Peyton Scott Russell
Artist, Founder, Instructor
Minneapolis-based artist, Peyton Scott Russell, has a B.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and for over three decades has been a professional artist and arts instructor. The 1984 film, Style Wars, introduced Peyton to graffiti art and had a profound effect on him. From that point forward, he has devoted his time and energy to graffiti art. Currently, through assistance from a Bush Foundation Fellowship (2012- 2014), Peyton is focused on his organization, SPRAYFiNGER®, which is dedicated to teaching, studying, and practicing Graffiti Education & The Art of Creative Lettering™. His mission, in addition to his personal artistic practice, is to increase awareness of graffiti as a teachable fine art by collaborating with schools, teachers, and artists on curriculum design, outlines, and lesson plans designed to deepen the understanding of graffiti. Through his personal artwork and SPRAYFiNGER®, Peyton has engaged with individuals of all ages throughout Minnesota; North and South Dakota; Wisconsin; Kentucky; Kansas; New York; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; and Tel Aviv, Israel.