Russ Pope
 b. 1970, USA Lives and works in New Hampshire Instagram: russpope

Solo Exhibitions

Who’s Who University Gallery University of Massachusetts Lowell, Massachusetts March 2017

People Also Known As Gallery Portland, Oregon December 2016

Morning Workout Needles & Pens Gallery San Francisco, CA November 2016

Return to Sender Pilgrim Surf+Supply Tokyo, Japan July 2016

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

Beautiful Dreamers Lowbrow Arte e Pop Surrealism, Como, Italy October 2016

California Sun Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea Milan, Italy, September 2016

Send Whatever Also Known As Gallery Portland, Oregon June 2016

Hungry Eyes, Seeing Things Gallery San Jose, California April 2016

From Cali with Love, Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea Milan, Italy, September 2015

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

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 The Luggage Store 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 in San Francisco 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

Handle with Care ARTery Costa Mesa, California July 2006

Mixed Plates RVCA @Voice 1156 Gallery Los Angeles, California January 2006

Russ Pope and Ben Horton Compound Portland, Oregon August 2003


Orange County Artist of the Year 2013


University of Massachusetts Lowell, Massachusetts March 2015

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


“Russ Pope,” Blisss Magazine. May 2016

“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, 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 world through the prism of a pen and a paintbrush.