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Christopher Russell

Christopher Russell

Born 1974

Lives and works in Portland, OR

Christopher Russell Education


MFA, Art Center College of Design.


BFA, California College of Arts and Crafts

Christopher Russell Solo Exhibitions


Escape From LA, Upfor Gallery, Portland, OR

Christoipher Russell, solo booth at The Photography Show presented by AIPAD, NY, NY


The Ghost of Mechanical Reproduction, David B. Smith Gallery, Denver, CO

Ersatz Infinities, Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


The Falls, David B Smith Gallery at Untitled Miami GRFALWKV, David B. Smith Gallery, Denver CO

GRFALWKV, Morgan Lehman, New York, NY


Dissonance, Coincidence and Errant Gradations of Light, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland OR

GRFALWKV, Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


Landscape, 2nd Floor Projects, San Francisco


Bedwetter and Beyond: The Complete Bookworks of Christopher Russell, LA Art Book Fair

MOCA Geffen Contemporary

Christopher Russell, Art San Diego, Featured Artist

Christopher Russell, Art Brussels


Christopher Russell, NADA Miami, Runaway, presented by Luis De Jesus

Runaway, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Santa Monica, CA


Ghost Story, Sam Freeman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Interiors, Circus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Christopher Russell: Hammer Projects, Hammer Museum


Together, Acuna Hansen, Los Angeles, CA


The Veil Trembles and is Very Thin, Acuna Hansen, Los Angeles, CA

Becalmed, One Institute, USC, Los Angeles, CA


New Work, Van Harrison Gallery (Gallery 1R), Chicago, IL

Christopher Russell Selected Group Exhibitions


Cut! Paper Play in Contemporary Photography, JP Getty Museum


Surface Tension, Works by Christopher Russell and Rafael Soldi, Corvalis Art Center

Self Destruct Mode, Private Places, Portland, OR (Two Person with Heidi Schwegler)

Process, Marjorie Barrick Museum, UNLV


Photography and Contemporary Experience, Portland Art Museum


Murmers and Intrusions: Nature and the Human Presence, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles

Scientific Magic (two person with Sarah Cromarty) University of Laverne

Lens Work: Celebrating LACMA’s Experimental Photography at 50, Los Angeles County Museum of Art


Queer Zines at AA Bronson’s House of Shame, Gwangju Biennale, Korea

An American Water Margin, University City Art Museum, Guangzhou, China

The Text: First Notions and Findings, Fabra i Coats Contemporary Art Center, Barcelona

Sleep of Reason, Cypress College, Los Angeles CA

Queer Zines, Curated by AA Bronson and Phil Aarons, LA

Art Book Fair at MOCA’s Geffen Contemporary

The Book Lovers, De Appel Arts Center, Amsterdam


10x10 American Photobooks, Tokyo Institute of Photograaphy

10x10 American Photobooks, 10/Ten , New York

10x10 American Photobooks, PGH Photo Fair

Essential: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Sweeney Art Gallery, UC Riverside, Riverside, CA

Che Mondo, Barnsdall Art Center, Los Angeles cruated by Carole Ann Klonarides


Were Not Now, KM Gallery, Santa Monica

After Image: The Photographic Process(ed), Cerritos College Art

The Crash of Ruin Fitfully Resounds, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles Drawing, Another Year in LA

Tilt/Shift LA, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles


Now WHAT? Norton Museum, Palm Beach, FL

Gift Shop, Another Year in LA, Los Angeles, CA

Stille Post, Kinkead Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA

In the Realm of the Lenses, Stephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


The Drama of the Gifted Child, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA

Multiples, Co-Lab, Copenhagen


Queer Zines, New York Art Book Fair, Phillips de Pury & Company

Schadenfreude, The Collins Building, Miami, FL


100 Years in the Making. Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA

Reading Room, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA

Material Concerns, Robert V Fullerton Art Museum, San Bernardino, CA

The Rainbow Goblins, Advocate Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


