Ken Rush

191 Sackett Street 962 Raymond Road

Brooklyn, New York 11231 Danby, Vermont, 05739

718 643 9596 (H) 802 293 5061

917 992 3173 (Cell) Birthdate 12.28.48


Syracuse University School of Fine Arts, BFA Cum Laude, Syracuse, N.Y. 1971

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine. 1968

Sir John Cass College of Art, London, England, 1969-70

The Taft School, Watertown, Conn. 1963-67


Artist Keyholder program, Lower Eastside Printshop, N.Y.C.; 1988

Sabbatical leave grant, Packer Collegiate Institute, Brooklyn, N.Y. 1988

"Best in Show" Jury award, Annual Drawing Exhibition, The Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, New York; 1987

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) Grant for a site specific installation, 1985

Artist Material Grant; The Polaroid Corporation, Cambridge, Mass. 1984

Sponsored Exhibition Grant; New York State Council on the Arts, 1983

Babbott Chair holder, Packer Collegiate Institute, Brooklyn, N.Y. 1982-4

“Outstanding senior in painting” Hazard-Hiram Gee Fellowship for Travel, Syracuse

University School of Art, Syracuse, New York, 1971

First Place Award Painting; New England Boarding School Competition, 1967

Visual Arts Prize, The Taft School, Watertown, Ct. 1967



“Recent Landscapes”, The 3 Pears Gallery, Dorset, Vermont, July-August

“Recent Subway Paintings”, A wall installation of small paintings,George Billis Gallery, Chelsea, NYC, July, 2019.


“Noon at Coney Island” Installation of a 1987 painting by Ken Rush, The Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11201 October-March


“Summer Memories”, The 3 Pears Gallery, Dorset, Vermont. August -September 2015


Ken Rush Paintings, The 3 Pears Gallery, Dorset, Vermont. August -September 2015

“Nocturnes”, Galerie Provenance, Middlebury, Vermont. May-June, 2015


“Places: Ken Rush” Opalia, Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, New York. May, 2011


Venice Paintings, The Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, Vermont.,

August, 2008

The Mark W. Potter Gallery The Taft School, Watertown Ct. May, 2007

Canyons”, Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery 41 East 57th Street New York, New York 10022 September, 2006

The Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, Vermont., February 2005

The Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, Vermont., August, 2001


'The Vendor's", A site-specific Polaroid installation in the lobby of 140 Broadway, Funded by The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. 1985.

Recent Painting, The Palm Gallery, Brooklyn, N.Y. 1985

Painted Polaroids, The Palm Gallery, Brooklyn, N.Y. 1984

Polaroid Paintings. The Rome Art Center, Rome, N.Y. 1983



Summer Exhibition, George Billis Gallery, 525 West 26th Street, N.Y. NY


Summer Invitational, George Billis Gallery, 525 West 26th Street, N.Y. NY


Summer Invitational, George Billis Gallery, 525 West 26th Street, N.Y. NY

Summer Work, The Three Pears Gallery, Dorset Vermont


Summer Exhibit, Furchgott and Sourdiffe Gallery, Shelburn, Vermont, July- August 2015

Continual showing, The 3 Pears Gallery, Dorset, Vermont, 2014-15


“A Sense of Place” Two person exhibition. August, 2010, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, Vermont


Realism and Almost Realism: Summer exhibition 2009. Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery :41 East 57th Street New York, New York 10022

Champlain’s Lake Rediscovered :Vermont Artists Celebrate the Lake. A travelling exhibition featuring the work of 38 artists to commemorate the Quadricentenial of Champlain’s arrival at Lake Champlain. Exhibit venues; Vermont, Boston, and New York City. June-September 2009

Four Landscape Artists: March Avery, Steven Bigler, Michele Harvey, Ken Rush 2009 Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery :41 East 57th Street New York, New York 10022

“Loose Borders: Painting mediating Abstraction and Representation February 2006 Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery :41 East 57th Street New York, New York 10022

20 Years: Anniversary exhibition” Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery :41 East 57th Street New York, New York 10022

Landscape 2005: Three Visions: Three person exhibition Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery :41 East 57th Street New York, New York 10022 January-February 2005 (Reviewed: April 2005 Artnews magazine)

“December”Group show of gallery artists Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, December, 2003

“Alternate Visions: Contemporary Landscape” Six artists. Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, Summer,2003

“Holiday Group Show “ , Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery December, 2002

20/20 Group exhibition, The Rotunda gallery, Brooklyn, N.Y. November 2002

“Holiday Realities” Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, December 2001

"Bridges of Brooklyn" Brooklyn College Gallery , Curated by Maria Rand, 2001


New York City in Children’s Books: Yesterday and Today” New York Public Library, Donnell Library Center, N.Y., N,Y. 1995 (Reviewed N.Y. Times)

"A Painters’ Brooklyn", Pratt Institute and Pratt Manhattan Center, 1988

"Drawing Annual", The Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, N.Y. 1987

