education
2005
University of Washington, MFA photography
2003
University of Nevada, Reno, BFA photography
University of Nevada, Reno, BA psychology

solo exhibitions
2014
MagnanMetz, New York NY
2011
Blouse, MagnanMetz, New York NY
2010
Save Face, Platform Gallery, Seattle WA
Dressing, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale AZ
2009
Dressing, Magnan Projects, New York NY
2008
Dressing, Gallery4Culture, Seattle WA
2007
Leather and Lace, (collaboration with Allison Manch), SOIL Art Gallery, Seattle WA
2006
Axial Bloom, Magnan Projects, New York NY
Patterns’ Faction, The Tahoe Gallery, Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village NV
2003
Have you ever seen a firefly before?, McNamara Gallery, University of NV, Reno NV

selected group exhibitions
2014
Fixation, Town Hall Gallery, Victoria Australia
Up, Close & Personal, Fuchs Projects, Brooklyn NY
2013
Photography and the Body, SPAC Gallery, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle WA
Skin, an artistic atlas, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland
Correlate, Platform Gallery, Seattle WA
Ephemeral, Adelphi University, Garden City NY
2012
Elles: Platform, Platform Gallery, Seattle WA
XVIII Bienal de Arte de Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Jesse Burke Blind and Ariana Page Russell Blouse, Platform Gallery, Seattle WA
Heavy Rotation, curated by Anthony William Thornton, Franklin Street Works, Stamford CT
MagnanMetz at Art Wynwood, Miami FL
No Strings Attached, Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, Reno NV
2011
Sexto Encuentro Mundial de Arte Corporal, Caracas, Venezuela
MagnanMetz at Art Miami Contemporary Art Fair, Miami Beach FL
New York Per4mances #1, MEME Space, Cambridge MA
Other Life Forms, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn NY
Myself, Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, University of NV, Reno NV
lets be...Friends, Residence Gallery, Long Beach CA
Tompkins Projects West: Works on Paper, Dan Graham, Los Angeles CA
2010
Magnan Projects at PULSE Contemporary Art Fair, Miami Beach FL
Lisa Sette Gallery at Art Miami, Miami Beach FL
Platform Gallery at Aqua Art Miami, Miami Beach FL
Inside Out, SHOWstudio SHOP, London UK
Drawing Show, Tompkins Projects, Brooklyn NY
Lisa Sette Gallery at The AIPAD Photography Show, New York NY
Meet Greet Rinse Repeat (in collaboration with Troy Gua), Monarch Contemporary, Seattle WA
Announcing Magnan Metz, Magnan Metz (formerly Magnan Projects), New York NY
2009
Deviate, Schroeder Romero, New York NY
Introductions, Platform Gallery, Seattle WA (Two person exhibition)
Magnan Projects at PULSE Contemporary Art Fair, New York NY
2008
Editioned, Platform Gallery, Seattle WA
Platform Gallery at Aqua Art Miami, Miami Beach FL
Photographers' Showcase, Some Space Gallery, Seattle WA
Curated by Shaun Kardinal

2007
A Spectral Glimpse, Platform Gallery, Seattle WA
Curated by Jim O’Donnell

Photography, School of Art, University of Washington, Seattle, Pingyao International
Photography Festival, Pingyao, Shanxi Province, China
Magnan Projects at PULSE Contemporary Art Fair, New York NY
Magnan Projects at Art 212 Contemporary Art Fair, New York NY
2006
Magnan Projects at PULSE Contemporary Art Fair, Miami Beach FL
Faculty Show, University Gallery, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma WA
2005
Catalog, SOIL Art Gallery, Seattle WA
Curated by Adriana Grant, Kristen Ramirez and Dan Rhoads

Meditating America, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle WA
Curated by Ernesto Pujol

University of Washington MFA Thesis Exhibition, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle WA (catalogue)
MFA Photo Show, Sand Point Gallery, Seattle WA
Works on Paper/Small 3D, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle WA
Juried by Sara Krajewski
Xchange, Western Washington University Gallery B, Bellingham WA
2004
Coupling II: Love Fests and Fist Fights, Crawl Space Gallery, Seattle WA
Work In Progress: 1st Year MFA Show, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle WA
2003
Bemis Building Fall Art Show, Bemis Artist Studios, Seattle WA
Juried by Robert Brunz
Shift: BFA Thesis Exhibition, Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, Reno NV
Annual Student Art Show, Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, Reno NV
Juried by James Gobel
Barn Again! Celebrating an American Icon, Traveling Smithsonian Institution
Exhibition funded by the Nevada Humanities Committee (catalogue)
2002
The Pussy Show, Ruprecht Gallery, Reno NV
Photographic Abstraction Show, Blue Lyon Studio and Gallery, Reno NV
Annual Student Art Show, Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, Reno NV
Juried by Beryl Graham
2001
Art in Public Spaces, Jot Travis Student Union, University of Nevada, Reno NV
Photography Show, Gallery Qui-ui, Reno NV
Annual Student Art Show, Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, Reno NV
Juried by Marc Burns

