Kate Russo                                           

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

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     Storyteller, SARAH BOUCHARD GALLERY, Woolwich, ME .

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


2019    Temporality: The Process of Time, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland, ME

2019    Perfection, Able Baker, Portland, ME

2018    2019 Flatfile Artists, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, NYC

2018   Reverence to the Thread, Portland Public Library, Portland, ME

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