Russell Wrankle

  Russell Wrankle

Russell Wrankle, based in Toquerville, Utah, received his MFA from Southern Illinois University in 1999. He is an instructor at Southern Utah University in Cedar Rapids. Wrankle exhibits, lectures and conducts workshops nationally. His work is included in many private and permanent collections.

“My subject matter is personal narrative through the use of animal imagery. Like Aesop’s Fables, animals are an apt vehicle to express human truths and characteristics. Using familiar animals such as rabbits dogs, frogs and crab claws, I interpret them through the filter of my own experience. While the leaping off point for the imagery is personal, I believe that the personal is universal. Joy, suffering and points in between are experienced cross culturally and I attempt to express the universal in my art through visual metaphor.”

1999 MFA, Ceramics, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville Illinois
1995 BFA, Ceramics, Brigham Young University, Provo Utah
1987 AA, Rick’s College, Rexburg, Idaho

Selected Exhibtions
2012 Craft Alliance, St Louis, MO
2011 Maryville University, St Louis, MO
         Carbondale Clay Center, CO
         The Clay Studio of Missoula
         College of Lake County, Grayslake, Ill
         Akar Gallery, Iowa City, IA
         Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah
2010 Lawrence Art Center Gallery, Lawrence, KS
         Pacini Lubel Gallery, Seattle, WA
         San Lois Obispo Museum of Art
         Ohio Universty, Trisolini Gallery
         NCECA Philadelphia PA
2009 Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO
         AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA
         The Plinth Gallery, Denver, CO
         The Beet Gallery, Portland, OR
         The Loft Gallery, Red Lodge, MT.
         Pravus Gallery, Phoenix, AZ NCECA Conference
2008 Alaska State Museum, Juneau, AK
         Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, KS
         NCECA, Pittsburgh, PA
2007 NCECA Glassworks Gallery, Louisville, KY
         Xen Gallery, St. Louis, MO
2006 Utah Arts Council Crafts and Photography Del Rio Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
2005 Brigham City Museum, Brigham City, UT
         AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA
2004 Arrowmont School of the Crafts
2003 Young & Constantine Gallery, Wilmington, VT
2002 SIUE, Edwardsville, IL
2001 NCECA, Winthrop Univ., Rock Hill, SC
         Market House Craft Center, Petersburg, PA
         Andrews Univ. Art Center Gallery, Barrien Springs, MI
         Common Wheel Gallery, Manitou Springs, CO
2000 Market House Craft Center, Petersburg, PA
         The Core Gallery, Denver, CO
         Pirate Gallery, Denver, CO


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