All images Copyright © Karen Bell 2019

Born in Brooklyn, NY
Lives & works in New York, NY

SELECTED ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS:

2017                Still Life, Nature Art Gallery, Raleigh, NC

2016                Flotsam & Jetsam; Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, NY

2015                Translucent;  Alex Ferrone Gallery, Cutchogue, NY

2014                  Flotsam & Jetsam:  Bryant Library, Roslyn, NY

2014                  Flotsam & Jetsam:  Alliance Gallery, Narrowsburg, NY

2014                  What I see:  Westhampton Beach Free Library, WHB, NY

2010                  Flip Side:  Alliance Gallery, Narrowsburg, NY

2009                  Color Field: Florida School of the Arts. Palatka, FL

2008                  Verdant Ground:  Catskill Art Society, Livingston Manor, NY

2006                  Southern Light Gallery, Amarillo, TX

2005                  Further Into Landscape:  Recent Photographs, A.I.R. Gallery II, NYC

2001                  FROM A ROUGH GROUND: two-person with paintings by Dale Emmart,          

                           Alliance Gallery, Narrowsburg, New York

1999                  NEW PHOTOGRAPHS:  Alliance Gallery, Narrowsburg, NY

1997                  After the Fires and Other Images: Delaware Arts Center, Narrowsburg

1996                  Renewed Landscapes: 55 Mercer Gallery, NYC

1990                  The Garden School: East Hampton, N.Y.

1988                  A.I.R. Gallery: New York City; Emerging Artist Space

1986                  Photo Illuminations;  window installation, 480 Broome St., NYC

1980                  New Photographs:  Hunter College Gallery, N.Y.C.

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2019                Abstraction; Griffin Museum of Photography, Satellite Gallery, Boston, MA

2018                Visual Metrics;  Griffin Museum of Photography, Satellite Gallery, Boston, MA

2017                Aviary;  Griffin Museum of Photography, Satellite Gallery, Boston, MA

2016                Circle;  Alex Ferrone Gallery, Cutchogue, NY

2015                  Wild at Heart: Our Affair with Nature; ArtSpace, Raleigh, NC

2014                  PHOTOBOOK 2014:  Davis-Orton Gallery, Hudson, NY,

                           then Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA

2013                  Drawn to Water:  Photoville, Brooklyn, NY

2013                  Faculty/Student exhibit – Brooklyn Botanic Garden, NYC

2011                  Governors Island Open Studio/Gallery Exhibit, Governors Island, NYC

2011                  Just…Air:  Alliance Gallery, Narrowsburg, NY; co-curated with Dale Emmart

2009                  Alonzo Davis Fellowship Exhibit:  Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia,PA

2009                  Benefit for Elizabeth Murray: Sue Scott Gallery, NY, NY

2009                  Focus on Photography:  Gallery North, Setauket, NY

2008                  Men at Work: 1212 Gallery, Richmond, VA

2008                  Generations 6;  A.I.R. Gallery, NYC

2007                  Focus On Photography: Gallery North, Setauket, New York

2007                  Elegy For Eden:  Lobby Gallery, Durst Building 1155 6th Avenue, NYC

2006                  Israeli Forum for Ecological Art; virtual presentation in Mevaseret Zion, Israel

2006                  Looking Back from Ground Zero: Images from the Brooklyn Museum

                           Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York   August 2006 – January 2007

2005                  Small Works – Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Bond Gallery, 5 Rivington St., NYC  

2005                  Center for Book Arts 30th Anniversary Invitational, New York City

2004                  Prints & Photographs –Atlantic Gallery, New York City

2003                  Interior/Exterior: 5 Perspectives on Landscape Photography

                           Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH - organized by Karen Bell

                           Catalog essay written by Barbara Head Millstein

2003                  Artist Members Show, Center for Book Arts, New York curated - May Castelberry &                                                    Roberta Waddell

