Vincent Russo has that unique combination of artistic talent and scientific knowledge affording him a special place in contemporary figurative art. His early years were spent in rigorous training as a physician and orthopedic surgeon culminating in creative solutions leading to correction of limb deformities and childhood orthopedic disorders. He received his MD at Albany Medical College, Albany, New York in 1976. As a result, he has extraordinary insight to anatomy and function of the human body. He uses those same talents to inquire, expose and reflect on human life experiences in his artwork. His artwork has been recognized at multiple national organizations as well as the Scottsdale Artist’s School including three first place sculpture awards (2006, 2010 and 2011). He is exhibited in public art in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Fountain Hills, Arizona; and Gillette, Wyoming. He is currently completing his MFA at The Academy of Art University.
His empathy for life is seen in his sculptures, whether it is showing the gift of a newborn life, the dignity of the aged or the power of human nature to overcome disability. Recently his work has emphasized contemporary influences of social media and trends on human traits such as self-esteem, human relationships and the idea of home or displacement. He resides in Scottsdale, Arizona and is represented by Wild Holly Gallery, Carefree, Arizona.