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Syracuse University School of Fine Arts, BFA Cum Laude, Syracuse, N.Y. 1971
Sir John Cass College of Art, London, England, 1969-70
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine. 1968
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
“Noon at Coney Island” Installation of a 1987 painting by Ken Rush, The Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11201 October 2018-.
“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.,
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
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
The National 9/11 Memorial and Museum, NYC.
Percent for Art - Public art fund purchase, City of New York, 1993
The Polaroid Corporation International Collection; Cambridge, Mass.
Chubb and Chubb Insurance Co.
NUMEROUS PRIVATE COLLECTIONS including:
The Rod and Alice Moorhead Collection
Ben Shahn (Deceased)
William Edward O’Reily
Two oil paintings from 1972 sold at Christie’s Rockefeller Center for their high estimate in a 2011 sale.
2014-Current: The Three Pears Gallery, Dorset, Vermont
2015-Current: Michael Findlay Gallery,
2012-14 HUDSON AND LAIGHT GALLERY, Hudson, NY
2001-2009 Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, 41 East 57th Street, N.Y., N.Y.
1997-99 Furchgott and Sourdiffe Gallery, Shelburne, Vermont.
1987-92 Capricorn Gallery, Bethesda, Maryland
1984-7 The Palm Gallery, Brooklyn, N.Y.
1982-4 Dobrick Gallery,Chicago, Illinois
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.
Artnews magazine Landscape 2005: Three Visions Reviewed April 2005
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
CHILDREN’S AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR W0RK
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. 2017-18
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 Visual arts
Numerous workshops and presentations about art. 1980-2018.