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Website

Representing galleries
Cancio Contemporary, Miami & New York

Tags
exhibition/performance, digital, modern, pop, conceptual, performance, mixed-media, sculpture, figurative, abstract

John Bell

 I refer to my work as postmodern mashup; similtaniously exploring multiple movements in contemporary art while commenting on the ever-fluctuating values of contemporary culture. Re-arranging the information it produces to create possibilities for new meaning and dialog. I am interested in process as much as style. Painting, print making, photography, sculpture, writing, installation and performance art have all part of my body of work.

 Regaurdless of medium my work is an inquiry into the complexities of contemporary American culture.

 

Exhibition History:

Museums, Fairs, Competitions & Commissions:

 

  • August 2013 – Relevant: Residency at the Kimball Art Center, Park City, UT
  • December 2012 – We could Be Heroes:The Mythology of Monsters and Heros in Contemporary Art, BYU Musuem of Art, Provo, UT
  • December 2012 -  Art Miami,Context, Art Basel, Miami, FL
  • September 2012 –The Next Supper, Performance art & solo show in main gallery , Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, UT
  • June 2012 Play Me I’m Yours, city-wide public art installation, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art,  Salt Lake City, UT
  • Nov. 2011 - Art Basel, Miami, Bloomingdales showcase, Miami FL
  • June 2011 – Lawn Gnomes Eat Your Heart Out, public art project, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, 337 Project, Salt Lake City, UT
  • December 2010 Aqua Art Fair, Art Basel, Cancio Contemporary, Miami, FL.
  • June 2010 - Contemporary Masters, sculpture commission artist-designed miniature golf, 337 Project & Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, UT
  • December 09 - Aqua Art Fair, Art Basel, Cancio Contemporary, Miami, FL
  • June 09 - The Urban Face Off, 337 Project, mural commission/competition, Salt Lake City, UT
  • May 09 - Spring Art Affair, regional juried exhibition, Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art, Las Vegas, NV (curated by Elizabeth Herridge, Director, Guggenheim Hermitage Museum)
  • December 08 - The Artist Fair, Art Basel, Miami, FL
  • April 06 - Mural Commission, Time Warner Center, New York City, NY

 

Collections Public:

  • June 2010 – Salt Lake County Government Center, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Collections Private:

  • Work throughout the United States & Europe. 

 

Guest Lectures/Workshops:

  • March 2010 – Utah Museum of Fine Art, Foster Art Program, Salt Lake City, UT, presentation, discussion on work inspiration, and creation of new, original genre.
  • April 2010 – Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City, UT, presentation, discussion Q&A, on working process, work inspiration and creation of new, original genre. 

 

Select Solo Exhibitions:

  • March 2012 – Post Modern Blues, Nox Contemporary, Salt Lake City, UT
  • July 2011 – Perform Chinatown, dinner party performance piece, Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • October 2010 – Would you like to become a fan?, Mondo Fine Art, Salt Lake City, UT
  • June 2010 – The Burden of Ambition, Brett Wesley Contemporary, Las Vegas, NV
  • July 09– The Elegant Universe,Brett Wesley Contemporary, Las Vegas, NV
  • January 09 – Size Matters, Pop Shops, Salt Lake City, UT
  • June 08 – Survey,DDR Projects,Long Beach, CA
  • January 08– The Sound & The Fury, Utah Arts Alliance, Salt Lake City, UT
  • March 07 – BUILDING ICONS, Patrick Moore Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
  • September 05(re) Defining Space, Time Warner Center, New York City, NY 
  • April 05 – Defining Space, ONE Modern Art, Salt Lake City, UT
  • May 04Drinking, Dancing & Smoking with the Muse, Chroma Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

 

Select Group Exhibitions:

  • August 2013 - Relevant, Kimball Art Center, Park City, UT
  • March 2012 – The Plastic Propaganda Poster Project, Westminster College, Salt Lake City, UT
  • February 2012 – Central Utah Art Center, Utah Ties juried exhibition, Ephraim, UT
  • August 2011 - Conari Gallery, gestural live painting, Denver, CO
  • August 2010 – Arin Contemporary, Laguna Beach, CA
  • April 2010 – Modern Values, Mondo Fine Art, at Lightspot Modern, Salt Lake City, UT
  • December 09 - NotJust Another Pretty Face, UMOCA, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • December 09 - Small Works,juried show, Jill Dawsey, chief curator, Utah Museum of Fine Art, Kayo Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • November 09 – Snap To Grid, Los Angeles Center For Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA
  • June 09 – Not Just Another Pretty Face, gala & exhibition, UMOCA, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • February 09 – Digital Art, Phillips Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • January 09 – Love and Power, Brett Wesley Contemporary, Las Vegas, NV
  • October 08 – 5x5,Salt Lake Magazine’s, 5 On the Rise, Phillips Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • May 08 – Untitled, Utah Arts Council, Rio Grande Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
  • August 05Utah Art’s Council, Rio Grand Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
  • December 04 – White-Out, curatorial artist, ONE Modern Art, Salt Lake City, UT
  • October 04 – Featured artist; grand opening of ONE Modern Art, Salt Lake City, UT
  • August 04 – Utah Arts Council, Mixed media, works on paper; juried selection, Kimball Art Center, Park City, UT
  • June 03 – Chroma Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

