March 2014
Suzanne Russell

Suzanne Russell
1961     Born in San Jose, California
1977-1988   The Art Institute of Chicago; The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Art Students League of New York; Parsons School of Design, New York; New York Studio School; Vermont Studio School; Millenium Film Center, New York
1983     Received Bachelor of Arts in English literature from Wellesley College in Massachusetts (Summa cum laude and Phi beta Kappa)
1986     Recieved Juris Doctorate from New York University School of Law
1989-2012   Currently lives and works as an artist in Copenhagen and New York

Selected exhibitions
2010     Participated in group exhibition "The Inventor." Installation in former prison cell in Kronborg Castle entitled "The End (Denmark)," Helsingør, Denmark
2009     Solo exhibition "Recycled" in conjunction with testing of book "Focus On: Contemporary Art." Paintings and photographs. Toldkammeret, Helsingør
2007     Curated exhibition of international video art "SPOOKY TRUTHS" for EU conference on structural institutional discrimination hosted by Red Cross. Hal D, Copenhagen
2006     Co-curated and participated in group exhibition "Decembristerne." Collaborative mixed media installation by The Memory Collective. Den Frie Exhibition Hall, Copenhagen
2006     ÅMX.06 Group project "Should I Stay or Should I Go? On Secondary Cities." Reading group, film screenings, collaborative booklet, performance. Signal Gallery, Malmö, Sweden
2005     Co-curated and participated in group exhibition "Gæstfrihed" ("Hospitality"). Collaborative mixed media installation by The Memory Collective. Den Frie Exhibition Hall, Copenhagen
2005     Participated in group exhibition "The Memory Collective Retrospective: 1975-2005." Installation, photographs and wall pieces. Larm Galleri, Copenhagen
2004     Solo exhibition "A Stranger in Paradise." Mixed media. Space 24-N6, Copenhagen
2003     Curated and participated in group exhibition “Whiteness.” Installation and four videos entitled “The Hamlet Project.” Space 24-N6, Copenhagen
2002     Co-curated and participated in group exhibition “Rumfang.” Installations entitled “Evidence of Dreaming I” and “Evidence of Dreaming II.” Pumpestation on Præstøgade, Copenhagen
2002     Two-person exhibition “Suzanne Russell and Yuko Takada Keller.” Drawings, paintings and installation. Galleri Ravn, Copenhagen
2000     Solo exhibition "Homework." Photographs with text. Space 24-N6, Copenhagen
1998     Group exhibition "Angels." Annual Group Show. Sculpture entitled "Devil's Lingam." Galleri Marius, Copenhagen
1998     Group exhibition "The Artists' Exhibition." Paintings and installation entitled "Two Points, Please." Den Frie Exhibition Hall, Copenhagen (printed catalog available)
1998     Solo exhibition "Colors of India." Paintings. The National Concert Hall, Copenhagen
1997     Group exhibition "The Artists' Exhibition." Public Art Project entitled "DeComposition." Den Frie Exhibition Hall, Copenhagen (printed catalog available)
1997     Solo exhibition "Sound Forest." Paintings and installation. Galleri Sussie Bjørnlund, Copenhagen
1996     Group exhibition "Under Other Skies" for Copenhagen: Cultural City of Europe. Paintings. Øksnehallen, Copenhagen (printed catalog available)
1996     Solo exhibition "Food for Thought." Paintings. Exhibition Space at Nikolaj, Copenhagen
1991-1993   Diverse solo and group exhibitions. Paintings. Galleri Anesen, Hillerød, Denmark
1990-1995   Diverse solo and group exhibitions. Paintings. Galleri Marius, Copenhagen

2011-2014   Currently writes art reviews and lifestyle pieces for online magazine Women's Voices for Change
2009     Wrote book "Focus On: Contemporary Art" for Alinea A/S (book, teacher's guide and DVD available from
2008-2009   Interviewed and wrote articles about international artists for Danish online magazine
2006-2014   Currently engages in a wide variety of political actions considered artwork, including actions criticizing cultural institutions and actions attempting to improve the treatment and situation of refugees in Denmark
2003-2006   Member of artist group The Memory Collective with Peter Brandt, Tomas Lagermand Lundme and Maria Wæhrens
2002-2005   Diverse video projects, including "Across America," a six hour video based on a three-month trip in the U.S.A.
1997-1999   20 paintings leased to Danish TV3 as scenography for the first soap opera made for Danish television, "Hvide løgne" ("White Lies")
1997-1999   Designed and wrote texts for "Groundbreakers" computer program/multimedia project for the Danish Ministry of Education with Orfeus (multimedia producer), Alinea (publisher of educational books), and Danmarks Radio (radio and television station) (CD-ROMs and books available)