Russ Warren

  • Selected Works

     

    My Own Logic, 2016. Acrylic on canvas, 72 x 60 inches

    Moon Supreme, 2016. Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 72 inches

    Truth or Consequences, 2017. Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 72 inches

    Twelve Minutes in Valencia, 2017. Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 72 inches

    Sherman, 2017. Painted plaster, 66 x 9 x 11 inches

    Blue Horse, 2016. Painted plaster, 47 x 30 x 12 inches.

    Red Horse, 2016. Painted plaster, 36 x 30 x 11 inches

    Self Portrait: Fear of Math, Sherman, Mrs. Myers’ Corner, ABC, 2017. Painted plaster

    Bull XXII, 2017. Acrylic, India ink, livestock marker, oil stick and scraper on paper, 30 x 22 inches

  • Curriculum Vitae

        Teaching  
    1978–2008   Professor of Art, Davidson College, Davidson, NC  
    2009–Present   Russ Warren Studio School and Critique Class, Charlottesville, VA
         

    Education

                  1977   M.F.A. University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
                  1973   B.F.A. University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

     

        Selected Solo Exhibitions
    2015   Russ Warren: Medium as Metaphor, Explorations with Livestock Markers, McIntire School of Commerce Gallery, University of VirginiaCharlottesville
    2015   Russ Warren: Works, 1971 – 2014, Walker Art Center, Woodberry Forest School, Woodberry Forest, VA; Sarah Moody Art Gallery, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

    Russ Warren: Zaragoza, Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville, VA

    2014   Russ Warren: La Infanta, Darden Business School, Charlottesville, VA
    2013   Russ Warren: Galilee, Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville, VA
    2013   Russ Warren: A Little Night Music, Beverley Street Studio School, Staunton,

         VA

    2011   Russ Warren: While We Sleep, Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville, VA
    2011   This I Saw: 100 Tunes of Humor, Death and Lies, Les Yeux du Monde,

         Charlottesville, VA

    2010   Russ Warren, Hodges Taylor Gallery, Charlotte, NC
    2009   From Magic Mountain, Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville, VA
    2007   Portraits, Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville, VA
    2005   Forgive Us Not, Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville, VA
    2004   Of Deaths and Legends, 2000 – 2002, Van Every Gallery, Davidson College
    2003   From the Sketchbooks, Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville, VA
    2001   Elvis Ain’t No Cubist, Van Every Gallery, Davidson College
    1999   Mare:  A Work in Progress, Les Yeux du Monde at Starr Hill
    1999   Mare:  A Work in Progress, Van Every Gallery, Davidson College
    1999   New Paintings, Hodges Taylor Gallery, Charlotte, NC
    1992   Caballos de Locura, Christa Faut Gallery, Davidson, NC
    1991   Classic Fino, Hodges Taylor Gallery, Charlotte, NC
    1989   Bull!, Hodges Taylor Gallery, Charlotte, NC
    1988   Recent Prints and Drawings, Hodges Taylor Gallery, Charlotte, NC
    1988   Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago
    1987   Recent Works, Jailhouse Gallery, Morganton Arts Council, Morganton, NC
    1986   Recent Paintings, Davidson College Art Gallery, Davidson, NC
    1986   Russ Warren:  Sculpture, Hodges Taylor Gallery, Charlotte, NC
    1985   North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
    1985   Drew University Art Gallery, Madison, NJ
    1984   Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, NC
    1984   Emblems of the Unseeable, Knight Gallery, Charlotte, NC
    1984   Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago
    1984   Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York
    1982   Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago
    1982   Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York
    1981   Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York
    1981   High Point Arts Council, High Point, NC
    1980   University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
    1979   Recent Paintings, Davidson College Art Gallery, Davidson, NC
    1979   Spirit Square Art Gallery, Charlotte, NC
    1978   Store Front Gallery, Tampa Bay Arts Council, Tampa, FL
    1977   San Antonio Museum of Modern Art and University of Texas at San

         Antonio, San Antonio, TX

    1975   University of St. Thomas Art Gallery, Houston, TX
    1972   First Unitarian Church of Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM
    1972   First National Bank Gallery of Art, Albuquerque, NM
    1972   Old Town Studio, Albuquerque, NM

     

     

        Selected Group Exhibitions
         
                  2014   Picasso, Lydia and Friends 2014, Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville, VA
                  2013   Bombay Artisan Series Regional Finalist Exhibition, International Visions

