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Russ Spitkovsky

Freelance Illustrator, Children's Book Illustrator, & More

Location:Brooklyn, New York, United States
12 Skills
Work Experience:
2012--Present Book Illustration for "World's Smallest Bible" published by Red Hen Press
2012--Present Cover Illustration for "Little Monsters", White Bull Studios
2011 Store logo design for Artisan Foods, Vermont
2010—present Director of the New York Society of Etchers
2009—present Editor in chief of CARRIER PIGEON MAGAZINE
April 2010 “The Red Hat” by Hanka Ablin, Illustrator
2009 “Lizzy’s First” By Eilish Kahill, Illustrator
2006—present Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, Monitor
2003 – present Stocks & Commodities Magazine, freelance illustrator
2004-2005 Sugar Factory, Prop book for movie “Thicker than Water”
2002 Visual Arts Journal, Autumn 2002: Oil Painting
2001 Random House, Inc./Pantheon Book.
Cover for Flesh and Machine, How Robots Will Change Us
by Rodney A. Brooks
March 2001 Wieden+Kennedy Portfolio Review – Sketch Artist
May 2000 L.L. Productions/AMI Entertainment – Staff Illustrator:
Character Designer, Fashion Design, Animator, Storyboarding,
and Comic book Illustration, Children's book Illustrator
July 2000 Loud Records – Oil painting used in a rap compilation
music video
June 2000 B3 Solutions - Character designer for animated series pitch
"Sword Opera" to Sci-Fi Channel/USA Networks.


2009 MFA of Illustration, with honors, School of Visual Arts, New York City
2007 Etching III, Lithography, Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, NY
Instructor: Phil Sanders
2004- 2005 Illustrating books with prints, School of Visual Arts, NY
Instructor: Bruce Waldman
1999- 2003 BFA in Illustration, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
1998, 1999 California State Summer School for the Arts, Valencia, CA
1998 Regional Occupational Program, Commercial Art/Graphic Design,
Mountain View, CA
1995-1999 Mountain View High School, CA

Computer Skills:
Photoshop, Illustrator, Microsoft Word, Excel. Mac and PC literate.

Exhibitions and Awards Received:
2012 NYSE Annual Juried Exhibition, National Arts Club, NYC
2012 Group Exhibition, MF Gallery, NYC
2012 CP5 Release Exhibition, Grit and Glory, NYC
2011 Wilmer Jennings Gallery, Peaceable Kingdom, New York
2011 NY Coo Galley, International Exhibition of Contemporary Works on Paper
2011 Allegra LaViola Gallery, Visions in Print, New York
2011 Powerhouse Arena, Artist Driven, New York
2011 Recipient of The A.E. Ventures Grant (maximum amount) for work with CARRIER PIGEON
2010 Accepted into Sacred Gallery permanent collection
2010 Sacred Gallery, Dark Visions, New York
2009 Jerusalem Print Workshop, Print Artists from New York, Jerusalem, Israel
2009 Visual Arts Gallery, Thesis Show, Manhattan, NY
2008 Pyramida - Center for Contemporary Art, A View From the Shadows –
Haifa, Israel
2008 The LA Art Core, The Brewery Annex, A Stone’s Throw: A Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop Exchange Show, Los Angeles, CA
2008 Visual arts Gallery, The Book Show, Credible Correspondence (Travels of the imagination), The Call of Cthulhu, Manhattan, NY
2008 Participant in “The Peaceable Kingdom” print portfolio, in the process of being acquired by the Brooklyn Museum
2008 The Gramercy Arts Club, The Art of Democracy, Manhattan, NY
2008 The First Presbyterian Church, New Yorker’s by New Yorker’s, Manhattan, NY
2008 Pelham Art Center, Animalia Anima—The Soul of the Animal, Pelham, NY
2007 Monmouth Museum, 28th Annual Juried Art Show, Red Bank, NJ
2005 The New York Society of Etchers, Inc. Winter Print Salon, Brooklyn, NY
2005 The New York Society of Etchers, Inc. The Black & White Show, NY
2003 Society of Illustrators Annual Show