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Barton Rubenstein

4819 Dorset Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD 20815, U.S.A.
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Phone: (301) 654-5406     Fax: (301) 654-5496

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Barton Rubenstein is an internationally renowned sculptor and public artist. He has completed over 70 public art projects around the world, including city and state projects, parks, corporate, commercial and academic institutions, as well as private residences. He typically works with stainless steel and bronze. Fascinated with variaous elements of nature, Rubenstein focuses on water, kinetics, light, and suspension.

"The goal of my artwork is first to create a level of intrigue, and then to allow for the gradual discovery of its secrets and complexities."


Born 1962 in Washington, DC

Lives and works in Chevy Chase, MD



1994           Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC

1994           Weizmann Institute of Science, PhD Neuroscience, MSc Computer                       Science, Rehovot, Israel

1985           Haverford College, BSc Physics, Minor in Fine Arts, Haverford, PA

1981           Sidwell Friends School, Washington, DC


National Competition Awarded Commissions

2014           Parkside Community Park, Washington, DC

2012           Residences at Hidden Creek, Gaithersburg, MD

2010           University of Connecticut Waterbury, Waterbury, CT

2008           Redwood Shores Library, Redwood City, CA

2006           Department of Mental Health, Summit Behavioral Healthcare,

                    Cincinnati, OH

2005           Owens Community College, Findlay, OH

       Boone County National Bank, Columbia, MO

2004           Jefferson at Congressional Village, Rockville, MD


2003           University of Central Florida, Student Union, Orlando, FL


2001           Bridgerland Applied Technology College, Logan, UT 


      Florida Turnpike Authority Headquarters, Orlando, FL


1998           Baldomero Lopez State Veterans Home, Land O’Lakes, FL


Public Art, Commissions, and Collections

2016           Haseko Development, Ewa Beach, HI

2015           Flats 8300, Bethesda, MD

                   Gail and Ben Jacobs, Bethesda, MD

                   The Bradley Apartments, Alexandria, VA

2014           The Field School, Washington, DC

                   James Johnson, Washington, DC

                   Miromar Lakes Resort, Estero, FL

                   SAS International, Cary, NC

2013           Adas Israel Congregation, Washington, DC

                   The Premier Apartments, Silver Spring, MD

                   Carolyn and Warren Kaplan, Bethesda, MD

2012           Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park, Hamilton, OH

2011           Winston House Apartments, Washington, DC

2010           Somerset House Condominiums, Chevy Chase, MD

       Seminole State College, Sanford, FL          

2008           Prescott Condominiums, Arlington, VA


      NSF International, Ann Arbor, MI


                    Van Ness East Condominiums, Washington, DC


2007           Sidwell Friends School, Washington, DC


      Dr. Robert and Pamela Strell, Hoboken, NJ


      Diane and Norman Bernstein, Washington, DC


2006           Lisa and Josh Bernstein, Washington, DC


      Evelyn and Stanley Asrael, Silver Spring, MD

      Ginny and Irwin Edlavitch, McLean, VA

2005           Kris and Thomas Clark, Omaha, NE


      Dale and Alan Singer, Phoenix, AZ


      Somerset Elementary School, Chevy Chase, MD


2004           Pamela and Corbin Gwaltney, Harwood, MD


2003           Temple Emanuel, Charleston, SC


      Judy and Leo Zickler, Bethesda, MD


      Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel


2002           Mount Vernon Unitarian Church, Alexandria, VA


                     Avalere Health, LLC, Washington, DC


       Katherine and Lawrence Jacobs, Santa Fe, NM


       Millennium Building, Washington, DC


2001           Neurovision, Ltd., Ramat Gan, Israel


2000           Jean and Eugene Stark, Coral Gables, FL


                    Jewish Community Center, Washington, DC


1999           Ryna and Melvin Cohen, Edgartown, MA

      Lisa and Mark Kopkin, Alpharetta, GA

1998           Blue Cross Blue Shield Regional Headquarters, Rochester, NY


      Brookside Gardens Visitor’s Center, Wheaton, MD


1997           The Blairs, Silver Spring, MD


      Crowell & Moring, LLP, Washington, DC


      Lois and Richard England, Washington, DC


1996          Blair East Apartments, Silver Spring, MD


      Steven Reich, Palm Beach, FL



2012            Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, Hilton Head Island, SC,

                    National Competition Awarded Invitation

2011            Eleven Eleven Sculpture Space, Washington, DC

                    Zenith Gallery at Chevy Chase Pavillion, Washington, DC

2010           Official Residence of the Vice President of the United States,          

                    Washington, DC (Solo)

                    Friendship Heights Village Center, Chevy Chase, MD (Solo)                            

