John Russell lives and works in London, UK and is represented by MOT International. He was a founder member of the art group BANK (1990-2000) and, as part of that collective practice, was responsible for the production of a series of exhibitions throughout the 1990s. BANK artworks and publications from this period were subsequently exhibited in Protest and survive at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (2000); Century city at Tate Modern, London (2001); and Bring the war home at Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York & QED Gallery, Los Angeles (2006).A book about BANK was published by Black Dog (2000)
Since January 2000 he has worked both independently and collaboratively to produce exhibitions, publications as artworks and curational projects. Recent exhibitions include Becks futures II (2001) at ICA, London; The withdrawal from conversation/the return to the oceanic: the weight of the breast. Twenty women play the drums topless, a performance produced in collaboration with Fabienne Audéoud at the South London Gallery, London (2002) and Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (2003); and solo shows such as Geniess (2005) at the Norwich Art Gallery, The visible and the expressible (2005) at Transmission Gallery, Glasgow and Ocean Pose, Matts Gallery (2007). In addition, he has edited and designed two books Frozen Tears 1 (2003) and Frozen Tears 2 (2004), both published by ARTicle Press. The books adopt the format ofan 800-page horror/sci-fi bestseller and include texts and images by over 50 UK and international artists and writers.