Grisha Bruskin  (Russian, 1945) 

Grisha Bruskin (Russian, b.1945) is a painter and sculptor best known for work that conveys issues of Jewish and Russian heritage. Born in Moscow, he studied at the Moscow Art School and the Moscow Textile Institute. During the Soviet era, which censored religious themes in art, Bruskin’s work raised controversy for depicting Jewish imagery. His painting In the Red Space (1982), for example, shows a golem (a figure from Jewish folklore) wearing a Soviet uniform. His series of Alefbet (1984) and Alefbet-Lexicon (1987) paintings juxtapose figures in Jewish religious dress against a background of hand-written Hasidic text. Bruskin’s work in sculpture includes the series Alphabetic Truths (1998) and Life is Everywhere (1998), which are porcelain sculptures that imitate Soviet-style chinaware. His series of bronze sculptures titled On the Edge are ironic representations of Soviet monuments. Bruskin’s work is currently held in several collections, including the State Russian Museum in Saint Petersburg, the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, and the Jewish Museum in New York. He lives and works in New York.

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Grisha Bruskin, Beggar


Grisha Bruskin

Meyerovich Gallery
Grisha Bruskin, Untitled


Grisha Bruskin

Viviane Bregman Fine Art
Grisha Bruskin, Blue Sky


Grisha Bruskin
Blue Sky

Modernism Inc.
Grisha Bruskin, Notes Revised


Grisha Bruskin
Notes Revised

Aktis Gallery
Grisha Bruskin, Airplane


Grisha Bruskin

Marlborough Gallery
Grisha Bruskin, Collective Defense I


Grisha Bruskin
Collective Defense I

Meyerovich Gallery
Grisha Bruskin, Visage


Grisha Bruskin

Meyerovich Gallery
Grisha Bruskin, Broken Love From “On the Edge”


Grisha Bruskin
Broken Love From “On the Edge”

Meyerovich Gallery
Grisha Bruskin, I dreamed of…#3 (Man with Accordion)


Grisha Bruskin
I dreamed of…#3 (Man with Accordion)

Meyerovich Gallery
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Grisha Bruskin, Ohne Titel (Stehende Figur)


Grisha Bruskin
Ohne Titel (Stehende Figur)
color offset lithograph


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Grisha Bruskin, Без названия


Grisha Bruskin
Без названия, 1990
mixed media on paper


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Grisha Bruskin, Lexica (portfolio of 5 works)


Grisha Bruskin
Lexica (portfolio of 5 works), 1992
color etchings w/ aquatint


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1945   Born October 21 in Moscow, Russia
1988   Moves to New York, New York
  The artist currently lives and works in New York City.
2007   Summer Exhibition, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY June 6 - August
2007   Grisha Bruskin: Metamorphosis & Mysticism Meyerovich Gallery, San Francisco, California (solo)
2006   Sculpture, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY
2005   Sculptures Monumentales à Saint-Tropez, La Citadelle, Saint-Tropez, France (exhibition catalogue)
2004   Grisha Bruskin: Modern Archaeology, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York (exhibition catalog) (solo)
2003   Grisha Bruskin, The Archeologist’s Collection, Judengasse Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (exhibition catalog) (solo)
2003   La Fete, Le Bellevue, Biarritz, Museo Valenciano de la Illustracion y la Modernidad, Valencia, Spain (exhibition catalog)
2002   La Parade des Animaux, Festival International de Sculpture de Monte-Carlo, Monte-Carlo, Monaco
2002   Das Alphabet des Grsiha Bruskin, Kunsthalle, Emden, Germany (exhibition catalog) (solo)
2001   Grisha Bruskin: Life is Everywhere, State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg (solo)
2001   Das rote Huse, leitgenossische russische Kunst aus der Sammlung Bierfreund, Stadtische Galerie Bietigheim-Bissingen, Stadtische Galerie Villa landers Bergisch Gladbach, Munich, Germany (through 2002)
2000   Dumbo Double Deuce: New York and Russian Artists, Brooklyn, New York
2000   Grisha Bruskin, Marlborough Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida (solo)
1999   Grisha Bruskin: Life is Everywhere, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York (exhibition catalog) (solo)
1999   20th Century Sculpture, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, New York
1998   Forbidden Art - The Postwar Russian Avant-Garde, ArtCenter, College of Design, Alyce
1997   Artistas NAO CONFORMISTAS da Uniao Soviética, The Nancy and Norton Dodge Collection at the Jane Vorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Jersey
1997   Grisha Buskin: Birth of the Hero, Galerie Andy Jllien, Zürich, Switzerland (solo)
1996   Grisha Bruskin: Mythical Imagery, Meyerovich Gallery, San Francisco, California (solo)
1996   Städtische Galerie, Frankfurt am Main, Germany; Exhibition Hall of Baier Department
1995   Reinventing the Emblem, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
1995   Grisha Bruskin, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina (solo)
1994   Grisha Bruskin: Metamorphoses, Meyerovich Gallery, San Francisco, California (solo)
1994   Itinere, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
1993   Drawing the Line Against Aids, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy; traveled to Guggenheim Museum Soho, New York, New York (exhibition catalog)
1993   Grisha Bruskin: Painting, Drawing and Sculpture, Struve Gallery, Chicago, Illinois (solo)
1992   Grisha Bruskin, Alex Lachmann Gallery, Cologne, Germany (solo)
1992   On Paper, Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York (exhibition catalog)
1991   Artistas Rusos Contemporaneos, Auditorio de Galicia, Santiago de Compostela, Spain (exhibition catalog)
1991   Grisha Bruskin: Paintings and Sculpture, Hokin Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida (solo)
1991   Grisha Bruskin: A Personal Mythology Erika Meyerovich Gallery, San Francisco, California (solo)
1990   Marlborough Gallery, New York, New York (exhibition catalog) (solo)
1990   Chagall to Kitaj: The Jewish Experience in 20th Century Art, Barbican Art Gallery, London, England (exhibition catalog)
1989   100 Years of Russian Art 1889-1989: From Private Collections in the USSR, Barbican Art Gallery, London, England; traveled through the United Kingdom and Russia
1984   Grisha Bruskin, Central House of Workers in the Arts, Moscow, Russia (solo)
1983   Grisha Bruskin, Vilnius, Lithuania (solo)
1976   House of Artists, Moscow, Russia (solo)