTEIN: OUT OF THIN AIR

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Sept 8 – October 14, 2022

Public Lecture: Thurs, Sept 8, 3:30pm, Gorgas Library
Artist reception: Thurs, Sept 8, 5 – 7pm, Sarah Moody Gallery

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The Sarah Moody Gallery of Art and the Collaborative Arts Research Initiative (CARI) are proud to present the exhibition, Rebecca Rutstein: Out of Thin Air: Microscopic Journeys Through Cosmic Landscapes. The exhibition is the result of a collaboration between Rutstein and Dr. Julia Cartwright, a NASA-funded planetary scientist and UA Department of Geological Sciences assistant professor Dr. Julia Cartwright, facilitated by the Collaborative Arts Research Initiative, where Dr. Cartwright is a Fellow.

Read complete press release here:

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Sarah Moody Gallery of Art
103 Garland Hall
University of Alabama
for more information: wtdooley@ua.edu

NEW PUBLIC MURAL COMPLETED ON BROAD STREET IN PHILADELPHIA

The Making of 'Electric' Time Lapse

Bridgette Mayer Gallery and Eileen Tognini Design are thrilled to announce the completion of ELECTRIC, a new mural in Philadelphia by artist Rebecca Rutstein, at The LVL North located at 510 N. Broad Street (Broad and Spring Garden Streets). The mural marks a significant gateway on the North Broad Street corridor that includes Philadelphia’s Science Leadership Academy High School, renowned Rodeph Shalom Synagogue, historic Divine Lorraine Hotel, artist studios, restaurants and the neighboring Community College of Philadelphia. Adorning the facade of this brand new mixed-use building developed by Alterra Property Group, the nearly 30 foot by 106 foot wall is Rutstein’s second major mural project in Philadelphia. The dynamic and colorful design has been created to complement the interior narrative, and is a contemporary counterpoint to the classic murals surrounding the area, capturing the energy of this burgeoning neighborhood north of City Hall.

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON ACQUIRES RUTSTEIN PAINTING

Rebecca Rutstein, Salish Sea Series IX, 60×60″ painting purchased by the University of Washington

The University of Washington purchased Salish Sea Series IX to be on permanent display in the School of Oceanography. The acquisition recognizes Rutstein’s ongoing collaboration with the Ocean Memory Project and UW Professor Jody Deming, including an expedition off the coast of Washington on UW’s R/V Rachel Carson in 2019.

 

SOLO EXHIBITION AT BRIDGETTE MAYER GALLERY

 

REBECCA RUTSTEIN: NEXUS

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Feb 1 – March 19, 2022

Extended Gallery hours and artist reception: Friday, Feb 4th, 5 – 7:30pm

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Featuring 22 new large and small scale paintings and sculpture, this exhibition marks Rutstein’s 8th solo show at Bridgette Mayer Gallery in Philadelphia, and her first in six years. Building upon her recent collaborations with molecular scientists in a biotech lab and microbiologists at sea, these paintings are a coalescing of influences exploring hidden networks and matrices…within our bodies, in the ocean, and beyond. Also broadly inspired by the geology, skies and hues from a seminal trip to Alaska in 2021, this series looks at fractal patterns, and the connectivity – and disruptions – of systems in the natural environment.

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Bridgette Mayer Gallery
709 Walnut Street
Philadephia, PA
for more information: bmayer@bmayerart.com
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