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.
My practice is a constant exploration of the photographic image and its ability to evoke memory and emotion. I am intrigued by how malleable photos can be, how by a simple crop, a fold, or a layering, the interpretation, emotion and experience can significantly change. In my work I seek to harness that flexibility of the image and to manipulate, crop, and juxtapose found photos from many sources: mass-produced advertisements, editorials, family slides, and album snapshots. Mainly my work investigates the relationship between an individual and their surrounding. I am specifically compelled by the way our human emotions become represented in and 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, recall the déjà vu of a dream and bring about a new way of seeing.