Tajh Rust

Born 1989 in Brooklyn, NY
Lives and works in New Haven, CT


Tajh Rust is a visual artist based in New York and New Haven and a 2019 MFA graduate from the School of Art at Yale University. Rust received his bachelor’s degree in Painting and Film from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York and he was in the inaugural group of artists participating in the Black Rock Senegal artist residency in August 2019. His first solo exhibition with Matthew Brown Los Angeles, Where We Meet, opened in 2020.

Since 2011, Rust has been included in exhibitions such as Familiar Boundaries. Infinite Possibilities, at The August Wilson African American Cultural Center in Pittsburgh (2018), Winterfly Benefit, the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) in Brooklyn (2017), Speak Out, the Bronx Art Space (2016), Giving Up the Ghost: Artifacts/A Study of Power and Solidarity Against White Violence in Modernity, Rush Arts Philadelphia (2018), and In Plain Sight/Site, Artspace in New Haven (2018).

– Matthew Brown Gallery