Bill Russell
Username: billrussell
Member Since: April 2014
Bill Russell
San Rafael, CA United States

Bill Russell is a multi-disciplinary artist. For 30+ years, Bill Russell’s creative life has included fine art, illustration, performance, visual journalism, teaching and web design.

Bill strives to make his paintings look and feel unencumbered an... more

Tags: abstract, collage, jazz, organic, modern, midcentury
Gender: Male
Artist Statement: Bill Russell is a multi-disciplinary artist. For 30+ years, Bill Russell’s creative life has included fine art, illustration, performance, visual journalism, teaching and web design.

Bill strives to make his paintings look and feel unencumbered and joyous. The images in his paintings are both iconic and biomorphic. It typically references cultural artifacts, cool jazz and post-war Ab-Ex painting.
Education: BFA, 1976 Parsons School of Design
Awards & Distinctions: 2011 Recology Artist in Residence, San Francisco
Professional/Teaching Experience: Adjunct Professor of Illustration, California College of the Arts, 1994 -1998
Exhibitions: Solo shows:
2015 Stanford Art Spaces
2012 Siren Salon, San Anselmo, CA
2012 123 Bolinas, Fairfax, CA
2011 Recology AIR Sketchbook & Prints, San Francisco
2010 Hunter’s Point Open Studios, San Francisco, CA
2008 Bay Area Sound Studios
2008 Hunter’s Point Open Studios, San Francisco, CA
2007 Firewood Café, 18th St. in the Castro, San Francisco, CA
2006 Print for Center for the Book Steamroller Event, San Francisco, CA
2005-13 Marin Open Studios, San Rafael, CA
2001 The Branson School in Ross, California, CA
1997 Hunter’s Point Open Studios, San Francisco, CA
1994 Intimate Vessels, Petite Café, San Francisco, CA
1993 Distractions and Reactions, Reactor Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Artistic Influences: Ben Shahn, Wilhem deKooning, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Pablo Picasso, Giorgio Morandi, Jackson Pollock, David Hockney, Joan Miro, David Siqueriros, George Grosz, Albrecht Dürer,
Artist Tags: abstract, collage, jazz, organic, modern, midcentury
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