SOLO EXHIBITION “SOCIUS” OPENS AT ESTHER KLEIN GALLERY/SCIENCE CENTER IN PHILADELPHIA
Opening In-Person Reception:
Thursday Aug 5, 5-7:30pm
(with gallery talk at 6pm)
Closing In-Person Reception & Live Performance:
Wednesday Sept 29, 5-7:30pm
For more information:
RUTSTEIN ON WITF/NPR
SOUND EXPERIMENTS AT STANFORD UNIVERSITY
PODCAST INTERVIEW WITH CHRISTOPHER PLANT AT RADIO KISMET
“On this episode of Live at RADIOKISMET, Rebecca Rutstein joins as a guest. Rebecca is a Philly-based artist whose work blends art, science and technology. She’s spent time collaborating with scientists by going on expeditions at sea in different locations around the world. Rebecca discusses her many adventures from her residency in Iceland to studying geology at Cornell. She currently has a sculpture at The Bower, a native garden and sculpture park in Central PA. Rebecca is now preparing for an expedition on the Atlantis research vessel taking place next year.”
Listen to the podcast here.
RUTSTEIN GIVES ARTIST TALK AT THE SCIENCE CENTER
Painting Commission Completed for Bower Sculpture Park
The Bower Sculpture Park, located in Central Pennsylvania, is a sanctuary, a quiet place for contemplation to enjoy the beauty and coexistence of art and nature. The painting, Sanctuary, was designed and created to be housed within this idyllic sanctuary structure at the Bower, to tell the story of geologic forces through the medium of paint. Working with elevation data of the region, and deploying painting techniques that capture energy and movement, Sanctuary highlights the dramatic bends and folds of the Appalachian Mountains as they course through Central Pennsylvania. Through color, scale and imagery, Sanctuary is meant to coexist within its natural surroundings as a meditation on nature and memory.
Rutstein also has two other permanent public works on view at the Bower Sculpture Park. The Bower Sculpture Park and Native Gardens opens to the public on May 1st. To make a reservation visit thegardenbower.com
Rutstein begins Artist in Residence at Science Center / Integral Molecular
In January 2021, Rutstein gave a talk on her work to scientists at Integral Molecular and began her BioArt residency which runs from January thru March, 2021. She will work closely with scientists who are doing antibody research for Covid-19 vaccines, and create a body of work culminating in a solo exhibition at the Esther Klein Gallery in August 2021.
The Science Center and Integral Molecular launched the BioArt Residency as an unparalleled artist-in-residence experience, enabling artists to immerse themselves in a laboratory environment and explore the complexities of scientific research. The artists’ creative interpretations serve to engage broader audiences and stimulate meaningful dialogue and awareness. The BioArt Residency serves to improve the understanding of science and technology, foster a creative dialogue between artists and scientists, and create a direct positive impact on human health.
BUILDING LOBBY COMMISSIONED ART PROJECT COMPLETED IN HOUSTON
An Eleven-piece corporate sculptural commission has been completed in Houston. For commission inquires, please contact email@example.com
BOWER SCULPTURE PARK – OPENING TO THE PUBLIC SPRING 2021
RUTSTEIN FEATURED IN CATAMARAN ART & LITERARY MAGAZINE
JOIN MURAL ARTS PHILADELPHIA FOR “MURALIST SPOTLIGHT: REBECCA RUTSTEIN”
Join us on Thursday, March 11, from 12:00-12:30PM on Instagram Live to meet artist Rebecca Rutstein and learn about her mural Convergence.
For more info: muralarts.org or firstname.lastname@example.org
RUTSTEIN INVITED TO SPEAK AT OCEAN MEMORY PROJECT SEMINAR SERIES
Rutstein will present her work with microbiologist Samantha Joye as they discuss their ongoing collaboration exploring extreme environments in Guaymas Basin, Mexico. Through art installations and community engagement, their collaboration sheds light on ancient microbial processes while sharing the beauty of the deep sea with the public.
Funded by a grant from the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI), the Ocean Memory Project is a collaborative network of researchers across the Sciences, Arts and Humanities, dedicated to exploring the intersection of Ocean and Memory, and seeking to better understand oceanic processes, networks and memories – the short-term and long-term – to better prepare for our collective future and meet the challenges of the Anthropocene.
The Ocean Memory Project is a Nexus Organization at the National Academies of Science US Launch Meeting for the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science & Sustainability, Feb 3 & 4th.