Many Happy Returns, High Energy Constructs

Consider This; Eat the Market; Publish and be Damned, L.A. County Museum. LA CA


Open Walls, White Columns, New York, NY

The Picture I Carry in My Head, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


Big and Holy, Cartelle, Marina Del Rey, CA


Out of the Sky and into the Ground, Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles, CA Out of the Sky and into the Ground, Pond

Behind Closed Doors, Works Gallery, San Jose, CA


Family and Friends, Mainstream and Alternative, Second City Council, Long Beach, CA Curated by Mary-Kay Lombino


Chicago Artists 1999, 312 Gallery, Chicago


Shrink, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, Curated by Julie Lazar

Christopher Russell Grants


Printed Matter Awards for Artists

Publications of Critical Writing

Dedicated to X Villaurrutia, Catalog Essay, KM Gallery

Queer Zines Vol 2 edited by AA Bronson and Phil Aarons

Leisure, Second Cannons Publications, Fall, 2006

Artillery Magazine issues Vol 1: issues 1,2,3,5,6 Vol 4: 1, 2, 3

Art US Issues 3, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 23

Christopher Russell Publications


Dissonance, Coincidence and Errant Gradations of Light, Eohippus labs

Pattern Book, Essays by Holly Myers and Kevin Killian, Insert Blanc Press


Sniper, Bedwetter Books

Runaway, Luis de Jesus Los Angeles


Darin Klein Childhood Home, Museum, Baer Ridgway Gallery 2009

Budget Decadence, 2nd Cannons Publications


Queer Zines edited by AA Bronson and Phil Aarons


Artists of Invention, CCA

The Journal of Aesthetics and Protest #5

Landscape, Kolapsomal/Nazraeli Press

Leisure, 2nd Cannons Publications


Bedwetter Magazine, Editor and Publisher, 11 issues


Lounge Lit, Lit Rhap Press

Analog Press Portfolio Series Eyebeam, New York, NY


Beyond Baroque Magazine vol 26 #2

Instant City ed Eric Zassenhaus

Fishwrap, Art Center College of Design


Voyeur, Harper Collins Publishers

Christopher Russell Bibilography


PDN, Conor Risch (expected April 2017)


Exposure, Vol 49:1, A Promiscuous Lens, Christopher Russell

Artillery Magazine, Christopher Russell, Cooper Johnson


The Photobook: A History Vol III ed. Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, Phaidon

The Oregonian (Online), LA Artist Christopher Russell Photographs The End of the World at Elizabeth Leach Gallery, David Stabler

Christopher Russell @ Mark Moore Gallery, White Hot Magazine, Shana Nys Dambrot

Christopher Russell Looks Through Prisms, LA Times Christopher Knight

SoCal Represents at Paris Photo LA, KCET Artbound Blog, Shana Nys Dambrot

Art Scene, May 2014, Jody Zellen

Romantic, Post-Apoclyptic, Artsy Editorial

Killer Pick of the Week, Eve Wood, Artillery Magazine


Flaunt Magazine, Matt Siegel

TAAWP.com video interview by Suzanne Oshinsky

NY Times T-Magazine Blog by Brooke Hodge, Not Browsing

Hyperalergic.com by Hrag Vartanian, Who says LA Doesn’t Read?


After Image: The Photographic Process(ed) James MacDevitt, Cerritos College

Fabrik Magazine by Matthew Gardocki and Catlin Moore

Artillery Magazine, Scratching the Surface, Tucker Neel

Bangstyle.com, Interview with Sabrina Park

Inthemake.com, Interview with Klea McKenna Art Pulse Magazine, Tilt/Shift LA, Tucker Neel


Designboom.com, Christopher Russell: Scratched Photographs


Hammer Projects 1999-2009 edited by James Elaine, et al

Blackbook Magazine, The 11 Most Original Works at Nada, Nick Haramis

Huffingtonpost.com, Reinventing Photography: Hybrid Photographic Forms, Carrie Yury

