ARTIST STATEMENT

Art is my visual language, bringing hope, discovery, compassion, and empowerment to the viewer.

PAINTER                                                                                                                                                                                                         First solo show in 1977 at the University of Washington Women’s Cultural Center followed by over 100 group or solo shows.

MEDICAL ARTIST                                                                                                                                                                                             I have documented over 6500 congenital heart surgeries from life in the operating room, starting in 1979. Illustrations have been published in more than 30 medical books and journals, and have been used in professional and educational presentations locally, nationally and internationally.

EXHIBITIONS, PUBLICATIONS and PUBLIC COMMISSIONS        
  • 2018
  • Woodside/Braseth Gallery: 57th Annual Holiday Group Exhibition, Seattle, WA, December
  • Public Art Commission, Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, Library, Steilacoom, WA, September
  • Seattle Art Fair: Woodside/Braseth Gallery Exhibition, August
  • Friesen Gallery: Phranc | The Great Outdoors, Sun Valley, ID, July
  • Woodside/Braseth Gallery: Spring Salon | 57th Annual Group Exhibition, Seattle, WA, March
  • 2017
  • Woodside/Braseth Gallery: 56th Annual Holiday Group Exhibition, Seattle, WA, December
  • Friesen Gallery: Beneath the Surface, Sun Valley, ID, November
  • Woodside/Braseth Gallery: 56th Annual Group Exhibition, "The Collector's Eye", Seattle, WA, September
  • Seattle Art Fair: Woodside/Braseth Gallery Exhibition, August
  • Woodside/Braseth Gallery: Dealer’s Choice - Our 56th Annual Group Exhibition, Seattle, WA, April
  • Artist turned athlete to run her first Boston Marathon - Running with a smile on, Tacoma News Tribune Newspaper and Blog, April
  • Pierce College Public Art Commission: Lake Steilacoom Library, Steilacoom, WA, March
  • 2016
  • Woodside/Braseth Gallery: 55th Annual Holiday Exhibition, Seattle, WA, December
  • Woodside/Braseth Gallery: Dealer’s Choice - Our 55th Annual Group Exhibition, Seattle, WA, October
  • Seattle Art Fair: Woodside/Braseth Gallery Exhibition, WA, August
  • Encaustic Art Institute, Permanent Collection Acquisition, Breaking Free, Santa Fe, NM, August
  • Friesen Gallery: Group Exhibition with Preston Singletary, Sun Valley, ID, July
  • Encaustic Art of the Twenty-First CenturyNewsTV Newton Media Center, Interview with the Authors, May
  • Encaustic Art of the Twenty-First Century, Schiffer Publishing - A. Lee & E. A. Rooney, February
  • Woodside/Braseth Gallery: “A New Beginning”, Seattle, WA, February
  • Pierce College Puyallup, Fine Arts Gallery: Solo Winter Exhibition, WA, February - March
  • Public Art Commission, Lobby of Labor & Delivery - MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital, WA, January
  • 2015
  • Woodside/Braseth Gallery: 54th Annual Holiday Exhibition “Small And Significant”, Seattle, WA, December
  • Tacoma Art Museum: 80th Gala - Featured Artist, WA, November
  • Woodside/Braseth Gallery: Dealer’s Choice - Our 54th Annual Group Exhibition, Seattle, WA, November
  • Seattle Art Fair: Woodside/Braseth Gallery Exhibition, WA,  July - August
  • Woodside/Braseth Gallery: 54th Annual Anniversary Group Exhibition, Seattle, WA, May
  • Public Art Commissions, Rainier Connection Lobby - MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital, WA, January
  • 2014
  • Woodside/Braseth Gallery: Inaugural Exhibition “Looking Forward and Looking Back”, Seattle, WA
  • Tubac Center of the Arts: “From the Earth” Exhibition, Tubac, AZ
  • Primo Grill: Solo Show, Tacoma, WA
  • Woodside/Braseth Gallery: 53rd Annual Group Exhibition, Seattle, WA
  • Friesen Gallery: FILTERED: What Does Love Look Like?, Sun Valley, ID
  • Bilinear Art Consulting Exhibition - Seattle Design Center, WA
