Russ Pope

b. 1970, USA Lives and works in Massachusetts
instagram: russpope

Select Solo Exhibitions

Come on Pilgrim Orchard Extension Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts. November 2014
Life Lines Needles and Pens San Francisco, California. February 2014
Tax Included AR4T Laguna Beach, April 2013
North American Anti-Social Gallery Vancouver, British Columbia, August 2012
Tiny Bubbles Blue Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, December 2011
Change Required San Luis Obispo Museum of Art San Luis Obispo, California, March 2011
Curb Feeler EVO Gallery Seattle, Washington, February 2008
Will Travel Foundation Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, 2004

Select Group Exhibitions

OC Weekly Best Artists Max Bloom Gallery Fullerton, California February and March 2015
Automatic Clips Hawaii Honolulu, Hawaii, December 2014
Air Mail Beames Tokyo, Japan, September 2014
Living in Transition Ian Ross Gallery, San Francisco, California, September 2014
Chilled Air Think Tank Gallery Los Angeles, California, June 2014
Baggage Claim AR4T Laguna Beach, California, April 2014 Laguna Beach, CA
Supply and Demand House of Vans, Brooklyn, New York November 2013
Off the Wall PDX Compound Gallery Portland, Oregon, November 2013
Off the Wall Le Grande Halle Paris, France, August 2013
Microscopic Hinges AR4T Laguna Beach, California, April 2013
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Ranch and Roll Los Angeles, California, March 2013
Friendly Fire Seven Studio Pleasanton, California, March 2013
Concrete Thread Seeing Things Gallery, San Jose, California, February 2013
10th Anniversary Show Needles and Pens San Francisco, California, January 2013
Supply and Demand House of Vans, Brooklyn, New York, September 2012
Our Schedule is Change Space 1026 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. November 2011
Supply and Demand House of Vans, Brooklyn, New York. September 2011
Suburban Nightmare Hibbleton Gallery Fullerton, California, July 2011
Bought and Sold Needles and Pens San Francisco, California, March 2011
III@III 111 Mina Gallery. San Francisco, California, January 2011
Modern Primative Lurkage Wesc Los Angeles, California, April 2010
True+True=Forever Hope Gallery Los Angeles, California, January 2010
The North County Invitational Cal’s Pharmacy Portland, Oregon, June 2009
Spare Change Hibbleton Gallery Fullerton, California, March 2009
Weekend Pacifists Subliminal Projects Los Angeles, California, August 2009
Clowns Corey Helford Gallery Los Angeles, California, November 2008
Mixed Plates RVCA @Voice 1156 Gallery Los Angeles, California, January 2006
Handle with Care ARTery Costa Mesa, CA, July 2006
Russ Pope and Ben Horton, Compound Portland, Oregon, August 2003


OC Artist of the Year 2013


Parsons School of Design New York City, New York 2011, 2012, 2013


“The Canvas Life: Russ Pope,” Staf Magazine. June 2015
“Russ Pope,” Warp Magazine. May 2015
“Video Interview with Russ Pope,” Transworld Skateboarding. April 2015
“Interview in the Van,” Loud Ones #19. April 2015
“Russ Pope,” Warp Magazine. January 2014
“Interview with Russ Pope.” We are Looking Sideways. January 2014
“Russ Pope,” Blue Surfside Style Magazine. December 2013
“Interview with Russ Pope,” International Skateboarding Film Festival November 2013
“Russ Pope: A Social Commentary,” Beached Days. Summer 2013
“Check Out: Russ Pope,” Bliss Magazine. February 2013
“Interview with Russ Pope” The Ground Magazine by Daniel Rolnik April 2012
“Time and Space: Supply and Demand,” Off the Wall TV. Part 1 and Part 2. September 2011
“Artist Profile: Russ Pope,” Juxtapoz. September 2010
“Some Artist,” GrindTV. Matt Bauer. January 2009
“Brave ART presents: Russ Pope,” Brave ART. February 2008
“Q&A with Russ Pope” 411: Issue 14.3
“Creating on the Right,” Strength Magazine: Vol.8 Issue 2. February 2003


Russ Pope’s art draws from the social and political environment surrounding him in his daily life. Pope’s inspirations have been skateboarding, music and the creative people and interesting people he encounters daily. His bold strokes, finite doodles and striking paintings are characterized by faces, still lifes and humorous events. From the early days in Central California skateboarding, drawing and attending punk shows, to his current life in New England, Russ has processed life and his interactions with his surroundings through the prism of a pen and paint brush.