Russell Riendeau, Ph.D.

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TEDxNaperville 2019 “Curiosity Creator”

Abstract action painter, sculptor, writer, composer, cartoonist, and behavioral scientist, Russ Riendeau takes curiosity and “there are no rules in art” on a wild, disruptive ride with unique perspectives of color, symbols and primeval images. Creating eclectic pieces of usable, funky, juxtaposed art and sculptures for many years, his works has appeared at ArtPrize, Chicago Art Festivals, and Forth Fridays. His “The Everest Easel”- the tallest, portable easel in the world—now a public installation at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital. Russ brings his live action painting experiments to life on big canvases so you can experience what it feels like to let go of judgment and see color take a life of its own.