Russell Crotty

Receding Horizons, Russell Crotty, 2012
ink and gouache on paper
Photo credit: Christina Ondrus
Exhibition location: 60-inch telescope base
Russell Crotty Known for paper-coated suspended globes and large-scale books containing a fervent network of ballpoint pen lines and color washes, Crotty’s vast body of work challenges the definition of drawing, pushing the genre towards minimal sculptural installation. His practice chronicles an idiosyncratic commentary on the natural and manmade world. Russell received his BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1978, and his MFA from University of California, Irvine in 1980. Select exhibitions include: Museum of Modern Art (NY); Centre Pompidou, Paris; Turner Contemporary, UK (inaugural show). Select Collections: Museum of Modern Art (NY); Whitney Museum of American Art (NY); Centre Pompidou (Paris); Museum of Contemporary Art (LA); Los Angeles County Museum of Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Museum of Contemporary Art Miami; High Museum of Art (Atlanta). He lives and works in Ojai and Upper Lake, California.