Bio

Born 1985 Rockford, IL
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

Education

2011 Rhode Island School of Design, MFA with Honors, Painting
2009 Knox College, Galesburg, IL. Post Baccalaureate Fellowship Program
2008 Knox College, Galesburg, IL. BA Degree Cum Laude with emphasis in Studio Art and Race and Gender Studies

Solo Exhibitions

2014
“Waver”, Korn Gallery, Drew University, Madison, NJ
“Face Off”, Space Gallery, Portland, ME, June 21-Sept. 5
“Light Weight”, Mixed Greens, New York, NY Feb. 13-March 15
2013
“Shades”, John C. Hutcheson Gallery, Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN
2012
“Familiar Grounds”, Backspace, Peoria, IL
“Day Dusting”, Okay Mountain Gallery, Austin, TX
2009
“home work”, BOX Gallery: Galesburg, IL

Group Exhibitions

2014
“Ultra-Deep Field”, Rockford University Art Gallery, Rockford, IL (forthcoming)
“SiTE:LAB at the old Morton Hotel”, Art Prize, Grand Rapids, MI (forthcoming)
“BRIC Biennial, Volume 1: Downtown Edition”, BRIC Arts in partnership with LIU University, Brooklyn, NY
“DO IT YOURSELF”, 195 Morgan Ave., Brooklyn, NY
“10th Annual BAM Art Auction”, Whitebox Art Center, New York, NY
“Insider Joke”, Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, UK
“Skewer Shower”, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Peter Jay Sharp Building, Brooklyn, NY
2013
“Rushgrove House”, Rushgrove House in conjunction with the Royal College of Art, London, UK
“Limber: spatial painting practices”, Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury UK and the Grandes Galleries de L’Erba, Rouen, France
“Knox Homecoming Alumni Show” Knox College, Galesburg, IL
“Material”, Storefront Bushwick, curated by Liz Dimmitt, Brooklyn, NY
“Middle Zone”, Projekt 722, curated by Corydon Cowansage, Brooklyn, NY
“Thirteen Twenty Three Exhibition”, 964 Dean St., Brooklyn, NY
“New Work”, Miscellany, Grand Rapids, MI
“Resurrection”, The Active Space, Brooklyn, NY
“No Longer Presidents But Prophets”, Delicious Spectacle, Washington DC
“Inside Voices”, Parallel Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
“Contemporary Drawing Today”, Fort Worth Drawing Center, Fort Worth, TX
“Paint Things”, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA
2012
“Bleach Blue”, FJORD Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
“Primary”, Nudashank, Baltimore, MD
“Masculinisms”, Garden Party/ARTS, Brooklyn, NY
“Intermission”, 722 Metropolitan, Brooklyn, NY
“Rockford Midwestern Biennial”, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL
“Fakin’ It”, Meyer Gallery, University of Cincinnati, OH
2011
“Living Arrangements”, PLUG Projects, Kansas City, MO
“Off the Wall”, Visceglia Gallery at Caldwell College, Caldwell, NJ
“Small Crowd”, Mixed Greens, New York, NY
“Out of Practice”, Art Blog Art Blog curated by Nudashank, New York, NY
“RISD Graduate Thesis Exhibition”, Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI
“New Insights 2011”, Art Chicago with NEXT cuarted by Suzanne Ghetz, Renaissance Society, Chicago, IL
“we care a lot”, Sol Kofler Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design
“Scale: LARGE & small”, Kortman Gallery, Rockford, IL
2010
“Painting Department Biennial”, Woods-Gerry Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design
“Alumni Exhibition”, Ford Center for the Fine Arts: Knox College, Galesburg, IL
“Interriuer/Exterieur”, Dubois Galerie, Pont-Aven School of Contemporary Art, France
“Boston Young Contemporaries 2010”, 808 Gallery, Boston University
“Totemic”, The Gelman Gallery at the Chace Center, RISD Museum, Providence, RI
“2010 Midwestern Biennial”, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL
2009
“One Bite”, BOX Gallery, Galesburg, IL
2008
“hook. ladder. toilet.”, Ford Center for the Fine Arts: Knox College, Galesburg, IL,
“John Bell, Katie Bell: 2 @22”, Kortman Gallery, Rockford, IL
“Midwestern Biennial”, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL
“College Invitational at the Figge”, Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA
“Al Young Show”, Ford Center for the Fine Arts: Knox College, Galesburg, IL
2004
“64th Annual Young Artist’s Show”, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL

