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Russell in Graduate Studio

University of Washington

Russell Hamilton is a practicing visual artist and educator. He has worked as a professor of Art and Design in the mediums of sculpture, painting, and mixed media.  He has taught at Wayne State University, Zayed University (UAE), and he currently teaches at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD).  Russell has exhibited widely throughout the US; Seattle, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Detroit, NYC, Skowhegan, Washington D.C., as well as, the UAE, Venice, and Japan.  His works are in both Public and Private collections.  

Russell’s received an MFA in Sculpture from the University of Washington, Seattle.  He has also attended the renowned Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (1990) and the 2021 alumni class.  He was an artist-in-resident at the Pratt Institute in Seattle for glass blowing and a one-year Artist in Resident at the prestigious Studio Museum in Harlem, NYC.

Russell has worked on a number of community projects and worked as an artist in residence at a number of community-based organizations and school districts. 

He continues with his individual studio work and is further interested in art collaborations that extend beyond the walls of the traditional gallery. 


In addition to his MFA, Russell received a BA in Political Science (Southern African Politics) from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Campus.

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