2001 Bachelor of Visual Arts, MIT Faculty of Creative Arts, Auckland, NZ.

2013 “Best Art Import”, Las Vegas Seven.
2007 Carey Smith & Co. Open Award Winner, hanganui Art Review.
1999 Robert Willyams Scholarship, Manukau School of Visual Arts.

2014 House of Paper Birds, P3 Studio Artist Residency, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
2014 A Walk on the Wild Side, Sin City Gallery, Las Vegas, NV.
2014 Snake Bite Ki$$, PAULNACHE, Gisborne, NZ.
2012 Desert of Earthly Delights, Sin City Gallery, Las Vegas, NV.
2010 American Dream, Thermostat Gallery, Palmerston North, NZ.
2008 Roses are Blue, Thermostat Gallery.
2008 Flirtation Device, Edith Gallery, UCOL, Whanganui, NZ.
2007 Games for Grown-ups, Thermostat Gallery.
2004 Portraits from the Urban Jungle. Thermostat Gallery.


2015 Cut + Paste: The Practice of Collage, Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt, NZ
2014 Skull: A Biennial Exhibition, UNLV Donna Beam Gallery, Las Vegas
2014 Art-Tales, Life is Beautiful Festival, Las Vegas.
2014 MAS Attack 6, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA.
2014 London Biennale In Las Vegas, Multiple venues, Las Vegas.
2013 Art Odyssey, Life is Beautiful Festival, Las Vegas.
2013 Some Fine Women, VAST Project Space, Las Vegas.
2012 Firmamentation, Smallworks Gallery, Australia.
2012 London Biennale in Nevada Performance Event at Pop Up Art House, Henderson, and exhibition at Contemporary Arts Center, Las Vegas.
2012 Anti War=Anti Orgasm, Light & Space Contemporary, Philippines.
2012 12 Inches of Sin juried exhibition, Sin City Gallery, Las Vegas.
2011 LookSee, Small Works Gallery, Brisbane, Australia.
2011 Day of the Dead juried exhibition, Winchester Cultural Center, Las Vegas.
2011 Dia de Los Muertos, El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
2011 From Abroad, Thermostat Art Gallery.
2010 All about Eve, Rayner Brothers Gallery, Whanganui.
2009 This is not a rock shop, Ladyfest, DAF106, Wellington.
2008 2 Degrees, Paul Nache Gallery, Gisborne.
2007 Collecting Photographers, New Zealand Centre for Photography, Wellington.
2006 Prologue: The Matthew Couper and Jo Russ Collection, Sarjeant Gallery.
2005 The Return of the Hand: the hand in art and culture, Sarjeant Gallery.


2015 Independent Curators Workshop, Another Vacant Space, Berlin.
2013 The Traveling Miracle Show, Momas N Dadas Project Space, Las Vegas and Reno Art Works, Reno, NV.
2009-10 I go where the party takes me, Thermostat Gallery, Palmerston North, and Wallace Trust Gallery, Auckland, Sarjeant Gallery, Whanganui.
2007 Sexhibition: a visual conversation about sex, Whanganui.
2002 Boganville, One Eye Gallery, Paekakariki.
2002 Unleashing the Bogan, Thermostat Gallery, Palmerston North.


“Artist J.K. Russ’s ‘House of Paper Birds’ ”, Las Vegas Sun, 2014.
“JK Russ Taps Into the Primal Force of the Image-Making Psyche”, Las Vegas Weekly, 2014.
'Influence List: Arts & Culture”, Desert Companion, 2013
“New Sin City Gallery Exhibit is Strong and Sexy”, Las Vegas Seven, 2013.
“Traveling Miracle Show is a Feast for the Senses”, Las Vegas, Review Journal, 2013
Interview, “We Choose You”, Desert Companion, 2012
Jenessa Kenway, 'Desert Garden Q & A', Las Vegas CityLife, 8 March, 2012
Kristen Peterson, 'Earthly Delights', Las Vegas Weekly, 7 March, 2012

Interview, ‘The Ethical Hedonist’ Las Vegas episode, Travel Channel UK, 2012
‘Loving Las Vegas: artists return to show pop culture’ Wanganui Chronicle, 18 May 2011
‘Fun times caught on camera make quirky show’ Wanganui Chronicle, 16 Sept 2009
<Games for Grown-Ups> <Flirtation Device> (catalogue) 2008
Sexhibition: a visual conversation about sex (catalogue) 2007
‘Winning Sculpture’, Wanganui Chronicle, 8 August 2007
New Zealand Centre for Photography: Collecting Photographers (catalogue) 2007
‘Visual Arts: How we reveal ourselves’, Dominion Post, 1 August 2007
‘We’re doing it here too’ Wanganui Chronicle, 21 March 2007


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