Artist Statement

New Zealand artist, Kylie Rusk, resides in Muriwai, West Auckland and originally comes from Whangarei, Northland.

Kylie graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts from Elam School of Fine Arts in Auckland in 2007.  In her final year at Elam, Kylie was awarded the Hahnemuhle printmaking award.  Since completing her studies, Kylie has exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions, primarily working in lithographic prints and acrylic on canvas board.

Kylie Rusk feels a strong connection with the land and sea. Rusk’s passion and obsession for the landscape can be seen in many forms, as she finds herself drawn to the exploration of different angles and subtle variations in hues, texture and light.  She travels along New Zealand’s shorelines, documenting scenes which she then reproduces in lithographic print and paint in the studio. Her works are imbued with a sense of quiet isolation and capture the grandeur of New Zealand’s scenery.


2010 Masters of Planning Practice, University of Auckland

2007 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Auckland


2021 Interview with Creative Matters

2021 Ponsonby news

2020 Good magazine

2019 NZ House and Garden, September issue

2018 Air New Zealand in flight magazine

2018 ‘Your Say: Kylie Rusk’ m2woman

2018 ‘Advice to my 22 year old self: Seek a mentor’ The Big Idea

2018 ‘At home with artist Kylie Rusk’ stuff

2018  ‘Behold the Beauty of Aotearoa’s Striking Landscapes’ Scoop

2018  ‘In the Clouds’ Habitat by Resene

2012  Your Home and Garden

2012  ‘Four paintings catch the eye’ National Business Review

2002 The Northern Advocate

2000 School C publication booklet


2007 Hahnemuhle Printmaking Award, University of Auckland