Sidney Russell, a San Francisco native, studied at the Art Institute of San Francisco with Jay DeFeo in the mid-60's. She studied at UC Berkeley in the late 60's & early 70's. She pursued a master's degree in graphic design, before leaving to work as a set painter for the San Francisco Ballet & Opera. She creates large-scale pieces of clothing ranging from shirts, suits, dresses, under-garments & pants. These pieces make the viewer aware of their comparative size disposition while looking at these oversized wonders. Her art is included in numerous art collections around the country.