David Russell is an artist and educator whose work examines the intersections between public art and community engagement. He earned his B.F.A. in Painting/Art History from the University of Tulsa. He then completed his K-12 Art Education teacher licensure program at Metropolitan State College of Denver. Russell received his M.F.A. in Public Practice from Otis College of Art and Design in 2011. His thesis and current work explore the modernization of the L.A. infrastructure, the politics of art in public space, ethical strategies of community engagement, and critical pedagogy. Russell is a senior lecturer at Otis College of Art and Design and Loyola Marymount University. His website is www.davidkentrussell.com.

Alumnx Exploration Series is a monthly virtual discussion hosted by Alumni Relations, Otis College of Art and Design, where the audience is invited to explore an Otis Alumnx’s art and design practice, perspective, and ideas. All panel discussions and interviews are free and open to all.

David Russell ('11 MFA Public Practice)

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