Rachel Rubenstein is from Malibu, California (b. 1985). She works out of her studio in Topanga Canyon and also at Mana Contemporary in New York. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Pepperdine University.


Artist Statement

Growing up in Southern California there has never been a lack of visual inspiration. It's almost nauseating how beautiful a day on the West Coast can be. I think that's why my work has turned into these delicately-abstracted naturescapes. I torture, manipulate, and destroy the canvas, until it's practically transparent in certain areas. That's because I'm interested in what's underneath the surface. Every time I step in the studio I am pushing myself to grow and see things differently. I seek to make visual art that invites the viewer to consider a new perspective, a more thoughtful way of looking at life. I do this by creating something unfamiliar, using familiar elements; deconstructing the common and diving head first into constructing the new. 


Currently on view

"Fellow" 1071 Glendon Ave, Westwood Village, CA 90024


Solo Shows


2020 "Right Before We Left The Teens" The Galerie at Fellow (Westwood Village, CA)

2015 "Taste" at SIP Malibu Grapes (Malibu, CA)


Group Shows

2019 "Surface Visions" at Village One (New York City, NY) 

2019 Malibu Art Walk, Tracy Park Gallery (Malibu, CA)

2018 "Abstract Impact", PCH Pop Up (Malibu, CA)

2014 Montana Art Walk, Classic Kids Photography (Santa Monica, CA)

2012 Landscapes, Linus Gallery (Pasadena, CA)

2012 Laguna Beach Art Walk at Moein (Laguna Beach, CA)

2012 Los Angeles Art Walk, 262 Gallery (Los Angeles, CA)

2011 Red Bull Customer Appreciation Event, Hotel Erwin (Venice, CA)

2011 Grand Opening, Showbiz Store (Los Angeles, CA)

2011 Grand Opening, Venice Art & Design Center (Venice, CA)

2011 Hollywood Art Crawl, Dragonfly (Hollywood, CA)

2011 Venice Art Crawl, Windward Circle (Venice, CA)

2011 Venice Art Crawl Anniversary, Hotel Erwin (Venice, CA)


Live Painting

2012 Showbiz Store (Los Angeles, CA)

2011 Abbot Kinney Art Festival, Pop Up at Brusa (Venice, CA)

2011 YMCA Group Show (Santa Monica, CA)

2011 "Minds In The Water" at The Malibu Inn (Malibu, CA)


Restaurant Residencies

2019 Fellow (Westwood, CA)

2019 Relm (Camarillo, CA)

2017 Relm (Camarillo, CA)

2015 Fritto Misto (Santa Monica, CA)

2014 Joe’s Restaurant (Venice, CA)

2013 Fritto Misto (Santa Monica, CA)

2012 Primotivo Wine Bistro (Venice, CA)

2012 Joe’s on Main (Santa Monica, CA)

2012 Fritto Misto (Santa Monica, CA)

2011 Fritto Misto (Santa Monica, CA)

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Rachel Rubenstein is from Malibu, California (b. 1985). She works out of her studio in Topanga Canyon and also at Mana Contemporary in New York. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Pepperdine University.


Artist Statement

Growing up in Southern California there has never been a lack of visual inspiration. It's almost nauseating how beautiful a day on the West Coast can be. I think that's why my work has turned into these delicately-abstracted naturescapes. I torture, manipulate, and destroy the canvas, until it's practically transparent in certain areas. That's because I'm interested in what's underneath the surface. Every time I step in the studio I am pushing myself to grow and see things differently. I seek to make visual art that invites the viewer to consider a new perspective, a more thoughtful way of looking at life. I do this by creating something unfamiliar, using familiar elements; deconstructing the common and diving head first into constructing the new. 


Currently on view

"Fellow" 1071 Glendon Ave, Westwood Village, CA 90024


Solo Shows


2020 "Right Before We Left The Teens" The Galerie at Fellow (Westwood Village, CA)

2015 "Taste" at SIP Malibu Grapes (Malibu, CA)


Group Shows

2019 "Surface Visions" at Village One (New York City, NY) 

2019 Malibu Art Walk, Tracy Park Gallery (Malibu, CA)

2018 "Abstract Impact", PCH Pop Up (Malibu, CA)

2014 Montana Art Walk, Classic Kids Photography (Santa Monica, CA)

2012 Landscapes, Linus Gallery (Pasadena, CA)

2012 Laguna Beach Art Walk at Moein (Laguna Beach, CA)

2012 Los Angeles Art Walk, 262 Gallery (Los Angeles, CA)

2011 Red Bull Customer Appreciation Event, Hotel Erwin (Venice, CA)

2011 Grand Opening, Showbiz Store (Los Angeles, CA)

2011 Grand Opening, Venice Art & Design Center (Venice, CA)

2011 Hollywood Art Crawl, Dragonfly (Hollywood, CA)

2011 Venice Art Crawl, Windward Circle (Venice, CA)

2011 Venice Art Crawl Anniversary, Hotel Erwin (Venice, CA)


Live Painting

2012 Showbiz Store (Los Angeles, CA)

2011 Abbot Kinney Art Festival, Pop Up at Brusa (Venice, CA)

2011 YMCA Group Show (Santa Monica, CA)

2011 "Minds In The Water" at The Malibu Inn (Malibu, CA)


Restaurant Residencies

2019 Fellow (Westwood, CA)

2019 Relm (Camarillo, CA)

2017 Relm (Camarillo, CA)

2015 Fritto Misto (Santa Monica, CA)

2014 Joe’s Restaurant (Venice, CA)

2013 Fritto Misto (Santa Monica, CA)

2012 Primotivo Wine Bistro (Venice, CA)

2012 Joe’s on Main (Santa Monica, CA)

2012 Fritto Misto (Santa Monica, CA)

2011 Fritto Misto (Santa Monica, CA)

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