Russell Craig is a painter whose work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. Combining realistic portraiture with political statements, his work was part of the 2016 Truth to Power show in Philadelphia, where he displayed a self-portrait on his own court documents, reasserting his ability to define himself rather than being defined by systems of power. Craig is an alumni of the Mural Arts Guild program who taught himself to read, write, and draw while incarcerated. He was one of the inaugural fellows for Right of Return, a program awarding formerly incarcerated artists $20,000 for a project addressing mass incarceration.
Last updated: Feb 22, 2018