Book Artist and Owner of 23 Sandy Gallery
Laura Russell is the owner of 23 Sandy Gallery, a fine art gallery in Portland, Oregon. 23 Sandy presents local and national artists working in contemporary book and paper arts, photography and mixed media. She is also a photographer and book artist who creates hand-bound, limited-edition artist books and exhibits widely. Her artist books are collected by many museums and libraries, including the University of California, the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Tate Collection in London.
Laura holds a BBA from Northwood University and had a 15-year career in graphic design and marketing before becoming a full time artist in 2002 and then opening the 23 Sandy Gallery in 2007. She has served on the boards of several organizations including Art Source Portland, the Portland Art Dealers Association, Photolucida and the Colorado Women's Caucus for Art.