New Zealand artist, Kylie Rusk, resides in Muriwai, West Auckland and originally comes from Whangarei, Northland.
Kylie graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts from Elam School of Fine Arts in Auckland in 2007. In her final year at Elam, Kylie was awarded the Hahnemuhle printmaking award. Since completing her studies, Kylie has ehibited widely in solo and group ehibitions, primarily working in lithograph prints and acrylic on canvas board.
Kylie Rusk feels a strong connection with the land and sea. Rusk is interested in what the landscape holds for the indiviudal in terms of memory, private connection and a sense of belonging. She travels along New Zealand’s shorelines, documenting scenes which she then reproduces in lithographic print and paint in the studio. Her works are imbued with a sense of quiet isolation and capture the grandeur of New Zealand’s scenery.