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

 Juried Craft Shows

Juried Exhibits

Awards

 Other Basketry Work and Affiliations

Publications

 Teaching

 

Selected Volunteer Positions 

 

Selected Professional Positions

 Education

 

 

 



 

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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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