Russell Yuristy (RCA) is a master print maker, painter and teacher. Yuristy's works are in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa Art Gallery, Canadian Museum of Civilization, the MacKenzie and the Remai (Mendel) galleries in Saskatchewan, and the Canada Council Art Bank.
“As a maker of images Russell Yuristy is an illusionist, a magician of form who often looks to the fauna and flora of nature for his inspiration. Living in Ottawa, Yuristy turns to his immediate surroundings....The artist’s familiars are found here as well, for every magician must have at least one. For what else are those hares, those owls, those wolves that lurk at every corner of Yuristy’s studio? ... a talented and versatile artist, he is able to look beyond appearances and turn the seemingly banal into memorable images that remind us of our humanity and our links to an increasingly threatened natural environment. “