Annette Rusin

Road Work, 2010, Site-specific installation (sheet rock, metal channels, string, beeswax, gravel, wood, light bulb), 10.5 x 10 x 20 feet


Annette Rusin is a visual artist living in Brooklyn, NY. Her artistic practice includes sculpture, installation, and works on paper. She has used unorthodox drawing tools and manipulated wall surface layers to explore ritual, vanity and conformity in the man-made, ready-made world.

 Rusin (b. Worcester, MA) received B.Arch. from Rhode Island School of Design and MFA in Painting from Hunter College. She is a 2009-2010 A.I.R. Gallery Fellowship recipient and has exhibited her work internationally at the Incheon Women Artists’ Biennale, Korea and the Sofia Paper Biennial, Bulgaria. In 2011, Rusin organized and co-curated Privacy Please! a juried, exhibition at A.I.R. Gallery with guest curator Erin Riley-Lopez. Rusin’s work has been shown at venues such as NURTUREart, Boston Center for the Arts, Morehead State University, Paul Robeson Galleries at Rutgers University Newark, Bronx Arts Space, Trestle Gallery and John Michael Kohler Arts Center. She has been awarded residencies at MacDowell, Millay and is an Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts grant recipient.

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