Kirsty Russell

Kirsty Russell is a visual artist working with structures, sculptures and events.

Through her practice Kirsty creates structures which enable conversation and action to take place through sculptural and events-based working.

In one aspect of her work, she undertakes supporting roles, facilitating and hosting others. She’s interested in the skill set these roles require – a body of tools often undervalued and underpaid. The women in her family work in care settings, as healthcare assistants and nurses, and she returns often to the physical and emotional weight of the work they do and the repetitive nature of maintenance.

Recent projects include A Spoon is The Safest Vessel – The Glasgow Women’s Library, Common Positions, curated by Séan Elder – Jerwood Staging Series, and Underpinning, a discursive platform which operates from the artist’s home in Aberdeen.

Kirsty Russell, Common Positions, curated by Séan Elder. Jerwood Staging Series 2019. Image: Hydar Dewachi