 

Bibliography:

2013:

2012:

2011:

  • Perform Chinatown – John Bell’s dinner performance, photos, LA Weekly July 29th
  • Blake, Daisy, photos, editorial, interview, How to Buy Art, In Utah This Week, pgs. 28 & 30, August 11th
  • Photos, editorial, John Bell’s modern masterpiece; revolv magazine, Salt Lake, pgs.6 -11 January 2nd

2010:

  • Artist profile, photos, editorial, Blue Canvas Magazine, Los Angeles, pgs. 76-77 October 19th
  • Sheckells, Melinda, photos, editorial, The House in the Canyon: Artist John Bell creates a canvas for his life and home, 944 Magazine, Los Angeles, pgs.16 & 17,October 2010  
  • Keene, Jarret, cover article, photos, interview, Beyond Pop, The man and the message behind the paint, A&E,Seven Weekly Magazine, Las Vegas, pgs.77-78, July 22nd
  • Staker, Brian, photo, editorial, Miniature Arting, Contemporary Maters Makes Modern art playful, City Weekly, Visual Arts, pg.18, July 22nd.
  • Fulton Ben, photo, editorial, Golfing Beyond the Game, Contemporary Masters, Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake Tribune, Utah, pg. B1 July 13th & Lifestyle, Salt Lake Trib online, July 12th
  • Kiraly, Andrew, photo, exhibition mention, The Burden of Ambition, Brett Wesley Gallery, Desert Companion, A & E. pg. 62.
  • Kenway, Jenessa, photo, editorial, John Bell, The Burden of Ambition, Las Vegas City Life online, July 5th.
  • Alvarez, Brian Paco, exhibition mention, July First Friday is Sizzling Hot, The Burden of Ambition, Brett Wesley Contemporary, Las Vegas Arts & Culture online, July 2nd.
  • Vice, Jeff, photo, editorial, Salt Lake Art Center doubles as miniature golf course, Deseret News online, June 24th.
  • Fulton, Ben, photo, editorial, Swing Into Art, Contemporary Masters, Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake Tribune, Visual Art Notes, pg. D8, June 20. Lifestyle, Salt Lake Trib online, June 21st.
  • Staker, Brian, video interview, Putt putt for par, Contemporary Masters at the Salt Lake Art Center, The Stake Out, City Weekly online, June 19th.
  • Renshaw, Scott, photo, editorial, Contemporary Masters at the Salt Lake Art Center, The Essentials, City Weekly pg. 24, June. 17th.
  • Stringer, Jacob, photo, editorial, Contemporary Masters at the Salt Lake Art Center, City Weekly.net., June 17th.
  • Nevada Public Radio, KNPR’s State of Nevada, interview, First Friday Artist John Bell, The Burden of Ambition, airdate June 4th.  
  • KLAV Radio, The Talk of Las Vegas, interview, The Burden of Ambition, Brett Wesley Contemporary; Grogan’s Tavern, a Cultural Watering Hole, airdate June 3rd.
  • Christensen, Miaken, Mondo Fine Art, video profile, John Bell, mondofineart.com, YouTube, April 9th.  
  • Spy Hop’s Alumni Media Studio, video feature, John Bell, Face Off at the Urban Gallery, vimeo.com, February 23rd.  

2009:

