Russ Wills is a New Jersey based fine artist working in photography and fused glass. While using glass and light as the primary subject matter of his photography for his MFA thesis, Wills accidentally became obsessed with glass fusing.
Wills' photography is heavily influenced by Abstract Expressionism and uses the formal elements of his abstraction to suggest hope, restoration, and renewal. While the work can be enjoyed at a purely sublime level, the deeper spiritual meanings of the work also offer mental and spiritual stimulation.
Wills earned his Master of Fine Art from Academy of Art University in Fall of 2015. Wills has shown his work at the Soho Photo Gallery in NYC, City Without Walls gallery in Newark, NJ, the Watchung Art Center in Watchung, NJ, the Maplewood Art Center in Maplewood, NJ, All Angels Gallery in NYC, Darkroom Gallery, in Essex Jct, Vermont, and other venues in the tri-state area.