In my work I examine the way our personal, cultural and political narratives are shaped by a sense of rigid identity and the dominant understanding of history as a series of events fixed in our past, forever unchanging. My view is that our histories are always before us, to be constantly altered and reinterpreted moment to moment. I work mostly with found images, audio, video and text, recontextualizing these materials in an effort to illuminate hidden qualities and discover new relationships.
Artist Bio / CV
Adie Russell was born in Pittsburgh, PA but grew up in Europe, completing her high school education in England. She attended The New School and Parsons School of Design BA/BFA program in Creative Writing and Painting, graduating in 1994.
Exhibitions include Dreamy at the ZieherSmith Gallery in New York and Projects ‘06 at the Carriage House of the Islip Art Museum in Islip, Long Island, Flat, Square and on the Wall curated by Annette Lemieux at F.P.A.C Gallery in Boston, MA and City Guns at the Contemporary Artist’s Center in North Adams, MA.
In the past few years she has attended residencies in Italy, South Africa and Salem, NY. She is also a founding member of M80, a team of artists who use benevolent guerrilla tactics to offer hopeful solutions to issues facing the art world. She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.