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Biography of Bill Russell


Bill Russell is a multi-disciplinary artist. For 30+ years, Bill’s creative life has included fine art, illustration, visual journalism, teaching and web design. He earned his degree from Parsons School of Design in 1976, where he studied with Larry Rivers. Bill stays creative working in a variety of media and skill sets, including web site designer, illustrator and visual journalist.

Bill has shown his work in a variety of settings including The Marin Museum of Contemporary Art in Novato, California, the Garage Gallery, the California College of the Arts in San Francisco and the Reactor Gallery in Toronto, Canada. His paintings can be found in private collections throughout the Bay area and in Canada.

2015 Stanford Art Spaces, Palo Alto, CA
2014 Fox & Stone, Larkspur, CA
2012 Siren Salon, San Anselmo, CA
2012 123 Bolinas, Fairfax, CA
2011 Recology Sketchbook & Prints, San Francisco A.I.R. Exhibition

2010 Hunter’s Point Open Studios, San Francisco, CA
2008 Bay Area Sound studios
2008 Hunter’s Point Open Studios, San Francisco, CA
2007 Firewood Café, 18th St. in the Castro, San Francisco, CA
2006 Print for Center for the Book Steamroller Event, San Francisco, CA
2005-17 Marin Open Studios, San Rafael, CA
2001 The Branson School in Ross, California, CA
1997 Hunter’s Point Open Studios, San Francisco, CA
1994 Intimate Vessels, Petite Café, San Francisco, CA
1993 Distractions and Reactions, Reactor Gallery, Toronto, Canada
1990 Illustration Spots, solo show, Reactor Gallery, Toronto, Canada
1991 Illustration Spots, Petite Café, San Francisco, CA
1988 Mural commission, Ziff Davis Publications, New York, NY

2017 SF Open Studios, The Farm, San Francisco, CA
2017 Beginnings, Route One Gallery, Pt. Reyes, CA

2016 Summer National Juried Competition, MarinMoCA, Novato, CA
2014 SoFoSix, San Rafael, CA
2009 in2art Gallery, Oakville, Ontario
2009 Bad Acid, Propeller, Toronto, Ontario
2007 IndexG Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2006-8 National Juried Competition, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA
2006-7 National Juried Competition, MarinMoCA, Novato, CA
2007 The Garage Gallery at Embarcadero Auto, San Francisco, CA
2004 Hearts-in-San Francisco, Greek Vase/Street Scene, San Francisco, CA.
1999-2004 Madonnari panels, Italian Street Painting Festival, San Rafael, CA
1998 California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
1993 Diverse Expressions, Nestle Beverage Company, Corporate Headquarters, San Francisco, CA

SFMoMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco, CA
in2art Gallery, Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Michael Muttera, Santa Monica, CA
Nathan Hood, San Francisco, CA
Louise Gregory, San Francisco, CA
Anne Garden, Corte Madera, CA
Marshall Crossman, San Francisco, CA
Jeremy Stone, San Francisco, CA
DeDe Wilsey, San Francisco, CA
James Orr, Toronto, Canada 

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