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20160426153817-gag10
good as gold, 2015 24 Karat Gold Plated Steel & Neon 20 X 20 X 4 Inches © bell 2015
20160426153851-99_to_1
99 to 1, 2016 24 Karat Gold Plated Steel 11 X 10 X 1/8 Inches © bell 2016
20130803210431-inbetween_masterpieces
in-between masterpieces, 2012 Mixed Media 12" X 12" X 2" © bell 2012
20160426153901-mirror_mirror
mirror, mirror, 2016 24 Karat Gold Plated Steel 11 X 10 X 1/8 Inches © bell 2016
20160426153859-lucrative_art_investment_number_2
lucrative art investment, 2016 24 Karat Gold Plated Steel 11 X 10 X 1/8 Inches © bell 2016
20130819002448-the_muse_asylum_3
the muse asylum, 2012 Mixed Media Various
20130804233336-1
in the museums infinity goes up on trial (detail), 2012 Acrylic & 24 Karat Gold Leaf on Canvas 134" X 72" © bell 2012
20130804234749-infinity-on-trial1sm
in the museums infinity goes up on trial, 2012 Acrylic & 24 Karat Gold Leaf on Canvas 134" X 72" © bell 2012
20160426153848-are_you_taking_a_piss
are you taking a piss?, 2016 24 Karat Gold Plated Steel 11 X 10 X 1/8 Inches © bell 2016
20130803210554-this_is_a_test
this is a test, 2012 Mixed Media 12" X 12" X 2" © bell 2012
20160426154121-so__what_do_you_think_of_this_artists_work
so, what do think of this artist's work?, 2016 24 Karat Gold Plated Steel 11 X 10 X 1/8 Inches © bell 2016
20130804233711-d1_thenextsupper
the next supper, 2012 Performance / Audience Participation / Painting 64 Feet X 4 Feet © bell 2012
20130821064546-ddp-226
the next supper (detail), 2012 Performance / Audience Participation / Painting 64 Feet X 4 Feet
20130804234231-ddp-18
the next supper (detail), 2012 Performance / Audience Participation / Painting 64 Feet X 4 Feet © bell 2012
20130818203756-ddp-13
the next supper (detail), 2012 Performance / Audience Participation / Painting 64 Feet X 4 Feet © bell 2012
20130804234331-ddp-55
the next supper (detail), 2012 Performance / Audience Participation / Painting 64 Feet X 4 Feet © bell 2012
20130815053844-ddp-114
the next supper (detail), 2012 Performance / Audience Participation / Painting 64 Feet X 4 Feet © bell 2012
20130821064313-ddp-222
the next supper (detail), 2012 Performance / Audience Participation / Painting 64 Feet X 4 Feet
20130804233835-ddp-242
the next supper (detail), 2012 Performance / Audience Participation / Painting 64 Feet X 4 Feet © bell 2012
20130821064212-ddp-244
the next supper (detail), 2012 Performance / Audience Participation / Painting 64 Feet X 4 Feet
20130815054026-ddp-102
the next supper (detail), 2012 Performance / Audience Participation / Painting 64 Feet X 4 Feet © bell 2012
20130804234003-ddp-247
the next supper (detail), 2012 Performance / Audience Participation / Painting 64 Feet X 4 Feet © bell 2012
20130804234120-ddp-88
the next supper (detail), 2012 Performance / Audience Participation / Painting 64 Feet X 4 Feet © bell 2012
20130821065142-ddp-125
the next supper (detail), 2012 Performance / Audience Participation / Painting 64 Feet X 4 Feet
20130815054251-ddp-249
the next supper (detail), 2012 Performance / Audience Participation / Painting 64 Feet X 4 Feet © bell 2012
20130821064442-ddp-237
the next supper (detail), 2012 Performance / Audience Participation / Painting 64 Feet X 4 Feet
20130804234459-d2
the next supper (detail), 2012 Performance / Audience Participation / Painting 64 Feet X 4 Feet © bell 2012
