Robert Kushner

Born in 1949 in Pasadena (California, USA). Lives and works in New York (NY, USA).


Robert Kushner's work has been widely exhibited in the United States, in Europe and in Japan, since 1975, when one of his paintings was included in the Whitney Biennial. In 1984, Robert Kushner was the subject of solo exhibitions at the Whitney Museum and the Brooklyn Museum; and, in 1987, a mid-career survey of his work was organized at the Philadelphia Institute of Contemporary Art.


A monograph of the three decades of Robert Kushner's artistic output, titled Gardens of Earthly Delights, with essays by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy and Holland Cotter, was published by Hudson Hills Press in 1997. In 2006, a compilation written by Michael Duncan, presenting Kushner's recent paintings on Japanese screens and on canvas, was published by Pomegranate.


In 2004, Robert Kushner realized an installation of two monumental mosaic frescos, titled 4 Seasons Seasoned, in the subway station at 77th Street and Lexington Avenue.


In 2010, an 80-foot-long marble mosaic, Welcome, was installed at the new international airport in Raleigh Durham, North Carolina.


Robert Kushner's works have entered prestigious collections throughout the world: the Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY, USA), the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY, USA), the Whitney Museum (New York, NY, USA), the National Gallery of Art (London, UK), The Corcoran Gallery of Art (Washington D.C., USA), the Tate Gallery (London, UK), the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco, CA, USA), the Contemporary Museum (Honolulu, HI, USA), the Denver Art Museum (Denver, CO, USA), the Galleria degli Uffizi (Florence, Italy), the J. Paul Getty Trust (Los Angeles, CA, USA), the Museum Ludwig (Saint Petersburg, Russia) and the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, PA, USA).