Russell J Revock (Russ)
MFA, Ohio University, 1988
B.A., Cleveland State University, 1986
|Russ has been a college educator in Northeast Ohio for over 18 years. He began teaching in the Cleveland State University Art Department in 1999 as a part-time Lecturer and joined the full-time faculty in 2004. Working in both printmaking and painting, he combines overtones of contemporary Surrealism and the spirit of German Expressionism with a meticulous technique to explore themes of existential despair and emotional conflict. Since 1988, his work has been exhibited in 24 states, Canada, France, China, Korea, Turkey, Denmark, and the UK.
More information and examples of his work can be found at www.russrevock.com
|Honors and Awards:|
|Faculty Merit Award for Creative Achievement, 2013.
Faculty Merit Award for Creative Achievement, 2012.
Named one of 50 "Most Engaging Instructors" at CSU in this survey, which solicited nominations from students enrolled in 100- and 200-level courses. 2012.
The Charles & Dominique Inge Award, 15th Annual Rio Brazos Art Exhibition, Langdon Cultural Center, Tarleton State University, Granbury, TX, 2011.
Honorable Mention, "Pinnacle," Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL, 2010.
First Place Award, "Surreal Salon," Baton Rouge Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA, 2010.
Third Place Award, "Digital Diversity -- 2009 Digital Juried Open," Topanga Canyon Gallery, Topanga, CA, 2009.
Juror's Merit Award, 11th Annual Rio Brazos Art Exhibition, Tarleton State University-Fort Worth, Granbury, TX, 2007.
The Dutch & Andrea Wellman Award for Excellence in Technique, 11th Annual Rio Brazos Art Exhibition, Tarleton State University-Fort Worth, Granbury, TX, 2007.
Juror's Award for Best of Show, Ohio All-Media Art Competition, Ashland University, 2007.
Purchase Award, 13th Biennial Small Print Exhibition, Purdue University Galleries, 2001.
Honorable Mention, "Fantasy In Art," Beck Center For The Cultural Arts, Lakewood, OH, 1995.
Honorable Mention, Eighth Miniature Print Exhibition, Binghamton, NY, 1993.
Juror's Award, "Drawing 1992," Brigham Young University, 1992.
Honorable Mention, Seventh Annual Miniature Print Exhibition, Binghamton New York, 1992.
Juror's Award for Best of Show, Akademeia Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio, 1992.
John J. Karpick Memorial Award for Drawing, Knickerbocker Artists New York, 1991.
Premier Prix, Miniature Category, Salon d'Oeuvres sur Papier de Montreal, 1990.
Juror's Award for Prints, Fine Arts Association, Willoughby, Ohio, 1989.
|Creative and Activities:|
|(RECENT EXHIBITIONS THAT HAVE INCLUDED RUSS'S WORK)
23rd National Parkside Small Print Exhibition, University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Juried.
34th Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition, Bradley University Galleries, Peoria, IL. Juried biennial.
National Juried Exhibition 2013, Chowan University, Murfreesboro, NC.
"4U: Printmaking Students and Faculty," Zygote Press, Cleveland, OH. Group invitational featuring work from four Northeast Ohio universities/colleges.
The 10th Hartnett Biennial of American Prints, University of Richmond Museums, Richmond, VA.
"Drean States and Detritus," Harry Krug Gallery, Pittsburg State Univerity, Pittsburg, KS. Solo exhibition.
76th National Midyear Exhibition, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH.
"Hand-Pulled: Ohio Printmakers," ArtSpace/Lima, Lima Ohio.
32nd Annual National Print Exhibition, Artlink Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN.
"Portraiture: Three Twists," Maude Kerns Art Center, Eugene, OR. Three-person exhibition.
27th Annual International Exhibition, Meadows Gallery, University of Texas at Tyler.
The Northeast Ohio Print Invitational, Fawick Gallery, Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, OH.
"2307 Chester Ave., The Last Exhibition," Cleveland State University Art Gallery, Cleveland, OH. An invitational exhibition featuring 32 CSU alumni from the past 35 years and marking the final show in the gallery's Chester Avenue facility.
15th Annual Rio Brazos Art Exhibition, Langdon Cultural Center at Tarleton State University, Granbury, TX.
7th Annual Painting, Drawing & Printmaking Exhibition, Dario Gallery, Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth, FL.
88th Annual Spring Show, Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA.
"5 Decades of the Fantastic," Murphy Hill Gallery, Chicago, IL.
"Somnambulist," 4Art Inc Gallery, Chicago, IL. National juried exhibition of work inspired by dreams.
"Pinnacle," Foster-Tanner Fine Arts Center, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL.
"Digital Art Extravaganza," Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY. International juried exhibition of works in digital print media.
"60x60," CSU Art Gallery. Traveling exhibition featuring 60 prints acquired by Purdue University over 28 years from their biennial "Sixty Square Inches" juried small print competition.
"Altered," University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL. National juried exhibition of experimental photography.
"Surreal Salon," Baton Rouge Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA. Second annual national multi-media exhibition of contemporary surrealism.
(A full list of exhibitions since 1988 is available at www.russrevock.com)
Introduction to Two-Dimensional Art and Design
|Student Affairs Committee (Department of Art). Faculty Adviser to the Student
Organization of Fine Art, August 2004 to present; primary coordinator and adviser for the Annual Merit Scholarship, August 2008 to present.
Academic Standards Committee (College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences). First term:
July 2006 to June 2007. Second term: July 2007 to June 2009. Third term: July 2009 to June 2011. Fourth term: July 2011 to present. Served as Chair, Fall 2009 to present.
Curriculum Committee (Department of Art), August 2006 to present. Served as Chair,
Academic Years 2006/2007, 2007/2008, and 2011/2012.
University and Community Committee (Department of Art), September 2005 to July 2008.
Ohio Board of Regents' Articulation and Transfer Advisory Council Faculty Subcommittee,
Studio/Fine Arts Transfer Assurance Guide Review. First Term: Summer 2006 to Summer 2007. Second Term: Summer 2007 to Summer 2008. Third Term: Ongoing, intermittent duties since Summer 2008.
|Awards Juror, Northwest Ohio Community Art Exhibition, Bowling Green State University, July 2011. Invited to serve as one of two judges distributing awards for outstanding work.
Gallery Talk, Cleveland State University Art Gallery, January 20, 2010. Discussed various prints and printmaking techniques on view in the "60x60" traveling national exhibition.
Awards Judge, Student Art Exhibition, Bay High School, Bay Village, OH, May 2009.
Awards Judge, Student Art Exhibition, Westlake High School, Westlake, OH, May 2009.
Juror, Annual Student Exhibition, Lorain County Community College, Elyria, OH, March 2009.
Juror, 21st Annual Clifton Arts and Music Festival, Cleveland, OH, June 2008.
Juror, Annual Student Exhibition, Cuyahoga Community College - Western Campus (Parma, OH), April 2008.
Juror, 20th Annual Clifton Arts and Music Festival, Cleveland, OH, June 2007.
Consultant to The Psychological Corporation, San Antonio, TX, and author Tania Jarosewich, Ph.D., in the Artistic Domain validity study of the Gifted Rating Scales development project, November, 2002.
Juror, 22nd Annual Regional Scholastic Art Competition, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, 2002. Served as one of three jurors in the Painting category.
Member, Board of Advisors, Akademeia Gallery, Cleveland, OH, 1993-1994.