Richard Bell
Artist / Painter

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Brief Biography and Collections

1973 - 77Studied Fine Art at Falmouth School of Art, Portsmouth Polytechnic, Department of Fine Art, and Illinois University, USA.
1978Received Southern Arts Council Bursary
1983Paintings Purchased by ACGB.
1986Co-initiated touring exhibition 'colour presentations' supported by Welsh Arts Council.
1989Co-initiated and co-organised touring exhibition ‘complexions’ supported by British Council.
1991Print in ‘Blank Page’ (No.4) collected by various collections including Tate Gallery, London, and Museum Modern Art, New York.
1992Paintings Purchased by the Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts (UEA).
1992Painting acquired for the Foundation IDAC, Zoetermeer, Holland
1994Painting acquired for The Mondiaanhuis, Amersfoort, Holland (1994)
2003Painting acquired for permanent collection, FORUM KONKRETE KUNST ERFUT, Germany.
2009Drawings purchased for the FORUM KONKRETE KUNST ERFURT
2016Conversation with Michael Parsons' published in Saturation Point
2017Painting acquired for The Mercus Barn Collection
2017/2018Curated 'Transforming Surfaces' exhibition at Arthouse1, London (June 2018) with catalogue and published artists conversation
On line catalogue
Conversation transcript
Paintings in various private collections
Selected Exhibitions and Publications

1979'Artists Books' Galerie Lydia Megert, Bern.
1981House Construction Show' House Gallery, London.
1985'Drawings' Exhibiting Space, London.
1986'Colour Presentations' : paintings by six artists working within a systematic constructive art practice'. Travelling exhibition supported the Welsh Arts Council: Gardner Centre Gallery, University of Sussex, Wrexham Library Arts Centre; Spacex Gallery, Exeter; Swiss Cottage Library Gallery, London, Stoke on Trent Museum and Art Gallery.
1986'On the Concept of Colour Presentations', Exhibiting Space.
1986'Systematic Constructive Drawings' Wentworth Gallery, University of York.
1987'Four Systematic Constructive Artists' Playhouse Gallery, Harlow
1987/1989'1000cm Geometrical Miniatures' Galerie de Sluis, Holland/ Wilhelm-Hack Museum, Ludwigshafer, Rhein.
1988'Null-Dimension' Galerie New space, Fulda, Germany.
1989'Symposium of systematic and constructive art', Centro Culltural de la villa, Madrid.
1989'Complexions', Galerie L’Idee, Zoetermeer, Holland/ Dean Clough Art Gallery, Halifax (with David Saunders and Nicole Charlett)
1990'Blank Page No 4', Exhibition and Publication of Prints, London
1991'Constructivist Forum' Issue 10 - Publication of Prints
1993/1994'30x30', Galerie L’Idee, Holland/ Wilhelm-Hack Museum, Germany / Mondriaanhuis, Holland.
1996'New Works' Art in Offices (with David Saunders), London.
1998'Grossbritannien' - Konstruktiv - Konkret, Erfurt - Germany
20082008 'Constructed'
40 years of the UEA collection. Sainsbury centre for visual arts.
2011'Hommage an eine Grundergeneration', Institut fur Technische Form, Darmstadt
2014'Hommage an eine Grundergeneration',Burgerstiftung, Osnabruck
2016'Eye and Mind' paintings by Richard Bell 2014-2016, Mercus Barn, Ariège Pyrenées, France
2017 'Ground, Rules, Paintings: A Quartet', La Galerie Lycée Gabriel Fauré, Foix, Ariège Pyrenées.
2017'Le Salon des Réalités Nouvelles', Paris.
2017'entr'acte : intermission', AbstractProject Galerie, Paris.
2017The Mercus Barn Collection
2018'Transforming Surfaces', Arthouse1, London.