RUSS MILLS

Born: 1971 Exeter, Devon. UK

Art Schooling:

Nothbrook College, West Sussex 1990-1992
Leeds Metropolitan University 1992-1995

Graduated from Leeds Met University in 1995 after completing a BA in Graphic Art and Design, specialising in Experimental Film and Animation. After finding gainful employment in various non-creative institutions went back to basics and began work with pen, pencil and computer.
Has spent almost 20 years crafting skills, absorbing influences from every facet of visual culture and archiving found objects and ephemera to substantiate his work. He has worked as a freelance illustrator with numerous clients in publishing and entertainment, more recently pursuing the more traditional gallery/exhibitive path with solo shows in London and Bristol and group exhibits in the U.S. Numerous sell out print releases and coverage worldwide.
His current work is an clash of styles from classical to pop surrealism, focusing predominantly on the human form, though also abstracting elements from nature and the animal kingdom. Covering subjects such as superficiality and isolation progressing into more socio-political expressions.

EXHIBITIONS

Solo Show--Soup Gallery.DITCHLING 2001
Group Show--Philtre Gallery.BRIGHTON 2001
Group Show--Coningsby Gallery. LONDON 2008
Solo Show--Red Propeller Gallery. BRISTOL 2008
Group Show--Vyner St Gallery. LONDON 2008
Group Show--Ultralounge. Selfridges. LONDON 2009
Group Show--Dreweatts Urban Art Auction 2009
Group Show--T+P Fine Art. PHILADELPHIA 2009
Solo Show--Signal Gallery. LONDON 2009
Group Show--Weapon of Choice Gallery. BRISTOL 2009
Group Show--Dreweatts Urban Art Auction 2010
Group Show--Metropolitan University. LEEDS 2010
Solo Show--Red Propeller Gallery. DEVON 2010
Solo Show--Signal Gallery. LONDON 2010

CLIENTS

U.S. Playstation Magazine
Future Publishing- Imagine FX Magazine
The Royal Court Theatre
Arbor Snowboards
Tru-Thoughts Recordings
Them London
Leaders Edge Magazine
MDE Records.UK
Ad-Noiseam Records.GERMANY