Rush Arts Gallery in Chelsea was founded in 1996 by brothers Russell Simmons, Danny Simmons and Joseph "Rev Run" Simmons to promote the work of diverse groups of emerging artists. Since its establishment, the gallery has exhibited the work of hundreds of non-commercially represented artists. Corridor Gallery, the Brooklyn extension of Rush Arts, exhibits works made by artists that are living and working locally.
Artists such as Scott Andreson, Michael Paul Britto, Louis Cameron, Suntek Ching, Leslie Hewitt, Shaun Leonardo, Kalup Linzy, Wardell Milan, Wangechi Mutu, Shinque Smith, Carol Pereira, Mike Tajim, Kehinde Wiley, Heari Yoo and Ann Liv Young have gone on to exhibit with a prestigious collection of galleries and museums including the Museum of Modern Art, Studio Museum in Harlem, PS1/MoMA, The Brooklyn Museum, the Whitney Museum and the Smithsonian Institute, as well as galleries and museums internationally.
Rush Arts supports a unique constellation of artists and creative practices - experimental ventures in performances, visual art, and curatorial work - as well as community involvement in 1,250 square feet of exhibition space.