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 non-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.
Rebecca has exhibited her work throughout the Philadelphia area and nationally, including solo exhibitions at the Abington Art Center, the Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery, 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 local arts groups Philadelphia Sculptors and the Cheltenham Center for the Arts. Rebecca holds a BFA in Painting from Rhode Island School of Design and an MA in Education, concentrating on Community-Based Arts Education, from San Francisco State University. She is a candidate in the Confluence MFA program at the University of New Mexico, which focuses on the relationships between art, regenerative systems, and social justice.