About

       Henry Landes Bell is a California based lecturer and conceptual artist working in a diverse and ever-expanding array of media and formats. As an artist he is fascinated by the often volatile signifiers of identity that are embedded by a culture into the objects it uses to define, limit, and categorize itself and how those signifiers feed back into how that culture is perceived and functions. For Henry, the lines between solemnity and vibrance as well as morbidity and humor blend to reflect a practice and ideology that, like any culture, rarely offers any truths that can be contained within a single state of mind or being.

 


Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

      2017 | MFA UC Davis

      2014 | BFA Drawing and Painting, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

 

TEACHING APPOINTMENTS

   As Instructor:

      2017 | Lecturer, UC Davis, Beginning Drawing

      2017 | Lecturer, UC Davis, Beginning Painting

      2017 | Associate Instructor, UC Davis, Beginning Sculpture

      2016 | Associate Instructor, UC Davis, Beginning Drawing

      2017 | Teaching Assistant, UC Davis, Beginning Painting

      2017 | Teaching Assistant, UC Davis, Beginning Sculpture

      2017 | Teaching Assistant, UC Davis, Beginning Drawing

      2016 | Teaching Assistant, UC Davis, Intermediate Painting

 

Residencies

      2018 | Red Gate Residency, Beijing, China

 

AWARDS

      2015 | Provost's Graduate Fellowship, UC Davis, Davis, CA

      2011-2014 | Juried designated studio space, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

 

EXHIBITIONS

      2017 | Group Exhibition, From This Point Forward: Arts and Humanities Graduate Exhibition 2017, The Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art, Davis, CA

      2017 | Group Exhibition, This is U.S., Basement Gallery, Davis, CA

      2016 | Group Exhibition, Light The Basement, Basement Gallery, Davis, CA

      2016 | Group Exhibition, Ruminant Ground, Beatnik Gallery, Davis, CA

      2015 | Group Exhibition, Mental Throes, Third Space Gallery, Davis, CA

      2015 | Group Exhibition, Night on Broadway, Thinktank, Los Angeles, CA

      2014 | Group Exhibition, Bloomfest, Art Share LA, Los Angeles, CA

      2014 | Group Exhibition, Black Hole, Cell Space Gallery, San Francisco, CA

      2014 | Group Exhibition, Spring Show, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

      2014 | Group Exhibition, Courtyard Exhibition, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

      2013 | Group Exhibition, Summer Show, Grace's, San Francisco, CA

      2013 | Group Exhibition, Small Things, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

      2012 | Group Exhibition, Courtyard Exhibition, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

      2011 | Group Exhibition, Courtyard Exhibition, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA