Ficus Interfaith

Ficus Interfaith, a collaboration between artist Ryan Bush and Raphael Martinez Cohen, is as much a research initiative as a sculptural practice. The artists’ projects involve relearning production methods to explore personal and collective interactions with the “natural.” Ficus Interfaith’s work examines how ingenuity and novelty emerge from craft.

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BIO:

Ficus Interfaith is a collaboration between Ryan Bush, born in Denver, Colorado in 1990, and Raphael Martinez Cohen, born in New York City in 1989. Both artists received a BFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island.

Solo exhibitions of Ficus Interfaith’s work have taken place at: Deli Gallery in New York City; in lieu in Los Angeles, California; Incident Report in Hudson, New York; Jack Chiles in New York City; Interstate Projects in Brooklyn, New York; and Prairie in Chicago, Illinois; among others.

Group exhibitions that have shown Ficus Interfaith’s work include: Noplace at P.P.O.W. Gallery in New York City; and In Practice: Total Disbelief at Sculpture Center in Queens, New York; among others. 

In 2018, Ficus Interfaith were artists in residence at 2727 California Street in Berkeley, California and Shandaken Projects: Storm King in New Windsor, New York.