20130803210658-money_taste
money & taste, 2012 Mixed Media 12" X 12" X 2" © bell 2012
20110503121943-an_evening_at_christie_s_sm
an evening at Christie's, 2011 Acrylic, Enamel & Gold Leaf on Bristol Board 22" X 28"
20110503122104-in_god_we_trust_sm
in god we trust, 2011 Acrylic, Enamel & Gold Leaf on Bristol Board 22" X 28"
20130803211006-pure_beauty_addendum_1sm
pure beauty, addendum #1, 2013 Mixed Media 12" X 12" X 2" © bell 2013
20130804233114-is_this_the_right_blue
is this the right blue?, 2012 Acrylic & Found Objects on Canvas 120" X 48" © bell 2012
20110525105644-interloper_s_
interloper(s), 2011 Installation / Situation Varies © john bell 2011
20110119162116-lemon_drops
a place where troubles melt like lemon drops, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas 72" X 96" © John Bell
20130815054802-dinner_2
the seven deadly commonalities, 2011 Performance / Audience Participation / Painting © bell 2011
20130815054914-brian_1
the seven deadly commonalities, 2011 Performance / Audience Participation / Painting © bell 2011
20130815055022-micol___miles
the seven deadly commonalities, 2011 Performance / Audience Participation / Painting © bell 2011
20130815055242-7_dc_2
the seven deadly commonalities, 2011 Performance / Audience Participation / Painting
20130819001731-7_dc_3
the seven deadly commonalities, 2011 Performance / Audience Participation / Painting Various
20130815055514-john___yoko_1
yours, mine & everyones, 2011 Performance / Audience Participation / Painting
20130815055608-dinner_in_progress_2
yours, mine & everyones, 2011 Performance / Audience Participation / Painting
20130815055706-branded
yours, mine & everyones, 2011 Performance / Audience Participation / Painting
20130815055817-privilaged
yours, mine & everyones, 2011 Performance / Audience Participation / Painting
20130815060047-drink_1_sm
the seven deadly commonalities, 2011 Performance / Audience Participation / Painting
20130815060247-1_7dc_eat
EAT (the seven deadly commonalities print series), 2011 Print 17 X 12 Inches © bell 2011
20130815060342-2_7dc_drink
DRINK, 2011 Print 12" X 17"
20130815060452-3_7dc_defecate
DEFECATE, 2011 Print 12" X 17"
20130815060550-4_7dc_work
WORK, 2011 Print 12" X 17"
20130815060653-5_7dc_fuck
FUCK, 2011 Print 12" X 17" © bell 2011
20130815060754-6_7dcsleep2
SLEEP, 2011 Print 12" X 17" © bell 2011
20130815060909-7_7dc_repeat
REPEAT, 2011 Print 12" X 17" © bell 2011
20130815061010-8_7dc_die
DIE, 2011 Print 12" X 17" © bell 2011
20130819003550-hole_1
pissing in the wind, 2011 Powder Coated Aluminum 36" X 148" X 44"
20130804235244-twps__1
the warhol prophesy supernova #1, 2009 Acrylic on Canvas 62" X 70" © bell 2009
20130803210829-we_re_all_famous
we're all famous, 2012 Mixed Media 12" X 12" X 2"
20130804235647-twps__2
the warhol prophesy supernova #2, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas 62 © bell 2010
20130819004144-punch_1
i am not afraid of you & i will beat your ass, confronting facts, fears, myths & legends, 2009 Various
20160426161553-bell_studio3_january2015
Quick Facts
Representing galleries
Cancio Contemporary, Miami & New York, Brett Wesley Gallery LV
Tags
abstract, figurative, sculpture, mixed-media, performance, conceptual, pop, modern, digital, exhibition/performance
John Bell

