Samantha Russell

Education
2017 MFA Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis MN
2015 BFA Honors Wayne State University, Detroit MI 
2012 Associate of Art, Macomb Community College, Warren MI
2012 Associate of General Studies, Macomb Community College, Warren MI

Awards/Grants/Fellowships
2015 Irving D Reed Honors College Award
2015 Jurors Award, MEGA
2015 Margaret R. Humberger Scholarship
2014 Margaret R. Humberger Scholarship
2014 Undergraduate Research Grant

Exhibition Record:

Solo Shows
09/2016 Finding my Feelings, Sculpting Experiences, Minneapolis MN

Group Shows
03/12/2018 Traditional/Contemporary, Inver Hills, MN
10/2017 Sculpture X, Detroit, MI
05/2017 8-Bit, Hamtramck, MI
05/12/2017 Thesis Exhibition, Minneapolis, MN
03/2017 Women, Detroit MI
02/2017 Trump: Backward-Forward, Minneapolis MN
01/2017 Disruption: 2017 Volunteer Biennial, Minneapolis MN
10/2016 littleSCULPTURE, Pittsburgh PA
09/09/2016 AP-OP-TO-SIS, Minneapolis MN
09/08/2016 COnfluence, Regis Center for the Art, Minneapolis MN
03/2016 MCAD MFA at SOOVAC, Minneapolis MN
01/2016 Minnesota Mean: The Students Take Measure, Minneapolis MN
08/2015 Meeting Waters, Minneapolis MN
06/10/2015 Emerging Artists, Anton Art Center, Mt. Clemons, MI
05/2015 MEGA, Grand Rapids MI
04/24/2015 Undergraduates, James Pearson Duffy Gallery, Detroit, MI
03/07/2015 Women, Detroit, MI
03/2015 Virtual Insanity, Detroit MI
01/24/2015 Graduating Seniors Exhibition, Detroit MI
01/2015  Michigan Annual XLII, Mount Clemens MI
09/2014 ArtPrize, Grand Rapids Mi
08/2014 If you Build it, They will Come, Detroit Artist Market, Detroit MI
08/2014 Call For Art, Dancing Dog Gallery, Ann Arbor MI
08/2014 Corpus Illuminata, Tangent Gallery, Detroit MI
04/2014 Scope, Wayne State University Undergraduate Exhibition, Detroit MI
03/08/2014 Women's Show, Contemporary Art Institute Detroit, Detroit MI
01/2014 Michigan Annual, Anton Art Center, Mt Clemens MI

Professional Organizations
2018-Present Member and Manager of Twin Cities Maker Space
2014-Present Member of Whitdel Art 
2013-2018 Student member of ISC
2014-2015 -  Member of the DIA
2009-2011 - Algonac Art Fair Committee
2010-2012 - Algonac Culture Council
2011-2013 - Anton Art Center Speed Critique

Professional Experience
2017 - Intern, Kunstverein Würzburg
2016 - Installation Intern; Soap Factory
2016 - Exhibition Installer; Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2015-17 - 3D Shop assistant; Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2015 - MFA Studio Monitor assistant; Minneapolis College of Art and Design
2014 - Sculpture studio assistant; Wayne State University Sculpture facilities
2014 - Student Gallery Assistant; James Pearson Duffy Art and Art History Gallery, Elaine L. Jacobs Gallery

Lectures, Presentations, Workshops
2017 - Sculpture X Symposium, Demystifying Grad School, Detroit MI

Curation
04/2018 - Traditional/Contemporary, Inver Hills, MN

Bibliography
Star Tribune, May 24th 2017, Artcetera: A Trip to Hades with Minneapolis Artist                 Samantha Russell, Interview by: Alicia Eler
Barbed, Issue #4 (Spring 2016): p.74-75

Foreign Languages Spoken
4 semesters of German Language

Travel
2017 Munich, Würzburg, Kassel, Münster, Venice, Lucerne, Paris, Prague, Ireland
2016 New York
2015 Seattle
2015 Washington DC
2015  Ireland, Wales, England, Scotland
2013 Rome Italy, Florence Italy, San Gimignano Italy, Assisi Italy, Paris France, Amsterdam Holland