Christopher Russell (b. 1974 in Sacramento, CA) received his BFA from The California College of Arts and Crafts, and his MFA from the Art Center College of Design, CA. Employing scratched and abraded photographs, incised glass, paint, and writing, his imagery is often ambiguous and fractured, reflecting his exploration of the darker aspects of the human psyche. Alongside his fine art practice, Russell produced the zine Bedwetter and authored numerous books that blend imagery with written narratives in nontraditional ways.
Russell’s work appears in two dozen museum collections, including museums of contemporary art in Los Angeles, Chicago, San Diego and Antwerp. In 2009, he produced a solo exhibition as part of the Hammer Museum's "Hammer Projects" series. Notable group exhibitions include the Tokyo Institute of Photography, The Norton Museum, Armory Center for the Arts, White Columns, De Appel Arts Center (Netherlands), Oakland Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and more. His work has been the subject of positive review by the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Huffington Post, Artillery, Frieze, and Artforum, among others. A solo exhibition is forthcoming at Upfor in April 2017.