Originally from New Zealand, JK Russ relocated to Las Vegas in 2010. Since graduating with a Bachelor of Visual Arts from MIT Faculty of Creative Arts, Russ has maintained an interest in representations of gender and sexuality. Her recent mixed media works combine a surreal mix of popular culture and fashion elements, along with desert creatures and rock formations. Her work features in the Las Vegas episode of The Ethical Hedonist produced for the Travel Channel UK, and in VEGAS magazine’s Art of the City edition.
Russ is also known for creating interactive collage projects for the 2014 Life is Beautiful festival, the 2014 London Biennale Pollination performance event in Las Vegas and during her recent P3Studio artist residency at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, in partnership with New York’s Art Production Fund. Her work is represented by Sin City Gallery in Las Vegas, NV, Zoya Tommy Contemporary in Houston, TX and PAULNACHE in Gisborne, New Zealand.