Artist — Series 10 — Tajh Rust

Series 10

Tajh Rust


Tajh Rust is a visual artist based in New York and New Haven. Through figuration and abstraction, he explores the relationships between black identity and space. Rust collaborates with his subjects to determine how they are represented and employs film and literary references to draw connections between portraiture, language, and modes of representation.  While also taking inspiration from his own travels and imagination, Rust manipulates the boundary between realism and surrealism.


  • The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant
  • Martha Trevor Award, Worldstudio AIGA Scholarship
  • Matthew Brown Gallery, Los Angeles, California
  • Sterns Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

Being an artist, you’re going to get stuck at times, but the objective is to not stay there and there are so many things you can do to motivate yourself and inspire yourself.

Tajh Rust