Russell Thurston

Born in Norman, Oklahoma.

Grew up in Southern California.

B.F.A. degree - Cal State Univ. Fullerton.

M.F.A. degree - School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Worked as freelance illustrator & photographer for 20 years.

Lives in Santa Fe, NM. with his wife Gretchen, a writer,

and their son Max.

 

Selected Solo Shows

2013 -- Vivo Contemporary Art, Santa Fe

“Momentum” - New Work by Russell Thurston

2011 -- Vivo Contemporary Art, Santa Fe

“Earthly Delights”

2009 -- R & F Gallery, Kingston, New York

“Deus ex Machina”

Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe

“Too Near the Sun”

2007 -- Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe

180° Wax: Hot & Cold

2006 -- wag artworks, Chicago

“Natural Selection: New Paintings”

wag artworks

“Wax Paper: New Encaustic Works on Paper

2005 -- Cruz Gallery, Santa Fe

“Waxy Build-up: New Encaustic Paintings”

wag artworks“New Works: Paintings by Russell Thurston”

2004 -- Big Cat Gallery, N.Y.C.

“The Sin Paintings”

Selected Group Shows

 

2012 -- Morean Arts Center

“Wax – Medium Meets Message”

 

2011 -- La Tienda Art Gallery

“Visual Synergy”

 

Santa Fe Convention Center Community Gallery, Santa Fe

“Mining the Unconscious” 

 

2010 -- Santa Fe Convention Center Community Gallery, Santa Fe

“Pollenation”

 

2009 -- Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, AZ

“Fourth Annual Encaustic Invitational”

 

Haydon Art Center, Lincoln, Nebraska

“Metamorphosis: Contemporary Statements in Encaustic”

 

2008 -- Monserrat College of Art, Beverly, Mass.

“On the Edge” Invitational Encaustic Show

 

2006 -- Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe

“Points of View”

 

Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe

“Small Works”

 

 

2005 -- wag artworks, Chicago

Summer Show

 

Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe

“8 x 8” Small Works Show

 

Phildes Gallery, N.Y.C.

“The Seven Sins Show”

 

Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe

“The Seductive Surface

 

Reviews 

Santa Fe New Mexican, Pasatiempo, August 2011: Review of the show – “Earthly Delights” by Michael Abatemarco

 

Santa Fe New Mexican, March, 2009: “Welcome to Encaust Co,” a review of the 2009 encaustic show at Zane Bennett Gallery

 

Santa Fe New Mexican, August, 2005: “They Melt in Your Car, Not in the Gallery,” a review of the 2005 encaustic show at Cruz Gallery

 

THE Magazine, August, 2005

 

Corporate Collections 

 

Sony Music Corporate Headquarters, Los Angeles, Ca.

 

American Medical Association, Chicago, Ill.

 

Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, Philadelphia, Pa.

 

Hotel Monaco, Chicago, Ill.

Photo by Eric Swanson