Russ Pope b. 1970, USA

Lives and works in Massachusetts Instagram: russpope


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

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 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 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 VansmBrooklyn, 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, CA, July 2006

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

Russ Pope and Ben Horton, Compound Portland, Oregon, August 2003



OC Artist of the Year 2013



UMASS Lowell 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.