Bio

RUSS MILLS

Born: 1971, UK

Art Schooling:
Northbrook College, West Sussex 1990-1992
Leeds Metropolitan University 1992-1995

Graduated Leeds Met University in 1995 after completing a BA in Graphic Art and Design, specialising in Experimental Film and Animation. After finding gainful employment in various non-creative institutions went back to basics and began work with pen, pencil and computer.

Having spent more than 20 years crafting skills, absorbing influences from every facet of visual culture and archiving found objects and ephemera to substantiate his work he has worked as a freelance illustrator with numerous clients in publishing and entertainment, more recently pursuing the more traditional gallery/exhibitive path with solo shows in London and Bristol and group exhibits in the U.S. Numerous sell out print releases and coverage worldwide.

Current work is an clash of styles from classical to pop surrealism, focusing predominantly on the human form though abstracting elements from nature and the animal kingdom. Covering subjects such as superficiality and isolation progressing into more socio-political expressions.

EXHIBITIONS

Solo Show SOUP Gallery DITCHLING 06-2001

Group Show Coningsby Gallery. LONDON 06-2008

Solo Show Red Propeller Gallery. BRISTOL 08- 2008

Group Show Vyner St Gallery. LONDON 10-2008

Group Show Ultralounge. Selfridges. LONDON 02-2009

Group Show Dreweatts Urban Art Auction 02-2009

Group Show T+P Fine Art. PHILADELPHIA 05-2009

Solo Show Signal Gallery. LONDON 06-2009

Group Show Weapon of Choice Gallery. BRISTOL 09-2009

Group Show Dreweatts Urban Art Auction 02-2010

Group Show Metropolitan University. LEEDS 03-2010

Solo Show Red Propeller Gallery. DEVON 07-2010

Solo Show Signal Gallery. LONDON 11-2010

Group Show Stolen Space. LONDON 12-2010

Group Show Red Propeller Gallery. DEVON 10-2012

Group Show Red Propeller Gallery. DEVON 12-2017

CLIENTS
Marvel Entertainment
Radisson Red
Stylorouge
U.S. Playstation Magazine
Future Publishing- Imagine FX Magazine
The Royal Court Theatre
Arbor Snowboards
Tru-Thoughts Recordings
Them London
Leaders Edge Magazine
MDE Records.UK
Ad-Noiseam Records.GERMANY
Missile Records.FRANCE
Knee Deep In Sleep Clothing
Adidas