  • Public Art Commissions, Rainier Pavilion - MultiCare, Tacoma General Hospital, WA
  • Fifty Wise Speakers Advise Students - Clover Park Technical College, Tacoma, WA
  • 2013
  • National Juried Competition: Works on Paper, Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts & Sciences, NJ
  • Center on Contemporary Art: CoCA Collision: Past, Present, & Future Members Show, catalog published
  • Intencions Gallery: Solo Exhibition, Jackson Hole, WY
  • Woodside/Braseth Gallery: Summer Group Exhibition, Seattle, WA
  • Friesen Gallery: Group Show, Sun Valley, ID
  • Woodside/Braseth Gallery: Group Exhibition “From Another Time”, Seattle, WA
  • Woodside/Braseth Gallery: 52nd Annual Group Exhibition, Seattle, WA
  • Woodside/Braseth Gallery: Spring Salon - A Group Exhibition, Seattle, WA
  • Forterra: First Featured Artist - Solo Exhibition, Seattle, WA, 
  • Jackson Hole News & Guide, Fall Art Festival, Energized Art
  • Stepping Out: Jackson Hole News & Guide, Chakras displayed at the new Intencions
  • 2012
  • TEDx: Ideas Worth Spreading - Panelist, Tacoma, WA
  • Intuitive Self-Healing, Achieve Balance and Wellness Through the Body's Energy Centers, Illustrated by Susan Russell Hall / Authored by Marie Manuchehri, RN.     Translated into German.
  • Woodside/Braseth Gallery: Solo Exhibition, Seattle, WA
  • Tacoma Art Museum: Reception to celebrate the artist and her drawings in Intuitive Self-Healing, Achieve Balance and Wellness Through the Body's Energy Centers
  • Friesen Gallery: Featuring Susan Russell Hall, David Kimball Anderson, Marie Manuchehri, Sun Valley, ID
  • ART FOR AIDS: Ribbons of Remembrance Project, Tacoma, WA
  • Greater Tacoma Community Foundation Guest Curator Exhibition
  • MayFest, Lakewood, WA
  • Pierce College Puyallup, Fine Arts Gallery: Solo Exhibition
  • Woodside/Braseth Gallery: Dealer’s Choice - Our 51st Annual Group Exhibition, Seattle, WA
  • Woodside/Braseth Gallery: Spring Salon Exhibition, Seattle, WA
  • State Capital Olympia, WA: Artist representing Pierce County in the Democratic Caucus Room of the WA State House of Representatives
  • 2011
  • Tacoma Art Museum: Collecting for the Future: The Safeco Gift and New Acquisitions
  • Pierce College Steilacoom, Fine Arts Gallery: Solo Exhibition
  • Woodside/Braseth Gallery: Dealer's Choice - 50th Annual Exhibition, Seattle, WA
  • Whatcom Museum: Fate of the Forest, Bellingham, WA
  • Swedish Hospital & Medical Center / Issaquah Campus: The Art of Healing, WA
  • Woodside/Braseth Gallery: Dealer's Choice - Our 50th Anniversary Group Exhibition, Seattle, WA
  • 2010
  • Fulcrum Gallery: “Here & Now, A Show of Generations 1945 - 1997”, Tacoma, WA
  • Woodside/Braseth Gallery: 49th Anniversary Group Exhibition, Seattle, WA
  • Primo Grill: Solo Show, Tacoma, WA
  • RAGS: YWCA Fundraiser, Tacoma, WA
  • Woodside/Braseth Gallery: Michael Stasinos, and works by Susan Russell Hall, Seattle, WA
  • 2009
  • College of New Rochelle, NY, Castle Gallery: “Encaustic Works 2009” Seventh International Biennial Exhibition
  • Woodside/Braseth Gallery: “Small & Everlasting”, Seattle, WA
  • 2008
  • Woodside/Braseth Gallery: e-ART-h Exhibition, Seattle, WA
  • Festival of Trees, featured artist for the poster, Tacoma, WA
  • Primo Grill: Solo Show, Tacoma, WA
  • 2007                                                                                          
  • Woodside/Braseth Gallery: Paul Horiuchi 1906 - 1999, including works by Susan Russell Hall, Seattle, WA
  • Northwest Pastel Society’s International Open Exhibition
  • 2006
  • Woodside/Braseth Gallery: Summer Salon - A Group Exhibition, Seattle, WA
  • Junctions: Selected Drawings from Contemporary Artists and Modern Masters, James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA & Jill Newhouse Gallery, New York, NY
  • Woodside/Braseth Gallery: Spring Salon - A Group Exhibition, Seattle, WA
  • 2005
  • Woodside/Braseth Gallery: Small and Significant, Our 44th Annual Holiday Exhibition, Seattle, WA
