My work is an absurd  construction of dialogue.  I stray from any narrative imposition in my work, but more importantly present a set of circumstances  to operate within.  My intention is to take the traditional, often figurative and romantic notions of beauty in painting and isolate them as separate materials within an experience.  These ideas wait to and from the quotidian in my work.  It is, for example, the illogical and absurd space between a really sensual oil painting, a concrete block and store bought tennis balls that I am currently interested in.

 

* Note on “text”

   The text element in my work puts the viewer in a position where they can become a part of the work.  The “reader" becomes the performer of a piece and therefore intertwined with the compositional elements provided.  This relationship also serves as the figurative element in these works.

 

 

b.  1985

 

 

EDUCATION

 

2012.    M.F.A. Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA.

 

2009.    B. A. Keystone College, La Plume, PA.

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2012.  Users, AFA Gallery, Scranton, PA.

 

2011.   A Plastic Farm Reflection, Little Beasts Gallery.  Savannah, GA.

 

             Natural Artifice, Richard J. Demato Gallery.  Sag Harbor, NY.

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2015.   Scope:  Miami, Galerie C. O. A.   Montreal, QC.

 

            Mute, Galerie  C. O. A.   Montreal, QC.

 

            Landfall, Gutstein Gallery, Savannah, GA.

 

            Scope: New York, Galerie C. O. A.  Montreal, QC.

 

2014.   Play, Galerie C. O. A.  Montreal, QC.

 

            It's Not the Size that Counts, The Workshop.  Vineyard Haven, MA.

 

            The Vicinity of Objects, A. F. A Gallery.  Scranton, PA.

 

2013.   Decked Out, Everhart Museum, Scranton, PA.

 

2012.   Small Works 2012, Gutstein Gallery.  Savannah, GA.

 

            It's a Small, Small World, Family Business.  New York, NY.

 

2011.  Mr. Beast Gallery: Over Consumption/Under Construction, Savannah, GA.

 

            Art Hamptons, The Richard J. Demato Gallery.  Bridgehampton, NY.

 

 

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

2016.   Fresh Paint Magazine.  Issue #13.  New York, NY.

 

            Savannah Homes.  Summer 2016.  Savannah, GA.

 

2014.   New American Paintings: Northeast #110, Boston, MA.

 

2013.   Mikrokosmos: An Interview with Russ Noto, Wichita, KS.

 

2011.   American Art Collector: Artifice, Scottsdale, AZ.

 

 

COLLECTIONS

 

            Savannah College of Art and Design, Permanent Collection, Savannah, GA.

 

            Montreal, QC, Beijing, CHN, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington.

 

 

HONORS

 

2010.    Painting Memorial Endowed Scholarship. Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA.

I am happy to provide a list of available works upon request.

 

Thank you!

 

russ@russnoto.com

 

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