Curriculum Vitae


2013NIC Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition, Curated by Liz Larsen, Campbell River Art Gallery, Campbell River, BC

2012Exchanges, Solo Exhibition, Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam, BC Canada

2009Migration/Immigrant Stories, Solo Exhibition, Richmond Art Gallery, BC
 Alternative Identities, Curated by Ed Varney, Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam, BC
 What use, Art History? Curated by Ann Rosenberg, BC Touring Exhibition: Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam, BC

2008Drift 2008, International Exhibition, Illuminate Productions, Curated by Caroline Jones,
 An outdoor art exhibition, Thames River, London, UK
 What use, Art History? Curated by Ann Rosenberg, BC Touring Exhibition:
 The Art Gallery of The South Okanagan, Penticton, BC and the Comox Valley Art Gallery, Courtenay, BC

2007Mirror, Mirror, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC

2006Art and Ideas, Eighteen Artists from Home and Abroad, Guest curated by Elizabeth Russell,
 Comox Valley Art Gallery and Alternative Venues, Courtenay, BC
 Working without a Net, Mayworks 2006, Curated by Bill Freizen and Marci Katz, Oceanside Art Gallery, Parksville, BC

2005Art of Work, Mayworks 2005, Curated by Bill Freizen and Marci Katz, Oceanside Art Gallery, Parksville, BC

2003Artropolis, The Human Image in the Landscape, Curated by Ed Varney, CBC Building, Vancouver, BC

2001Street Works, Solo Installation, Camberwell Arts Week, Alternative Space, London, UK
 Elizabeth Russell,, Online gallery, London, UK

2000Cop Shop, Curated by Mark Mc Gowan, Camberwell Police Station, Solo Installation, Camberwell, London, UK
 Hatty Lee and Liz Russell, Solo project, Camberwell Grove, Alternative Space, Camberwell, London, UK
 Soft City, Curated by Hatty Lee and Elizabeth Russell, word.image.sound. HOUSE, sponsored by, Camberwell,
 London, UK

1999Non-Stop Opening, Curated by Eva Benasson, Central Point Gallery, Denmark Place, Soho, London, UK
 Brewery Show, Curated by Erik Nelson, Brad Clark and Ted Evans, Granville Island, Alternative Space, Vancouver, BC

1998ADHOCRACY, International Exhibition, Curated by Silke Thoss, Solo Installation, Galerie Herold, Bremen, Germany
 Turn On, Curated by Elizabeth Russell, Camberwell Arts Week, Camberwell, London, UK
 Sweetie, Curated by Luke Oxley, Four Selected Graduates From Across The UK, Levi’s Gallery, Regent Street, London, UK

1997Spinning, Solo Installation, Bagley’s Lane Studios, London, UK
 Chelsea College of Art and Design Graduate Exhibition, Bagley’s Lane, London, UK

1996Maternal Inheritance, Curated by Terri Nurmi, Community Arts Council of Vancouver, BC


2008Illuminate Productions, Drift 2008 Open Submission Competition, London, UK
2000Artist Grant from The London Arts Board, The City of London, UK
1998Canada Council Travel Grant to Germany, Canada
1996British Columbia Cultural Award, BC Arts Council, Canada
1995Honorable Mention, Helen Pitt Award, ECIAD, Vancouver, Canada
1994Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design Scholarship, Vancouver, Canada


2012Warren, Janis. ‘’Home is where the heart is”, TRI-CITY ARTS, Coquitlam, BC 29TH Aug
2012Nicol, Janet, “Elizabeth Russell, Exchanges”, Galleries West Fall/Winter 2012, BC 31st Aug
2009Hoekstra, Matthew, "A tale of two coats" the Richmond REVIEW, Richmond, BC 17th Sept
2009Johnson, Mia, "Elizabeth Russell: Migration/Immigrant Stories", Preview The Gallery Guide. Vancouver, BC Sept/Oct
2009Payne, Sarah. "Artists explore alternative identities" TRI-CITY ARTS, Coquitlam, BC 12TH May
2008Roberts, Chris, "Drift 2008", Londonist Review. London, UK 29th Sept
1998Lusher. Tim, "Turn On", Hot Tickets, Evening Standard. London, UK 23rd June
1998Kent, Sarah, "Sweety", Time Out Magazine Ltd. London, UK 3rd June


2009Beavis, Lynn and Rosenberg, Ann, Richmond Art Gallery,
 Migration/Immigrant Stories, Elizabeth Russell, RAG Brochure, Richmond, BC 7th Sept
2008Jones, Caroline, Drift 08, Illuminate Productions, London, UK 26th Sept
2006Rosenberg, Ann, “Art from the Global Village”, Comox Valley Art Gallery Catalogue Essay, Vancouver, BC 2nd August
2005Lynch, Bill, “Working without a Net”, Mayworks Exhibition, Oceanside Gallery, Parksville, BC April


Private collections in the UK and Canada


2000-01Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PCET) University of Greenwich, UK
1996-97Masters of Fine Art, Combined Media, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, UK
1992-95BFA, Painting, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver, Canada
1988-90Fine Art Diploma, Langara Campus, VCC, Vancouver, Canada


Present- 2003North Island College, Fine Art Department, Courtenay, BC
 Painting, Drawing and other studio courses.

2008-2002Continuing Education, North Island College, Courtenay, BC
 Drawing, Painting, and art seminars such as ‘Preparing Your Portfolio’.

2008-2002Continuing Studies, Malaspina University-College, (VIU) Nanaimo, BC
 ‘Preparing Your Portfolio’ at the Parksville and Nanaimo Campus.

2001- 2000Richmond upon Thames College, Twickenham, London, UK
 Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking and Mixed Media.

2000Workshops in the Schools, Sculpture and mixed media, Wales, UK


Present 2013Board Member for the Comox Valley Art Gallery, Courtenay, BC
2012Artist Talk /Workshops at the Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam, BC
 Art workshops at Glen Pine Pavilion, Port Moody Secondary and Immigrant Services Society of BC
 Juror for the Campbell River Arts Festival, Campbell River, BC
2011/08/06Juror for the Campbell River & District Public Art Gallery, Annual Member’s Exhibition Campbell River, BC
2011/06Juror for The Muir Art Gallery CVCAC, Courtenay, BC
2010Artist Presentation at North Island College, Courtenay, BC
 Juror for the Comox Valley Art Gallery 2010/11 Exhibition Submissions, Courtenay, BC
2009Artist Talk and Workshops at the Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, BC
 Volunteer teaching workshops for new immigrants at the Richmond Multicultural Concerns Society, Richmond, BC
2008Art Talk Drift 2008, International Exhibition, Illuminate Productions, London, UK
2006Guest Curator’s Art Talk Comox Valley Art Gallery, Courtenay, BC
2005Juror for the Oceanside Community Arts Council, Parksville, BC
2005-03Board Member for artist group A. T. Eight Artropolis Society, Vancouver, BC
2004Artropolis Road Show Curator and Coordinator with Ed Varney tour to BC Art Galleries
2003Volunteer work / Jury duty for the CVCAC Muir Art Gallery, Courtenay, BC