Guest Artist

  • RESIDENCY DATES : Nov 17th 2019 to Nov 24th 2019
  • PRACTICE : Visual Arts / Curatorial Pracvtice
  • FROM : USA
  • INSTAGRAM : @serrahrussell

Serrah Russell was born in 1986 and makes her work and her home in Seattle, Washington. Russell earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from the University of Washington and then began exhibiting and curating in the Pacific Northwest. Russell's work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in the Pacific Northwest and in Vancouver, British Columbia; Melbourne, Australia; London, England; Athens, Greece; Los Angeles, California and New York, New York. Her work stems from the malleability of the photographic image--particularly how, with slight alterations, the same photo can evoke vastly different memories and emotions. Russell uses simple crops, folds, layers and mergings to transform her source material of magazine advertisements into vessels for political and emotional views and personal narratives. Through her work, Russell seeks to better understand the relationship between the individual and their surroundings, where they separate and where they become one.

Russell also works as an independent curator. She founded Violet Strays, an online exhibition platform (2011-2016), and has curated exhibitions with NEPO, SOIL, and is currently a curator and director with Vignettes.