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Russell in Graduate Studio

University of Washington

Russell Hamilton is a professor of Art and Design and a practicing artist in the mediums of sculpture, painting, and mixed media.  Russell has taught at Wayne State University, Zayed University, and currently teaches at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.  He has exhibited widely throughout the US; Seattle, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Detroit, NYC, Skowhegan, and Washington D.C., as well as, the UAE and Japan.  His works are in both Public and Private collections.  Russell’s professional art career began after receiving an MFA in Sculpture from the Univesity of Washington, Seattle.  

He attended the renowned Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture as part of the class of 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.

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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