Russell lives in Glens Falls, NY where he has maintained his studio at the Shirt Factory since 2006. Raised in Niagara Falls, Russell attended the New School of Art in Toronto, Ontario with a concentration in drawing and screen process printing. He then studied printmaking at the Center for Music Drama and Art in Lake Placid, and lithography at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh.
Solo exhibitions include the Salem Art Works in Salem, NY and Castleton College, Castleton, Vermont. Invitational and juried exhibitions include the Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region 2016, the Lake George Arts Project, Albany Center Gallery, the Laffer Gallery, Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, and the Lake Placid Center for the Arts.
His work is included in the collection of the Albany Institute of History and Art and private collections.