CONTACT: serrah [at] serrahrussell.com
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.
In my work I am continually inspired by the malleability of the photographic image, particularly how with slight alterations, I can evoke vastly different memories and emotions. I work to use simple crops, folds, layers and mergings to change the original source material, mainly advertisements from magazines, and use it as a means of expressing my own interests and experiences. Through my work, I want to better understand the relationship between an individual and their surrounding, where they separate and where they become one. I am looking for places where the intangible is seen in our physical here and now.
I hope for my work to encourage empathy, to evoke the feeling of being in the right place at the right time, recall the déjà vu of a dream and bring about a new way of seeing.