Ken Rush
Medium: Painting

Studio Location:
191 Sackett Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11231
Studio # Storefront

Email: krush1948@gmail.com

Website:: kenrushstudio.com

Artist Bio:
Ken Rush (1948- ) balances his time between Brooklyn and Vermont. Ken graduated from the Taft School '67 and the Syracuse University School of Fine Arts '71, where he was the recipient of the senior award in painting. He also studied at the Sir John Cass College of Art in London, England, and at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. Between 2001 and 2009, his work was represented by Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery in New York City, where he had a one-person exhibition in 2006. He is currently represented by Three Pears Gallery in Dorset, Vermont, and the Michael Finlay Gallery in Palm Beach. He has had numerous solo exhibitions since 1985, and Ken's paintings have been reviewed in Artnews (April 2005), Vermont Life magazine and the Lebanon based design magazine, Ashati, as well as many regional publications. His1990's children's books (The Seltzer Man, Friday's Journey, and What About Emma?) were reviewed in The New York Times Book Review, Booklist, Publisher's Weekly, Smithsonian Magazine, and School Library Journal. Ken was the upper school visual arts teacher at Packer Collegiate Institute between 1978 and 2015, and lives with his wife, Christine, in Brooklyn and in Danby, Vermont. Ken has a full time studio practice in both Brooklyn and Vermont.

Artist Statement:
My art is about places that are imbedded within me as an emotion, a thought, and a memory. For this year's Gowanus Open Studio I am displaying both vintage and new paintings of the canal based on work that I did in the 1980s.




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