Serrah Russell was born in 1986 and has lived in Washington state for as long as she can remember. Russell earned a BFA in Photography from the University of Washington and currently makes her work and home in Seattle. Russell's work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in the Pacific Northwest and in Vancouver, British Columbia; Melbourne, Australia; London, England; Athens, Greece, Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY.
My practice is a constant exploration of the photographic image and its ability to evoke memory, emotion and association. I am intrigued by how malleable photos can be so I seek to harness that flexibility and manipulate, crop, and juxtapose found photos from mass-produced advertisements and editorials. My work investigates the relationship between subject and surrounding, specifically the way our human emotions become entwined with our physical environment.
I hope for my work to encourage empathy, to evoke the feeling of being in the right place at the right time, recalling the déjà vu of a dream and bringing about a new way of seeing.
serrah [at] serrahrussell.com