Jacinda Russell transforms objects into self-portraits, representations of place and symbols of fixation. She works primarily in the mediums of photography, sculpture, installation, and bookmaking. Her artwork has been exhibited at Texas Gallery, DiverseWorks, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Houston Center for Photography, and the Academy of Fine Art & Design in Wroclaw, Poland. Her writing is published in the book Learning to Love You More and the periodicals SPOT, Afterimage, Orlo and Art Lies. Born in Idaho, she received her BFA from Boise State University in Studio Art and her MFA from the University of Arizona. Currently, she lives in Indianapolis and is an Associate Professor of Art at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.
2017 Aspire Create grant through Ball State University to return to the Arctic Circle to begin a new series entitled Metaphorical Antipodes (Summer 2017)
2017 Photographic Arts Council/Los Angeles Research Fellowship, Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, Arizona (Summer 2017)
2017 College of Fine Arts Dean's Creative Endeavor Award, Ball State University
Still They Persist: Protest Art of the 2017 Women's Marches, Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, Ohio (9 - 22 October 2017)
Lara Kuykendall and Jacinda Russell, "Westward Ho!: Art History, Studio Art, and the Pedagogical Value of the Road Trip," 2017 SECAC Conference, Columbus, Ohio (26 October 2017)
Autobiography in Water, Atrium Gallery, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana (1 - 11 November 2017)