Cobie Russell is a contemporary American artist. She has 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
Her artwork embodies how she 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.