Arlene Rush, a New York artist, exhibits her work extensively in galleries, universities and museums, throughout the USA, Asia and Europe. Rush in 2017 has  participated Art on Paper represented by Archilesi | Homberg Fine Art, New York NY, Post-Romance: Artists' Valentines, Curated by Larry Walczak, Eyewash Projects, Renaissance Centre, Erie PA, Aphrodisiac, Curated by Archilesi | Homberg Fine Art, The Cellar, New York NY, Unnatural Election, Kimmel Gallery, New York, NY; Currently 80’s, Sculpture Guild at Westbeth Gallery, New York, NY; Selfie, Schelfhaudt Gallery, Bridgeport, CT; Post Romance: Artists’ Valentines, Renaissance Centre, Erie, PA; and Postcards From the Edge, Metro Pictures, New York, NY.

In 2016 Rush exhibited in several group exhibitions and art fairs at Gallery Bergen, Paramus, NJ; Contempo 2016: International Contemporary Art Festival, Varna, Bulgaria; Art For Life, Miami Basel, Miami, Florida; Pristine Galerie, Monterrey, Mexico; Art Southampton represented by Mark Hachem Gallery, Paris, France; African American Museum in Philadelphia, PA; Archilesi I Homberg Fine Art, Lower East Side, NY; and Sikkema Jenkins Gallery, Chelsea, NY.

In 2015 Rush was included in two museum exhibitions: An Inclusive World at the Queens Museum and THE SELFIE SHOW l MONA Photography at the Museum of New Art. In addition, she was a winner of CALL FOR BUSHWICK 2015, The Rebirth of Wonder in Brooklyn, and had several group exhibitions at: Central Booking Gallery, Lower East Side, NY; Hudson Guild Gallery, Chelsea, NY and Luhring Augustine, Chelsea, NY.

Rush was commissioned in 2014 to do a piece on the poem Sechita for the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture exhibition, “i found god in myself: 40th Anniversary Celebration of Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls…” In addition she was included in various group exhibitions at White Box Art Center, Lower East Side, NY; Ivy Brown Gallery, Chelsea, NY; The Sol Studio, Harlem, NY; Photo LA, Los Angeles, CA; Denise Bibro Gallery, Chelsea, NY; ASC Projects, Chelsea, NY; Mobius, Inc. Cambridge, MA; and Luhring Augustine, Chelsea, NY. In 2013 she had a solo exhibition at Michael Mut Gallery on the Lower East Side, NY. She also has been included in several group exhibitions at Milton Art Museum, Canton Mass; Smart Clothes Gallery, Lower East Side, NY; ISE Cultural Foundation, SoHo, NY; Gallery 304 and Sikkema Jenkins Gallery, Chelsea, NY.

Guest Curator and Director of Visual Aids, Nelson Santos, selected Rush's work to be part of Curate NYC 2013 online exhibition, and Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation invited Arlene to join their Rush Artists Advisory Board (no relation). In 2012, her work appeared in various shows Including Fountain Art Fair in Miami, RUSH Art Gallery (no relation), Steven Kasher, Cheim & Read, White Box and Boricua College - La Galeria. In 2011 she was awarded the Pat Hearn & Colin De Land Foundation Grant and in 1988 the Center for Emerging Visual Artists awarded her a residency to Barcelona, Spain.

Rush's work is in various collections including the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York, NY; Beth Israel Comprehensive Cancer Center - West Side, New York, NY; Joe Baio, New York, NY; Pavel Zoubok, New York, NY; MOMA, Wales, UK; MUBE, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Mark Golden, GOLDEN Artist Paint, Berlin, NY; Robert H. Chaney, Houston, TX; ARCO Chemical, Newton Square, PA; The Center For Emerging Visual Artist, Philadelphia, PA; Seligman & Latz, Inc. New York, NY; Library of Congress, Great Hall, Thomas Jefferson Bldg., Washington, DC; Koenig Iron Works, Inc. New York, NY; Eleven Eleven Wellness Center, New York, NY; American Medical Assoc., New York, NY; Bell & Company, New York, NY and Marke Communications, New York, NY. She has been reviewed in various publications including D/Railed Contemporary Art Magazine, Artdependence Magazine, Varsari21, The New York Times, Time Out New York, Hyperallergic, Huffington Post, New York Daily News, Artsy Editorial, City Paper, Newsday, Rheinische Post, Aktuell, The New Yorker and Stadtmagazin.

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