Annette Rusin

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Born Worcester, Massachusetts; Attended Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI (Bachelor of Architecture); Worked 7 years as Staff Architect/Designer in New York City and Philadelphia, Attended Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY (Summer MFA Program) Hunter College, NY (Master of Fine Arts, Painting)
Appointed Faculty, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY (2017-Present)

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions:

2010 Road Work, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (Fellowship Recipient solo show)

2005  Murasaki: New Works on Vellum, NYCoo Gallery, New York City (2 person show)

2001 Block Island Views, UMass Medical School, Worcester, MA (solo exhibition)

2000 Watercolor Follies, Foothills Theatre, Worcester, MA (solo exhibition)

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2018 Small Works, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY curated by Sharon Louden

2017 16 Selections from The Wall Unit Series, The Brooklyn Arts Council, Brooklyn, NY

2016 Points of Departure, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

2016 Small Works, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY curated by Heather Darcy Bhandari

2016 12th Annual Small Works Show, 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY curated by JoAnne McFarland

2016 Big Draw, Catalyst Gallery, Beacon, NY

2014 Soliloquy, Concepto Hudson, Hudson, NY

2014 NURTUREart Benefit, Pierogi Boiler, Brooklyn, NY

2014 Synthetic Zero, Bronx Art Space, Bronx, NY, curated by Mitsu Hadeishi

2013 Hair, Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ curated by Anonda Bell

2013 A Fine Line, Claypool-Young Art Gallery, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY curated by Anne Harris

2013 The 23rd Drawing Show: Drawing Connections, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA curated by James Hull

2013 The Indifference of Wisdom, NURTUREart, Brooklyn , NY curated by Julian Jimarez-Howard and Project Curate.

2012 Synthetic Zero, Bronx Art Space, Bronx, NY, curated by Mitsu Hadeishi and Jo Q. Nelson

2012 Queens Art Express, Jamaica Center for the Arts, Queens, NY

2012 Crest Hardware Art Exhibition, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

2011 Sofia International Paper Biennial, Sofia, Bulgaria (May - June 2011)

2010 Locks In Translation, Suffolk Community College, Brentwood, NY, curated by JoAnne McFarland. (group show February - March 2010)

2009 Locks In Translation, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, curated by JoAnne McFarland. (group show)

2009 International Incheon Women Artists' Biennale, Incheon, Korea curated by Thalia Vrachopoulos (New York, NY) and Sutthirat Supaparinya (Chiang Mai, Thailand)

2009 Furthermore, A.I.R. Gallery 8th Biennial Exhibition, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Lilly Wei

2008  Brooklyn Academy of Music, Silent Art Auction, contributing artist.

2008  Generations 6, AIR Gallery, New York, NY (group show) 

2007  DUMBO Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY (open studio installation)

2005  Women in Love, Tenri Cultural Institute, New York City (5 person show) curator: Thalia Vrachopoulos

2002 Art at Steepletop , The Millay Colony, Austerlitz, NY (group show) guest curator: Linda Shearer, Director Williams College Museum of Art.

2001 Annette Rusin: Water Color Paintings, in support of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Cafe DuPont, New York City (solo exhibition)

1999 Mixed Monotypes, Brooklyn Brewery Artspace, Brooklyn, NY (four person show) curator: David Konigsberg.

1997  Rainforest Foundation International Exhibition, John McEnroe Gallery, New York NY, (group exhibition) curator: Waqas Wajahat.

1996 Expressions '96, Rocky H. Aoki Foundation House, New York, NY (group exhibition)

1994  Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, Hunter College Times Square Gallery, New York, NY (group exhibition)

1994  College Art Association New York Area MFA Juried Exhibition, Hunter College Times Square Gallery, New York, NY (group exhibition)

1993  Internal Reflections, Time Warner Gallery, New York, NY (group exhibition)

1993 Hunter College MFA Program: A Selection, Wexler Library, New York, NY (group exhibition)

1992 Hands On, Handmade Paper Exhibition, Hunter College Gallery, New York, NY (group exhibition)

1990 Works in Progress: Summer Presentation, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY (group show)


2009 A.I.R. Gallery Fellowship Recipient, Brooklyn, NY

2007 Project DUMBO Winner, juried competition to purchase artwork for J Condominium, New York, NY (jurors: DUMBO Arts Center & J Condominium)

2003 The Elizabeth Foundation For The Arts, Grant Recipeint, New York, NY

2003 Artists' Fellowship Grant, New York, NY

1994 William Graf Travel Grant, Department of Art, Hunter College, New York, NY

1983 Senator Claiborne Pell Award in Art and Architectural History, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

1981 European Honors Program, Rhode Island School of Design, Palazzo Cenci, Rome, Italy

Artist Residencies:

2002 The Millay Colony, Studio Residency, Austerlitz, NY

1998 The MacDowell Colony, Studio Residency, Peterborough, NH

1991 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

1989 School of Visual Arts Summer Residency Program, New York, NY

Corporate Collections:

2008 Horizon Series, Designer's Studio, Warp & Weft, New York, NY

2007 The Hudson Properties, Inc., New York, NY

1996 Princeton eCom Corporation, Princeton, NJ (commissioned artwork)

1995 BARRA International, Ltd. New York, NY

Curatorial Projects:

2011 Privacy Please! group exhibition co-curated with Erin Riley-Lopez at A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Exhibition Reviews:

Brendan Carroll, "Male Chauvinist Pig Reviews Feminist Art Exhibition", He Said She Said, Art Money Sex, December 2, 2011

Festival di DUMBO a Brooklyn,  Flash Art Online, 2007 DUMBO Arts Festival Review by Amalia Piccinini, October 2007

Women In Love, Art InCulture, exhibition review by Iris Inhee Moon, January 2006 p 119.


Anonda Bell, Hair, exhibition catalog, Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University Newark, NJ (September 2013): p 8-9, 94-95.

Julian A. Jimarez Howard, "The Indifference of Wisdom," exhibiton catalog, NURTUREart, Brooklyn, NY (July 2013): p.14-15

Thalia Vrachopoulos, "Brambles and Roses: The Human Imprint as Biohazard and Solution," Sofia International Paper Art Biennial Exhibition catalog (June 2011): p. 26

JoAnne McFarland, Locks In Translation, exhibition catalog, Gold Leaf Books, Brooklyn, NY (October 2009):p.8

Edited by Yang Eunhee, 2009 Incheon Women Artists' Biennale "So Close Yet So Far Away," Incheon Women Artists' Biennale Organizing Committee, Korea (July 2009):p. 122-123

Raul Zamudio Taylor, "What Do Women Want," Women in Love exhibition catalog (November 2005): p.5

Thalia Vrachopoulos, "Women In The Throes Of Love," Women in Love exhibition catalog (November 2005): p.1

Edited by David Hammons, "Drawing Details," A Gathering of the Tribes, New York (October 2000): Issue 9, p.37


Hunter College, Master of Fine Arts (1994)

Rhode Island School of Design, Bachelor of Architecture (1983)

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