Russell Copenharve
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Studio Member since 2012

b.1951

A prolific painter, Russell Copenharve works with equal parts curiosity and confidence. His method is well-honed over time as he moves through subject matter via small series of themed paintings, and then embarks on his next theme. Old themes revolve and new emerge but he remains true to his well-established reductive aesthetic.

He moves easily between abstraction, realism and surrealism in his artwork. This fluidity manifests in playful works that are expressive and straightforward—much like his artistic ambition.

“I am an artist. I want more history about me. Talk about me. How I’m doing. Talk about art history about me. Outside people know I’m a good artist. Show people my artwork in the community.”

Copenharve’s saturated color palettes create tension through the juxtaposition of disparate hues that vibrate in tandem. He gravitates toward warm values that permeate his work in unexpected ways, portraying nuances of shifting light.

“I enjoy it because I like to do art. Make me feel good. I like draw hearts. I like to paint—draw. I’m good artist. I like it because it’s best for me. I want to keep arting and drawing and paint.”

A longstanding member of our North Shore studio, Copenharve is a member of the agency poetry group and a singer for the North Shore studio band VanGoGo. His artwork has also been featured on studio merchandise.

Path Walking, 2020
acrylic
20" x 16"
Duomo, 2018

24" x 18"
Boxes Show, 2020
acrylic
36" x 24"
Fudge Ice Cream Stick, 2020
acrylic
16" x 12"
Desert, 2020
acrylic
17" x 11"
Hot Fire, 2020
acrylic
10" x 8"
Hawaii, 2020
acrylic
24" x 12"
Chicago, 2020
acrylic
20" x 16"
Sunset, 2019

18" x 24"
Skyscape, 2020
acrylic
20" x 16"
Landscape, 2020
acrylic
20" x 16"
Washington D.C., 2020
acrylic
20" x 16"
Pear, 2021
acrylic
10" x 8"
Landscape Ocean, 2019

16" x 20"
Ocean, 2020
acrylic
7" x 5"
Waterfall, 2018

24" x 18"
Cards, 2020
acrylic
20" x 16"
Phone Desk, 2016

24" x 18"
Mailbox, 2019

20" x 15"
Fall, 2021
acrylic
10" x 10"
Chicago, 2020
acrylic
20" x 16"
Sea Ocean, 2019

12" x 12"
House, 2020
acrylic
20" x 16"
Cheeseburger, 2020
acrylic
16" x 12"
Mountains, 2017

16" x 20"
Suitcase, 2019

20" x 16"
Volcano, 2019

11" x 14"
Hot Dog, 2020
acrylic
24" x 12"
Israel, 2019

16" x 20"
Mountain, 2019

20" x 16"
America Mask, 2019

16" x 20"
Ocean Sunset, 2019

16" x 20"
Beehive, 2020
acrylic
16" x 12"
Desk, 2017

14" x 18"
Florida Landscape, 2018

15.5" x 19.5"
Snow White, 2020
acrylic
20" x 16"
Church, 2018

18" x 24"
Chicago Cubs, 2018

18" x 24"
Design, 2021
acrylic
9" x 12"
Chicago Downtown 1, 2019

16" x 20"
Poison Snake, 2021
acrylic
9" x 12"
Lamp, 2021
acrylic
9" x 12"
White House, 2021
acrylic
16" x 12"
Cherries, 2021
acrylic
8" x 8"
Dinosaur, 2021
acrylic
11" x 14"
Dinosaur Eggs, 2021
acrylic
11" x 14"
Blow Bubbles, 2021
acrylic
36" x 18"
Door You Go In, Design, 2021
acrylic
10" x 10"
Pear, 2021
acrylic
16" x 12"
Rose, 2021
acrylic
14" x 11"
Shed at Navy Pier, 2018

18" x 24"
Van Go Go Head, 2021
acrylic
10" x 8"
Violet, 2021
acrylic
14" x 11"
Waterfall, 2021
acrylic
14" x 11"
Hamburger, 2021
acrylic
12" x 9"
Peach, 2021
acrylic
10" x 8"
A is for Artist
Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL - 2017
Permanent Collection
The Waisman Foundation, Madison, WI - 2017
The Other Art Fair
Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL - 2019
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Path Walking, 2020
acrylic on board
20" x 16"
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Duomo, 2018

24" x 18"
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Boxes Show, 2020
acrylic on canvas
36" x 24"
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Fudge Ice Cream Stick, 2020
acrylic on board
16" x 12"
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Desert, 2020
acrylic on board
17" x 11"
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Hot Fire, 2020
acrylic on board
10" x 8"
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Hawaii, 2020
acrylic on board
24" x 12"
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Chicago, 2020
acrylic on board
20" x 16"
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Sunset, 2019

18" x 24"
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Skyscape, 2020
acrylic on board
20" x 16"
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Landscape, 2020
acrylic on board
20" x 16"
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Washington D.C., 2020
acrylic on board
20" x 16"
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Pear, 2021
acrylic on canvas
10" x 8"
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Landscape Ocean, 2019

16" x 20"
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Ocean, 2020
acrylic on board
7" x 5"
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Waterfall, 2018

24" x 18"
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Cards, 2020
acrylic on board
20" x 16"
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Phone Desk, 2016

24" x 18"
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Mailbox, 2019

20" x 15"
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Fall, 2021
acrylic on canvas
10" x 10"
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Chicago, 2020
acrylic on board
20" x 16"
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Sea Ocean, 2019

12" x 12"
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House, 2020
acrylic on board
20" x 16"
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Cheeseburger, 2020
acrylic on board
16" x 12"
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Mountains, 2017

16" x 20"
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Suitcase, 2019

20" x 16"
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Volcano, 2019

11" x 14"
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Hot Dog, 2020
acrylic on board
24" x 12"
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Israel, 2019

16" x 20"
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Mountain, 2019

20" x 16"
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America Mask, 2019

16" x 20"
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Ocean Sunset, 2019

16" x 20"
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Beehive, 2020
acrylic on board
16" x 12"
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Desk, 2017

14" x 18"
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Florida Landscape, 2018

15.5" x 19.5"
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Snow White, 2020
acrylic on board
20" x 16"
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Church, 2018

18" x 24"
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Chicago Cubs, 2018

18" x 24"
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Design, 2021
acrylic on board
9" x 12"
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Chicago Downtown 1, 2019

16" x 20"
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Poison Snake, 2021
acrylic on canvas
9" x 12"
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Lamp, 2021
acrylic on canvas
9" x 12"
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White House, 2021
acrylic on canvas
16" x 12"
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Cherries, 2021
acrylic on board
8" x 8"
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Dinosaur, 2021
acrylic on board
11" x 14"
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Dinosaur Eggs, 2021
acrylic on board
11" x 14"
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Blow Bubbles, 2021
acrylic on board
36" x 18"
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Door You Go In, Design, 2021
acrylic on board
10" x 10"
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Pear, 2021
acrylic on board
16" x 12"
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Rose, 2021
acrylic on canvas
14" x 11"
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Shed at Navy Pier, 2018

18" x 24"
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Van Go Go Head, 2021
acrylic on board
10" x 8"
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Violet, 2021
acrylic on canvas
14" x 11"
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Waterfall, 2021
acrylic on canvas
14" x 11"
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Hamburger, 2021
acrylic on canvas
12" x 9"
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Peach, 2021
acrylic on board
10" x 8"
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