Chris Bell

 

Education
MFA, Stanford University, 2007
Post-baccalaureate with Honours, Sculpture. Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, 1996
BFA, Sydney College of the Arts, Sculpture Major, 1992
Coursework, Sydney College of the Arts, Industrial Design, 1986 – 1988

Solo Exhibitions

2009

 Mass Inertia, Babel, Trondheim, Norway

2008

Slow Pan Interior, Southern Exposure,  San Francisco, CA, USA

2005

Movement Studies, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts,  Melbourne, Australia

2004

Sufi Disco, Yarra Sculpture Gallery,  Melbourne, Australia. Small Leap With Gravity, Yarra Sculpture Gallery,  Melbourne, Australia

2001

Bastards of Industry, Yarra Sculpture Gallery,  Melbourne, Australia

1999

Threescore and Two, Yarra Sculpture Gallery,  Melbourne, Australia

1998

Closed Shop, Grey Area Art Space Inc.,  Melbourne, Australia.  Sunspotting, Noosa Regional Gallery,  Noosa, Queensland, Australia Dirt T.V, Museum of Dirt,  Melbourne, Australia

1997

The Warm War, Stripp Gallery,  Melbourne, Australia

1996

Tabulae Solis, Stripp Gallery,  Melbourne, Australia

1995

Sun and Heir, Selenium,  Sydney, Australia. As member of LUX collective.

1993

Sowersong, Pendulum Gallery, Sydney, Australia

1992

Biasphere, First Draft (West) Inc., Sydney, Australia

Selected Group Exhibitions

2012

Art Nomads, LKV Collective, , Trondheim, Norway. The Future Imagined, Performance Art Institute, , San Francisco, CA

2011

What’s Yours is Mine, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts,  Melbourne, Australia

2010

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, in Stephanie Syjuco’s Shadowshop.  San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, Chain Reaction 11, San Francisco, CA

2008

MFA Selections, di Rosa Preserve,  Napa, CA

2007

In Advance, T.W. Stanford Art Gallery,  MFA graduate thesis exhibition, Stanford, CA

2006

Immediate Future, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery,  Murphy and Cadogan Fellows, San Francisco, CA

2006

Unbecoming, T.W. Stanford Art Gallery, MFA candidate exhibition, Stanford, CA

2003

Fundêre Sculpture Prize, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, finalists exhibition, Melbourne, Australia.  Groupshow, Red Gallery,  Melbourne, Australia

2002

Bootylicious, Ian Potter Museum of Art,  Melbourne, Australia.  Strange Weather, Mass Gallery,  Melbourne, Australia

2001

4, Eckersleys Open Space Gallery,  Melbourne, Australia

1998

Artflogg, Grey Area Art Space Inc., Melbourne, Australia

1997

Christ I’m Pissed Off,  Stop 22, Melbourne, Australia (catalogue)

1996

& MORE, Meridian Gallery, Melbourne, Australia (catalogue).  Sculpture Survey 2, University of Ballarat, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia (catalogue).  Experimental Media Arts Festival, Lonsdale St Power Station,  Melbourne, Australia

Grants and Awards

2014

Artist Residency, Kunstlerhaus Dortmund. Westfalia, Germany.

2013

Site-specific commission, Sun Swarm, Exploratorium, Pier 15, San Francisco, CA

2012

Site-specific commission, Sovereign Powers, LKV Collective, Trondheim, Norway Artist Residency, I-Park Artist Retreat, East Haddam, CT

2011

Artist Residency, Outdoor Exhibitions Team, Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA

2010

Equipment grant, Center for Cultural Innovation

2009

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant.  Artist Residency, LKV, Trondheim, Norway

2008

Artist Residency, Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA

2007

Artist Residency, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA

2006

Murphy and Cadogan Fellowship, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, CA

2003

Fundêre Sculpture Prize, Contemporary Sculptors Association, Melbourne, Australia

2001

Commission for public sculpture at Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia  Artist Residency, Flax Arts Studios, Belfast, Northern Ireland

1999

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

1998

Artist Residency, Noosa Regional Gallery, Noosa, Queensland, Australia

1997

National Gallery Trustees Award, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Selected Reviews and Essays

2008

“Chris Bell, Slow Pan Interior” catalogue essay, by Emily Sevier, Soex http://soex.org/Exhibit/59.html

2005

“Haiku Review” by Micheal Graeve, Haiku, Issue 6, online www.haikureview.net/node/61

2004

“Christopher Bell” by Ruth Learner, Un. Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 2 http://www.unmagazine.org/un/un2.pdf

1999

Teaching Assistant for Gail Wight, Paul De Marinis, Kevin Bean, Stanford University Department of Art & Art History

1997

“The Warm War” by Tara Forest, Globe e-journal of contemporary art, Issue 6 http://www.artdes.monash.edu.au/globe/issue6/cbtxt.html “The Warm War” by Robert Nelson, The Age, May 1997, Melbourne, Australia

Teaching

2008-15

Lecturer, Stanford University Department of Art & Art History; Advanced Undergraduate Seminar

2012-17

Visiting Faculty, San Francisco Art Institute, teaching: Processes of Replication; Kinetics and Light; 3D Strategies-Beginning Sculpture; Kinetic Sculpture.

2010

Lecturer, Arteleku, San Sebastian, Spain; Electronics and Art

2008

Instructor, Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University; Sculpting Without Clay

2007

Graduate Instructor, Stanford University Department of Art & Art History; Sculpture for Non-majors

2005-2007

Graduate Instructor, Stanford University Department of Art & Art History; Sculpture for Non-majors