Robert Bush

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Lives in
Mountain View, CA
Works in
Mountain View, CA

Jungles in Brazil, archways in Morocco, windows in France, the waters of Hawaii and the landscape of the Americas are reflected in the paintings of Robert Bush.

Juxtaposing images of abstracted foliage and exotic environments with multilayered  textures, transcendent light and the luminescent color of the natural world, Bush draws the viewer into contemplating the complexity of that which is hidden.

Bush's works on canvas and silk have been exhibited from Manila and Honolulu, to San Diego and San Francisco. His work is in collections in Paris, New York and San Francisco. A National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, Robert Bush attended  Yale University and UC Berkeley. He currently lives and works in the Bay Area, California.

Solo Exhibitions:

2002                            Stanford University Faculty Club, Stanford, California

2001                            PHYLLIS, Palo Alto, California

1983                            Johnson Galleries, Laguna Beach, California

1982                            Contemporary Arts Center of Hawaii, Honolulu

1976                            Los Robles Gallery, Palo Alto

1975                            Main Gallery, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila

1974                            Stanford University

1974                            Allrich Gallery, San Francisco

1974                            Plaza Gallery, Bank of America World Headquarters, San Francisco

1973                            University of California at Berkeley

1971                            Yale University

Group Exhibitions:

2005                            Synopsis

2005                            Sustainable Community of Working Artists, Presidio of San Francisco, CA

2005                            AngelicoArts, Menlo Park, California

2004-05                       Group Exhibition, Mayor’s Office, City of Palo Alto, California

2004-05-06                  Silicon Valley Open Studios at Cubberley, Palo Alto, California

2003-05-06                  Cubberley Open Studios, Palo Alto, California

1991                            Artists’ Adieu, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, California

1990                            Instant Art Collection, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, California

1986                            Spring Arts, Wailoa Center, Hilo, Hawaii

1981                            Landscape Interpreted, invited artist, Hawaii Artists League, Amfac Plaza, HI

1981                            Signs, Hawaii Visual Arts Consortium Exhibition, Amfac Plaza

1981                            Great Hawaiian Open, City Hall, Honolulu

1980                            Lahaina Arts Society, Maui

1980-81                       Art Maui, Maui, Honolulu, Kauai

1980                            Exits and Entrances, Amfac Plaza, Honolulu

1978                            Eight Artists on Maui, Federal Building, Honolulu

1975                            Buklatan Show, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila

1973                            Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, California

1971                            Norfolk, Connecticut

1970                            Cornell University

1968-71                       Yale University

Work currently available at Volcano Art Center, Hawaii


1974  American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco, California, study in acting.

1974  California Community College Instructor Credential in Fine & Applied Arts, No. 50582.

1973  University of California, Berkeley, Master of Arts.

1972  Yale University, Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, Scholar of  the House in Painting.


1975    Individual Artist’s Fellowship in Painting from the National Endowment for the Arts.

1971    Yale University Summer School for Music and Art, Norfolk, Connecticut.

1970    Cornell University, summer study in printmaking.

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