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George Rush grew up in Brooklyn, New York and Newton, Massachusetts. He earned a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art and an MFA from Columbia University School of the Arts. After graduating from Columbia, he was studio assistant to Peter Halley and taught ESL at 32BJ-SEIU. He has exhibited widely and has been included in exhibitions at Centre Pompidou, Columbus Museum of Art, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Ross Art Museum at Ohio Wesleyan University, and Center gallery at Fordham University. He has had solo exhibitions in New York, Copenhagen, Madrid, Miami, Galveston, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Detroit. In 2010 he joined the faculty at The Ohio State University and is an Associate Professor of Art. He is a recipient of awards from New York Foundation of the Arts and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. He lives in Columbus, Ohio.

"My two months in Dresden came at the perfect time since I had just finished a large body of work and a change of environment provided much needed motivation. I spent most of my time exploring and, while I made several paintings in the terrific studio, the archive of photographs I took of the city and its surroundings will provide material for future paintings."