Arlene Rush a conceptual multidisciplinary artist challenges the theories that can be used to classify her art. The art of Rush’s exists among ideas of a feminist ideology, political engagement and a strong sense of self, i.e., the artist’s own voice, and how it critically relates to the world around her. Inquiries have pervaded her life on the issues on gender, identity and equality. Rush’s artistic journey confronts the under-acknowledged dialogues that have shaped society, feminist ideology and our political engagement.
She has exhibited extensively in museums, universities, and galleries across the world, represented by Archilesi I Homberg Fine Art in New York. She has been the recipient of the Pat Hearn & Colin De Land Foundation Grant, and a residency to Barcelona, Spain from the Center for Emerging Visual Artists. In 2020 Arlene Rush was published in Wikipedia marking her dedication and commitment acknowledging both historically her artistic career and for the tenacity she has towards creating work that speaks for those that do not have a voice.
Her work is in numerous collections, among some are: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York, NY; Museum of Modern Art, Wales, UK; Museu Brasileiro de Escultura, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Bldg., Washington, D.C.; Sara M. Vance Waddell, Cincinnati, OH; Joe Baio’s Collection, New York, NY; Golden Collection, Berlin, NY and The Robert H. Chaney Collection, Houston, TX; ARCO Chemical, Newton Square, PA.
Rush has been reviewed in numerous publications including: The New York Times, Wall Street International, Eidenhovens Dagblad, Art Fuse, D/Railed Contemporary Art Magazine, Hyperallergic, Huffington Post, New York Daily News, Artdependence Magazine, ANTE Magazine, Varsari21, Time Out New York, Artsy Editorial, Rheinische Post, Aktuell, The New Yorker and Stadtmagazin.