BRIAN RUSSELBURG SILVERVISAGE IMAGERY
Brian Russelburg is a graduate from Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis and holds a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts, graduating with distinction.
As a child Brian was equally influenced by the work of photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson and the illustrations of Roger Dean. Equally inspirational were artists, Maxfield Parrish, and Alphonse Mucha. During his teenage childhood he created fictional cartoon characters and created comic books. As a teenager he constructed his first darkroom His current process involves working with watercolors, oil paints, acrylics, and enamel paints, combined with altered photos. He reassembles the illustration with Adobe Photoshop, printing the completed imagery on handmade paper. This process is called Paintography. He is skilled working with photographic materials including silver gelatin film and digital print.
In 2012 Brian created, organized and curated Reflected Light: A Midsummer Art Exhibition, an open invitational for artists in Indiana. He returned to curate Reflected Light again in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. In 2015 Reflected Light ventured east adding an additional show in New Castle IN. Brian created, organized and was co-curator for the first Marion County High School Art Exhibition, 2013. This was achieved through Indianapolis City Parks and the Garfield Park Arts Center. Brian was appointed Co -Organizer, and Curator, by the Hendricks County Arts Council, for the premier Hendricks County, juried, high school art show, Make an Impression for 2015, 2016 and 2017. Make an Impression is an annual, juried, art exhibition, that awards financial grants to gifted high school artists throughout Hendricks County
Brian is a member of Indy Arts Council and serves as vice president on the Board of Directors for the Hendricks County Arts Council. His art work has been on display in art exhibitions throughout Indiana.
Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN, BFA with Distinction, Fine Arts
Awards and Publications
Speaking To the Heart. Mixed media illustration published. Lynn Zuk-Lloyd, Author. Promise Garden, Publishers. Chicago IL. February 2014
Sophisticated Living, Photography published. July-August 2013, Photography
Joseph Van Sickle Scholarship, Photography
Jurors Award, IUPUI Underclassman Student Show
Genesis, IUPUI Literary and Arts Magazine, Photography and mixed media illustration
published. Published Spring Issue, 2011
Metaphor of Nature, McClouds Park, Nature Center. North Salem IN, June 1-29, 2018
Artscape 2019. Featuring 5 Artists. Avon Library . April 27, 2019. Avon IN
Autumn Exhibition, Danville Public Library. Oct 3-Nov 27, 2017
Danville Library Grand Reopening 2017, April 22 -May 30, 101 S. Indiana, Danville IN
Plainfield Arts Gala 2017, April 21 - 23 Plainfield Guilford Library, April 21 -28
Winter wonderland, Feb 2017, Plainfield Guilford Library, Feb 10-28. Plainfield IN
A Walk through Plainfield , July 2016, Plainfield Guilford Library July 8-30, Plainfield IN
Plainfield-Guilford Arts Gala April 2016 Plainfield IN April 15-17, Plainfield IN
Plainfield-Guilford Arts Gala April 2015. Plainfield Public Library April 10-12. 2015, Plainfield IN
Reflected Light: A Midsummer Art Exhibition. 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018,2019 Artist. Hendricks County, Marion County, and Central Indiana open Art Invitational, Avon IN,
The Art of Genesis. The published artists of Genesis Magazine. Cultural Arts Gallery, IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN, 420 University Blvd. March 2-28, 2014
The Reunion Project. Featured artists graduating from Herron School or Art from 1902-2013, Artist. Harrison Center for the Arts, Gallery 2. Hank and Dolly's Gallery, November 2013
Make an Impression 2018 & 2019: Nov 2018. Curator
Black & White Gala 2018/19 New Years Eve Black and White project. Hendricks County 4-H Center
Make an Impression 2017: Nov 10-29, Co-Curator, Hendricks County Arts Council. County wide juried, high school art show: Plainfield Guilford Township Library, Plainfield IN.
Make an Impression 2016: Nov 11, 2016. Hendricks County Arts Council, county wide, juried, high school art show. Avon, IN.
Make an Impression 2015: November 2015. Hendricks County Arts Council County wide, juried, high school art show. Avon, IN.
Reflected Light 2015: New Castle May 2015, New Castle IN Open Invitational Art show.
Reflected Light: A Midsummer Art Exhibition 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, July, Avon Indiana. Hendricks County. Central Indiana Open invitational Art Show
Indianapolis, Marion County, High School Art show. 2013. Organizer Co-Curator Garfied Park Arts Center. With Indy Parks. Gov Indianapolis, IN.
Allegories in Vacant Space April 2012. Co Curator. Fountain Sq. Indianapolis IN
Assistance League of Indianapolis, Addison Bakehouse, Dr. Rod Eccles Dentistry, Limberlost Sweets, Bread of Life Ministries, Angelita Ana, Amanda Grace Dance and many others.