Russ was one of 24 artists from the United States selected to exhibit in the 14th Lessedra World Art Print Annual at the Lessedra Gallery in Sofia, Bulgaria. The exhibition, which features 349 artists from 49 countries, runs from June 11 through September 25, 2015.
His hand-colored print, “The Professor,” was accepted into the 24th Parkside National Small Print Exhibition at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in Kenosha, WI. The show opened on April 9 and runs through July 15. View the exhibition catalog here.
Russ was the only U.S. artist selected to participate in the Międzynarodowe Biennale Miniatury 8, an international juried exhibition of miniature prints featuring artists from 21 countries. The show opened in August of 2014 at the Ośrodku Promocji Kultury in Częstochowa, Poland, and is currently touring other Polish venues, including Galeria Test in Warsaw, Muzeum Stanisława Staszica in Piła, Galeria Miejska BWA in Tarnów, and Galeria Fotografii in Rzeszow. Additional European venues will host the exhibition during 2015.
Russ’s etching, “Spectacularly Efficient Dystopia,” was part of the 35th Annual National Print Exhibition in Fort Wayne, IN. This show ran from April 24 – May 27, 2015 at Artlink Gallery, and the print was acquired by the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne for its permanent collection.
His newest etching, “House Party for Post-Animate Professionals,” earned one of six Merit Awards in the Americas 2015: Paperworks exhibition at Minot State University’s Northwest Art Center in Minot, ND. It was also honored with a Purchase Award and became part of the university’s permanent collection. This juried show featured 30 works selected from 280 submissions and ran from January 13 through February 26, 2015.
Russ also curated a comprehensive exhibition entitled Mind Creatures: The Amazing World of Marvin Jones, featuring approximately 40 works by the late Cleveland State University professor and internationally-recognized printmaker, painter, and sculptor. The exhibition opened at CSU on January 15 and ran through March 7, 2015. Exhibition materials, including installation shots, may be viewed here.
For earlier shows, check out the Exhibitions page.