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Casket Arts Building, Studio LL10

681 17th Ave NE • Minneapolis, MN 55413

Russ White is an artist, illustrator, and writer living in Minneapolis.  Born and raised in the Carolinas with a formative stint in Mississippi, he received a BA in Studio Art from Davidson College and spent the next ten years in Chicago working as a high-end cabinet maker. After marrying a native Minnesotan, his relocation to the Twin Cities became inevitable, and he now works out of his studio in the Casket Arts Building. He also currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association and as a writer and editor for MPLSArt.com.

Upcoming Shows


Press

Loose Change: City PagesSouthwest Journal

Art-A-Whirl 2017: "Five Places To Actually Find Fine Art At Art-A-Whirl," Star Tribune

Situation Normal: The Journal

This Lawn Is My Lawn: Star Tribune

Art-A-Whirl 2016: City Pages

Macro Machines:  Star Tribune •  City Pages  •  Southwest Journal

Beyond Brand: Star Tribune  •  Star Tribune

Hallways: City Pages 

Chicago: Newcity  •  Groupon  •  Neoteric Art  •  The Dinner Party


Grants & Awards

2018 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant

Second Place - NEMAA AutumNE Member Show, 2017. Jurors: Carolyn Payne, Becky Franklin, & Nicole Soukup

Second Place - NEMAA Fall Fine Art Show, 2016. Jurors: Susannah Magers, Sarah Balk McGrill, & John Schuerman


Exhibition History

2018

LOOSE CHANGE, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Hopkins, MN. Solo show.

 

2017

SITUATION NORMAL, Truckstop Gallery, Minneapolis, MN. Solo show.

C4W 2017, Gamut Gallery, Minneapolis, MN. Group show. Juror: Joel Coleman, Made Here Arts Advisor.

AUTUMNE, The Solar Arts Building, Minneapolis, MN. Group show. Named SECOND PLACE WINNER. Jurors: Carolyn Payne, Executive Director of SooVAC;  Nicole Soukup, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at Mia; and Becky Franklin, Grants & Operations Manager at MRAC

STATE FAIR FINE ARTS SHOW, Minnesota State Fair. Group show.

OPEN CASKET, Casket Arts Building, Minneapolis, MN. Studio show.

IN A GALLERY FAR, FAR AWAY, Gamut Gallery, Minneapolis, MN. Group show.

 

2016

MACRO MACHINES, Gamut Gallery, Minneapolis, MN.  Solo show.

NEMAA FALL FINE ART SHOW, The Solar Arts Building, Minneapolis, MN. Group show. Named SECOND PLACE WINNER.  Jurors: Susannah Magers, Deputy Director and Curator of Contemporary Art at Rochester Art Center;  Sarah Balk McGrill, Owner of McGrill Art Associates; and John Schuerman, Director of Instinct Gallery

STUDIO:HERE, MN State Fair Fine Arts Building, St. Paul, MN. One-day residency of live drawing in public.

NUDE, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH. Group show.

OPEN CASKET, Casket Arts Building, Minneapolis, MN. Studio show.

 

2015

OPEN DOOR 11, Rosalux Gallery, Minneapolis, MN. Group show. Juror: Mia Lopez, Curatorial Fellow for Visual Art at the Walker Art Center.

RAGING ART-ON, Gamut Gallery, Minneapolis, MN. Group show.

OPEN CASKET, Casket Arts Building, Minneapolis, MN.  Studio show.

NEMAA FALL FINE ARTS SHOW, Solar Arts Building, Minneapolis, MN.  Group show.

STATE FAIR FINE ARTS SHOW, Minnesota State Fair.  Group show.

BEYOND BRAND, Form + Content Gallery, Minneapolis, MN.  Group show.

HALLWAYS, Casket Arts Building, Minneapolis, MN. Group show.

YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL DIY, Galerie F, Chicago, IL. Group show.

ART-A-WHIRL SILENT AUCTION, Northrup King Building, Minneapolis, MN.  Group show.

