Artist Bio - Christopher Russell
B.1962. Melbourne, Australia.
1979 - IGS, Melbourne
1980 - Box Hill TAFE - Cert. Art and Design
1981 - 83 RMIT. BA. Fine Art. 1983
1987 - Grad Dip Ed (HIT, Melbourne University)
1991 - Grad Dip Tech & Training, (HIT, Melbourne University)
• Exhibitions, Illustration & Graphic Design, Commissions, Photography, Multimedia.
1981 selected for group exhibition student works; Age Gallery Melbourne and travelling exhibition, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
1981 - 83 RMIT. Fine Art. 1983 - Student Exhibition RMIT.
1983 - 84 Design for Gothic Farmyard, promotional poster and T'shirt.
1985 - Group Exhibition Roar 2 Gallery, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia.
- Combined exhibition. Contemporaies Gallery, Los Angeles. USA.
- Art Auction Hyatt Hotel, Melbourne, Australia.
1988 - Solo Exhibition, Moore Gallery Flinders, Melbourne, Australia.
1988 - Poster Design, Super 8 Film Festival, Melbourne.
1988 - Phillip Institute Technology Student Union - Tee Design commission.
1988 - Entry Moet Chandon Prize. Melbourne. Australia.
1989 - 9 x 5'' Travelling exhibition Newcastle University, NSW, Australia.
- Design commission, Australian Nurses Federation Banner.
- Selected works, Boutique Galerie, Stern, Paris. France
1990 - Deakin Uni Student Union, Design commission.
- Selected works, Jannssen Gallery space. NYC, USA.
- Roar 2, Summer Salon Group Exhibition, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia
- Poster Illustration commission. Manningham Festival, Manningham Council (1990 - 1992)
- Book Illustrations for Freaking Out and Fish Bones, by Andy Griffiths and Xristo ( C.Russell)
- Mini book - Illustration - Zine, Xristo's Wonderful World of Noses.
1994 - Design work for Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals, South East Asia office and BHSSC Ed Dept. Melbourne, Australia
1995 - Illustration & Design work for Monash University Books. Design work for BHSSC, Ed Dept. Melbourne, Australia. Freelance design for Melbourne businesses
1996 - published, Step by Step Graphics, USA. small article.
1998 - Illustration & Design for Youth Booklet. The Catholic Church office, Melbourne.
1998 - Poster exhibition Dangerfield Store, Melbourne.
2001 - Beach play group exhibition. JA-Gallery, L.A.California. USA.
2001 - Multimedia design - animation, BHSSC, Tennis Australia, website.
2002 - Design for Rainbird Australia. Melbourne branch.
2004 - Animation piece - Vic. TAFE promotion advertisement, aired on Channel 10. Melbourne.
2006 - Selected works exhibition - Gold coast Galleries. Qld. Australia.
2009 - Selected work exhibition - Tee art space. NYC, USA.
2012 - Private Commission, wall mural, Templestowe.
2014 – Produced graphic design and illustration work commissions.
2015 – Studio, The Group Exhibition space, The Lost series – Adolescent wellbeing.
2013 – Selected small work exhibited, Paris, France. Plein air – drawing prize exhibition entry.
2017 - Worked on a drawing and painting series titled ‘ Pathway’. 2017 also worked on digital video and editing for a
music/band video clip.
2018 - Small Exhibition at FortyFive Downstairs Gallery, Melbourne. November.
Postcard Exhibition at Linden New Art Gallery, St Kilda, Mebourne. November
Continued work on series ‘Pathway series’ and ‘Delicate Things series’ "Possessions and guitars"
Member of ArtAviso
Physical Exhibitions Delayed due to Pandemic Lockdown.
2020 - Artaviso curated online Exhibition. Door to Door - Life during Covid19. Exhibition at No-Vacancy Gallery Melbourne
2021 - Artaviso curated online Exhibition. Garden of Loss and Triumph, Exhibition at No-Vacancy Gallery Melbourne November
and Amsterdam TBA. 2022
2021 - Artaviso curated - online Exhibition. Vacation Nation - Exhibition at No Vacancy Gallery Melbourne TBA.
Leader news 1980.
Melbourne Herald Sun News, A - Z magazine., Juke 1984.
Beat, Melbourne 1987 and 1990.
West Australian News 1990.
Step by Step Graphics. 1996
Member Art Aviso.Neo Expressionist Art and contemporary society.