2002                  Other Places, Whitney Art Works   Greenport, New York

2002                  Grounded, Rosenberg & Kaufman Fine Art, 115 Wooster St., NYC

2001                  Digital 2001, Digital Photography Exhibit, NY Hall of Science, Queens

2001                  Summer Exhibition - Rosenberg & Kaufman 24 W. 57th St., NYC

2001                  FOUR SQUARED, Whitney Art Works, Greenport, New York

2000                  LAND, Rosenberg & Kaufman Fine Art, 115 Wooster St., NYC

2000                  Generations II:A Survey of Women Artists at the Milllenium, AIR Gallery

1999                  Spatial Relations, Rosenberg & Kaufman Fine Art, Wooster St., NYC

1998                  New York - A Century of Grit & Grandeur, Rockland Center for the Arts

                           West Nyack, New York

1997                  GENERATIONS, A.I.R. Gallery, NYC

1996-97,98       Kathy Kennedy/ PHOTO WORKS, NYC

1994                  Critics' Choice; 10 Artists Selected from the  O.I.A. Salon Show,  NYC

1994                  Salon Show, Organization of Independent Artists, NYC

1993                  Rhode Island School of Design, Alumni Exhibition

1991                  FRAGMENTS,  Art In General, New York City

1990                  Ellis Island Photographic Project, Ellis Island, N.Y.

1990                  BRUT:  White Columns, New York City

1989                  The College of New Paltz, SUNY, Part of Women In The Arts conference

1989                  CUNY Research Foundation, NYC, Curator and exhibitor

1988                  ABC-NO-RIO Gallery, New York City

1987                  Santa Fe Center for Photography, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1986                  YAWGOOG SCOUT RESERVATION, a video tape, aired on cable TV

                           throughout New England as part of Mixed Signals, a program of

                           artist videos sponsored by New England Foundation/Arts

1986                  YAWGOOG shown at The Kitchen, New York City

1985                  NAKED, Boulder Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO.;

1985                  VIDEO ON PAPER, Film/Video Arts, New York City

1983                  Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design; MFA exhibition

 

SELECTED  PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:

2005                  New York Public Library, Prints & Photographs   

2004                  Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, West Branch, IA   

2003                  Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP

2002,01            The Brooklyn Museum Of Art, Brooklyn, New York – artist books

1999                  Pfizer Pharmaceutical

1992                  The Brooklyn Museum Of Art, Brooklyn, New York - photographs

1992                  National Park Service, Ellis Island Immigration Museum

 

PUBLICATIONS:

1993                  Organization of Independent Artists - Quarterly

1989                  Ellis Island, Aperture Books; edited by Susan Jonas

 

BIBLIOGRAPHy:

2003                  Portsmouth, NH Wire, Nov 26 – Interior/Exterior  -Karen Marzloff

1996                  The Village Voice, Sept. 18 -Choices, Edited by Vince Aletti

1991                  The Village Voice, May 7- Choices, Edited by Vince Aletti

1991                  The Binnewater Tides, Fall  - Nature/Culture As Rocks/Hard Places,

                           by Beth Haber, critic in residence at Women's Studio Workshop

1985                  The Middletown (Conn.) Press; ARTSBEAT - August 2

1983                  The Providence Journal; Channing Gray  - May 27

 

AWARDS & GRANTS:

2011                  Swing Space, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, awarded 5-month workspace on

                           Governors Island

2007.08.09,11  Fellowship, VCCA, Sweet Briar, VA

2007,2009         Elected President, Fellows Council, VCCA (re-elected in 2009)

2004                  Artist in Residence, Moulin a Nef, Auvillar, France

2004                  A.I.R. – Herbert Hoover Nat’l Historic Site, National Park Service, West Branch, Iowa

2000-2001        Faculty Technology Development Fund, New School University, NYC

                           to create a digital video about 2 New York photographers

2003,2002        Fellowship, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, VA

1998,93             Fellowship, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, VA

1992                  Fellowship, Yaddo; Saratoga Springs, New York

1985                  Video Artist-In-Residence, Women's Interart Center, N.Y.C.

 

EDUCATION:

1983                  Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, R.I. - Master of Fine Arts, Photography

1975-76            The New School, NYC; studied with Lisette Model and Phillippe Halsman

1974                  Ohio University, Athens, Ohio  - Bachelor of General Studies, Cum Laude

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

2015                 Co-Director, along with Dale Emmart, of Plein Air Portugal - summer retreat/workshop

2014 -               Leader of private photography workshops:  Seeing New York Through the Lens

2005 -               Instructor:  Photography, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, NYC

1995 - 2015     Part-time Faculty, Photography, Parsons/The New School, NYC

1993 -97          Part-time faculty, Photography, Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY, NYC

1993                 Visiting Lecturer, Fine Arts Department, RISD

1987-1988       Faculty, International Center of Photography/MIDTOWN, N.Y.C.

1985-87           Part-time faculty, Photography, Seton Hall University, South Orange, N.J.

1985-1986       Visiting Lecturer, Film/Video Department, RISD

1985                 Produced, filmed, edited YAWGOOG SCOUT RESERVATION, a video

                          documentary about  The Boy Scouts of America, with Kristine Diekman