LAArtDiary.com, Christopher Russell, Tracey Harnish

TheNervousBreakdown.com, Echoes of Romance and Pollock, Andra Modav

Notes on Looking, Notes on Outside of LA, Geoff Tuck

LA Times, Christopher Russell at Luis De Jesus Gallery, Christopher Knight

LA Times, Stille Post: 7 Curators, 7 Artists, Sharon Mizota

SFMoMA Open Spaces Blog, by Cedar Sigo, Darin Klein


LA Times, Christopher Russell at Hammer Museum, David Pagel

Artillery Magazine (video interview) Christopher Russell--Cool Beyond Cool

5B4 Photography and Books, Landscape by Chrostopher Russell

Artillery Online, Feature Dialog, Darin Klein

The Daily Bruin, Exhibit Uses Unsettling Details

Art in America Online, Another LA: A Conversation Darin Klein, Danny Jauregui

Angeleno, Budget Decadence, Michelle Foody

Explore Psychology, Michael Lowe, Angeleno

THE, A Snapshot of Los Angeles Photography, Michael Shaw

Hammer Museum Brochure, Burned Out, Amy Gerstler


Frieze, Christopher Bedford

Blackbook Magazine, Rohin Guha

White Hot Magazine, Against the Grain, Farrah Karapetian

THE, Against the Grain, Carol Cheh

Art Scene, Lost and Found, Mario Catajar

Saatchi Gallery Online, Catherine Taft

Artslant.com, Ending Decadence, Catherine Wagley

Los Angeles Times, Around the Galleries, Leah

Ollman Artforum Online, Critics’ Pick, Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer

New Angeles Monthly, A History Repeats Itself, Maxwell Harwitt


X-Tra, Matias Viegner

Los Angeles Times, Christopher Knight


New York Times, Roberta Smith

Los Angeles Times, Christopher Knight


Artnet.com, Patrick Deegan San Francisco Bay Times


L A Weekly


San Jose Mercury 1999

Voyeur, Luc Sante

Chicago Sun Times Newcity, Chicago, IL

Christopher Russell Film


Letter to Faye, (Screenplay) Prog: ME Festival Rio de Janeiro

Letter to Faye, (Screenplay) Silverlake Film Festival, Short Film Series

Christopher Russell Curatorial Projects


Stable Mates, Da Vinci Gallery, Los Angeles City College, CA 2008

Against The Grain, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions

Artist Talks


Barnsdall Art Center


Cerritos Art Gallery

For Your Art

Art San Diego

Otis College of Art and Design


A Complete History of Art in About an Hour, After School Arts Program 2009

Artist’s Lecture: Budget Decadence, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA 2007

Zineland (Panel Discussion), Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA


Many Happy Returns, High Energy Constructs, Fiction reading



Art Center College of Design, Visiting Artist

Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Alternative Publications Panel


California College of the Arts, Visiting Artist

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Visiting Artist Beyond Baroque, Fiction Reading


Skylight Books, Fiction Reading

UCLA Hammer Museum, Fiction Reading, with Dennis Cooper


A Sense of Place, SPE Western Regional Conference; CCAC California State University at San Jose, Visiting Artist


University of California at San Diego, Visiting Artist San Francisco Art Institute, Visiting Artist


Voyeur, SPE Western Regional Conference; Museum of Photographic Arts

Christopher Russell Collections

The Blanton Museum of Art, Austin TX The Brooklyn Museum

Berkeley Art Museum

Buffalo University Library

California Museum of Photography Deutsche Bank

Hammer Museum

Henry Art Gallery

Honolulu Museum of Art

Jordan Schnitzer Museum, Eugene OR

J. P. Getty Museum, Getty Research Institute J. P. Getty Museum, Photography

Lancaster Museum of Art and History

Los Angeles County Museum of Art Milwaukee Museum of Art

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego

Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Norton Museum, West Palm Beach Florida

New York University, Fales Library, Dennis Cooper Archive

Portland Art Museum

Rhode Island School of Design Museum

Santa Barbra Museum of Art

Sheldon Museum of Art

Sweeney Art Gallery, University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography

Tom of Finland Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

University City Art Museum, Guanhzhou China



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