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

The Galerie, 1-8pm Tuesday through Sunday (1073 Glendon Ave, Los Angeles)

Residency at Fellow (Westwood, CA)

Residency at Relm (Camarillo, CA)

 

Group Exhibitions

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)

2012 Landscapes, Linus Gallery (Pasadena, 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)

 

Solo Shows

2015 "Taste" hosted by SIP Malibu Grapes (Malibu, CA)

2015 Artist Showcase, Malibu Living (Malibu, CA)

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

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

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

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

 

Live Painting

2012 Showbiz Store (Los Angeles, CA)

2011 Hollywood Art Crawl, Dragonfly (Hollywood, CA)

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

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

2011 YMCA Group Show (Santa Monica, CA)

2011 Windward Circle, Venice Art Crawl (Venice, 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

The Galerie, 1-8pm Tuesday through Sunday (1073 Glendon Ave, Los Angeles)

Residency at Fellow (Westwood, CA)

Residency at Relm (Camarillo, CA)

 

Group Exhibitions

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)

2012 Landscapes, Linus Gallery (Pasadena, 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)

 

Solo Shows

2015 "Taste" hosted by SIP Malibu Grapes (Malibu, CA)

2015 Artist Showcase, Malibu Living (Malibu, CA)

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

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

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

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

 

Live Painting

2012 Showbiz Store (Los Angeles, CA)

2011 Hollywood Art Crawl, Dragonfly (Hollywood, CA)

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

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

2011 YMCA Group Show (Santa Monica, CA)

2011 Windward Circle, Venice Art Crawl (Venice, 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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