• 12th Annual Bridgeport Art Center's Art Competition

    My painting "Ubuntu" has been selected by this year's jurors for the 12th Annual Bridgeport Art Center's Art Competition. 114 artists, and 140 pieces were chosen from 617 completed Slideroom applications.

    The opening reception and awards ceremony will take place on Friday, May 17th 2024 at 7:00 pm in the 4th Floor Gallery at Bridgeport Art Center.

  • 2024 Contemporary Figuration (Apr 6 - Apr 25)

    Abend Gallery proudly announces the arrival of the fifth edition of Contemporary Figuration - a showcase of figure-based artworks that has become a staple of our gallery's offerings. Opening on April 6th at our Golden Triangle location, this group exhibit highlights the incredible talents of contemporary artists whose work celebrates the human form in all its beauty and complexity.

    Participating Artists

    Ifeoluwa Alade, Robyn Asquini, Grace Awe, Johan Barrios, Kelly Birkenruth, Elena Burykina, Ale Casanova, Andrew Cadima, Michael Carson, Mary Carroll, Andreas Claussen, Dan Cohen, Denise Dambrackas, Brad Davis, Linda Delahaye, Dana Hawk, Russell Harris, Derek Harrison, Austin Howlett, Primary Hughes, Michelle Jader, Joseph Idowu, Emma Kalff, David Kassan, Kit King, Aiden Kringen, Calvin Lai, Shana Levenson, Daire Lynch, Alexandra Manukyan, Bry Marie, Meredith Marsone, Genevieve May, Eloy Morales, Ryan Morse, Karen Offutt, Jessica Oliveras, Conrdo Lopez, Ximena Rendon, Ruby Roth, Nick Runge, Pegah Samaie, Kirsten Savage, Marc Scheff, Mark Bradley Schwartz, Amanda Seckington, Dave Seeley, Suzy Smith, Stefan Smit, Daniel Sowemimo, Clyde Steadman, Seungeun Suh, Matt Talbert, Andrada Trapnell, Kazuya Ushioda, James Van Fossan, Jon Wassom, John Wentz, Allen Williams, and Zack Zdrale

  • Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition 2024

    For 50 years, the Museum of Science and Industry has hosted the nation’s premier exhibition of African American art. The Juried Art Exhibition is a pillar of the Museum’s Black Creativity program, which showcases African American achievement in a variety of scientific, artistic, and technological fields. Each year, the Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition presents more than 100 works of art from professional and emerging Black artists from throughout the U.S.

  • "Tight" Exhibition

    This October, Denver's Gallery 1261 proudly presents a special showcase of contemporary artworks that explores the realm of high-definition realism. Curated by Anthony Waichulis, this new exhibition aims a spotlight on works some may often describe as “tight.” The exhibition will open on October 21 and the opening reception will be from 4 - 7 PM. Don't miss this opportunity to see some of the best in realism in person!

    Representational painters have long had their efforts categorized along a spectrum of definition or abstraction. On one end of that spectrum, dubbed loose, we tend to find artwork with wonderfully bold abstractions and incredibly masterful brevity. In contrast, the other end, dubbed tight, is populated with impressive realizations of great complexity and meticulous precision. Virtuosity can be found equally across the entirety of this spectrum; in the artists that can abstract a subject down to ten brushstrokes, the artists that choose to manifest that same subject with a thousand, and the countless artists chasing their own blend of definition and abstraction in between.

    Tight celebrates those that continue to redefine the landscape on the high-definition end of this spectrum of representation. The artists selected for this special showcase continue to awe and inspire with their endeavors, achieving levels of resolution and depth that elicit experiences of wonder and fascination for any viewer. Demonstrable virtuosity, compelling subject matter, and mind-blowing levels of resolution are sure to be present in many combinations—so do not miss this amazing collection of work.

    Participating artists

    Julie Beck, Gregory Block, Alexander Chistov, Dan Christian, Francisco Collado, Helen Crispino, Tony Curanaj, Rodney O'Dell Davis, Natalie Featherston, Scott Fraser, Russell Harris, Serge Marshennikov, Kevin A. Moore, Stanley Rayfield, Megan Read, Duffy Sheridan, Ruddy Taveras, Jason Walker, Anthony Waichulis, and Anna Wypych

  • Existing Between Line & Space

    Works on Paper
    Group Exhibition
    August 7 - September 25, 2020

    South Side Community Art Center
    3831 South Michigan Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60653

  • Black Creativity Exhibition

    This juried art exhibition celebrates 50 years of the Black Creativity Program, which is the longest-running exhibition of African-American Art in the nation. The exhibition will be at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, IL and is open from January 20th to March 1, 2020

  • The Smart Museum of Art

    ART SMART: Why is Black Art Hot Now? The Road to International
    September 21, 2019
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Artist Panelist: Russell Harris, Amanda Williams, and Andre Guichard

  • DuSable Museum of African American History

    Diasporal Rhythms Presents
    The Love Affair Continues
    740 E 56th Pl, Chicago, IL 60637
    October 12th through November 3, 2018

  • Group Exhibition

    Catrinas y la Calacas : A tribute to Dia de los Muertos"
    Hilliard Gallery 1820 McGee St. Kansas City, Mo 64108
    Friday November 2nd, through November 30, 2018

