Grant Rusk | American, 1949 -
Grant Rusk received his a master's degree in art from Cal State Fullerton in 1973. He came of age as a photographer in the early 1970s, when the importance and meaning of photography as a fine art was widely debated in the art world. Through the establishment of several important graduate programs in fine art photography at the University of California’s Los Angeles and Irvine campus as well as the California Institute of the Arts and California State University, Fullerton, Southern California began to attract national and international attention for the diversity of photo based artwork produced in the region. He was deeply influenced by an approach to landscape photography developed in Southern California that came to be known as “New Topographics”.
Rusk’s photographs have been included in numerous prestigious group exhibitions including: Seismic Shift: Lewis Baltz, Joe Deal and the California Landscape Photography 1944-1984, American Photography in the 1970’s, Discovering the River: Perspectives on the L.A. River Watershed, Landscape Now, Emerging Los Angeles Photographers, and Eight Los Angeles Photographers.
His Photographs are in the collections of the California Museum of Photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Oakland Museum of California, Bancroft Library, George Eastman Museum, among others.