Tajh Rust is a visual artist based in New York. He received his MFA from Yale in 2019 and BFA in painting and film from Cooper Union in 2011. Rust was in the inaugural group of artists participating in the Black Rock Senegal artist residency in 2019.

Solo exhibitions include Somwhere in Between, Matthew Brown, Los Angeles (2022) and Where We Meet, Matthew Brown, Los Angeles (2020).

Recent group exhibitions include Open Call, The Shed, New York (2021); and I will wear you in my heart of heart, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York (2021); A Face Like Mine, Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT (2021); For Which It Stands, Ford Foundation Gallery & Assembly Room, New York (2020); Permutations, Sibler Gallery, Goucher College, Baltimore, MD (2019); Vernacular Interior, Hales Gallery, New York (2019); Familiar Boundaries. Infinite Possibilities, August Wilson Center, Pittsburgh, PA (2018); and Strange Beach, Fridman Gallery, New York (2018).

Public collections include The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY; Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, Miami, FL; Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Xiao Museum of Contemporary Art, Rizhao, China; and Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI.


Representation

Matthew Brown Los Angeles
info@matthewbrowngallery.com


Contact

Tajh Rust
@tajhrust

Education

  • 2019 MFA, Yale University, School of Art, New Haven, CT
  • 2011 BFA, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, NY

 

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Residencies & Awards

  • 2022 Silver Art Projects, New York, NY
  • 2020 Open Call, The Shed, New York, NY
  •   The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant
  • 2019 Black Rock, Dakar, Senegal
  • 2018 Institute of Investigative Living at A-Z West, Joshua Tree, CA
  • 2017 Martha Trevor Award, Worldstudio AIGA Scholarship
  • 2010 Palmer Hayden Artist Travel Grant

Group Exhibitions

  • 2022 Family Dinner: The Deep Connection of American Lived Experience, Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, MI
  •   Black Rock 40, Douta Seck, Dakar, Senegal
  •   Fire Figure Fantasy: Selections from ICA Miami's Collection, Institute of Contemporary Art Miami, Miami, FL
  • 2021 Open Call, The Shed, New York, NY
  •   and I will wear you in my heart of heart, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY
  •   A Face Like Mine, Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT
  •   Free as Air and Water, Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT (guest curator)
  • 2020 For Which It Stands, Ford Foundation Gallery & Assembly Room, New York, NY
  • 2019 Permutations, Sibler Gallery, Goucher College, Baltimore, MD
  •   Vernacular Interior, Hales Gallery, New York, NY
  •   Again, Always, Yale University, Green Hall Gallery, New Haven, CT
  • 2018 In Plain Sight/Site, Artspace, New Haven, CT
  •   Familiar Boundaries. Infinite Possibilities, August Wilson Center, Pittsburgh, PA
  •   Strange Beach, Fridman Gallery, New York, NY
  •   Mirrored By Nature, Welancora Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  •   Giving Up the Ghost: Artifacts/A Study of Power and Solidarity Against White Violence in Modernity, Rush Arts Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2017 Winterfly Benefit, Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, Brooklyn, NY
  •   Black At Yale, Yale University, Afro-American Cultural Center Gallery, New Haven, CT
  •   Make___Place, The New York Immigrant Coalition, New York, NY
  •   Voices Need Heroes, NURTUREart, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2016 Speak Out, Bronx Art Space, Bronx, NY

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