Kushana Bush is an artist who lives and works in Dunedin, New Zealand. Her ‘miniature’ gouache paintings on paper are littered with allusions to Mughal and Persian miniature traditions, Japanese ukiyo-e, as well as medieval European art history. In a 2015 interview Kushana discusses crucifixions, circumcisions and black magic with Megan Dunn.
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Kushana was resident in South Korea at the National Art Studio, Changdong, Seoul in 2009. That same year she won the Art and Australia Contemporary Art Award. Since then Kushana has been the 2011 University of Otago Frances Hodgkins Fellow and was awarded the Arts Foundation New Zealand New Generation Award in 2013. Kushana exhibited twelve works at the Edinburgh Art Festival in 2014 and continues to exhibit regularly throughout New Zealand and Australia.

Her work is held in public collections throughout Australasia including the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney and the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

Current and upcoming exhibitions:
The Dunedin Public Art Gallery exhibition ‘The Burning Hours’ is on tour throughout New Zealand:
Christchurch Art Gallery: June – October 2017
Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery: November 2017 – February 2018
Whangarei Art Museum: March – May 2018

Kushana is a participating artist at the NGV Triennial, Melbourne: 15 December 2017 – 15 April 2018
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