Joan K. Russell

Education:
Master of Fine Art, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Bachelor of Fine Art, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, MA
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Exhibitions: 
2018
Durango Art Center FOAL gallery, Herding Chaos, solo show, Durango CO
2011-2018 
Diane West Gallery, cont'd showing. Durango, CO
2016
Durango Art Center, White Season, group show Durango, CO
Gallery 81435, Telluride, CO Solo show
2015 
Gallery 81435, Telluride, CO Solo show
Studio & , Group show, Durango, CO
2014  
Eggman and Walrus, art installation: Down the Rabbit Hole, Santa Fe, NM
Gallery 81435, Telluride, CO Solo show
Durango Art Center, Art Installation:Down the Rabbit Hole with Sandra Butler and Jeff Madeen.
2013
Gallery 145, Group Show, Durango. CO
Abstraction show at Durango Art Center, curator, Durango, CO
2011 
Sylvia White Gallery, group show, Ojai, CA
Eno Gallery, Slipperiness of Meaning, solo show, Durango, CO 
Durango Art Center, Foreign Spaces, 2-person show, Durango, CO
2010
Fort Lewis College Art Gallery, In2itive, 2-person show  Durango, CO
2000-2010
Ellis West Gallery, various shows, Durango, CO
2005
Fort Lewis College, Faculty Show, Durango, CO
2002-2005
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, group show, Boulder, CO
2003
Fort Lewis College Art Gallery, Faculty show, Durango, CO
2002
Carson Masuoka Gallery, Summer show, Denver, Co
2001
Cambridge Art Assoc. Juried show, Cambridge , MA
Durango Art Center, Juried show, Best of Show, Durango, CO
2000-2002
Fort Lewis College Art Gallery, Solo show, Durango, CO
Fort Lewis College Art Gallery, Faculty show, Durango, CO
Durango Art Center, Juried show, Durango, CO
1995-1997
 Durango Art Center, various shows, Durango, CO
 Hermosa Fine Arts Gallery, Durango CO
1992-1993
 Foothills Art Center, Colorado Art Open, Golden, CO
1991
 Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art,  Juried Show, Boulder, CO
 Spark Gallery, group show, Denver, CO
1988
 Univ. Memorial Center Gallery, Solo Show, Boulder, CO
1987
 Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Colorado Open, Boulder, CO
1986
 Midwest Museum of Art, Annual Show, Elkhart, IN
 Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO
1985
 University of Colorado Fine Arts Gallery, Thesis Show, Boulder, CO
1984
 Spark Gallery, Group show, Denver, CO

Work Experience:
2005- present, Full time Artist 
2015, Curator Pivot Point Durango Art Center 
2012, Juror, Durango Autumn Arts Festival
Curator, Abstract Expressions, Durango Art Center 
2010-2012 Adult Art teacher Durango Art Center 
2004- 2005 Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, Fort Lewis College drwg/ptg
1999 - 2003 Adj. Prof. of Art, Fort Lewis College, Painting and Design
1991 - 1996 Freelance Artist , Illustration and graphic Design
1988 - 1991 Sr. Art Director, MGA, Inc, Denver, CO 
1984 - 1986 Painting and drawing Instructor, University of Colorado,                 Dept. of Fine Arts, Boulder, CO 

Awards and Residencies:
 2001-2003 Anderson Ranch
 2000 Durango Arts Center, Best of Show, Durango, CO 
 1995 Durango Arts Center, Merit Award, Durango, CO 
 1987 Bemis Foundation, Artist Residency, Omaha, NE 
 1986 University of CO., Teaching Excellence Award, Boulder, CO
 1986 University of CO., Doctoral Fellowship, Boulder, CO 
 1982 Skowhegan School of Ptg. and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME 
 

 
 
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