publications/bibliography
Cari Nierenberg, "Taking a skin allergy and making it art," The Body Odd on NBCNEWS.com, April 25, 2012
"Sexto Encuentro Mundial de Arte Corporal por la artista Ariana Page Russell," Actualidad, November 21, 2011
"Ariana Page Russell Uses Body as Canvas with Skin Art," Huffington Post, October 9, 2011
Nonie Wainwright, "Faces show character and culture," Nevada News, January 07, 2011
ARam Kim, "Dressing," Photo+ magazine, Korea, June 2010
Rachel Shimp, "Artist's Face is her canvas in 'Save Face,'" Seattle Times, June 3, 2010
Tricia Parker, "Skinside Out," Phoenix New Times, March 4-10, 2010
Kim Holcomb, "Skin as Canvas," Evening Magazine, January 25, 2010
John Jenkins III and Ariana Page Russell, Dressing, Decode Books, 2009
Regina Hackett, "Ariana Page Russell: Just in Time for Tut," Another Bouncing Ball, June 28, 2009
Belisa Silva, “My Body, My Art,” Women's Wear Daily, April 2009
Regina Hackett, "Works at three galleries display the threads of an art movement," Seattle Post-Intelligencer, February 19, 2009
Freya Zang, "Skin Keeps Us Alive," VISION magazine, China, January/February 2009
Margot Quan Knight, “A Conversation with Ariana Page Russell,” NYMPHOTO, November 27, 2008
An Olaerts, “Tender Tapestry of Skin,” De Morgen magazine, Belgium, November 15, 2008
Adriana Grant, “Flushed: Artist, paint thyself,” Seattle Weekly, November 5, 2008
Wired magazine, contributing artist, issue 16.09
Michael N. Pressman, “Skin Art,” ABC News 20/20, March 14, 2008
Jen Graves, “Other Buildings, Decent People, Pink Ground,” The Stranger, November 7, 2007
Adriana Grant, “Terrain Too: A Skin Condition Becomes Art,” Seattle Weekly, November 14, 2007
Jen Graves, “Introducing Ariana Page Russell,” The Stranger, September 5, 2007
Rachel Shimp, “Edge of Seventeen: Artists reveal what gets under their skin,” Seattle Weekly,
September 5, 2007

Joanna Frueh, “Ariana Page Russell at Magnan Projects,” Art in America, March 2007
Regina Hackett, “’Catalog’ artists chart their experiences,” Seattle Post-Intelligencer,
December 23, 2005

Carrie Scott, “Information Society,” The Stranger, December 15, 2005
Andrew Engelson, SW Pick for MFA Thesis Show, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle Weekly, June 8-14 2005
Carrie Scott, “Master of _______ Arts,” MFA Catalog, Henry Art Gallery, May 2005
"Sagebrush Vernacular: Rural Architecture in Nevada", Barn Again! Celebrating an American Icon
commissioned by the Nevada Humanities Committee, 2002

grants/awards
2008
Recipient, King County Gallery 4Culture Solo Exhibition
Artist Trust Fellowship Recipient
Artist Trust Grant for Artist Projects (GAP)
2004
Marsh Scholarship in Art, University of Washington
2003
International Photography Awards, Honorable mention for “We Met That Day”
College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Grant, University of Nevada, Reno
2001-03
Art Department and General Academic Scholarships, University of Nevada, Reno

professional experience
2012
Artist Talk, Adelphi University, Garden City NY
Artist Talk, University of Nevada, Reno NV
Artist Talk, Photo Center NW, Seattle WA
2009
Artist Talk, Parsons The New School, New York NY
Artist Talk, Seattle Dermatological Society, Seattle WA
2008
Visiting Lecturer, Basic Photography, University of Washington, Seattle WA
2007
Visiting Lecturer, Basic Photography, University of Washington, Seattle WA
2006
Visiting Lecturer, Basic Photography, University of Washington, Seattle WA
Visiting Lecturer, Photography: Theory and Criticism, University of Washington, Seattle WA
Visiting Faculty, Black and White Photography, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma WA
Visiting Faculty, Color Photography, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma WA
2005
Visiting Lecturer, Basic Photography, University of Washington, Seattle WA
Visiting Lecturer, Summer Institute: Becoming Strangers, Trust, Travel and Collaboration,
University of Washington, Seattle WA
Visiting Faculty, Black and White Photography, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma WA
2004
Graduate Student Instructor of Record, Beginning Photography, University of Washington, Seattle WA
2004-05
Co-director and Co-curator, The Strange Company, Arts organization dedicated to bridging the gap
between University of Washington School of Art students and working Seattle artists

curatorial
2005
Becoming Strangers Exhibition for Summer Institute, Sand Point Gallery, Seattle WA
Coupling III: Closest Point of Union, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle WA
4 x 4 Auction Exhibition, Strange Co Fundraiser, Sand Point Gallery, Seattle WA