RUSS POPE, 1970, Usa. Lives and works in Massachusetts.
Russ Pope’s art draws from the social and political environment surrounding him in his daily life. Pope’s inspirations have been skateboarding, music and the creative, interesting people he encounters daily. His bold strokes, finite doodles and striking paintings are characterized by faces, still lifes and humorous events. From the early days in Central California skateboarding, drawing and attending punk shows, to his current life in New England, Russ has processed life and his interactions with his world through the prism of a pen and a paintbrush.
Selected Solo Shows: 2018, Summer People, Little Circus, Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy; All in Allston Again, Extension Gallery Boston, Massachusetts; Intercontinental, Pilgrim Surf+Supply Tokyo, Japan; See You,TRUNK (hotel),Tokyo, Japan; See You, Red Brick Warehouse Greenroom Festival Yokohama, Japan; 2017, Who’s Who, University Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Massachusetts; 2016, People, Also Known As Gallery, Portland, Oregon; Morning Workout, Needles & Pens Gallery, San Francisco, California; Return to Sender, Pilgrim Surf+Supply Tokyo, Japan; 2014, Come on, Pilgrim Orchard Extension Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts; Life Lines, Needles and Pens, San Francisco, California; 2013, Tax Included, AR4T, Laguna Beach, California; 2012, North American, Anti-Social Gallery Vancouver, British Columbia; 2011, Tiny Bubbles, Blue Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii; Change Required, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, San Luis Obispo, California; 2008, Curb Feeler, EVO Gallery Seattle, Washington; 2004, Will Travel, Foundation Gallery, Chicago, Illinois.
Select Group Shows: 2021, Traguardo Volante. Columbus e Cinelli tra arte e bicicletta, Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy; 2018, Aloha, Greenroom Gallery, Waikiki, Hawaii; Paperweight, Seeing Things Gallery San Jose, California; 2017, Juxtapoz, Clubhouse Miami, Florida; 2016, Beautiful Dreamers, Lowbrow Arte e Pop Surrealism, Como, Italy; California Sun, Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea Milan, Italy; Send Whatever, Also Known As Gallery Portland, Oregon; Hungry Eyes, Seeing Things Gallery, San Jose, California; 2015, From Cali with Love, Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea Milan, Italy; 2014, Living in Transition, Ian Ross Gallery, San Francisco, California; Chilled Air, Think Tank Gallery, Los Angeles, California; Baggage Claim, AR4T Laguna Beach, California; 2013, Supply and Demand, House of Vans, Brooklyn, New York; Off the Wall, PDX Compound Gallery, Portland, Oregon; Off the Wall, Le Grande Halle, Paris, France; Microscopic Hinges, AR4T, Laguna Beach, California; Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, Ranch and Roll, Los Angeles, California; Friendly Fire, Seven Studio, Pleasanton, California; Concrete Thread, Seeing Things Gallery, San Jose, California; 2011; Our Schedule is Change, Space 1026, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Suburban Nightmare, Hibbleton Gallery, Fullerton, California; Bought and Sold in San Francisco, Needles and Pens, San Francisco, California; 2010, Modern Primative, Lurkage Wesc, Los Angeles, California; True+True=Forever, Hope Gallery, Los Angeles, California; 2009, Weekend Pacifists, Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles, California; 2008, Clowns Corey, Helford Gallery, Los Angeles, California; 2006, Handle with Care, ARTery, Costa Mesa, California; 2003, Russ Pope and Ben Horton, Compound Portland, Oregon.