         Gallery, Washington, DC

    2012   Collage: Earl Staley and Russ Warren, Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville,

         VA

    2012   Commentary: Exhibition of Southeastern Artists, Hodges Taylor Gallery,

         Charlotte, NC

    2012   Picasso, Lydia and Friends, Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville, VA
    2011   Picasso:  Prints from the Mediterranean; Warren:  Prints of the Bull, Les

         Yeux du Monde

    2009   The Bridge, Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative
    2007   A Decade of Collecting, University of Virginia Art Museum, Charlottesville,

         VA

    2005   Equus II, curated by Sarah Sargent, The Arts Center in Orange
    2004   Gallery Artists, Les Yeux du Monde
    2004   The Figure, Inside and Out, Hodges Taylor Gallery, Charlotte, NC
    2001   Reconstructing Eden:  Contemporary American Landscape Painting, Hodges

         Taylor Gallery, Charlotte, NC

    2000   North Carolina 20th-Century Masters, Lee Hansley Gallery, Raleigh, NC
    1999   Moving into the Millennium: Darkness, Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville,

         VA

    1998   Moving into the Millennium: Light, Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville, VA
    1992   Somar Invitational Exhibition, Waterworks Visual Art Center, Salisbury, NC
    1992   Lithography:  True Fine Art of Printing, Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory,

         NC

    1991   Graphic Figures – Figurative Graphics, 7 American Artists in Cologne,

         Germany

    1991   Art and Social Vision, Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art, Greensboro, NC
    1990   Images of Faith, Kentucky Museum, Northport, AL
    1989   Made in America, Virginia Beach Center for the Arts, Virginia Beach, VA
    1989   North Carolina Artists Invitational, Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, NC
    1989   Looking South:  A Different Dixie, Birmingham Museum of Art,

         Birmingham, AL

    1988–1990   41st Corcoran Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting,

         Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

    1988   Vitreographoen, Kunstsammlurger der Veste, Coburg, West Germany
    1987   Fact/Fiction/Fantasy:  Recent Narrative Art in the Southeast, Ewing Gallery,

         University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

    1987   Warmer Climate – Cool at Night, Spirit Square Arts Center, Charlotte, NC
    1987   Drawing Redefined, Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art, Greensboro,

         NC

    1987   North Carolina Artists Exhibition, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh,

         NC

    1987   The Crayon Show, Southeast Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem,

         NC

    1987   Luminous Impressions:  Prints from Glass Plates, Mint Museum of Art,

         Charlotte, NC

    1986   North Carolina Artists Invitational, Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, NC
    1986   Bon a Tirer, Winstone Press and the RJR Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC
    1986   Dream Faces, Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, NY
    1986   5th Annual North Carolina Sculpture Invitational, Northern Telecom,

         Durham, NC and Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, NC

    1986   Southern Contemporary Artists Invitational, Jacksonville State University

         and Anniston Museum of Natural History, Anniston, AL

    1986   Black and White:  A Drawing Exhibition, Gallery 29I, lanta, GA; the Georgia

         Museum of Art, Athens, GA; and Ewing Gallery, University of

         Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

    1986   The Printed Image:  More Than Meets the Eye, Green Hill Center for North

         Carolina Art, Greensboro, NC, January 1986Artists Outside Chicago,

         Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago, IL

    1986   Kind at Koplin, Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    1986   Art in Public Places, Wilmington, NC
    1986   Four North Carolina Artists, Comma Gallery, Morganton Arts Council,

         Morganton, NC

    1986   Prints From Glass, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC
    1986   Drawings, Knight Gallery, Spirit Square Arts Center, Charlotte, NC
    1985   New Figurative Painting, Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC
    1985   Artists Fellowship Exhibition, North Carolina Arts Council, Southeastern

         Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC

    1985   The Figure:  Form and Expression, Waterworks Gallery, Salisbury, NC
    1984   USA:  Portrait of the South, Palazzo Venezia, Rome, Italy
    1984   Here and Now, Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC
    1984   Venice Biennale, US Information Agency and New Museum of

         Contemporary Art, New York, Venice, Italy

    1984   SECCA VII, Southeast Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC
    1983   Southern Fictions, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
    1983   Southern Fervor:  Religious Iconography in Contemporary Southern

