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Legacy Russell

Studio Building
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Studio Location
First Kiss / Last Dance, 2011
Miniature Shrines, 2010-2011
Artist's Statement

Legacy asks of her work, "Who killed the pork chops? What price bananas? Are you my Angel?" Tangible constructions inspired by the often intangible landscapes of memory and identity, the objects that rise to the surface have escaped their original owners and serve the function of participating in wayward ceremonies of remembrance, iconography, and idolatry.


Legacy Russell is an East Village born-and-bred writer, artist, curator, and creative producer. Residing in New York City, she has worked at and produced programs with Creative Time, The Bruce High Quality Foundation, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Legacy is the Co-Founder of (CONTACT) and one-third of the curatorial production team Limited Time Only. In September of 2011 she was appointed as Art Editor of BOMB Magazine’s renowned online journal, BOMBlog. She has had work featured in a myriad of printed and online publications alike—Refinery29, the Village Voice, the New York Times, the Santa Fe Literary Journal, Guernica, the online theological journal Killing The Buddha, and more. Her creative and academic work explores mourning, remembrance, iconography, and idolatry within the public realm.