Rebecca Rutstein is an artist inspired by geology, maps and the undercurrents that shape our world. Seeking out geologically dynamic environments, Rebecca has been an Artist-in-Residence in Iceland, the Canadian Rockies, Vermont and Hawaii, and aboard the E/V Nautilus from the Galápagos Islands to California, and the R/V Falkor from Vietnam to Guam. She has exhibited extensively in the U.S. and has received awards including a Pew Fellowship in the Arts and an Independence Foundation Fellowship. Rebecca has been featured on NPR and Huffington Post, and is in public collections including Johns Hopkins Hospital, Fox Chase Cancer Center and Temple University, where she recently completed a permanent, outdoor public art commission.

Rebecca holds a BFA (Magna Cum Laude) from Cornell University (with abroad study in Rome, Italy) and an MFA from University of Pennsylvania. She has been a visiting artist at institutions including University of Texas, Swarthmore College, and Bucknell University. Rebecca feels passionately about sharing the excitement of ocean exploration and seafloor mapping through her paintings and installations. You can view more of her work at