About

Rebecca Schultz creates mixed media works–including paintings, prints, installations, and public art–that cultivate a sense of wonder for the complex ecosystems surrounding us and reflect on humanity’s precarious relationship with the more-than-human world. Rebecca’s work deconstructs patterns and forms found in nature through an intuitive witnessing and an eidetic image-making that situates itself in the liminal space between abstraction and representation. She frequently incorporates visual data, such as maps and microscopic images, as well as found and foraged materials, into her work. Rebecca’s process is informed by research; developed in collaboration with community leaders, educators, and scientists; and grounded in  contemplative practice. Her public art centers community engagement and often directly incorporates community stories and artwork.

Skaftafell National Park, Iceland, 2017

Skaftafell National Park, Iceland, 2017

Rebecca has exhibited her work throughout the Philadelphia area and nationally, including solo exhibitions at the Abington Art Center, the Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery in Sandwich, New Hampshire, NoBa Artspace, and Da Vinci Art Alliance. Her public artworks include two mural commissions and two community-engaged projects with Mural Arts;  temporary site-specific installations in several regional parks and public gardens; and Water Table, an installation created in Atlantic City with Nancy Agati for the Coastal Climate Resiliency Art Project. Rebecca has attended residencies at SparkBox Studio (Canada), SIM (Iceland), Brush Creek Arts (Wyoming), Greywood Arts (Ireland), and the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in New Hampshire. She is a member of Artessa Alliance, a collective of women-identified artists, as well as ecoartspace, Philadelphia Sculptors, and the Cheltenham Center for the Arts. Rebecca holds a BFA in Painting from Rhode Island School of Design, an MA in Education, concentrating on Community-Based Arts Education, from San Francisco State University, and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from the Confluence program at the University of New Mexico.

Rebecca Schultz, Hubbard Residency

Gathering soil samples in the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, New Hampshire, July 2022

Links/Press

New Art Exhibit Opens at Fairmount Water Works, PHL17, April 2024

‘We Are the River’ Uses Art to Convey Dire Warning, Jersey Arts Features, March 2024

Take Us to the River, video by Riverfront North Partnership

‘Take Us To The River’ is Raising Awareness of the Waterfront, Green Philly Blog, May 2022

Capturing the Beauty of the Riverfront, Northeast Times, April 2022

Water Table featured in “Climate Art in Four Acts”, State of the Arts, October 2021

Water Table on 6ABC Action News, August 2021

A.C. Arts Foundation, DEP collaborate on art installation to raise awareness on coastal resiliency, Press of Atlantic City, August 2021

Artist Talk with the Abington Art Center, February 2021

Rebecca Schultz Rocks Climate Activism Through Art, interview with InLiquid, December 2020

Interview with DVAA for Philadelphia Sculptors exhibit Exquisite Copse, October 2020

DVAA Exhibition Features a Rocky Collection of Work by Two Melrose Park-Based Artists, South Philly Review, September 2020

Interview about Artessa Alliance with Karen Hunter McLaughlin by Constance McBride for Artwatch Radio, May 2020

ArtBlog, Artists in the Time of Coronavirus, April 2020

Rebecca Schultz Remains Creative While Recovering from COVID-19, InLiquid, April 2020