Minnesota native Russell Sharon pays homage to nature not by representing it visually, but by capturing its feeling and essence. Sharon studied at the University of the Americas in Mexico City from 1968 to 1971 concentrating on archeology, art, and the liberal arts, and immersing himself in the Spanish language and in Mexican culture. He also became involved with the excavation of Aztec ruins in downtown Mexico City. In 1971 he moved to Boston where he studied ceramics and sculpture. There he was introduced to students and teachers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Department of Advanced Visual Studies in Cambridge, and became interested in avant-contemporary art and music. After two years in Boston, he moved to New York City where he lived, and worked for twenty years from 1975 to 1995.
Since 1995 Sharon has worked and resided part of the year in Miami Beach where he is also a teacher at the South Florida Arts Center. During the summer and autumn he returns to his farm in Minnesota.