         Painting, Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University,

         Richmond, VA

    1983   On the Leading Edge, General Electric Company, Fairfield, CT
    1983   Painting in the South, Virginia Museum, Richmond, VA
    1983   Group Show, Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, NY
    1983   Intoxication, Monique Knowlton Gallery, New York, NY
    1982   New Painting I:  American, Middendorf-Lane Gallery, Washington, DC
    1982   Beast, P.S. 1, New York, NY
    1982   Painting and Sculpture Today, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
    1982   Magic in Art, Spirit Square, Charlotte, NC
    1982   Figurative Images, Georgia State University Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA
    1982   The Human Figure in Contemporary Art, Contemporary Arts Center, New

         Orleans, LA

    1982   Agitated Figures:  The New Emotionalism, Albright-Knox Gallery of Art;

         Hallways Gallery; and Hal Bromm Gallery, New York, NY and Buffalo,

         NY

    1981   Currents:  A New Mannerism, Jacksonville Art Museum, Jacksonville, FL
    1981   Changing Visions, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    1981   Printmaking Group Show, Southeast Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-

         Salem, NC

    1981   Figures:  Forms and Expressions, Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY
    1981   Contemporary Drawings, University of California at Santa Barbara
    1981   Whitney Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of Art, New York, NY
    1980   New Orleans Triennial, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA
    1980   Tragicomedy, Mystery, and Humor, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh,

         NC

    1980   Dog Show, Raleigh Museum of Art, Collectors Gallery, Raleigh, NC
    1980   48th Southeastern Competition, SECCA, Winston-Salem, NC
    1979   Rutgers Drawing ‘79, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ
    1979   Regional Exhibition, Arts Festival of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
    1979   Appalachian National Drawing Competition, Farthing Art Gallery, Boone,

         NC

    1979   Boston Printmakers 31st Annual, Boston, MA
    1979   Biennial Exhibition, Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC
    1979   Recent Prints, Winthrop College, Rock Hill, SC
    1979   Chiaha Regional Exhibition, First National Bank, Rome, GA
    1979   Charlotte Printmakers Exhibition, Charlotte Observer Building, Charlotte,

         NC

    1979   Houston Area Exhibition, Sarah Cambell Blaffer Gallery Annex, Houston,

         TX

    1979   Art of the Carolinas traveling exhibition, Spring Mills, Fort Mill, SC
    1978   Shelby Annual Juried Exhibition, Shelby, NC
    1977   Houston Area Exhibition, Sarah Cambell Blaffer Gallery Annex, Houston,

         TX

    1977   Amarillo Art Competition, Amarillo Art Center, Amarillo, TX
    1977   Shelby Annual Juried Exhibition, Shelby, NC
    1977   Bosch Bash, University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX
    1976   Artists Invitational, Beaumont Art Museum, Beaumont, TX
    1976   Houston Area Exhibition, Sarah Cambell Blaffer Gallery Annex, Houston,

         TX

    1976   Christmas Print and Drawing Exhibition, San Antonio Museum of Modern

         Art, San Antonio, TX

    1975   Southeast Texas Collective, Beaumont Art Museum, Beaumont, TX
    1975-1976   Winners Exhibition and Artists Biennial, New Orleans Museum of Art, New

         Orleans, LA

     

     

        Selected Catalogues
    2005   Equus II, curated by Sarah Sargent for the Arts Center in Orange
    1987   North Carolina Artists Exhibition 1987, with a conversation with Roberta

         Smith, Guest Curator, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC

    1987   Luminous Impressions:  Prints From Glass Plates, essay by Jane Kessler,

         Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC

    1986   Prints From Glass, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC
    1986   5th Annual Exhibition of North Carolina Sculpture, Research Triangle Park,

         NC

    1984   Emblems of the Unseeable, by Carter Ratcliff, Knight Gallery, Charlotte, NC
    1983   Beast, P.S.I., New York, NY
    1983   Painting in the South, 1540-1980, by Donald Kuspit, Virginia Museum,

         Richmond, VA

    1983   Southern Fictions, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
    1982   Painting and Sculpture Today:  1982, Indianapolis Museum of Art
    1982   Agitated Figures, New Emotionalism, Hallways Gallery, New York, NY
    1982   Figures, Forms, and Expressions, Albright-Knox Gallery, New York, NY
    1981   Contemporary Drawing, University of California at Santa Barbara
    1981   1981 Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York,

          NY

    1980   1980 New Orleans Triennial, by Marcia Tucker and the NOMA
    1980   Rutgers National Drawing ‘79, by Virginia Stell and Rutgers University
    1976   1975 Artists Biennial Winners Exhibition, New Orleans Museum of Art
    1975   1975 Artists Biennial, by NOMA and Jane Livingston
    1975   Southeast Texas Collective, Beaumont Museum of Art, Beaumont, TX

     

     

    Selected Publications and Reviews

    Josh McCullar, “Russ Warren’s Music and Magic,” VaMODERN, Feb.18, 2013.

                https://virginiamodern.wordpress.com/2013/02/18/russ-warrens-music-and-magic/

    Cindy Marks, “Artist Profile: Russ Warren,” The Artizen Traveler, Fall 2012, 11 – 19.

                http://publications.catstonepress.com/i/97088.