  • Tacoma Art Museum: Curator’s Choice Street Gallery Artists, The Night Tacoma Danced
  • Woodside/Braseth Gallery: Group Exhibition, Seattle, WA
  • Woodside/Braseth Gallery: Spring Salon - A Group Exhibition, Seattle, WA
  • Primo Grill: Solo Show, Tacoma, WA
  • 2004
  • Woodside/Braseth Gallery: 43rd Anniversary Group Exhibition, Seattle, WA
  • Primo Grill: Solo Show, Tacoma, WA
  • Woodside/Braseth Gallery: Summer Salon - A Group Exhibition, Seattle, WA
  • 2002
  • Woodside/Braseth Gallery: A Celebration of Spring
  • Primo Grill: Solo Show, Tacoma, WA
  • 2001
  • Woodside/Braseth Gallery: Holiday Group Exhibition, Seattle, WA
  • Woodside/Braseth Gallery: Dealer's Choice - Our 40th Annual Group Exhibition, Seattle, WA
  • Woodside/Braseth Gallery: A Celebration of Spring / Works Inspired by Nature, Seattle, WA
  • Woodside/Braseth Gallery: Spring Salon - A Group Exhibition, Seattle, WA 
  • 2000
  • Woodside/Braseth Gallery: Northwest Realism, Seattle, WA
  • Woodside/Braseth Gallery: An Exhibition of Works by Wes Wehr and Friends, Seattle, WA
  • Woodside/Braseth Gallery: Major Small Works by Northwest Masters and Selected Artists, Seattle, WA
  • 1999
  • Woodside/Braseth Gallery: 38th Annual Group Exhibition, Seattle, WA
  • 1996
  • Woodside/Braseth Gallery: New Arrivals at the Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • 1995
  • Woodside/Braseth Gallery: Celebrate the Skagit Harvest - Valley Artists, Seattle, WA
  • Northwest Pastel Society Members' Juried Exhibition
  • American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA), Boca Raton, FL
  • Woodside/Braseth Gallery: 35th Annual Group Exhibition, Seattle, WA
  • Woodside/Braseth Gallery: Susan Russell Hall, Catherine Eaton Skinner, and John Worthey, Seattle, WA
  • 1994
  • Woodside/Braseth Gallery: The Valley Museum of Northwest Art Spring Benefit, Seattle, WA
  • Northwest Pastel Society’s International Open Exhibition
  • Northwest Pastel Society Members' Juried Exhibition
  • Woodside/Braseth Gallery: Holiday Exhibition, Seattle, WA
  • Gallery Dei Gratia: Landscape Show, LaConner, WA
  • Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons (PAPS), Kagoshima, Japan
  • Woodside/Braseth Gallery: Dealer's Choice - 34th Annual Group Exhibition, Seattle, WA
  • Woodside/Braseth Gallery: William Slater & Gallery Artists, Seattle, WA
  • 1993
  • Woodside/Braseth Gallery: William Cummings & Gallery Artists, Seattle, WA
  • 1992
  • Woodside/Braseth Gallery: Solo Exhibition, Seattle, WA
  • Northwest Pastel Society Members’ Juried Exhibition
  • 1991
  • Woodside/Braseth Gallery: Northwest Landscape Artist, Seattle, WA
  • Woodside/Braseth Gallery at the BON: "Opening Show” - Solo Exhibition, Seattle, WA
  • 1990
  • Northwest Pastel Society Travel Showcase
  • 1988
  • Northwest Pastel Society Travel Showcase
  • 1987
  • Magnolia Outdoor Art Show, Seattle, WA
  • Northwest Pastel Society: International Open Exhibition at Haviland Winery, Woodinville, WA
  • 1983
  • American Medical Illustrators, Toronto, Ontario, CA
  • 1982
  • Pacific Science Center: Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Seattle, WA
  • Burke Museum: Scientific Illustration, Seattle, WA
  • 1981
  • Burke Museum: Scientific Illustration, Seattle, WA
  • 1977
  • Women's Cultural Center: Solo Exhibition, Seattle, WA                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
INTERVIEWS and PRESS
  • 2018
  • South Sound Magazine, Women to Watch 2018, Vol VXI, No. 5, September/October
  • The Pioneer: Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Publication, Art to Honor Librarian, Vol. 52, Issue 1, September
  • 2017
  • Tacoma News Tribune Newspaper and Blog: Running with a Smile On, April
  • 2016
  • NewsTV Newton Media Center, May
  • 2012
  • Silver Strider Magazine: Cover and Featured Story, November - December
  • South Lake Union: Looking Beyond the Surface at Woodside-Braseth Gallery
