Russ Spitkovsky was born in 1981, in Kiev, Ukraine. In 1992 he moved to Sunnyvale, California, in 1999 he moved to New York to attend the School of Visual Arts, in 2003 he received his Bachelors in Fine Arts and in 2009 he graduated with honors from the SVA MFA program. He currently resides in New Jersey and is focusing his artwork in the area of Printmaking, particularly etching, photo—lithography and mono-prints. His work has been included in several national and international publications and art shows. He is interested in movement, composition and spontaneity in image making. He is one of the founders of Carrier Pigeon and is currently editor in chief and contributor of the quarterly publication. In 2014, Russ helped create Guttenberg Arts, a multidisciplinary artist residency program.