Russell J Revock (Russ)
|Printmaking, Painting, Color Theory|
MFA, Ohio University
B.A., Cleveland State University
|Russ has been a college educator in Northeast Ohio for nearly 30 years. He began teaching here at CSU as a part-time instructor 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 29 US states, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Denmark, England, France, Korea, Poland, and Turkey.
More information and examples of his work can be found at www.russrevock.com
|Honors and Awards:|
|Faculty Merit Award for Creative Achievement, 2020.
Faculty Merit Award for Creative Achievement, 2019.
Special Merit Award, 31st annual Northern National Art Competition, Nicolet College Art Gallery, Rhinelander, WI, 2018.
Purchase Award, "Americas 2018: All Media," Walter Piehl Gallery, Minot State University, Minot, ND, 2018.
Faculty Merit Award for Creative Achievement, 2017.
Third Place Award, "Art at the X," Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH, 2017.
Honorable Mention, "Art on Paper," Circle Gallery, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD, 2017.
Best of Show, "Small But Mighty," Prairie State College, Chicago Heights, IL, 2017.
Purchase Award, "Gateway to Imagination," Farmington Museum, Farmington, NM, 2016.
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:|
|RECENT EXHIBITIONS THAT HAVE INCLUDED RUSS'S WORK
"38th Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition," Bradley University, Peoria, IL.
"Positive/Negative 38," Slocumb Galleries, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN.
"Story--Real Or Not So Much," Escondido Municipal Gallery, Escondido, CA.
"Big/Little," Sandusky Cultural Center, Sandusky, OH.
"Handing It Down--Prints From the Jack and Linda Lissauer Collection," Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, Cleveland, OH.
"Extreme Pressure," CF Webber Gallery, College of Central Florida, Ocala, FL.
"Magnitude Seven," Manifest Creative Research Gallery, Cincinnati, OH.
"Portals and Portholes," Main Street Arts, Clifton Springs, NY.
"PaperWest: 3rd National Works on Paper Juried Exhibition," Gittins Gallery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.
"85th National Midyear Show," Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH.
"27th Parkside National Print Exhibition," University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, WI.
"Faculties of Fine Arts: Works From the Collection," Northwest Art Center, Minot State University, Minot, ND. Works by North American higher education faculty from the permanent collection of Minot State University.
"PhotoSpiva 2021," Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin, MO.
"Imagination Is Your Freedom," Upstream Gallery, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.
"Focal Point," Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO.
"Altered States," Pleiades Gallery, New York, NY.
41st Annual Juried Exhibition, Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ.
Solo exhibition, Little Gallery, Bowling Green State University-Firelands, Huron, OH.
"The Persistence of Surrealism," Sandusky Cultural Center, Sandusky, OH.
"31st Annual Northern National Art Competition," Nicolet College Art Gallery, Rhinelander, WI.
"Americas 2018: All Media," Walter Piehl Gallery, Minot State University, Minot, ND.
"Scale," Stocker Art Gallery, Lorain County Community College, Elyria, OH.
"BlackWhite," Sandusky Cultural Center, Sandusky, OH.
"Art at the X," Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH.
"Art on Paper," Circle Gallery, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD.
"Global Matrix IV," Purdue University Galleries. Exhibition traveled through 2018.
"Small But Mighty," Christopher Art Gallery, Prairie State College, Chicago Hts., IL.
Southern Printmaking Biennale International, University of North Georgia.
Pacific States North American Print Exhibition, University of Hawai'i at Hilo.
"Lexicon," Zhou B Art Center, Chicago, IL.
"Gateway to Imagination," Farmington Museum, Farmington, NM.
"Sixty Square Inches: 18th North American Small Print Exhibition," Ringel Gallery, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.
"Printmaking Now," IMAGO Gallery, Warren, RI.
14th World Art Print Annual, Lessedra Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria.
35th Annual National Print Exhibition, Artlink Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN.
24th Parkside National Small Print Exhibition, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, WI.
"Shock Print," Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS.
"Americas 2015: Paperworks," Northwest Art Center, Minot State University, Minot, ND.
(A full list of exhibitions since 1988 is available at russrevock.com)
Topics in Interdisciplinary Art
Foundations of Two-Dimensional Art
|Committee on Curriculum and Instruction, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. August 2018 to July 2020.
Search Committee, (Department of Art and Design), Academic Year 2018/2019.
University Academic Misconduct Review Committee. Interim volunteer service, Summer-Fall 2017.
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 and Fall 2015 to Summer 2016.)
Curriculum Committee (Department of Art and Design), Fall 2006 to present. Served as Chair: Academic Years 2006/2007, 2007/2008, 2011/2012, and 2018 to present.
Assessment Committee (Department of Art and Design), Fall 2014 through Spring 2018.
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.
|Ohio Department of Higher Education Articulation and Transfer Advisory Council Faculty Subcommittee,
Studio/Fine Arts Transfer Assurance Guide (TAG) Review. Member: Summer 2006-present; Panel Lead: Fall 2021-present.
Curator, "Mind Creatures: The Amazing World of Marvin Jones," The Galleries at CSU, Cleveland State University. A comprehensive exhibition of works by the late CSU professor and internationally-recognized printmaker, painter, and sculptor. Exhibition dates: January 13 - March 7, 2015.
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.
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.
|Gallery Talk, The Galleries at CSU, Cleveland State University, March 9, 2018. Discussed various prints and printmaking techniques on view in the "Global Matrix IV" traveling international exhibition.
Gallery Talk, Stocker Art Gallery, Lorain County Community College, Elyria, OH, February 27, 2018. Discussed my work and approach to scale as part of the regional invitational exhibition entitled "Scale."
Gallery Talk, Cleveland State University Art Gallery, January 22, 2010. Discussed various prints and printmaking techniques on view in the "60x60" traveling national exhibition.