Kate Russo

Born: 1982 
Lives: Portland, ME, USA and London, U.K. 
Email: katerusso@me.com 
Website: www.katerusso.com

EDUCATION 
2005-2007 M.F.A. Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London, UK 
2000-2004 B.A. Colby College. Waterville, ME, USA 

SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS 
2014 Settings, Foley Gallery, New York City, NY 
2014 Abstract Personalities, Aucocisco Galleries, Portland, ME 
2013 Nervous Energy: Kate Russo and Tom Butler, The Engine, Biddeford, ME 
2011 Palimpsest: Kate Russo Paintings, Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland, ME 
2010 The Employees, Gallery 333, Exeter Phoenix, Exeter UK 
2007 On the Revelation of Bricks, Sassoon Gallery, London 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017 People Watching: Then and Now. Fitchburg Museum of Art, Fitchburg, MA (upcoming)
2017 August Install: Dozier Bell, Philip Brou, Tom Cowgill, Lauren Gillette, Kate Russo and Lesia Sochor. Corey Daniels Gallery, Wells, ME
2017 Referent: John Franklin, Matthew King, Andrew Mowbray and Kate Russo. Room 83 Spring, Watertown, MA 
2016 Maine Biennial, Center for Maine Contemporary Art. Selected by Christine Berry and John Yau
2016 Currents: Do you Hear What I Hear? Curated by Anthony Elms, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2015 Delicate Creatures, Foley Gallery, New York City, NY 
2015 Creekside Open, Selected by Richard Deacon, A.P.T. Gallery, London 
2015 Creekside Open, Selected by Lisa Milroy, A.P.T. Gallery, London 
2013/2014 Biennial Open, NN Contemporary, Northampton, U.K. 
2013 Emerging Artists, Ogunquit Museum, Ogunquit ME 
2013 Sublime Monotony, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast, ME 
2012 Zeitgeist (ZAP) Open, London, UK 
2012 Center for Maine Contemporary Art Biennial, Rockport Maine 
2012 DÉCOR, University of Maine, Farmington, Art Gallery 
2011 Art to Collect Now, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME 
2010 Gallery Artists: Small Works, Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland ME 
2010 Ludlow Summer Show, Ludlow, UK 
2010 Things Have Changed, Birdwood House Gallery, Totnes, UK 
2010 Kate Russo and Tom Butler, The Flavel Art Centre, Dartmouth UK 
2009 10 Artists, The Old Schoolhouse, Ludlow, UK 
2009 Open Drawing Competition, The Plough, Great Torrington, UK 
2009 Jerwood Drawing Prize, London and touring exhibition through 2010 
2009 Drawn In, Sidcot Arts Centre, Winscombe, Somerset, UK 
2008 Wrapped and Encased at Liverpool 08, The Artist’s Book Fair, Liverpool. 
2008 “I Know the Crayon I Hold in My Hand is Blue” Tricycle Gallery, 
London. 
2007 M.F.A. Final Exhibition, Slade School of Fine Art 
2006 Scene One: In the Offing, Sassoon Gallery, London 
2006 M.F.A. Interim Show, Slade School of Fine Art 
2006 Nationwide Mercury Prize Student Art Exhibition, Hospital Gallery, London 
2005 Open Studios, Slade Painters, Great Western Studios, London 
2004 Senior Show (B.A. Exhibition), Colby College Museum of Art, USA 

AWARDS 
2009 Shortlist, Jerwood Drawing Prize, UK 
2007 Henry Tonks Prize for drawing, Slade School of Fine Art, UK 
2007 Shortlist, Celeste Art Prize, UK 
2006 Shortlist, Celeste Art Prize, UK 
2006 Finalist (Highly Commended), Nationwide Mercury Prize Student Art Competition, UK 
2004 Senior Art Show Purchase Prize, Colby College, USA 

PUBLICATIONS
2016 "The biennial at Center for Maine Contemporary Art deliciously flawed and fresh," Dany Kany, Portland Press Herald, 11/13/2016
2014 "Seasonally Affective: Two young painters exhibit devotion to form," Nicholas Schroeder, The Portland Phoenix, 03/28/14
2012 “Biennial Backs Up Good Look with Visceral Subtext”, Daniel Kany, The Portland Press Herald, 10/21/12 
2012 “CMCA Biennial Exhibition 2012”, Suzanne Volmer, Artscope, Fall 2012 pgs. 46-47 
2012 “Sorting Through the CMCA’s Biennial”, Nicholas Schroeder, The Portland Phoenix, 10/10/12 
2012 “Divergent Vision, Complimentary Skills for Rockland Artist Couple”, Emily Burnham, Bangor Daily News, 10/13/12 
2012 Interventions, accompanying artwork with stories by Richard Russo 
2012 “Mixed Use,” The Canvas, Maine Home and Design, May 2012 
2011 Current Work, The Art Issue, Maine Home and Design, April 2011 
2009 Catalogue, Jerwood Drawing Prize 2009, UK 
2007 Catalogue, Celeste Art Prize, UK 
2006 Catalogue, Celeste Art Prize, UK 
2005 Nationwide Mercury Prize 2006 Album of the Year, Album Sleeve 

BLOGS AND ONLINE FEATURES
2015 Grafik, "Hard Graph" www.grafik.net/category/obsessions/hard-graph
2014 Dirty Laundry, "Horror Vacui"  www.dirtylaundrymag.com/articles/kate-russo 
2013 Buy Some Damn Art (coming April 2nd.) www.buysomedamnart.com 
2012 Big, Red and Shiny, www.bigredandshiny.com/cgi-bin/BRS.cgi?article=2012-11-01-105839130400820893 
2012 Drawing Center Viewing Program - Artist Registrywww.drawingcenter.org/viewingprogram/portfolio.cfm 
2012 Two Serious Ladies, www.twoseriousladies.org/drawings-by-kate-russo/ 
2012 Jealous Curator, www.thejealouscurator.com/blog/2012/10/04/im-jealous-of-kate-russo/ 
2012 Juxtapoz, www.juxtapoz.com/kate-russo 
2012 Booooooom, www.booooooom.com/2012/09/24/drawings-by-artist-kate-russo/ 
2012 Art Hound, arthound.com/2012/08/artist-crush-kate-russo/ 
2009 Amelia’s Magazine, www.ameliasmagazine.com/art/jerwood-drawing-prize-2009-last-chance-to-see-drawings-finest/2009/10/21/ 


CURATING EXPERIENCE 
2004 Gallery NAGA, Intern, Boston, MA, USA 
2003-2004 Colby College Museum of Art, co-curator, Artists Talk: 60 years of lectures at Skowhegan. 

GALLERY PRESENTATIONS AND TEACHING 
2003 John Marin and the Steiglitz Circle, Colby College Museum of Art 
2010/11 Workshop on Pattern, The Community School, Camden, ME 
2010/11 Workshop on Color, The Community School, Camden, ME 
2012 Biennial Artist Talk, CMCA, Rockport, ME 
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