  • Russell Harris Solo Exhibition

    Latin School of Chicago
    59 W North Blvd, Chicago 60610
    August 24 through September 21, 2018

    Reception for the Artist, Friday, September 7th
    3:30 to 5:30 pm

  • Legacy, An Invitational Group Exhibiton

    Gallery 1261
    1412 Wazee Street,
    Denver, CO 80202
    November 7th - December 31st, 2017
    Artist reception November 7, 2017, 5:50 pm - 7:30 pm
    Location of reception: Denver Central Library, 10 W 14th Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204

  • Still Life, An Invitational Group Show

    John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
    October 7th - November 12th
    Artist Reception October 7, 2016, 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

  • Hyde Park Art Center

    "Not Just Another Pretty Face"
    Hyde Park Art Center
    5020 South Cornell Ave
    Chicago, IL, 60615
    December 9, 2016 – February 5, 2017

  • Butler Institute of American Art

    Butler Institute ff American Art 80th National Midyear Exhibition.
    June 26, 2016 to August 28, 2016
    Artist reception is from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 26th.

  • Group Exhibition

    Hard To Believe: Visual Illusion Of Reality
    Bridgeport Art Center
    Chicago, IL.
    August 19th September 30th, 2016
    Opening Reception: August 19th, 7-10PM

  • 4th Annual Bridgeport Competition

    Opening reception and award ceremony will take place on Friday, February 26th at 7PM at the Bridgeport Art Center Gallery (4th Floor).

  • Figures and Interiors

    John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
    November 20th - December 19th 2015

  • "One Man Art Exhibition"

    John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
    November 6th - 29th, 2014

  • Portrait Society of America

    2013 Member's Only: Still Life Competition
    4th Place
    Genesis of An Artist, 16x12", Oil on canvas

  • The Artist's Magazine

    Russell Harris is featured in the 2013 July/August issue of The Artist Magazine. The article is on how he mixes tone for painting alla prima portraits.

  • Russell Harris Art Exhibition

    Recent Portrait Paintings
    SEPTEMBER 6 Through SEPTEMBER 27, 2013
    Reception for the Artist
    Friday, September 6th – 4 to 7 pm
    Latin School of Chicago
    59 W. North Blvd
    Chicago, IL. 60610

  • The Museum of Realist Art

    Russell Harris is associated with The Museum of Realist Art, which is located in Boston.

    The Mission of the Museum of Realist Art: Create a world-class cultural destination in the neighborhood of East Boston by exhibiting and collecting well-crafted painting, drawing, photography and sculpture with a specific focus on realist and narrative art.

  • Still Life Exhibition

    Russell Harris will be in a group still life exhibition at the John Pence Gallery. The artists reception is on Friday, April 19th from 6 to 8 pm.

  • Artist Update and Info

    Russell Harris will have his painting "Revelation" displayed in the movie " Nightlights". http://youtu.be/L38RlIX1Dsk

    "Still Life and Tromp O'leil" Group Exhibition
    John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
    September 7 - October 6, 2012

    December 7, 1970, Baltimore, Maryland

    1994, MAT, The Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
    1993, BFA, The Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
    1991, The Schuler School of Fine Art, Baltimore, MD

    2012 March: "Kindred Visions" Blanc Gallery, Chicago, IL.
    "Portraits and Figures" John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
    2011 October: “Trompe l’Oeil” John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA "The Still Life," An Annual Invitational Group Show, Elliott Fouts Gallery, Sacramento, CA
    2010 February, “The Human Figure” John Pence Gallery, San Francisco,CA
    2010 January, “Eat, Drink, and Be Merry” John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
    2009 February, “Trompe l’Oeil” John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2009 June, “Small Works” John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
    2006 May, “The Great Frame Up Lisa Show” Michael J. Thompson Center, Chicago, IL
    2004, The New England Fire and History Museum, Cape Cod, MA
    2003, Gallery 323, New York, New York
    2003, The Cornell Museum of Art, Delray Beach, Fl
    2003, Mount Wachusett Community College, Gardner, MA 2002, Chesapeake Gallery, Bel Air, MD
    2002, Baltimore World Trade Center, Baltimore, MD
    1999, The Latin School of Chicago, Chicago, IL
    1993, Art Scape, Baltimore, MD

    2010-2011 Finalists in the Still Life Category, Art Renewal Center International ARC Salon 2010 Honorable Mention, Still Life Category, The Artist Magazine 2010 Finalist, Figurative Category,
    The Artist Magazine 2010 Finalist, Figurative Category,
    International Artist Magazine 2005 Finalist, Still Life Category, Art Renewal Center International ARC Salon
    2002 Spectrum 9
    2001 Second Place Experimental, The Artist’s Magazine

    2010, American Art Collector Magazine, January issue (Back Cover) 2009, American Art Collector Magazine, February issue
    2009, The Artist’s Magazine, April issue June
    2004, The Artist’s Magazine January
    2004, The Artist’s Magazine

    Contact Information
    Russell Harris is represented by The John Pence Gallery, 750 Post St., San Francisco, CA 94109. Phone 415-441-1138