“Immature, and yes, arrogant.”
— William Bowen, former President of Princeton University
One of the most respected critics of street and graffiti art in the world.
— Riccardo Vannetti, L'Uomo Vogue
Petty criminal.
— Kevin D. Williamson, National Review

RJ Rushmore has been involved in contemporary art as a writer, curator, photographer, arts administrator, and fan since 2008. With a focus on street art, graffiti, and public art, RJ facilitates and promotes catalytic and ambitious art outdoors, in galleries, and online. He founded the street art blog Vandalog and has worked at The L.I.S.A. Project NYC, Mural Arts Philadelphia, Creative Time, and the NYC Mural Arts Project. Currently, RJ is Co-Curator of Art in Ad Places.

RJ's curatorial projects include the exhibition ALL BIG LETTERS at Haverford College's Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, the We The People mural series for Mural Arts Philadelphia, and the culture jamming campaign Art in Ad Places. In addition to authoring and editing three books, he has contributed writing to publications including The Washington Post, Hyperallergic, and Inside Higher Ed, and spoken at public art conferences across the United States and Europe. RJ and his projects have been featured in Artforum, CNN, The Creators Project, The Economist, Hyperallergic, The Nation, The New York Times, PAPER, Time, and elsewhere.

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