Awards and Honors

2013 Shortlisted, 100 Painters of Tomorrow, Thames and Hudson
2011/2012 Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation, Space Program, New York, NY
2011 St. Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artist Award
2010 Midwestern Biennial, Honorable Mention
2009, 2010 Rhode Island School of Design Graduate Fellowship and Honors
2009, 2010 Rhode Island School of Design Sonya Sklaroff ’92 Scholarship
2008 Knox College Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship
2008 Knox College Richter Memorial Scholar
2007 Knox College Al Young Show, First Place in Drawing
2004 Rockford Area Arts Council Mayor’s Arts Award: Young Artist of the Year
2004 Rockford Art Museum Young Artist Show, Myrtle Irons Award

Teaching/Visiting Artist

2014
Coordinator, NY Semester on Contemporary Art, Drew University
2013
Visiting Artist, University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury, UK
Visiting Artist, Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN
2012
Visiting Critic and Lecturer, Knox College
Visiting Critic, Rhode Island School of Design, Printmaking Department
2011
Visiting Artist, University of Kansas- Lawrence
Instructor, Straight to the Source: An Exploration in Source Material, Rhode Island School of Design
2010
Teaching Assistantship, Painting I, Rhode island School of Design
Teaching Assistantship, Printmaking I, Pont-Aven School of Contemporary Art, France
Teaching Assistantship, Drawing I and II, Pont-Aven School of Contemporary Art, France
Teaching Assistantship, Painting II, Rhode Island School of Design
2009
Teaching Assistantship, Painting III, Rhode Island School of Design
Teaching Assistantship, Open Studio: Senior Thesis, Knox College

Bibliography

2014
Konau, Britta, “Gouge, Break, and Hammer”, The Portland Phoenix, June 25
Eastabrooks, Erin, “The Home-Wrecker: Interview with Brooklyn Artist Katie Bell”, SHK Magazine, May 19
Scott, Megan, “18 Under 37″, Knox Magazine, Spring 2014
Toomer, Helen, “How Art World Insiders Started Their Must-See Collections”, Refinery 29, March 25
Galgiani, Allison, “Artist FlashCards: Why Katie Bell is Boss”, Bushwick Daily, March 26
Kimball, Whitney, “Color Wheel: Katie Bell”, Art F City, March 12
New American Paintings, #110 , Northeast Edition, March 2014
Bell, Katie, “IMG MGMT: Katie Bell, How We Met”, Art F City, Jan 8
“The Form”, Viewpoint Magazine UK, No. 33, p. 162-163
2013
Smyth, Cherry and Jost Münster, “Limber: Spatial Painting Practices”, Sept. 13 (Exhibition catalog)
Katz, Samantha, “Material”, Gallery Glass, Episode17, Sept. 17
Steinhauer, Jillian, “Art Rx”, Hyperallergic, Sept. 3
“Material”, Time Out New York, August 27
Sculpture Center Tumblr, Featured Artist, ‘Katie Bell’, April 22
Cole, Lori, “PAINT THINGS, Beyond the Stretcher”, Critics’ Picks, Art Forum, March 26
Johnson, Paddy, “8 Great Brooklyn Artists Under 30”, The L Magazine, March 13-26, Vol. 11, No. 6
Capps, Kristen, “No Longer Presidents but Prophets”, Washington City Paper, March 22
Butler, Sharon “Medium Unspecificity Prevails”, Two Coats of Paint, Feb. 27
Peña, Art, “Making [in] Dallas”, New American Painting, Feb. 22nd
Kimball, Whitney, “This Week’s Must-See Art Events”, The L Magazine, Feb. 18th
McQuaid, Cate, “PAINT THINGS is off the wall”, The Boston Globe, Feb. 7th
Garza, Evan and Dina Deitsch, “PAINT THINGS, Beyond the Stretcher”, January 25 (Exhibition catalog)
2012
“Katie Bell by John O’Connor”, Artists on Artists, BOMB, Number 121, Fall 2012
“Primary”, City Paper, Baltimore, Aug. 16
Art Fag City, “We’re Going to Open Studios”, Art Fag City, April 25
Labarre, Suzanne, “Katie Bell, An Artist who Paints with Torn Apart Houses”, Fast Company
2011
Brennan, Valerie, “Katie Bell” Studio Critical, October 17
Miranda, Lynnette, “Living Arrangements at PLUG Projects”, Make Space, Sept. 15
Garza, Evan, “Small Crowd: RISD MFA Painting Grads at Mixed Greens”, New American Painting Blog, June 28
Garza, Evan, “New Insight: Top MFA Students on View at NEXT”, New American Paintings Blog, April 29
Bergstein, Mary, “RISD MFA Painting 2011″, (catalog), June
Hamada, Jeff, “Katie Bell”, Booooooom!, Jan. 11