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 Lois Russell

120 W. Newton Street

Boston, Massachusetts 02118

lorussell@hotmail.com

www.loisrussell.com

Studio: 450 Harrison Avenue, Boston, Suite 304

 

Contemporary Fiber Artist  2001 to present

Gallery Affiliations

  • Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts since 2008
  • Hold Everything, George Marshall Store Gallery, York, Maine 2010

 Juried Craft Shows

  • CraftBoston 2011 and 2012
  • South End Open Studios 2009, 2010

Juried Exhibits

  • 9X9X3: New Visions, Lobby Gallery, 1155 Avenue of the Americas, New York
  • Crossing Lines, 2011 World Financial Center, New York
  • The Teapot Redefined: Group Invitational Show, 2011, Mobilia, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • The Vessel Redefined, 2011,  Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge Massachusetts
  • All Things Considered VI, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts
  • Craftforms 2010, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, Pennsylvania
  • All Things Considered IV, 2008, Arrowmont School, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
  • Artes Mixtas de New England, 2007, la Galeria Sophia Wanamaker del Centro Cultural Costarricense Norteamericano, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Materials: Hard & Soft, 2007, Denton Art Center, Denton, Texas
  • deCordova Faculty Show, 2007, Lincoln, Massachusetts
  • Members’ Show, 2007, Fiber Art Center, Amherst, Massachusetts
  • Decordova Faculty Show, 2006, Lincoln, Massachusetts
  • Crafts National, 2006, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • Fuller Craft Members Exhibition, 2005, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts
  • deCordova Faculty Show, 2005, Lincoln, Massachusetts
  • Tradition and Innovation III; 2005, National Basketry Organization, Tahoe, Nevada
  • Nothing New 2005: Fiber Art from Recycled Materials; 2005, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • deCordova Faculty Show, 2004, Lincoln, Massachusetts
  • Baskets 2002: New Perspectives on an Ancient Tradition, Guilford (CN) Handcraft Center
  • Craftforms 2006, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, Pennsylvania
  • Basketry International, 2006, National Basketry Organization, Athens, Ohio

Awards

  • CraftBoston 2011 Award of Distinction, Emily Zilber, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Juror’s Award, Craftforms 2010, Jane Milosch, Smithsonian
  • Juror’s Award, Materials: Hard & Soft, 2007, Denton Art Center, Denton, Texas

 Other Basketry Work and Affiliations

  • President and Board Member, National Basketry Organization. 2011 to present
  • Overseer, deCordova Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts, 2007 to present
  • Co-chair Board of Overseers, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts 2009 to present
  • Juror, Waves of Tradition, 2006, Northeast Basketmakers Guild
  • Curator, Traditional Craft-Contemporary Art; 2004 international juried exhibition at the New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire

Publications

  • Cover article, NBO Quarterly Magazine, 2010
  • Two works included in 500 Baskets, Lark Publishing
  • Photo and article in Craft Report, October 2003

 Teaching

  • National Basketry Organization Biennial Conference, 2011
  • deCordova Museum, 2003 to present
  • Seattle Guild retreat, 2006, 2008
  • Cambridge Center for Adult Education, 2001-2003

 

Selected Volunteer Positions 

  • 1988 to present, Public Representative on the Committee on Clinical Investigation which reviews research protocols using human subjects, Children’s Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1999 -2005, 2011 to present, Board member, Planned Parenthood of Massachusetts, currently chair of Nominating Committee
  • 1989 – 1996, Board Member and Chair of Young Audiences of Massachusetts
  • 1988-1994, Elected member of School Committee, Lexington, Massachusetts

 

Selected Professional Positions

  • 1988-2001 Part-time consultant with a private firm specializing in non-profit and public board development.
  • 1984-1985 Journalism Instructor, Communications Department, Stanford University
  • 1980-1988 Freelance journalist specializing in national education coverage, published regularly in The Boston Globe and The Christian Science Monitor.
  • 1978-80 Reporter for the Worcester Telegram and Gazette, Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 1973 – 1977 Secondary English teacher, Reading, Massachusetts

 Education

  • Simmons College BA, English and Education
  • Stanford University MA in Communications

 

 

 



 

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