Russell Gordon’s practice evolved out the use of design as a tool for intervention. His work challenges hierarchies within distributed systems, breaking them down into components and re-networking them anew. He’s interested in the changing nature of legality and ownership in the realm of the digital, and the way that images operate and perform within that scope. He views his material works as products of immaterial processes — processes which are often influenced by the very act of making the work.
He holds a degree in Commerce and Economics (2003) and diploma in Art History (2015), both from the University of British Columbia. From 2009 – 2012 he served as Treasurer of Access Gallery in Vancouver, where he currently lives and works. He has a background in digital media.