Russell Serrianne

Natural Line- Vine Tendrils on Paper

About Russell

Russell lives in Glens Falls, NY where he has maintained his studio at the Shirt Factory since 2006. He attended the New School of Art in Toronto, Ontario with a concentration in drawing and screen process printing followed by printmaking at the Center for Music Drama and Art in Lake Placid, NY and lithography at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. He founded Seri-Graphics 1978. The company specialized in hand screen printing original four-color process works on textiles until 2005.

Since 2008 the focus of his work has centered on the vine tendril as his medium. “I am captivated by the energized line naturally found in the strength and determination of the vine tendril. I use the vine tendril as my drawing tool, as my mark, as three-dimensional line. My process centers around the selection of individual tendrils, each having a complex simplicity… which once interwoven create a fluid shape, a composition.”

Solo exhibitions include the Salem Art Works in Salem, NY, Castleton
College, Castleton, Vermont, SUNY Adirondack, Queensbury NY,
Broome County Arts Council, Binghamton, NY.

Invitational exhibitions include the Artists of the Mohawk Hudson
Region 2016/2019, the Lake George Arts Project, Albany Center
Gallery, the Laffer Gallery, Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, the
Lake Placid Center for the Arts, and the Southern Vermont Arts
Center, Manchester VT.

His work is included in the permanent collection of the Albany Institute of History and Art and private collections.

Artist’s Statement
I am captivated by the energized line naturally found in the strength and determination of the vine tendril. I use the vine tendril as my drawing tool, as my mark, as 3-dimensional line. My process centers around the selection of individual tendrils, each having a complex simplicity… which once interwoven create a fluid shape, variations in density, a composition.
Rhythmic spaces reacting to linear marks, a conversation within, an independent flow within an energized pattern or form. I am motivated by the challenge of composition, as each work takes up and builds on the themes posed by the last.