  • The Stranger Newspaper: “Dealer’s Choice” Exhibition at Woodside Braseth Gallery, Dealer’s Choice: Dealer’s highlight a giant selection of new work and recent collections from a wide swath of artists including Jacob Lawrence, Casey Curran and Susan Russell Hall
  • Tacoma News Tribune: Art for AIDS: Foundation Celebrates 25 Years, November
  • Swedish Hospital & Medical Center / Issaquah Campus Art Collection: The Art of Healing - Featured artists at the new campus include, Kathleen G. Adkison, Dennis Evans, Susan R. Hall, Alfred Harris, Paul Havas and Jared Rue
  • Greater Tacoma Community Foundation: Art Award Nominee Spotlight - Susan Russell Hall
  • Wordpress: Transformation, May
  • Business Examiner: Who is TED? TEDx Tacoma gives a voice to innovators, vol. 28 No.8, April
  • Weekly Volcano: TEDx Tacoma Speakers to Tackle Transformation, No. 454, April
  • South Sound Magazine: TEDx Comes to Tacoma, Vol. X, No. 1, February - March
  • South Sound Magazine: Artist of the Heart, The Two Worlds of Susan Russell Hall, December - January, Vol. IX, No 6
  • 2010
  • Showcase Magazine: Spotlight / Susan Russell Hall, Spring
  • 2009
  • Pierce County News: Featured Artist, April
  • 2001
  • Art Documentary Broadcast on KCPQ: Susan Russell Hall: Heart Artist, February
  • 1996
  • Art Documentary Broadcast on KSTW: Susan Russell Hall: Healing Hands
PUBLIC and CORPORATE COLLECTIONS
    • Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Library, Steilacoom, WA
    • Tacoma Art Museum, WA
    • Anderson, Hogland, Saint Louis, MO
    • Bank West One, Idaho
    • Cairncross & Hempelmann, Seattle, WA
    • Cardiovascular & Pediatric Surgery, Inc. P.S. Seattle, WA
    • Crystal Judson Family Justice Center 2006, Tacoma, WA
    • East West Fisheries, Seattle, WA
    • Forterra, Seattle, WA
    • The Haub Family Collection
    • Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, Honolulu, Hawaii
    • Martin of Tours Collection (St. Martin's Abbey), Olympia, WA
    • MultiCare Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital, Tacoma, WA
    • MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital, Rainier Pavilion, Tacoma WA
    • Pierce County Art Bank, Portable Art Collection, 2007 and 2009
    • St. John’s Episcopal Church, Gig Harbor, WA
    • Swedish Hospital & Medical Center, WA:
      • First Hill Campus
      • Cherry Hill Campus
      • Ballard Campus
      • Issaquah Campus
    • Tash, Lyle and Associates, Seattle, WA
SELECTED LECTURES
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Pierce College: Careers in Art
  • 2009
  • Tacoma Art Museum: Another Way of Illustrating the Way We Work
  • 1998 - 2005
  • MultiCare Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital: Cardiac Surgery and Anatomy Lectures
HONORS
  • 2016
  • International Encaustic Artists: Nominated for the LaVendeene Artistry Award
  • 2013
  • International Encaustic Artists: Nominated for the LaVendeene Artistry Award
  • 2012
  • Greater Tacoma Community Foundation: 5th Annual Foundation of Art Award Nominee
  • 2008
  • Woman of Influence Nominee
  • 1977-1978
  • Ford Foundation Art Scholarship
EDUCATION
  • 1975 - 1978
  • University of Washington
  • 1978 - 1979
  • Seattle Central Community College, Advertising Art and Graphic Design
  • 1991 - 1993
  • University of Washington, Studies in Visual Expressions
SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP
  • 2012 - Present
  • International Encaustic Artists
  • 1987 - Present
  • Northwest Pastel Society - Charter Signature Member
  • 1977 - 1995
  • Guild of Natural Science Illustrators
PUBLICATIONS of MEDICAL and SCIENTIFIC ART
    • Journal of Pediatric Surgery Vol. 47, No 10, October 2012, Esophageal atresia associated with a rare vascular ring and esophageal duplication diverticulum: A case report and review of the literature
    • John’s Hopkins Manual of Cardiovascular Surgery 2007 24 anatomical Illustrations, Vascular Rings chapter, Woods, R; Mc Graw Hill
    • National Institute of Health National Surgical Protocol on Lung Volume Reduction Surgery, Wood, D. Achauer, BM, and Russell, RC.
