“I am an artist. I live, I breathe and feel art everyday. Art is my inner world of dreams, fantasies and exploration.
Art is everywhere. Being an artist is learning how to see, how to perceive, how to enlighten, how to evoke.”
Originally born in NYC Susan Russell’s current studio is situated on a lake outside of Chicago. Having exhibited and sold work throughout the major metropolis her art reaches many levels, from small intimate works to large commissioned murals. She is currently a professor of art history and performing arts since 2005. Additionally, She has taught Film Noir at Facets in Chicago, will be instructing studio art at The Highland Park Art Center and is currently on the faculty at Adler. She is an author of a Textbook on Performing Arts that is shelved internationally, and her paintings are printed in a number nationally distributed of art collection books. Highlights in her artistic career include selling work to collectors in Italy, Florida, and Chicago.
Susan continues to exhibit her work in galleries throughout Chicago. Some of the highlights of her exhibiting career include:
2016 Mixed Palettes and Shakespeare Show, David Adler Center
2016 Faculty Show, Wright Gallery
2015 Miami Spectrum-Help Hope Nepal Show
2014 Deerpath Gallery Deck the Halls, Reinvent Gallery in Lake Forest
2012-Prop Theater Catzilla show Chicago
2011 Solo show at the David Adler Center
2010 River East Gallery Chicago
2009-The NY Biennale
2008 Agora Gallery in the Chelsea district in NYC
2008, Fulton Market Gallery District at Black Walnut Gallery
She was represented in Chicago’s River North District at Gallerie MK since December 2009-11. In 2009 Susan was granted a Solo show at Oxala Fine Art Gallery in the Pilsen District, 2008; Maison Rouge Gallery Chicago, Group and solo shows in in Long Grove and Lake Geneva
Susan Russell has been written up in Newspapers and Magazines throughout Chicago for her Art and Performing inclusive of The Reader, Illinois Entertainer, UR Chicago, Everything Girl, Scene Chicago, Chicago Tribune, Herald, etc.
“My art reflects a connectedness to history, and a debt to the quest of the unanswered and ineffable. I love beauty, and the untouched in this life we are given.”