Kate Russo                                                                                      

Lives: Portland, ME, USA and London, U.K.

Email: katerusso@me.com

Website: www.katerusso.com


2005-2007       M.F.A. Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London, UK

2000-2004       B.A. Colby College. Waterville, ME, USA


2017         Stitched Works, Postalco Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan.

2014         Settings, FOLEY Gallery, New York, 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


2017        People Watching: Then and Now, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA

2017        Install 12, Corey Daniels Gallery, Wells, ME

2017        Referent: John Franklin, Matthew King, Andrew Mowbray and Kate Russo  Room83Spring, Watertown, MA

2016        Maine Biennial, Curated by John Yau and Christine Berry, Center for Maine                     Contemporary Art, Rockland, ME

2016        Currents: “Do You Hear What I Hear?” Curated by Anthony Elms, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY

2015        Delicate Creatures, FOLEY Gallery, New York, NY

2015        Creekside Open 2015 selected by Richard Deacon, APT Gallery, London

2015        Creekside Open 2015 selected by Lisa Milroy, APT Gallery, London

2014        NN Open Biennial, NN Contemporary, Northampton, U.K.

2013        Emerging Artists, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit, ME

2013        Sublime Monotony, Aarhus Gallery, Belfast, ME

2012        Zeitgeist (ZAP) Open, London, UK

2012        Maine Biennial, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, 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,


2007.         M.F.A. Final Exhibition, Slade School of Fine Art

2006   Scene One: In the Offing, Sassoon Gallery, London

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


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


2016 “The Biennial at Center for Maine Contemporary Art deliciously flawed and fresh”, Daniel Kany, The Portland Press Herald, 11/13/16

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, 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

2005 Nationwide Mercury Prize 2006 Album of the Year, Album Sleeve


2014                Dirty Laundry, “Horror Vacui” by Kate Russo, http://dirtylaundrymag.com/articles/kate-russo/

2013 Buy Some Damn Art, “Sitting Still” Online Exhibition. www.buysomedamnart.com

2012 Big, Red and Shiny, http://www.bigredandshiny.com/cgi-bin/BRS.cgi?article=2012-11-01-105839130400820893

2012        Artist Registry, The Drawing Center Viewing Program.

2012 Two Serious Ladies, www.twoseriousladies.org/drawings-by-kate-russo/

2012 Jealous Curator, http://www.thejealouscurator.com/blog/2012/10/04/im-jealous-of-kate-russo/

2012 Juxtapoz, http://www.juxtapoz.com/kate-russo

2012 Booooooom, http://www.booooooom.com/2012/09/24/drawings-by-artist-kate-russo/

2012 Art Hound, http://arthound.com/2012/08/artist-crush-kate-russo/

2009 Amelia’s Magazine, http://www.ameliasmagazine.com/art/jerwood-drawing-prize-2009-last-chance-to-see-drawings-finest/2009/10/21/


2017       Artist Talk, Maine College of Art - Class on Abstract Portraiture

2017       Artist Talk, Fitchburg Museum of Art

2017       Guest Critic, Bowdoin College - Painting II Course

2017       Guest Critic, Bowdoin College - Senior Visual Arts Majors Critiques

2016       Guest Critic, Bowdoin College - Abstract Art Course

2016       Biennial Artist Talk “Who Do You Love?” CMCA, Rockport, ME

2012     Biennial Artist Talk “Who Do You Love?” CMCA, Rockport, ME

2010/11 Workshop on Pattern, The Community School, Camden, ME

2010/11 Workshop on Color, The Community School, Camden, ME

2003 John Marin and the Steiglitz Circle, Colby College Museum of Art

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