• Go Where the Map Takes You: The Intersection of Cartography and Creativity, The Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education, Portland, ME.
    Curated by Heather Magaw.


  • Beyond Boundaries: An Exploration of Maps and Mapping, Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, CT.


  • Fluid, Newhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, New York.


  • Ex Libris Mundi, Solo Installation, Art Wall on Third, New York Public Library, New York, New York.
    Curated by Arezoo Moseni.


  • Hindsight/Foresight, Cheryl McGinnis Gallery, New York, New York.
  • Primogenesis, Solo Show, Cheryl McGinnis Gallery, New York, New York.
  • Randomland, Solo Installation, Prow at the Flatiron.
    Curated by Cheryl McGinnis.
  • Bloomtime, Space Realty Group Gallery, Long Island City, New York.


  • “On Your Mark”, New York, NY, Cheryl McGinnis Gallery.


  • ArtHamptons International Fine Arts Fair, Bridgehampton, NY, Cheryl McGinnis Gallery.


  • Cartographic Cells, Solo Show, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY.
  • 75 Mile Radius, Solo Show, Cheryl McGinnis Gallery, New York, NY.
  • Sight Mapping, Herter Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.
    Curated by David Gibson and Trevor Richardson.


  • Project Globe, Art Auction for Future Generations sponsored by Travel and Leisure magazine.
  • Creative Cartographies, Brooklyn Arts Council, Brooklyn, New York, NY.
  • Works of Art on Paper, Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, Loveladies, NJ.


  • Black + White = Grey Matter, Cheryl McGinnis Gallery, New York, NY.
  • Microspace, Cheryl McGinnis Gallery, New York, NY.


  • Cambridge Art Association National Prize Show, University Place Gallery, Cambridge, MA.


  • Group Show, Jonathan Shorr Gallery, NY, NY.
  • Group Show, Flushing Town Hall, Flushing, NY.
    Curated by Cheryl McGinnis.


  • Cellular Universe, Solo Show: Azarian McCullough Art Gallery, St. Thomas Aquinas College, Sparkhill, NY.
  • 13th National Juried Show, Art Center of Northern New Jersey, New Milford, NJ.
    Juror: Susan Cross, Guggenheim Museum.
  • International Juried Show, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ.
    Juror: Charlotta Kotik, Brooklyn Museum of Art.


  • Works on Paper, Solo Show: Bas Bleu Gallery, Fort Collins, CO.


  • The Drawing National, Montgomery College, Rockville, MD.
  • Plain Arts III, Pittsburgh State University, Pittsburgh, KS.


  • Twenty Third Annual Fine Arts Competition, Mills Pond House Gallery, St. James, NY.
    Juror: Tracey Bashkoff, Curator, Guggenheim Museum.
  • 2nd Annual Juried Competition, No BIAS Gallery, North Bennington, VT.
    Juror: Elizabeth Levine, Museum of Modern Art.


  • Rivers, Walter F. Meade Gallery, Roxbury Arts Center, Roxbury, NY.
  • Thunder and Lightning, Fulton Hall Gallery, Salisbury State University, Salisbury, MD.
  • Valdosta National: Works on Paper, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA.
  • Women’s Works 10th Annual Exhibition, Old Courthouse Arts Center, Woodstock, IL.
  • Carving the Forces of Change: Celebrating Women in the Arts, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL.
    Juror: Faith Ringgold.


  • Ms. Agnes Gund, New York, NY.
  • Cummins, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Fortune Society, New York, NY.


  • Katherine Harmon, “You Are Here/NYC: Mapping the Soul of the City”, Princeton Architectural Press, November 2016. Available from Amazon.
  • Jill K.Berry, “Making Art from Maps: Inspiration, Techniques, and an International Gallery of Artists”, Rockport Publishers, June 2016. Available from Amazon.
  • Sara Miller, “Mapmaker, Mapmaker, Make Me a Map”, Trunk Magazine, pp.24-25, Fall/Winter 2012
  • Jan Castro, “In the Studio”,, July 2012.
  • “Rebecca Riley’s Randomland at the Prow Art Space”, Inspir3d, July 2012.
  • “Inspired by Maps, Rebecca Riley Interprets the World”, Arts.Observer, July 2012.
  • Trevor Richardson, “Sight Mapping”, Catalog, Herter Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, 2009.
  • “Project Globe, 2008”, Travel and Leisure Magazine, October 2008, pp 198-201.
  • “Emergence: Complexity and Organization”, Journal of the Complexity Society, Cover Image, March, 2007.
  • Amy Chase Gulden, “Introducing Rebecca Riley”,, November 2005.
  • Tina Seligman, “Cheryl McGinnis Fine Art, A Contemporary Salon”, Art of the Times, October, 2005, p.28.
  • “Catch Art at Its Tribeca Source”,, April 2005.
  • Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley, CA, Image in Flier for “Geometric Evolution Equations”, May, 2005

Panels, Lectures, Discussions

  • Artist Dialog, Ex Libris Mundi, with Stephanie Hightower, Mid Manhattan Public Library, New York, NY, February, 2013.
  • Artist Talk, the Cooper Union, New York, NY, August, 2012.

Artist Registries

  • Artists Space, New York, NY.
  • Brooklyn Arts Council, Brooklyn, NY.


  • MFA, Painting, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY., 1988
  • University of Georgia Summer Art Program, Cortona, Italy, 1982
  • BA Art, Carleton College, Northfield, MN., 1982


  • Fellowship Award, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY.
  • Hemingway Award for Outstanding Art Major, Carleton College, Northfield, MN.