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Georgia Russell in her studio, Méru 2015. Photo: Gilles Mazzufferi
Georgia Russell in her studio, Méru 2015. Photo: Gilles Mazzufferi

Cutting out is a sort of freedom of expression. For me it’s drawing, but I draw with a scalpel.
 
Georgia Russell’s work has always been constructed around notions of rhythm and repetition – in both gesture and form – through which the artist, plunging herself into the minutiae of cutout, brings out the potential energy of the material. In her new work, the time is that of nature but also that of painting. Having investigated the possibilities offered by the old photographs and books, Georgia Russell is now engaged in a reflection on colour and abstraction. This turning point is marked by a return to traditional materials, such as the canvas and the paintbrush, although her artistic process, which never abandons the idea of creative destruction, remains anchored in her cutout technique. The artist’s canvases are the result of a painting challenge that starts with the choice of colours and culminates in the creation of landscapes, being based solely on intuitive memories. 

The stroke of the paintbrush, its direction and the rhythm of the pictorial gesture are disrupted by the direction of the scalpel cut, as well as by the contrast between empty cutout shapes and the parts of the canvas left untouched. Georgia Russell was born in 1974 in Elgin, Scotland. In 2000 she graduated from the Royal College of Art London with a MA in printmaking. Numerous solo and group shows at internationally renowned institutions are evidence of the recognition the artist receives, among them Slash. Paper under the Knife at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, or The Book Borrowers. Contemporary Artists transforming the Book at the Bellevue Arts Museum in Washington D.C.. Her work is also to be found in important private as well as public collections, among them in London’s Victoria and Albert Museum and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. Georgia Russell lives and works in Méru, France.

At the studio with Georgia Russell

© Georgia Russell and Galerie Karsten Greve

Publications

Exhibitions

Solo exhibitions
2020
Georgia Russell. Paintings

Galerie Karsten Greve AG, St. Moritz, Switzerland

2019
Georgia Russell

Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris, France

2017
Georgia Russell. The Open Window

Kunstverein Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg, Germany

2016-17
Georgia Russell. Time and Tide

Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris, France

2016
Mit dem Messer gezeichnet. Skulpturen und Bildkörper von Georgia Russell

Museum Pfalzgalerie, Kaiserslautern, Germany

2016
Mit dem Messer zeichnen. Skulpturen und Bildkörper von Georgia Russell

Bayer Kultur, Leverkusen, Germany

2015
Georgia Russell. Kunst met een scalpel

Het Noordbrabandts Museum, s’Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

2015
Georgia Russell

Lippische Gesellschaft für Kunst e.V., Schloss Detmold, Germany

2015
Georgia Russell

VIP Lounge Art Cologne, Germany (Galerie Karsten Greve / Ruinart, Reims, France)

2014
Artist of the Year: Georgia Russell

Art Brussels, Art Basel Hong Kong, Art Basel, Art Basel Miami Beach, VIP Lounge, Ruinart, Reims, France