    Brendan Fitzgerald, “Magic Touch, Inside the funny scary world of Russ Warren,” cover story,

                C-ville, August 9 – 15, 2011. http://www.c-ville.com/Magic_touch/

    “Checking in with Russ Warren,” Cville, June 29, 2010, http://www.c-ville.com/Checking_in_with_Russ_Warren/#.VFZ8NN51M5R

    Catherine Malone, “He’s a Magic Man,” C-ville Weekly, 2009. http://www.c-ville.com/From_Magic_Mountain_Russ_Warren_Les_Yeux_du_Monde/#.VFZF_d51M5Q

    Wendy Edwards, “Adding Myth and Magic to Art,” Homestyle, July 2010, 10-11.

    Ruth Latter, “Inspired by Picasso’s Captivating Ugliness”, The Daily Progress, October 2005

    Sarah Sargent, Equus II, The Arts Center in Orange, 2005.

    M.M., “Mare in the mirror,” C-ville Weekly, November 9 – 15, 1999

    Scott Lucas, “Night Mares,” Creative Loafing, June 26, 1999.

    “The 41st Biennial,” The Washington Post, April 5, 1989.

    Mark Kingsley, “Corcoran Biennial Celebrates the Decentralized South” The Arts Journal, June

                1989.

    Robert Godfrey, “Drawing Redefined,” The Arts Journal, November 1987.

    Steven Litt, “New Look Showcases N.C. Art”, July 1987.

    Vivien Raynor, “Russ Warren,” New York Times, December 28, 1985.

    Barry Schwabsky, “Russ Warren’s Magic Theatre,” Arts Magazine, April 1985.

    Jane Kessler, “Russ Warren,” Atlanta Art Papers, November/December 1984.

    Jane Grau, “Russ Warren’s Emblems of the Unseeable,” Arts Journal, November 1984.

    Nicolas A. Moufarrege, “Intoxication,” Arts Magazine, April 1983.

    Ronny Cohen, “Russ Warren,” ARTnews, February 1983.

    Ellen Schwartz, “The Whitney and Guggenheim,” ARTnews, April 1981.

    Susan A. Harris, “Russ Warren,” Arts Magazine, January 1983.

    Roberta Smith, “Biennial Blues,” Art in America, April 1981.

    Grace Glueck, “How Emerging Artists Emerge,” ARTnews, May 1981.

    Carrie Ricky, “Curatorial Conceptions, Artforum, April 1981.

    Jesse Murray, “Russ Warren,” Arts Magazine, May 1981.

    Elizabeth Hess, “Russ Warren, Xray Visions,” Village Voice, June 3–9, 1981.

    Merle Schipper, “Changing Visions,” Images & Issues, Summer 1982.

     

     

    Selected Collections

    Cary Brown and Steve Epstein, Charlottesville, VA

    Amos Cahan, New York, NY

    Brian Fox, Charlottesville, VA

    Barbara Gladstone, New York, NY

    Capital One, Richmond, VA

    Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, NY

    Chemical Bank, New York, NY

    General Electric Company, Fairfield, CT

    Gibbs Art Museum, Charleston, SC

    Dorothy Hodges, Charlotte, NC

    Mr. and Mrs. Morton Hornick

    Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN

    Nanette Laitman, New York, NY

    Sydney and Francis Lewis Foundation, Richmond, VA

    Sherry and Alan Koppel, Chicago, IL

    Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville, VA

    The Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC

    Leroi Moore Collection, Charlottesville, VA

    The New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans LA

    The North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC

    Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State, University Park, PA

    Victoria and James Newman, Buffalo, NY

    Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

    1. G. Rosen, New Jersey

    Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Shein, Philadelphia, PA

    Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville, VA

    Martin Sklar, New York, NY

    Holly Solomon, New York, NY

    Christie Taylor, Snow Hill, MD

    University of Virginia Museum of Art (Fralin Museum), Charlottesville, VA

     

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