    • Plastic Surgery: Indications, Operations and Outcomes, Illustrations for Maser, B.
    • Ambulatory Surgery, Scirmer and Ratner ed; Illustrations for Waldhausen, JHT, W. B. Saunders Company
    • Vascular Access, Hickman, RO, Illustrations for Hickman, RO, Waldhausen JHT
    • Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Illustrations for Murakami, C.
    • Intraoperative Transesophageal Echocardiographic Identification of Remediable Problems in Patients Undergoing Damus-Kaye-Stansel Operation, Stevenson, J.G.; 1999
    • Archives of Surgery, Illustrations for Maser, B.
    • Scientific Illustration 2nd Edition, Wood, P; 1994
    • Common Problems in Pediatric Anesthesia, ed 2, Stehling, L., Illustration of AV Canal Defect for Morray, JM: Atrioventricular Canal and Down Syndrome, Mosby Year Book, Philadelphia; 1992
    • Congenital Heart Disease, Tenckhoff, L; Schofield, DE; Russell, SL, Debich, D; (for The American Society of Clinical Pathologists Commission on Continuing Education); 1991
    • Echocardiography, Craig, M, 1990 illustrations for Chapter 18, Pediatric echocardiography: Cardiac Embryology
    • Pediatric Anesthesia, Ed. 1 & 2, Gregory, G, ed; Illustration of Diaphragmatic hernia and tracheo- esophagealfistula types for Morray, JP and Kane, EJ: Anesthesia for Thoracic Surgery, Churchill Livingstone, New York; 1983 (1st edition) 1989 (2nd edition)
    • 1998 Year Book of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Illustrations for Huang, MHS; Gruss, JS; Clarion, SK; et al. Mosby-Year Book, Inc.
    • Science and Practice, 3rd Edition, illustrations for Truncus Arteriosus chapter, Lewin, M.
    • Pediatric Cardiology Handbook, Tenckhoff, L.; 1980, updated 1984 and 1990
    • Differential Diagnosis of Congenital Heart Disease, Tenckhoff, L; 1990
    • Chronic Disorders in Adolescence, Smith, MS, ed; 1983
    • Congenital Heart Disease in the First 3 Months of Life, Parenzan, L, Crupi, Graham, G, ed; Illustrations for Rittenhouse, EA et al 1981
    • Common and Emergent Congenital Heart Disease - Diagnosis and Management of Selected Cases, Stamm, SJ, Tenckhoff, L; 1980
    • Scientific Illustration, Wood, P; 1978
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
   
  • Tacoma Art Museum
  • 2016-2017            Co-Chair Collections Committee
  • 2016-2017            Secretary
  • 2012-2015            Co-Chair Endowment Campaign
  • 2010-Present        Trustee
  • 2006-2008             Board President
  • 2001-2009             Trustee
  • Pierce College Foundation Board
  • 2017-Present         Co-Chair Student Success Campaign 
  • 2016-2017              Executive Committee & Past President
  • 2015                        Board President
  • 2009-Present         Trustee
  • American Leadership Forum
  • 2008-2012             Selection Committee
  • 2005-2006             Class XII, Senior Fellow
  • Mulitcare Hospital
  • 2008-2010             Campaign Cabinet Member for Emergency Services