Born in South Carolina, Brian Rutenberg has been based in New York City for the past twenty years. He received his BFA from the College of Charleston in 1987, and earned his MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York in 1989. Brian has been in over 100 exhibitions throughout North America and Europe, and he is included in numerous museum and corporate collections, including the Butler Institute of American Art, Yale University Gallery of Art, Arkansas Art Center, Morris Museum of Art, Springfield Museum of Art, and others. He is a Fulbright Scholar, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow, a Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Grantee, and has won many other awards. He is represented by Forum Gallery, New York & Los Angeles, Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, Toomey-Tourell Gallery, San Francisco and David Lusk Gallery, Memphis.