BIO & STATEMENT
Rachel Rush was born in Los Angeles, raised on Long Island, educated at the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Religious studies, and currently resides in Brooklyn. From a young age, she loved to use different shapes and colors to express herself. She has spent significant amounts of time in nature, and a variety of Zen and Buddhist retreats and residences.
In high school, Rachel loved using words as a means of expression. After graduating from College, she chose to work on a farm in CT where she began to experiment with expressing her feelings through the use of permanent markers in an 8X10 black notebook. Her emotions translated into colorful, striking images. She also found that she was able to communicate more who she was with these images, than she did with her words. Art allowed her a freedom to be exactly who she was, and served as a powerful source of meditation and contemplation.