"The Brooklvn Landscape"Curated by Jackie Battenfield, The Rotunda Gallery. Brooklvn. N.Y. 1985

Art & Ego”, 419 Lafayette Street Gallery, N.Y., N.Y. 1984

“Art on the Pier” Chicago, Illinois, 1984

“Fragments” The Brooklyn Downtown Cultural Center, 1983

Karnival”, Kamikaze Club, N.Y.C. 1984

Terminal,N.Y.” The Brooklyn Army Terminal, Brooklyn, N.Y. 1983

Alumni Artists” Exhibition/1979” 17 Artists selected from the alumni of Syracuse University. Lubin House Gallery, N.Y.C., 1979

Boerum Hill Artists”, Community Gallery, The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, N.Y.,1978

The Brooklyn Museum Art School Faculty Exhibitions, Brooklyn, N.Y. 1975-79

Art in Embassy Program"; United States State Department, 1970-79

"A Sense of Place: the artist and the American land." National traveling exhibition curator Alan Gussow, 1974-5

Public collections:

The New York State Museum, Albany, New York.

SUArt Galleries, the Syracuse University Art Museum and collection.

The Brooklyn Historical Society,

Brooklyn, New York.

The Bennington Museum, Bennington, Vermont.

The National 9/11 Memorial and Museum. NYC.

Percent for Art - Public art fund purchase, City of New York, 1993



The Rod and Alice Moorhead Collection

Robert Storr

Ben Shahn (Deceased)

William Edward O’Reily

The Polaroid Corporation International Collection


Two small oil paintings from 1972 sold at Christie’s Rockefeller Center for their high estimate in a 2011 sale.

GALLERY Representation:

2014-Current: The Three Pears Gallery, Dorset, Vermont

2015-Current: Michael Findlay Gallery,Vermont


2001-2009 Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, 41 East 57th Street, N.Y., N.Y.

1997-99 Furchgott and Sourdiff Gallery, Shelburne, Vermont.

1987-92 Capricorn Gallery, Bethesda, Maryland

1984-7 The Palm Gallery, Brooklyn, N.Y.

1982-4 Dobrick Gallery,Chicago, Illinois

Bibliography: Paintings

The Woven Tale Press, Summer issue, 2019, Feature review of kKen Rush, 3 Pears Gallery.

The Brooklyn Eagle.profile of artist.

Aishti Magazine 44 (from Beirut): October /November 2009 issue.

A House Abstracted:FromBrooklyn the American Artist reinvents Traditional Landscapes: By Nicole Anderson.

Champlain’s Lake Rediscovered: Vermont Artists Celebrate the Lake; 2009 exhibition catalogue.

Vermont Life Magazine; Summer, 2009. One of four artists featured in an article “Open to Interpretation” about the “Champlain’s Lake Rediscovered Exhibition’.

Domino ( Conde Nast ) Magazine; June/July 2008. Painting featured in photo spread of Stephen Elrod's "Buttoned-up Beach House" article.

Landscape 2005: Three Visions Reviewed April 2005 Artnews magazine

Aperture (issue #103) Summer, Back cover spread, 1986

Alumni Artists, Syracuse University Press, 1979

A Sense of Place, The Artist and the American Land. Volume II 1974

Art in Embassies Program: Residence of the United States Ambassador, Paris, France. 1976


Brickyard Summer by Paul B. Janeczko, illustrated by Ken Rush, Orchard Books, 1989

Selected: American Library Association:"Best books for the Learning Impaired, 1989”

Some Things Never Change by Kurt Aldag, Illustrated by Ken Rush, Macmillan, 1992 Reviewed: Booklist; School Library Journal; Publisher's Weekly; Brooklyn Heights Press; Smithsonian Magazine.

The Seltzer Man, By Ken Rush, Author and illustrator, 1993, Macmillan

Reviewed: Publisher's Weekly, Booklist, School Library Journal, New

York Daily News, New York Newsday, Smithsonian Magazine

Friday's Journey: By Ken Rush, Author and Illustrator. Orchard Books, 1994

Reviewed: School Library Journal; Booklist; Horn Book Reviews (Selected as a starred review); The New York Times Book Review.

Selected as a Bank Street "Best Books for Children- 1994".

Anthologized “Books about New York”:, 2002

What About Emma : By Ken Rush, Author and Illustrator: Orchard Books, 1996

Reviewed: School Libary Journal; Booklist, New Advocate, The Rutland Herald


The Hope Program, Brooklyn, New York. Volunteer art eaching to adults in a job readiness program. 2017-19

Packer Collegiate Institute, Brooklyn, N. Y. (Full-time) High School Visual Arts and Art History Teacher, 1978-2015

Brooklyn Museum Art School, Brooklyn, New York. Painting Instructor Adult Classes, 1975-79

The Taft School, Watertown, Ct. 1976-78 .Visiting artist

Rye Country Day School, Rye, N.Y. 1972-75