South End News


Art In America

The Boston Globe
        As a student in the late 1960ís, during the raging of Vietnam War, Rubensteinís social consciousness was triggered.  Her desire for peace found expression, eventually through the medium of photography.  Rubenstein mixes mediums and metaphors to create art about our tenuous connection to place.  She combines disparate materials such as earthy palladium prints with cold steel mounts, transparent photographic imagery with imagery sandblasted into glass, video imagery projected onto cast glass, and digital still imagery on floating vellum and hand-coated tree bark papers.

In 2000, Meridel was invited to be the Harnish Visiting Artist at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.  She has received support for her work from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Pollack Krasner Foundation, the Bunting Institute at Harvard/Radcliffe, and the Rockefeller and Reed Foundations.  She maintains studios in VT and New Mexico.