THIS MUST BE THE PLACE, Northrup King Building, Minneapolis, MN. Group show.

 

2014

RAGING ART-ON, Gamut Gallery, Minneapolis, MN. Group show.

2-BIT POP-UP SHOP, Minneapolis, MN.

C4W 2014, Gamut Gallery, Minneapolis, MN. Juror: Kristoffer Knutson of ROBOTlove, MPLSArt.com, and mono

2014 ROCKFORD MIDWESTERN BIENNIAL, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL. Juror: William Lieberman, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago.

51ST ANNUAL JURIED COMPETITION, Masur Museum, Monroe, LA. Juror: Kelly Shindler, Associate Curator at Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.

DOCK 6 DESIGN & ART, Dock 6 Collective, Chicago, IL. Group show.

TOY STORIES, Galerie F, Chicago, IL. Group show.

CONCEALED CARRY, Experimental Station, Chicago, IL. Group show.

 

2013

SMALL ARMS, Werkspace, Chicago, IL. Solo show.

PEEPERS, Humboldt House, Chicago, IL. Solo show.

FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS, Gallerybar, Chicago, IL. Two-person show with Satoki Nagata.

DOCK 6 DESIGN & ART, Dock 6 Collective, Chicago, IL. Group show.

DESIGN HARVEST, Dock 6 Booth, Chicago, IL.

 

2012

NEW DRAWINGS, Brainforest, Chicago, IL. Two-person show with Damien James

CHICAGO/BERLIN, Private residence. Chicago, IL. Two-person show with Nicola Sczersputowski.

DOCK 6 DESIGN & ART, Dock 6 Collective, Chicago, IL. Group show.

DESIGN HARVEST, Dock 6 Booth, Chicago, IL.

 

2010

NEXT FAIR, Jettison Quarterly Booth, Chicago, IL. Part of Artropolis (Art Chicago).

SCULPTURE, Jennifer Norback Fine Art, Chicago, IL. Group show.

 

2009

HANDS ON, Happy Dog Gallery, Chicago, IL. Group show presented by Deadline Projects.

SUMMER EMERGING ARTISTS EXHIBIT, Morpho Gallery, Chicago, IL. Group show.

AROUND THE COYOTE SPRING 2009 FESTIVAL, Chicago, IL.

 

2008

UPTOWN ART FAIR 2008, Minneapolis, MN. Named Finalist in the category of Sculpture.

ART, PARTLY, Private residence, Evanston, IL. Group show.

DAMEN 8, Private residence, Chicago, IL. Group show.

AROUND THE COYOTE SPRING & FALL 2008 FESTIVALS, Chicago, IL.

ASHTRAYS TO ART, The Architrouve, Chicago, IL. Group show.

 

2007

COMPELLING REASONS FOR THE END OF SPEECH, Vespine Gallery, Chicago, IL. Solo show.

SUMMER SALON II, Johnsonese Gallery, Chicago, IL. Group show.

UPTOWN ART FAIR 2007, Minneapolis, MN. Named Finalist in the category of Sculpture.

AROUND THE COYOTE SPRING & FALL 2007 FESTIVALS, Chicago, IL.

 

2006

RECYCLED, Little Black Pearl Art & Design Center, Chicago, IL. Group show.

CURATOR’S CHOICE, Around the Coyote Gallery, Chicago, IL.  Juror: Tricia Van Eck, Curatorial Coordinator, MCA Chicago.

AROUND THE COYOTE FALL 2006 FESTIVAL, Chicago, IL.

DISTANCES, Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, IL. Group show.

 

2005

HISTOCOMPATIBLES, HotHouse, Chicago, IL. Group show.

 

2004

TAXI DANCERS OF THE REVOLUTION, Edward M. Smith Gallery, Davidson College.  Thesis exhibition.

CRITICAL MASS, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA. Group show.  Juror: Peter Schjeldahl, Art Critic, The New Yorker.