MEET THE ARTISTS
2020 Artist in Residence
Anthony A. Russell is an interdisciplinary artist of Irish/Scottish and Mexican descent based in San Francisco. He is an alumnus of the San Francisco Art Institute and has been a creative contributor to underground film and stage projects by the Brothers Kuchar, Dreams for Dead Cats Productions, and Peaches Christ Productions. His short films have screened at festivals in California and New York. His horror feature "The Beast in Heat" has screened in California and in cities across Europe. He has produced multimedia installations in the San Francisco Bay Area at underground and established venues such as ProArts, The Galallery, The Lab, and The Fort Mason Center For the Arts. His installations employ availabist strategies from different mediums to produce abstract, site-specific extensions of more intimate, and at times severe, performances. While his films and performances have primarily addressed anxiety and negotiations of power, much of his painting aims to address ecological issues by subverting the tropes of western romanticism in order to vivify an ecstatic future of inclusive fecundity.