Sarah Lawrence College
The University of New Mexico (UNM)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(Over the course of her career, internationally renowned a...)
Over the course of her career, internationally renowned artist and University of New Mexico alumna Meridel Rubenstein creates photographic artworks that engage the natural world and investigate humanity's place within nature.
Meridel Rubenstein received a Bachelor of Arts from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, in 1970. She studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, in 1972 and earned a Master of Fine Arts from the University of New Mexico (UNM), Albuquerque, in 1977.
In 1980s Meridel Rubenstein was a visiting lecturer at the University of Colorado at Boulder; she also taught at the College of Santa Fe (since 1977). From 1976 to 1978 she taught photography and women's studies at UNM. Since 1977 Meridel Rubenstein has also been the Southwest correspondent for After-image: VSW.
From 1985 to 1990 she was head of the photography department at San Francisco State University. In 1990 Meridel Rubenstein returned to New Mexico to teach at the Institute of American Indian Arts. She currently lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Singapore.
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Quotes from others about the person
Lucy Lippard: "…A dazzling demonstration of the ways beauty (via inventive art and photography) can illuminate the earth’s most crucial issues, offering hope for a different world than the one we are barging into."
William L. Fox: "Meridel Rubenstein is a photographer whose domain includes sculpture, landscape design, architecture, and earth systems science. She does not merely document the world, but seeks to save it."
Terry Tempest Williams: "Your images break my heart wide open, especially now in these shadowed days of war. Your pictures are bows to peace and a realignment of how we view history, even our own."
Rebecca Solnit: "A consummate maker of metaphors, an artist who can never talk about only one thing at a time, but speaks of things in relationship, of lives to landscapes, of corporeal location and homing in terms of labyrinths and minotaurs, of bombs in terms of other myths, of physicists in relationship to pueblos."