RUTSTEIN INVITED TO SPEAK AT GEORGIA MUSEUM OF ART
International Exhibition in Poland
Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, Poland
Dec 4 thru 31, 2020
SOLO EXHIBITION OPENS AT SHERRY LEEDY CONTEMPORARY
TOPOGRAPHIES OF TIME
SHERRY LEEDY CONTEMPORARY
Kansas City, MO
Feb 5th thru March 20th, 2021
Rutstein Invited to Speak at Stanford University
Rutstein is giving a talk on her work at Stanford University as part of the global speaker series, LASER Talks.
To register for the talk:
LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous) is an international program of evening gatherings that bring artists and scientists together for presentations and conversation. There are LASER programs at more than 30 universities and institutions worldwide including at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington DC, and in Europe, Asia, North and South Americas. Each talk is free of charge and open to the public, presenting up to four artists, scientists, philosophers, historians, inventors and scholars who are working on paradigm shifts.
Paradoxes and Illusions: an evening about innovative and disruptive concepts of art
Thursday, October 1, 6pm PST/9pm EST
Rebecca Rutstein (Interdisciplinary Artist)
Blanca Bercial (Artist, Curator, Critic)
Alexa Meade (Visual Artist)
Sponsored by School of Humanities and Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Continuing Studies, Office of the Dean, School of Medicine
For more information:
SOLO EXHIBITION AT SPACE GALLERY IN DENVER
AUG 21 – SEPT 26, 2020
Opening Reception: Fri, Aug 21, 6-9pm
Rutstein’s first solo exhibition at Space Gallery consists of large-scale abstract paintings that reveal a fascinating world hidden from view, inspired by microbial networks and chemical processes that contribute to an an array of life thousands of meters below in the deep sea.
Site Unseen is a continuation of a project that began in 2018 through a collaboration between Rutstein and marine scientist Samantha Joye, which included a joint expedition at sea to study the origins of life at hydrothermal vents off the coast of Mexico in the Sea of Cortez. This culminated in a once in a lifetime opportunity to do a deep sea dive in the submersible Alvin to the ocean floor over a mile below, funded by the National Science Foundation. For more information contact Michael Burnett at: email@example.com
“RIDGE & VALLEY” PUBLIC ART PROJECT NEWLY INSTALLED AT BOWER SCULPTURE PARK
The Bower is nestled in the Ridge and Valley section of the Appalachian mountains. Inspiration for the sculpture came from an ecoregion map that highlights the “Pennsylvania Salient” showing the dramatic bends and folds of the Appalachian mountains as it runs through the middle of the state. Rutstein’s freestanding, plasma-cut Corten steel sculpture spans 9 x 67 feet, is 1 3/8” thick, and weighs 17 tons. The sculpture is situated in an inclined meadow surrounded by trails and wooded areas, with vantage points stretching from above and below. The expansive, cut out lines will be illuminated at night with solar powered lighting. The Bower will open to the public in Spring 2021.
For more information: https://thegardenbower.com/
Commission Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
RUTSTEIN AWARDED BIOART RESIDENCY THROUGH A GRANT FROM EDNA ADRANDE FUND / THE PHILADELPHIA FOUNDATION
The artists chosen for this residency, Talia Greene, Keith Hartwig and Rebecca Rutstein, were selected through a competitive process to work alongside scientists at the biotechnology company Integral Molecular. Working with scientists in the lab, they will each develop a creative project that will culminate in a solo exhibition of their artwork at the Science Center’s Esther Klein Gallery (EKG).
In 2017, the Science Center and Integral Molecular launched the BioArt Residency as an unparalleled artist-in-residence experience, enabling artists to immerse themselves in a laboratory environment and explore the complexities of scientific research. The artists’ creative interpretations serve to engage broader audiences and stimulate meaningful dialogue and awareness. The Edna W. Andrade Fund supports grants for local or national museums, or nonprofit art organizations that benefit visual fine artists in Greater Philadelphia.
ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
In collaboration with members of the Ocean Memory Project, this article was collectively conceived and recently published in Scientific American. Read full article here.
Co-authors: John Baross, Peter Bradley, Lisa D’Amour, Jody Deming, Mandy Joye, Daniel Kohn (Kohnworkshop LabSpace), Christine Lee, Rebecca Rutstein, Heather Spence, Monique Michelle Verdin, Timothy Weaver, Anya Yermakova.
For more information: www.oceanmemoryproject.com
LARGE-SCALE SCULPTURAL COMMISSION INSTALLED IN DOWNTOWN HOUSTON
Image courtesy of the Artist and Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.
Rutstein was selected to create an 11-piece corporate sculpture commission in downtown Houston. For more information, email@example.com
SELECT WORKS AVAILABLE FROM “SHIFT” WORKS ON PAPER SERIES
Shift #7 (top) and Shift #23 (bottom), acrylic and gouache on paper, 12 x 12″, 2020.
View the entire collection of 12×12″ paintings created in quarantine with availability to purchase online here.