Rhea Cutillo

August 1st – September 15th 2022

Rhea Cutillo is a contemporary painter concerned with the human-nature relationship and wide open spaces both in the physical, ecological world and in the internal, cerebral realm. She has exhibited across the United States including New York and Los Angeles, as well as in Iceland and China. Her work is in private collections across North America and the U.K. She is a graduate of The Barnes Foundation Museum Barnes-de Mazia Program, Philadelphia PA, and of Mills College, Oakland, CA (B.A. 2011)

“I experience painting as an intellectual activity but with the immediate act as intrinsic and intuitive. I paint from a space of internal submission, though with a decisive vision leading the image. There is a conversation between using the medium to my will and letting the medium lead me.”

Rhea Cutillo is both a painter and herbalist. Her studies at The School of Evolutionary Herbalism, Oregon, and the East West School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, California have informed her worldview of natural reciprocity and the need for ecological and cultural reconciliation. After a decade of these dual studies she will begin a new path this Fall as a Dean’s Merit Scholar at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design (Master of Landscape Architecture ’25).