My work addresses the traditional, often figurative and romantic notions of beauty in conversation with the quotidian object. It takes on a sort-of absurd construction of dialogue. There's a drama that occurs between the everydayness of contemporary objects and the aura of historical painting. It stages the easy indifference of the present propped up by the glory of the past. This contrariety is where my work finds its legs. The space between store-bought tennis balls, concrete, duct tape and a really meaty oil painting is what I am currently interested in.
2012. M.F.A. Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA.
2009. B. A. Keystone College, La Plume, PA.
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018. Absurd Constructions of Dialogue, The Workshop. Vineyard Haven, MA.
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
2017. Strong, Tender and True, Brob Din Gnag. Pheonixville, PA.
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. Over Consumption/Under Construction , Mr. Beast Gallery. Savannah, GA.
Art Hamptons , The Richard J. Demato Gallery. Bridgehampton, NY.
2018. Noto, Russ. Flowers and Concrete. Philadelphia, PA.
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.
2010 - 2018. Savannah College of Art and Design, Permanent Collection, Savannah, GA.
Montreal, QC, Beijing, CHN, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, New
York, Pennsylvania, Washington.
2010. Painting Memorial Endowed Scholarship. Savannah College of Art and
Design, Savannah, GA.
Flowers and Concrete