John Bell (b. 1967 USA)

info@artistjohnbell.com - www.artistjohnbell.com - 801.556.9904

 

A graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburg (1987), Bell is a multi-disciplinary artist incorporating painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, writing, installation and performance into his work. Exploring the intersections of social media, digital imagery, performance & natural processes. His work depicts wide-ranging themes from political satire, pop culture values to the diminishing public domain. “I like to refer to my work as post modern mash-ups. Combining elements from various artistic disciplines while commenting on the ironic complexities of contemporary culture & challenging its veracity”.

 

Bell has exhibited in over 50 group and solo exhibitions in the past 12 years, including the Aqua Art Miami & Art Context Miami fairs at Art Basel Miami, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, the Torrance Art Museum in LA, New York’s Time Warner Center, the Kimball Art Center, BYU Museum of Art, Southern Nevada Museum of Art as well as gallery shows in Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Salt Lake City.

 

His work has been placed in many private collections throughout the U.S. and Europe. Press accolades include a profile in the national art magazine Blue Canvas (Los Angeles), a cover editorial in Seven Magazine, (Las Vegas) “Beyond Pop, The man and message behind the paint”. His work and mid-century modern home has been highlighted in the Los Angeles-based lifestyle and culture-centric 944 Magazine and Utah Style & Design. Hailed as “artist on the rise” by Salt Lake Magazine, Bell has received numerous acknowledgments and reviews in NY Art World, City Weekly, Salt Lake City Weekly, Seven, and Juxtapoz magazines and a host of online publications. He is represented by Cancio Contemporary, Miami/New York & Brett Wesley Contemporary, Las Vegas.

 

 

Exhibitions

Museums & Fairs

 

December 2015, Aqua Art Fair, Art Basel Miami, Cancio Contemporary, Miami, FL

August 2015, Live Painting Performance, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, SLC UT

June 2015, Vicious, Group Show, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, SLC UT

December 2014, Pop-up show, Art Basel Week, Cancio Contemporary, Miami FL

August 2014 - Relevant, Group Show, Kimball Art Center, Park City, UT

August 2014 - Mas Attack 6, Group Show, Torrence Art Museum, LA

June 2014 - Group Show, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, SLC UT

December 2013 - Aqua Art Fair, Art Basel Miami, Cancio Contemporary, Miami, FL

August 2013 - Relevant, Kimball Art Center, Park City, UT

June 2013 – POP, Group Show, Utah Musuem of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake 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, Cancio Contemporary, Miami, FL

September 2012 –The Next Supper, Blurring the lines between, viewer, art and experience.    Performance art & installation, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, UT

June 2012 – Play Me I’m Yours, international city-wide public art installation, Utah Museum of  Contemporary Art,  Salt Lake City, UT

Nov. 2011 – Pop-up show, Art Basel Week, Cancio Contemporary, 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 Miami, Cancio Contemporary, Miami, FL.

June 2010 - Contemporary Masters, 337 Project & Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, UT

December 09 - Aqua Art Fair, Art Basel Miami, 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 Week, Miami, FL

April 06 - Mural Commission, Time Warner Center, New York City, NY

 

Select Solo Exhibitions

 

May 2016 – For What It’s Worth… Brett Wesley Gallery, Las Vegas, NV

June 2013 – Election, Kimball Art Center, Park City, UT

March 2012 – Post Modern Blues, Nox Contemporary, Salt Lake City, UT

July 2011 – Perform Chinatown, dinner party performance piece, Jancar Gallery,

Los Angeles, CA

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 04 – Drinking, Dancing & Smoking with the Muse, Chroma Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

 

 

Select Group Exhibitions

 

July 2015 - Massively Small, J Go Gallery, Park City UT

January 2014 - Running Free Like Never Before, The Projects Contemporary Art Space,

Fort Laudedale FL

December 2013 - The Male Mind, Brett Wesley Contemorary, Las Vegas, NV

March 2013 – Cinematic, Central Utah Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT

March 2012 – The Plastic Propaganda Poster Project, Westminster College, Salt Lake City, UT

February 2012 – Utah Ties, Central Utah Art Center, juried exhibition, Ephraim, UT

August 2010 – Arin Contemporary, Laguna Beach, CA

April 2010 – Modern Values, Mondo Fine Art, at Lightspot Modern, Salt Lake City, UT

December 09 - Not Just 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

December 07 –Phillips Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

August 04 –Mixed media, works on paper; juried selection, Utah Arts Council, Kimball Art Center, Park City, UT

 

 

 

Bibliography: John Bell

 

2014:

               Park Record, Relevant show Kimball Art Center, photo & article, print & online

 

2013:

  • Las Vegas Weekly, photo & article covering the “the minds of men” show at Brett Wesley Gallery.
  • Election, solo show at Kimball Art Center, Best Exhibition, Salt Lake City Weekly Art Awards, photo & article, print & online.
  • Blog profile, Foster Art Program, John Bell; Artist or Hero? Interview, photos, http://fosterartprogramblog.org/2013/02/11/john-bell-artist-or-hero/

2012:

2011:

  • John Bell: Dinner Happening, China Town, Artists of Utah, Photos & Article.
  • 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 15th pgs.  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

 

Collections Public

 

December 2014 - Utah Division of Arts & Museums, Perment Collection

June 2010 – Salt Lake County Collection, Perment Collection

 

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.