  • Photo, editorial, Art Basel, Aqua Art Miami & Gen Art Vanguard, Bell’s “Bail Out” The Lead, Miami, December 2nd, pg.20.
  • Staker, Brian, photos, editorial, 337 Project Face Off at the Urban Gallery, City Weekly, June 11th
  • Nailen, Dan, video blog, 337 Project, Urban Face Off at Neighborhood House, June 12th, Salt Lake Magazine online
  • Trotter, Emma, photo, feature article, Brett Wesley Gallery Home is Where the Art Is, Las Vegas Luxury,April.
  • Staker, Brian, exhibition photo, feature article, Visual Arts, The Bell Curve: Artist John Bell continues thinking “like a builder”, City Weekly, January 22nd, pg. 23
  • Exhibition photo, “John Bell at The Grand Opening of The Pop Shops”, 337 Project.org, online, January 16th
  • Hampton, William, editorial exhibition photos, Bell’s Size MattersImpulsive art”: In Utah This Week, print and online, January 15thpgs.  22-23
  • Nailen, Dan, video blog; interview with artist “Size Matters” at The Pop Shops, Salt Lake Magazine online,January 12th
  • Fulton, Ben, Photo, exhibition mention, “Thinking Big in SLC,” Salt Lake Tribune, Visual Art Notes, January 11th pg. d2
  • Widlansky, Tiffini, Gallery Spotlight, Pop Shops “Change is Good”, Bell’s “Size Matters”, Artists of Utah, 15 bytes online, January 8th 
  • Staff Pick of the Day, photo & acknowledgement; Bell’s “Size Matters”, Pop Shops, Salt Lake Magazine online, January 6th.

2008:

  • Checkoway, Julie, photo, “John Bell at Phillips Gallery 5x5 show”, Salt Lake Tribune, Visual Art Notes, Oct 12th, pg. D8
  • Hogan, Donia, Photo, “Phillips Gallery Presents Salt Lake City’s 5 artist’s on the rise,” Deseret News, Visual Arts, October 12th pg. E2
  • Fields, Melissa, photo, editorial, “5 Artists on the rise”, Salt Lake Magazine, Sept/Oct. pg.6
  • Photo’s, editorial, “John Bell: Artcotic and DDR Projects”, Juxtapoz art & culture online, June.
  • Cleveland, Craig, photos & interview, “John Bell the Artist”, Artcotic.com artist showcase, June.  
  • John Bell’s “Survey” at DDR Project,  ArtSlant online,
  •  Photo, “Survey” The work of John Bell at DDR Projects, White Hot magazine online June.
  • Kolb, Leif, cover, photos, feature article & interview “Self Portrait”, Arkade Magazine, May, pgs. 44-51.
  • Exhibition photos, John Bell’sThe Sound & The Fury” at Utah Art Alliance & Midnight Records, In Utah This Week, January 4th, pg.7 & 8.
  • Lolita, Nikolova, PhD, interview photos & exhibition feature, “John Bell with his crowd”, Salt Lake Downtown, January 4th
  • On camera interview & exhibition feature, “The Sound & The Fury, at Utah Arts Alliance,Fox 13 News, Good Day Utah, airdate January 2nd 

2007

  • Rigby, Kent, Photos, exhibition review, “Building Icons”, John Bell @ Patrick Moore Gallery, Artist of Utah, 15 bytes online, March.
  • Spencer, Amy, Photos, cover & feature article, “Walk & Stroll, John Bell’s “Building Icons, In Utah This Week, pg. 31 
  • Griggs, Brandon, photo & mention, Bell’s “Icons” at Patrick Moore, The Salt Lake Tribune, March 18th, pg.D6
  • Pappas, Kate, Photo, “Building Icons:” new work by John Bell, 24Seven, City Weekly, March 15th pg.27
  • Rasmussen, Pax, photo, “Building Icons” at Patrick Moore, Catalyst Magazine, March 12th, pg.3

2006

  • Rigby, Kent, photo, feature article, “Live from New York”, Artists of Utah, 15 bytes online.
  • Mee, Brad, Photo’s, cover & feature article, “Artist in Residence”, Utah Style & Design, fall issue, pgs. 112-121.

2005

  • Burt, Brandon, photo & mention, “John Bell’s (re) Defining Space,” 24Seven listing, City Weekly, pg.28
  • Rigby, Kent, Photos, exhibition review, “The Real Deal in NYC”, Artists of Utah, 15 Bytes online.  
  • Robinson, W, exhibition mention, “Bell’s (re) defining space at Time Warner Center”, Artnet online, September 10th.  
  • Exhibition mention, “Bell’s (re)defining space”, Blackbook Magazine, blacklist online, September 10th
  • MacInnis, Michael, exhibition review, John Bell: (re) defining space at Mandarin Oriental Penthouse/Time Warner Center, NY ArtWorld Magazine, September 17th

 

 

 

 

Recent Exhibits

john bell participated in these exhibits:

Mar, 2012 John Bell's Postmodern Blues at Nox Contemporary
Nox Contemporary
 
Jul, 2011 Perform Chinatown! Performance Art Festival
Perform Chinatown! Performance Art Festival
 
Dec, 2010 Aqua Art 2010
Aqua Hotel
 
Aug, 2010 select works
arin contemporary art
 
Jul, 2009 The Elegant Universe
Brett Wesley Contemporary Art Gallery
 
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