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Russ White is an artist, designer, writer, and editor 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 works as a writer and editor for MPLSART.COM and NEMAA’s In Studio magazine.

Upcoming Shows

In Studio Spring 2019 issue, flipside of the NEMAA Directory and Art-A-Whirl Guide. Editor-in-chief: Russ White. Go fullscreen for the full experience.

N Studio Fall 2018 issue. Editor-in-chief: Russ White.Go fullscreen for the full experience.


Another Fine Mess: KUMD Duluth

Homecoming: The Davidsonian

Local Currencies: Star Tribune

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 

Awards & Residencies

2018 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant

Public Art Commission: The ARTERY on 8th Avenue, Hopkins, MN. Designed six laser-cut aluminum panels telling the history of Hopkins through vehicles. 2017-2018. 

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

STUDIO:HERE, MN State Fair Fine Arts Building, St. Paul, MN. One-day residency of live drawing.  2016

Solo & Two-Person Exhibitions

ANOTHER FINE MESS, Squirrel Haus Arts, Minneapolis, MN. 2019

LOCAL CURRENCIES, Coffman Art Gallery, University of Minnesota. Minneapolis, MN. 2018

LOOSE CHANGE, Hopkins Center for the Arts. Hopkins, MN.  2018

SITUATION NORMAL, Truckstop Gallery, Minneapolis, MN.  2017

MACRO MACHINES, Gamut Gallery, Minneapolis, MN.  2016

SMALL ARMS, Werkspace, Chicago, IL.  2013

PEEPERS, Humboldt House, Chicago, IL.  2013

FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS, Gallerybar, Chicago, IL.  Two-person show with Satoki Nagata.  2013

NEW DRAWINGS, Brainforest, Chicago, IL. Two-person show with Damien James.  2012


TAXI DANCERS OF THE REVOLUTION, Thesis Exhibit, Davidson College, Davidson, NC. 2004


Select Group Exhibitions

HOMECOMING: ART BY ALUMNI, Van Every/Smith Galleries, Davidson College, Davidson, NC. 2019

NEMAA Wintertide Biennial, Public Functionary, Minneapolis, MN. Juror: John Schuerman. 2019

OH+OG, Counselor Realty, Minneapolis, MN. Curator: Joel Bartlett. 2018

GET LUCKY, SooVAC, Minneapolis, MN. 2018

DOCK 6 DESIGN & ART 10, Dock 6 Collective, Chicago, IL. Curator: Edra Soto.  2017

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

STATE FAIR FINE ARTS SHOW, Minnesota State Fair.  2017

AUTUMNE, The Solar Arts Building, Minneapolis, MN. Named SECOND PLACE WINNER. Judges: Carolyn Payne, SooVAC; Nicole Soukup, Mia; Becky Franklin, Metropolitan Regional Council. 2017

NUDE, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH.  2016

NEMAA FALL FINE ART SHOW, The Solar Arts Building, Minneapolis, MN.  Named SECOND PLACE WINNER. Judges: John

    Schuerman, Instinct Gallery; Susannah Magers, Rochester Art Center; Sarah Balk McGrill, McGrill Art Associates. 2016

OPEN DOOR 11, Rosalux Gallery, Minneapolis, MN. Juror: Mia Lopez,  Curatorial Fellow at Walker Art Center.  2015

BEYOND BRAND, Form + Content Gallery, Minneapolis, MN.  2015

STATE FAIR FINE ARTS SHOW, Minnesota State Fair.  2015

YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL DIY, Galerie F, Chicago, IL.  2015

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

51ST  ANNUAL JURIED COMPETITION, Masur Museum, Monroe, LA.  Juror: Kelly Shindler,  Associate Curator at Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. 2014

C4W 2014, Gamut Gallery, Minneapolis, MN.  Juror: Kristoffer Knutson. 2014

TOY STORIES, Galerie F, Chicago, IL.  2014

CONCEALED CARRY, Experimental Station, Chicago, IL.  2014

DOCK 6 DESIGN & ART, Dock 6 Collective, Chicago, IL.  2013

NEXT FAIR, Jettison Quarterly Booth, Chicago, IL. Part of Art Chicago.  2010

SCULPTURE, Jennifer Norback Fine Art, Chicago, IL.  2010

HANDS ON, Happy Dog Gallery, Chicago, IL. Presented by Deadline Projects.  2009

CURATOR’S CHOICE, Around the Coyote Gallery, Chicago, IL. Juror: Tricia Van Eck, Curatorial Coordinator, MCA.  2006

CRITICAL MASS, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA. Juror: Peter Schjeldahl, Art Critic, The New Yorker.  2004