Brian Rutenberg was born in South Carolina in 1965.
He received his BFA from the College of Charleston in 1987, and his MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City in 1989.

He is a Fulbright Scholar, a New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Fellow, a Marie Walsh Sharpe Grant recipient, a Basil Alkazzi Award recipient, an Irish Museum of Modern Art Work Programme recipient and has been honored with numerous other awards.

Solo Exhibitions

2016Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2015 Toomey-Tourell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Tew Galleries, Atlanta, GA
Rhode Island College Art Gallery, Providence, RI
2014 Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, NC
Cotuit Center for the Arts, Cotuit, MA
2011Burroughs-Chapin Museum of Art, Myrtle Beach, SC
2010Forum Gallery, New York, NY
2009Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC
Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, NC
Tew Galleries, Atlanta, GA
BAR Architects (in assoc. with Toomey-Tourell), San Francisco, CA
2008Palmetto, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
Toomey-Tourell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2007Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, NC
Tew Galleries, Atlanta, GA
2006Toomey-Tourell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, SC
Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, NC
David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN
2005Carolina, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
2004Cress Gallery of Art, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, TN
Toomey-Tourell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2003John Raimondi Gallery, Vitale, Caturano & Co., Boston, MA
Recent Landscape Paintings, Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2002Algonquin, Forum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Tippy-Stern Fine Art, Charleston, SC
Artists to Artists, The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, Colorado Springs, CO
2001A Ten Year Survey, Butler Institute of American Art, Warren, OH
Hidell-Brooks Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2000Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Tippy-Stern Fine Art, Charleston, SC
Schmidt-Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Toomey-Tourell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1999Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Gallery, Toronto, Canada
(A special exhibition sponsored by the Glenn Gould Foundation)
Hidell- Brooks Gallery, Charlotte, NC
1998Burroughs-Chapin Museum of Art, Myrtle Beach, SC
University of South Carolina-Beaufort, SC
Fine Arts Center of Camden County, Camden, SC
Wells Gallery, Charleston, SC
1997Schmidt/Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1996Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, NY
Halsey Gallery, College of Charleston, SC
National Library of Canada, Glenn Gould Exhibition Website, Ottawa
1995Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, NY
St. John's Museum of Art, Wilmington, NC
1994David Klein Gallery, Birmingham, MI
Fridholm Gallery, Asheville, NC
1993Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, NY
Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC
Fridholm Gallery, Asheville, NC
1992Fridholm Gallery, Asheville, NC
1989Francis Marion College Art Gallery, Florence, SC

