B.F.A. in Painting/ Art History from the University of Tulsa.

K-12 Art Education Teacher Licensure, Metropolitan State College of Denver

M.F.A. Public Practice, Otis College of Art and Design


David Russel’s thesis and work explore the modernization of the L.A. infrastructure, the politics of art in public space, ethical strategies of community engagement and alternative pedagogical strategies. Russell currently directs the Mobile Mural Lab (MML) with co-founder Roberto Del Hoyo. The MML is a mobile art space that focuses on mural education and production in Los Angeles.


Art on the Run Roberto Del Hoyo’s Mobile Mural Lab, KCET, May 22, 2012

A Mural Comes to Life, July 3, 2018.