Cobie Russell

Artist Biography and Background

Cobie Russell is a contemporary American artist with working studios in Texas and New Mexico. Russell received classical arts education and training in New York. Her early works were shown at various universities, including Cornell University, The University of Texas at Austin and Boston University.

Her work has also been exhibited at galleries and museums, including the Contemporary Gallery in Dallas, Texas; Suzanne Brown in Scottsdale, Arizona; Jean de Merry in Dallas; and the Masur Museum in Monroe, Louisiana.

Since 1980, Russell’s work has been collected by major American corporations, including American Airlines. Her work is included among the holdings of private businesses, architects and other design professionals with extensive contemporary art collections.
Texas, New Mexico
Known for
Abstract, Landscape
Exhibition Record (Galleries and Art Shows):
2018: The Gallery at Jean de Merry, Dallas, Texas
2018: The Gallery at Jean de Merry, Los Angeles, California
2017: The Gallery at Jean de Merry, Dallas, Texas
2016: The Gallery at Jean de Merry, Dallas, Texas
1986: Suzanne Brown Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
1985: Contemporary Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1985: Suzanne Brown Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
1984: Masur Museum, Monroe, Louisiana
1983: Contemporary Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1981: Contemporary Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1975: Southwestern Medical School (exhibition), Dallas, Texas
1970: The University of Texas at Austin (exhibition), Austin, Texas
Magazine and Media References
2017, D Magazine, "3 Artists to Watch"
2017, D Home Magazine, "New/Now Trend Report"
1981, Park Cities People, "New shows reflect Cobie Russell's growth and maturity" (cover)
1979, Park Cities News, "Cobie Russell: artist with 'rare' speciality" (cover)
1978, The Daily Texan, "Works Reveal Complex Form"
Artist Statement
Cobie Russell's work embodies how the artist sees and experiences the world, moving back and forth between paintings and drawings of light and shadow, form and structure, space and time, each in their brevity and beauty.

Raised in the soft light of the Finger Lakes Region of New York, Cobie Russell became interested in the effect of light on water and air. Russell had the good fortune of early teaching, which provided the technical arts skills while giving her space to develop her own language of visual expression.

Upon arriving in Texas, Cobie Russell was captivated by the brilliance of the light in the Southwest. Settling in Texas, Russell continued to develop her distinctive techniques of layering line and color.
Cobie Russell
Contemporary, Abstract
Mixed Media, Ink, Pencil, Graphite
Price Information
Paintings begin at $4,800 and can range above $20,000
Works on paper begin at $2,000 and can range above $10,000
- pricing is subject to scale, material, time spent with piece and subject matter -