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Group Exhibitions

2015Forum Gallery, New York, NY
Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2014Forum Gallery, New York, NY
Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2013Rebekah Jacob Gallery, Charleston, SC
Dark Eye Glances: The Romantic Impulse in Landscape Painting. Rutgers Art Gallery, Camden, NJ
Forum Gallery, New York, NY
2012State Museum of South Carolina, Abstraction in SC, 1941-2012
Forum Gallery, New York, NY
Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2011Forum Gallery, New York, NY
Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, NC
Rebekah Jacob Gallery, Charleston, SC
2010Forum Gallery, New York, NY
Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, NC
Tew Galleries, Atlanta, GA
Toomey-Tourell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2009Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, NC
Forum Gallery, New York, NY
2008Forum Gallery, New York, NY
Toomey-Tourell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2007The Contemporary Landscape, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
TEW Galleries, Atlanta, GA
2006Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art, National Academy Museum, New York, N
Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, NC
Eva Carter Gallery, Charleston, SC
Toomey-Tourell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
75th Anniversary Exhibition, Weill Art Gallery, 92nd Street Y, New York, NY
2005John Raimondi Gallery, Boston, MA
Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC
Burroughs-Chapin Museum of Art, Myrtle Beach, SC
Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, NC
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
2004Transamerica Corporation Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Forum Gallery, New York, NY
Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, NC
Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Toomey-Tourell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, OH
Burroughs-Chapin Museum of Art, Myrtle Beach, SC
Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC
Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, CA
Terra Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2003Ace Gallery, New York, NY
Callen McJunkin Gallery, Charleston, WV
Toomey-Tourell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, NC
Forum Gallery, New York, NY
Albright Knox Museum, Buffalo, NY
2002Forum Gallery, New York, NY
Tippy-Stern Gallery, Charleston, SC
Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, NC
Hidell-Brooks Gallery, Charlotte, NC
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO
2001Forum Gallery, New York, NY
Tippy-Stern Fine Art, Charleston, SC
Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC
Toomey-Tourell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2000Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC
Tippy-Stern Gallery, Charleston, SC
Schmidt-Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Hidell-Brooks Gallery, Charlotte, NC
Toomey-Tourell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1999The Painting Center, New York, NY
Schmidt-Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Toomey-Tourell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1998Vancouver Museum, Vancouver, B.C.
Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, NY
Mc Allen Art Museum. McAllen, TX
Hidell/Brooks Gallery, Charlotte, NC
1997Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, CA
American Academy of Arts & Letters Invitational, New York, NY
Radix Gallery, New York, NY
1996Janet Fleisher Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, NY
Art Initiatives, New York, NY
Contemporary Art from the Permanent Collection, Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC
1995Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, NY
Artists from the Permanent Collection, Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC
1994Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, NY
Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC
808 Penn Modern Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
1993Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, NY
Lee Arthur Studio, New York, NY
Abstraction Per Se, Pratt Institute Manhattan, NY
University of Pittsburgh Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
Fridholm Fine Arts, Asheville, NC
1992Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, NY
Dean Velentgas Gallery, Portland. ME
St. John's Museum of Art, Wilmington, NC
1991Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Janet Fleisher Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Cavin-Morris Gallery, New York, NY
Piccolo Spoleto Festival, City Gallery, Charleston, SC
1990Biennial Exhibition, Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC
Foreman Gallery, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY
Washington Square Art Gallery, New York, NY
Halsey Gallery, College of Charleston, SC
Bill Bace Gallery, New York, NY
1988-89Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY (multiple exhibitions)
Piccolo Spoleto Festival, City Gallery, Charleston, SC
1987Halsey Gallery, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC
Piccolo Spoleto Festival, City Gallery, Charleston, SC
Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY. Will Insley, Curator
1986Beyond Rainbow Row, Charleston County Library, SC
Halsey Gallery, College of Charleston, SC
Lenexa Art Center, Lenexa, KS
Piccolo Spoleto Festival, City Gallery, Charleston, SC
1985Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC

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Awards

2004Fellowship in Painting, New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)
2002Spring Island Trust Award
2000Peter S. Reed Foundation Award
Sea Island Trust Visiting Artist
1997Fulbright Scholarship
Artists Work Programme Studio Grant, Irish Museum of Modern Art
1993Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation
1991Basil Alkazzi Award USA
Ragdale Foundation Fellowship
1988MFA Scholarship Award, School of Visual Arts
1987Laura Bragg Memorial Award

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Museum and Public Collections

  Bank of America, San Francisco, CA
Burroughs-Chapin Museum of Art, Myrtle Beach, SC
Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
Carolina First Bank, Greenville, SC
College of Charleston Foundation, SC
Comcast Corporation, Philadelphia, PA
Dow Jones & Co., New York, NY
Federal Reserve Bank, Richmond, VA
First National Bank of Chicago, Detroit, MI
Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC
Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN
Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA
Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL
Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY
Ogden Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, CA
Saks Fifth Avenue, San Francisco, CA
Showboat Casino, Inc., Atlantic City, NJ
South Carolina Arts Commission State Art Collection
Spring Island Trust, Spring Island, SC
Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, OH
St. John's Museum of Art, Wilmington, NC
Stoneridge Corporation, Warren, OH
Strategic Search Inc., Charlotte, NC
Swiss Re Corporation, New York, NY
The Colony Group, Boston, MA
The Ozer Group, Needham, MA
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR
Vitale, Caturano & Co., Boston, MA
Wilmington Trust Co., New York, NY
Yale University Gallery of Art, New Haven, CT

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