Robert Kushner at Shark’s Ink: “Morning, Noon, Night”

September 2, 2016

Two years ago, I painted a huge painting, Camellias and Cacti, on transparent fabric to install at Hakusasonso Kansetsu Museum in Kyoto, Japan. One year ago,  I made a smaller version on canvas which depicted only camellia flowers and branches.  Bud and Barbara Shark of Shark’s Ink saw it when visiting my studio last November.  We had talked about […]

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Peony Triumphant – Robert Kushner

June 30, 2016

Robert Kushner, Peony Triumphant, 72 x 72 inches, 2016   Peonies only exist in red, pink and white. Their season is absurdly short. They require seriously cold winters to incubate their amazing profusion. Their true glory is unknown to those in overly temperate climes. To crown their abundance of petals, they are redolent with divine fragrance. Smell […]

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“Emerging From the Shadows”: Dorothy Browdy Kushner

April 14, 2016

I am so proud to see my mother, Dorothy Browdy Kushner’s works in print, listed with over 300 of her women colleagues. Below are some of the images recently published in Emerging from the Shadows: A Survey of Women Artists Working in California 1860-1960.  This four volume reference set has been a decades-long labor of love for […]

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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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