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Russell Maddick - 10142 Sunshine Dr. Bonita Springs, FL 34135
Phone: 773-301-9615


Artist Statement


The painting process records the action of the hand in the most direct and intimate manner. it is a permanent imprint of human energy today as it has been in the past.

The context of my work is based upon a response to a wide range of energy systems that impact our lives. They can be forces of nature or the many systems that we have created in this technological era.

My images are worked via addition and subtraction that allow the viewer to contemplate meaning and reference. It is an abstract response to a temporal and ever-changing landscape.



Educational Experience

Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, Attended 1964-1966; Degree: MFA, Teaching Assistantship
Major: Painting – Minor, Art History

Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio; Attended, 1961-14 – Degree BA, Summa cum Laude, Major, Fine Arts

Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, Attended 1959-1961, Scholastic and Athletic Scholarship

Travel to Western Europe, 1983

Residency and Painting in New York City – 1980, 1978, 1973-74

Visiting Artist at Lakeside Center for the Arts, New Buffalo, Michigan, August – September, 1989

Research Leave, Chicago residency, September-November, 1989


1966-1999 Department of Art, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio Current Rank – Professor Emeritus

1961-1963 – Professional Baseball Player

1965 Studio Humanities Instructor, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

1966- Assistant Instructor, Beginning Painting, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

1973-74 Carpenter, New York City

Awards & Grants

Cash Award – Trumbull Art Guild Show – 1988
Research Grant in Painting – 1988, 1983, 1972
Youngstown State University – Research Council
Research Professorship Award for Painting – 1989, 1989
First Cash Award - Spring Show- 1984; Erie Art Museum, Erie, Pennsylvania
Best in Painting – Trumbull Art Guild Show – 1984; Warren Ohio
Faculty Improvement Leave – 1991; Florida Research
Faculty Improvement Leave – 1983; Travel to Western Europe
Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist’s Fellowship; 1983
First Award – National Midyear Show – 1983, 1972, Butler Institute of American Art
Best of Show – Trumbull Art Guild Show- 1983; Warren, Ohio
First Award and Purchase – Hoyt National Painting Show – 1983; Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, New Castle, Pennsylvania
Juror’s Special Mention – National Midyear Show – 1982; Butler Institute of American Art
Youngstown Foundation Grant for Painting Research – 1973
Area Artists Annual - Friends of American Art – 1971; Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio, Purchase Award

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