BIO

E.T. RUSSIAN is a multi-sensory artist, author, filmmaker, performer, educator and healthcare provider living in Seattle, Washington. Russian is the author of The Ring of Fire Anthology (2014) and has published work in The Graphic Medicine Manifesto (2015), Gay Genius (2011) and The Collective Tarot (2008). Russian’s first solo exhibition, CASTING SHADOWS, is a video comic installation at Seattle’s Jack Straw New Media Gallery. Russian is a member of Seattle comic collective THE HAND, an Advisory Board Member of Seattle’s Short Run Festival, an organizer centered in disability justice, a featured performer with Sins Invalid and dance company Light Motion, and Co-Director of the documentary Third Antenna (2001). Russian has lectured at Universities, museums, conferences and community organizations across the country, and received support from the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, The Art Matters Foundation, The Jack Straw Foundation and the Harlan Hahn Award in Disability Studies from the University of Washington. Russian is a documentarian at heart and believes storytelling is a powerful tool for the liberation of all people. Learn more at ETRUSSIAN.TUMBLR.COM