Russell J Revock (Russ)
 Title: Associate Professor
 Dept: Art
 Office: MB 219A
 Phone: 216-687-2099
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. MB 219A, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Printmaking, Painting
MFA, Ohio University
B.A., Cleveland State University
Brief Bio:
Professor Revock has been a college educator in Northeast Ohio for nearly 20 years.  He began teaching here at CSU as a part-time Lecturer in 1999 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 26 US states, Canada, France, China, Korea, Turkey, Bulgaria, Poland, Denmark, and the UK.

More information and examples of his work can be found at
Honors and Awards:
Purchase Award, "Americas 2015: Paperworks," Northwest Art Center, Minot State University, Minot, ND, 2015.

Merit Award, "Americas 2015: Paperworks," Northwest Art Center, Minot State University, Minot, ND, 2015.

Faculty Merit Award for Creative Achievement, 2014.

Juror's Award, 91st Annual Spring Show, Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA, 2014.

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:


[Scheduled April 24 - May 27] 35th Annual National Print Exhibition, Artlink Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN. Show travels through early 2016. Juried.

[Scheduled April 9 ¿ July 15] University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, WI. 24th Parkside National Small Print Exhibition. Juried.

"Shock Print," Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS. National juried exhibition of contemporary printmaking.

"Americas 2015: Paperworks," Northwest Art Center, Minot State University, Minot, ND. National juried exhibition of works on paper.


"Printwork 2014," Artists Image Resource, Pittsburgh, PA. National juried exhibition.

"Fresh Art 2014," Marin Society of Artists Gallery, Ross, CA. National juried exhibition.

"Under Pressure," Diane Kidd Gallery, Tiffin University. Invitational exhibition of work by printmaking faculty and students from seven Northern Ohio universities.

"Everything Paper," University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Miedzynarodowe Biennale Miniatury 8 (Eighth International Biennial of Miniature Art). Osrodku Promocji Kultury (Center for the Promotion of Culture), Czestochowa, Poland. Exhibition will travel to other Polish cities in 2014 and 2015.

Contemporary Miniprint of Kazanlak 2014, Gallery Iskra, Kazanlak, Bulgaria. A second run of the show was hosted by Stara Zagora Gallery, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria.

91st Annual Spring Show, Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA.

Armstrong National 2D Exhibition, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, GA.

"Surreal Salon 6," Baton Rouge Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA.


"Virtual Reality," Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO.

"Printmaking 2013," Lockhart Gallery, SUNY-Geneseo, Geneseo, NY.

"Anatomica," Heights Arts, Cleveland Hts., OH.

23rd National Parkside Small Print Exhibition, University of Wisconsin-Parkside.

34th Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition, Bradley University Galleries, Peoria, IL.

National Juried Exhibition 2013, Chowan University, Murfreesboro, NC.

"4U: Printmaking Students and Faculty," Zygote Press, Cleveland, OH.


The 10th Hartnett Biennial of American Prints, University of Richmond Museums, Richmond, VA.

"Dream 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.

(A full list of exhibitions since 1988 is available at
Teaching Areas:
Introduction to Two-Dimensional Art and Design
University Service:
Academic Standards Committee (College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences).  First term:
Fall 2006 to Summer 2007. Second term: Fall 2007 to Summer 2009. Third term: Fall 2009 to Summer 2011. Fourth term: Fall 2011 to Summer 2012. Fifth Term: Fall 2012 to Summer 2014. Sixth Term: Fall 2014 to Summer 2016. (Served as Chair, Fall 2009 through Summer 2013.)

Curriculum Committee (Department of Art), Fall 2006 to present.  Served as Chair,
Academic Years 2006/2007, 2007/2008, and 2011/2012.

Assessment Committee (Department of Art), Fall 2014 to present.

Student Affairs Committee (Department of Art).  Faculty Adviser to the Student
Organization of Fine Art, Fall 2004 through Summer 2013; primary coordinator and adviser for the Annual Merit Scholarship, Fall 2008 through Summer 2013.

University and Community Committee (Department of Art), Fall 2005 to Summer 2008.
Professional Service:
Ohio Board of Regents' Articulation and Transfer Advisory Council Faculty Subcommittee,
Studio/Fine Arts Transfer Assurance Guide (TAG) Review. Summer 2006-present.

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.