Oxbow School Students Create Mural with Robert Kushner

April 13, 2016

It was wonderful to visit Napa, CA in the riotous height of spring and particularly inspiring to work with a wildly talented, spirited, goofy, wonderful group of high school students.   Gathered together from all across the country for this one semester art immersion and academic program, I hope they learned some things, but I […]

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Oxbow School Spring Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Robert Kushner

March 16, 2016

Robert Kushner Tuesday, March 22, 7pm Visiting Artist Lecture Oxbow School, Napa, CA Since participating in the early years of the Pattern and Decoration Movement in the 1970’s, Robert Kushner has continued to address controversial issues involving decoration. Kushner draws from a unique range of influences, and his work combines organic representational elements with abstracted […]

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Robert Kushner at Jerald Melberg Gallery, March 12 – April 23, 2016

February 29, 2016

Robert Kushner: Paintings & Works on Paper March 12 – April 23, 2016 Please join Jerald Melberg Gallery for an exhibition of new paintings and works on paper by Robert Kushner. In this recent body of work, Kushner continues expanding the style he has worked in for decades: boldly colored, opulent paintings patterned with flowers […]

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Robert Kushner, “Tenderness”

December 11, 2015

Motifs can remain the same, but intentions often change over time.  The mood of 2014 becomes different in 2015.  “Tenderness and Thorns” mellows to “Tenderness.”  “Cacti and Camellias” turns into only pure white camellias.  Here is a brand new (nearly finished) painting:  “Tenderness,” 102″x 256″, oil and acrylic on seven panels.    

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Robert Kushner Tapestry Designs: Manufacture des Gobelins

November 24, 2015

In 2011, I was contacted by Manufacture des Gobelins, perhaps the most prestigious tapestry weaving house today, to inquire whether I might create a design to be woven into one of their tapestries.  Gobelins was created in the 1600s at the initiative of  Henry IV and was expanded under Louis XIV in 1662 to create tapestries […]

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Robert Kushner: Flora Mundus, Galleri DGV, Denmark

November 10, 2015

Robert Kushner FLORA MUNDUS November 14 – January 31, 2016 Galleri DGV Svendborg, Denmark

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Robert Kushner selected for “Greater New York” at MoMA PS1, 2015

October 8, 2015

Three works by Robert Kushner have been selected for “Greater New York” at MoMA PS1. Robert Kushner’s Samba Class (1982)  featured in “Why ‘Greater New York Matters’ for the International Art World” by Ben Davis for Artnet News.  Robert Kushner, Torrid Dreams, 1984, acrylic, silk and cotton appliqué on cotton.  Photo by Pablo Enriquez for MoMA PS1.  Robert […]

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Robert Kushner: New Monoprints on view at Pace Prints 9.10-10.10.15

September 3, 2015

Robert Kushner, Byobo II, 2015, monoprint, unique collage with screened colors, 34 x 60 inches. P A C E  P R I N T S -Reception- Tuesday, October 6, 6-8pm Robert Kushner: New Monoprints September 10 – October 10, 2015 Pace Prints  32 East 57th Street New York, NY 10022 …

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Robert Kushner, Kansetsu Garden and Museum, Kyoto, Japan

July 23, 2015

Robert Kushner TENDERNESS AND THORNS September 1 – September 27, 2015 Hakusasonso Hashimoto Kansetsu Garden and Museum Kyoto, Japan I was commissioned to create a large scale installation piece (above), Camellias and Cacti, painted on transparent fabric, measuring 12’x 42′, which will hang freely in the middle of Kansetsu’s Atelier. It will be exhibited, along […]

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Wood Block Print, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA

June 18, 2015

                    Summer greetings to all.  This June, I was invited by the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA to create a wood block print to benefit the center. I worked with master printer Andrew Mockler from Jungle Press Editions. Provincetown, for a long time, has been […]

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