Sean Russell earned his Master of Fine Arts degree in 2005 from the University of Nevada- Las Vegas. That same year he was awarded the prestigious Joan Mitchell Grant for Painters and Sculptors based on the body of work presented in his graduate thesis exhibition. Since that time, Sean has taught courses in painting, drawing, design and art history at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, the College of Southern Nevada, and Nevada State College. In early 2010, The College of Southern Nevada hired Sean as a tenure-track instructor of art history, where he currently works as a Professor and Assistant Department Chair. In addition to teaching, Sean has taken part in numerous local and national art exhibitions.