2013
Georgia Russell. Forms of Belief

Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne, Germany

2011
Georgia Russell. Difference and Repetition

Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris, France

2011
Georgia Russell. Cutting Through Time

England & Co, London, UK

2010
Georgia Russell

Galerie Dukan & Hourdequin, Marseille, France

2010
Georgia Russell. Recent Work

Contemporary by Angela Li, Hong Kong, China

2009
Georgia Russell. Recent Work

England & Co, London, UK

2005
Georgia Russell. Recent Work

England & Co, London, UK

2005
Georgia Russell

The American University of Paris, Paris, France

2003
Georgia Russell. Paper Constructions

England & Co, London, UK

2002
Georgia Russell. Paper Constructions & Bookworks

England & Co, London, UK

2002
Georgia Russell

American University of Paris, Paris, France

1997
Georgia Russell. Honeymoon

Under the Hammer, Aberdeen, UK

Group exhibitions
2020
Paper Routes – Woman to Watch

National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C., USA

2019
Embodied Landscape

Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris, France

2018
Scharf geschnitten. Vom Scherenschnitt zum Papercut

Galerie Stihl, Waiblingen, Germany

2017
Pick & Pocket. Small is Beautiful

Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne, Germany

2017
Autumn Show

Galerie Karsten Greve AG, St. Moritz, Switzerland

2017
Summer Show

Galerie Karsten Greve AG, St. Moritz, Switzerland

2017
Künstlerräume II

Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne, Germany

2017
Spring Show

Galerie Karsten Greve AG, St. Moritz, Switzerland

2017
Schloss Kairos. Die Kunst des Augenblicks

Kasteel van Gaasbeek, Gaasbeek, Belgium

2016
Summer Show

Galerie Karsten Greve AG, St. Moritz, Switzerland

2016-17
Winter Accrochage

Galerie Karsten Greve AG, St. Moritz, Switzerland

2016
Summer Show

Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne, Germany

2015-16
Accrochage

Galerie Karsten Greve AG, St. Moritz, Switzerland

2015
Beyond Horizon. Reflection on the horizontal line

Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris, France

2015
Accrochage

Galerie Karsten Greve AG, St. Moritz, Switzerland

2014
AD intérieurs 2014

Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France

2014
Künstlerräume

Galerie Karsten Greve, Cologne, Germany

2013
Accrochage

Galerie Karsten Greve AG, St. Moritz, Switzerland

2012-13
Sculptures

Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris, France

2012
The First Cut

Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, UK

2010
On Paper II

Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris, France

2010
New Entries

Galerie Dukan & Hourdequin, Marseille, France

2009
Novel Ideas

Oakville Galleries, Ontario, CA, USA

2009
London Art Fair (with England & Co)

Business Design Centre, London, UK

2009
Bientôt 4 ans!

Galerie Dukan & Hourdequin, Marseille, France

2009
The Book Borrowers: Contemporary Artists Transforming the Book

Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA, USA

2009
Contained Thoughts

The Courtauld Institute Library Exhibition Space, London, UK

2009
Cut It Out: Contemporary Paper Cut Artists

Otter Gallery, Chichester, UK; travelling to: Southampton City Art Gallery, Southhampton, UK

2009
Slash: Paper Under the Knife

Museum of Art & Design, New York, NY, USA

2008
Culture Bound: Courtauld Institute of Art's East Wing Collection VII

Institute's East Wing, Somerset House, London, UK

2008
London Art Fair (with England & Co)

Business Design Centre, London, UK

2006
Literary Constructs: Chris Kenny, Liliane Lijn, Arthur Giardelli, Vito Drago, Rupert Spira, Georgia Russell

England & Co, London, UK

2006
London Art Fair (with England & Co)

Business Design Centre, London, UK

2005

American University Paris, Paris, France

2005
London Art Fair (with England & Co)

Business Design Centre, London, UK

2004
London Art Fair (with England & Co)

Business Design Centre, London, UK

2003
The Map Is Not the Territory iii, curated by Jane England

James Hockney Gallery, SIAD, Farnham, UK

2003
Sartorial: an exhibition of conceptual clothing, art & fashion

England & Co, London, UK

2003
Art 2003 (with England & Co)

Business Design Centre, London, UK

2002
Art 2002 (with England & Co)

Business Design Centre, London, UK

2002
English Heritage

Richmond House Exhibition, London, UK

2002
Festival Montmartre en Europe

Paris, France

2002
The Map Is Not the Territory ii

England & Co, London, UK

2001-11
Art Contemporain

Centre d’Arts Albert Chanot, Paris, France

2001
Royal Collage

Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Denmark

2001
Cité des Arts Internationale

Paris, France

2001
Kilometre Zero

Artist Event, Rue de l’Hirondelle, Paris, France

2001
Postcard Exhibition

Bowie Art at the RCA, London, UK

2000
The Show (graduate exhibition)

Royal College of Art, London, UK

2000
Mary Queen of Scots

Edinburgh Festival Exhibition, Bourne Fine Art, Edinburgh, UK

2000
Anxious Words

Waterstones, Picadilly, London, UK

2000
Mercedes Unique Artists Event

Design Museum, London, UK

1999
Interim Art

Royal College of Art, London, UK

1999
Absolute Vodka Exhibition

Royal College of Art, London, UK

1999
BBC Accommodation project

BBC Broadcasting House, London, UK

1999
Aids Awareness Exhibition

Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, UK

1998
Royal Scottish Academy Annual Exhibition

Edinburgh, UK

1998
Aberdeen Artists

Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen, UK

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