About the exhibition

This exhibition presents a survey of the recent work of Charlottesville-based artist Russ Warren. Born in Washington, DC, in 1951, Warren taught painting and printmaking at Davidson College from 1978 – 2008. His artistic inspirations include Spanish masters such as Velázquez, Goya and Picasso, as well as Mexican folk art and contemporary art. Warren melds these inspirations into his own unique synthesis of symbols and imagery, employing line and color as well as wild variations in scale and shadow. Full of both humor and pathos, Warren’s paintings, prints and sculptures run the gamut of emotions, and reflect a lifetime spent contemplating and creating art.

Russ Warren received a BFA from the University of New Mexico, and an MFA from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He has participated in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States, and was additionally selected to participate in the Venice Biennale in 1984. His work is included in the permanent collections of the New Orleans Museum of Art, the North Carolina Museum of Art, and the Indianapolis Museum of Art, among others.