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Mark Russell

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Mark Russell
Artist Statement: Each of my paintings is hand-crafted. The process I use is intentionally slow, thoughtful, and methodical—much like a meditation while painting. The result is artwork that is most often described as serene and calming. The invented landscapes of my paintings and monoprints are reflections of my experiences and memories of the open spaces and prairie settings of my Midwestern roots. With oil paint and various mediums I apply many thin layers, to achieve unique surfaces and atmospheric effects that capture nature’s ever-changing light, color and weather. Selected Exhibitions: 2018 Water Street Gallery, Douglas, MI 2018 Dempsey Gallery, Batavia, IL 2017 OA Gallery, Kirkwood, MO - Miniature Show - Honorable Mention 2017 Kane County Chronicle Gallery, Batavia, IL 2017 Dempsey Gallery, Batavia, IL 2017 Gingrass Gallery, Milwaukee 2016 Elevate Gallery, Glen Ellyn, IL 2016 Gingrass Gallery, Milwaukee 2015 Elevate Gallery, Glen Ellyn, IL 2015 Elaine Erickson Gallery, Milwaukee 2015 Gingrass Gallery, Milwaukee 2015 Dana Gallery, Missoula, MT 2014 Elevate Gallery, Glen Ellyn, IL 2014 Elaine Erickson Gallery, Milwaukee 2014 Mullaly’s Gallery, Elk Rapids, MI 2013 Elaine Erickson Gallery, Milwaukee 2013 Mullaly’s Gallery, Elk Rapids, MI Education: BA, DePaul University, Chicago AA, American Academy of Art, Chicago The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Awards: Illinois Arts Council Grant - 2014 Residencies: The Fields Project, Oregon IL - 2007
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