2008           International Airport Public Art Exhibition, Denver, CO

      Annmarie Garden Sculpture Park and Arts Center, Solomons, MD

2006           Sidwell Friends School, Washington, DC (Solo)

2003           Rio Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

2001           Benziger Family Winery, Glen Ellen, CA (Solo)

      National Symphony Decorators’ Show House, Washington, DC

2001           Brookside Gardens, Wheaton Regional Park, Wheaton, MD

2000           Washington Square, Washington, DC


      Stadler’s Nursery, Laytonsville, MD


1998           Zenith Gallery, Washington, DC (Solo)


1999           Montgomery College Art Gallery, Rockville, MD

      Quietude Garden Gallery, East Brunswick, NJ

1998           Elaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY

      Shidoni Galleries, Tesuque, NM (to present)                                

      Strathmore Hall Arts Center, North Bethesda, MD


      Mill Valley Sculpture Gardens, Mill Valley, CA

1997           Organization of American States, Washington, DC

      Capital Arts Gallery, Washington, DC

1996           Design Center, Washington, DC


Selected Publications and Affiliations


2012            "Masters in Landscape and Public Sculpture," Phoenix Publishers

2010          “Best of Artists,” Kennedy Publishers

                    Rooney, E. Ashley, "100 Artists of the Mid-Atlantic," Schiffer Pub.

2008          Goode, James M., "Washington Sculpture: A Cultural History of Outdoor


                   Sculpture in the Nations Capital", The Johns Hopkins University Press


2007          “Public Art, A World’s Eye View: Integrating Art Into The Environment,”


                   ICO Publishers


          Articles and Television:

            2014  Estero Lifestyle Magazine, FL

                      Bethesda Magazine, MD

            2013  Washington Post, Washington DC

                      WTOP News

           2012   Opera's Online Voice

                      Journal News, OH

                      Chevy Chase Patch, MD

            2010  FOX5 News, Washington, DC

                      Gazette Newspapers, Gaithersburg, MD

                      Push Pause TV, Washington, DC


           2007  In Sight Magazine, Montgomery County, MD

           2006  Green Banana, Humber College, Canada

                      Next Door News, Bethesda, MD

           2005  Findlay Living, Findlay, OH

           2004  Home & Design Magazine

                      The Post and Courier, Charleston, SC


2002  Washington Post, Washington, DC

2001  East County Observer, Sarasota, FL

2000  Montgomery Gazette, MD

           Washington Times, Washington, DC

           Watershapes, Fullerton, CA

1998  Channel 21, Montgomery County, MD

            Marine Independent Journal, Marine, CA

           Washington Jewish Week, Rockville, MD


1997  The Montgomery Journal, Wheaton, MD


            WJLA TV, Channel 7, Washington, DC


2005          Member of Committee at National Academies to design the next

                   generation US $100 note, commissioned by the Bureau of Printing

                   and Engraving, Washington, DC (2 yrs)

2002         Board Member of the Washington Sculptors Group, Washington, DC

                  (5 yrs)


Scientific Publications:

Journal of Science, Scientific American, New York Times, NPR, Time Magazine, Boston Globe,

Journal of the Optical Society of America, Journal of Spatial Vision, Orange County Register, CA,

Journal of Perception & Psychophysics, USA Today, Jerusalem Post, Ha’Aretz, and Andhra Jyuthi



2015           CODie Best Arts & Creativity Award, Software & Information 

                   Industry Award

2013           Creativity Award, Moment Magazine, Washington, DC

2010           Maryland General Assembly Official Citation, In recognition of his

                    public art, MD

2009           Best of Bethesda Award: Arts and Sculpting, MD

2006           Daryl Reich Rubenstein Memorial Guest Artist, Sidwell Friends

                    School, Washington, DC

1998           Chamber of Commerce, Business Beautification Award,

                    Silver Spring, MD

     Award of Excellence, Community Professional, Level 1,

     Montgomery County, MD

     Award of Recognition and Appreciation, County Executive of

    Montgomery County, MD


Finalist in over 25 national competitions in states including: CA, FL, IA, IL, OH, LA, MD, MI, & VA



Lectureships AND Curatorships

2012       University of Cincinnati, OH


2007       Kreeger Museum Docents, Washington, DC

2003        Brandeis University National’s Women’s Committee, Chevy Chase,


2002        National Academy of Science, Washington, DC

   Sidwell Friends School, Washington, DC

1999        Montgomery College Art Gallery, “The Public Art Commission

                  Process,” Rockville, MD

1997         Arlington-Fairfax Jewish Congregation, Arlington, VA

    Art Barn Association of Rock Creek Park, curator, Washington, DC


Scientific Lectureships:

NY University, Rutgers University, ECVP Conference, Italy, Weizmann Institute of

Science, Israel


Related Professional Experience

1986          Wallace, Roberts, & Todd, Landscape Architects and Urban

                    Planners, Philadelphia, PA