Challenging the established perceptions of cultural and artistic practices that were once exclusively coded as feminine and thus insignificant, Russell’s work celebrates the decorative, promiscuous aesthetics and politics of purity; the superficial, excess, and delight – with pleasure.
Ebony Russell completed a Bachelor of Applied Arts (Honours) at Monash University in 2003 and in 2019 graduated from The National Art School Sydney with a Masters of Fine Art. Russell has won many awards including the Franz International Rising Star Award in 2018.
Major exhibitions include Clay Dynasty, The Powerhouse Museum Sydney 2021; The 66th Blake Art Prize, 2020; Ceramica Maxima, The Jamfactory, 2021; Midnight Garden, Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco, 2020.
2019 – N. E. Pethebridge Award, National Art School, Sydney
2019 – Mansfield Ceramics Art and Perception Publishing Award, National Art School, Sydney
2018 – FRANZ RISING STAR AWARD – First place and Scholarship Award, Taiwan
2003 – NORTHCOTE POTTERY PRIZE AWARD – Monash University, Melbourne