Born 1985 Rockford, IL
Lives and works in New York, NY


2011 Rhode Island School of Design, MFA with Honors, Painting
2008 Knox College, Galesburg, IL. BA Degree Cum Laude

Solo Exhibitions

ARENA, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York, NY
Abstract Cabinet, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY
Standing Arrangement, University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
A Place for Everything and Everything in Its Place, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY
Showroom, Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Cornish, NH
Stage Presents, Penn State, State College, PA
Backsplash, Locust Projects, Miami, FL
Construct, Harper College, Chicago, IL
Waver, Korn Gallery, Drew University, Madison, NJ
Face Off, Space Gallery, Portland, ME
Skewer Shower, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Peter Jay Sharp Building, Brooklyn, NY
Light Weight, Mixed Greens, New York, NY
Shades, John C. Hutcheson Gallery, Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN
Familiar Grounds, Backspace, Peoria, IL
Day Dusting, Okay Mountain Gallery, Austin, TX

Group Exhibitions

Four Rooms, VSOP Projects curated by Justin Horne, Greenport, NY
Objects of Desire, Super Dutchess curated by Lauren Fejarang, New York, NY
Historically Hysterical, The Peale Center, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
Builders, Circuit 12, Dallas, TX
Fantastic Facade, LVL3, Chicago, IL
Deconstructed, Terrault Contemporary, Baltimore, MD
Helter Skelter, Launch F18, New York, NY
Water Work, Soho House curated by Patrick Muhundro and Andrea Bergart, New York, NY
Transaction, Knockdown Center curated by Elijah Wheat Showroom, Queens, NY
Knife Hits, Spring/Break Art Show, New York, NY
Faulted Valley Fog, Transmitter, Brooklyn, NY
Painting Reassembled, SUNY Westchester Community College curated by Erika Mahr, Westchester, NY
Surface Matters, Knockdown Center curated by Holly Shen and Sam Katz, Queens, NY
Handmade Abstract, BRIC, Brooklyn, NY
Object’hood, Lesley Heller Workspace curated by Inna Babaeva and Gelah Penn, New York, NY
Ultra Deep Field, Rockford University Art Gallery, Rockford, IL
Site Lab, Old Morton Hotel, Grand Rapids, MI
BRIC Biennial, BRIC Arts in partnership with LIU University, Brooklyn, NY
Insider Joke, Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, UK
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
Material, Storefront Bushwick, curated by Liz Dimmitt, Brooklyn, NY
Middle Zone, Projekt 722, curated by Corydon Cowansage, 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
Bleach Blue, FJORD Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Primary, Nudashank, Baltimore, MD
Masculinisms, Garden Party/ARTS, Brooklyn, NY
Rockford Midwestern Biennial, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL
Fakin It, Meyer Gallery, University of Cincinnati, OH
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, Art Chicago with NEXT cuarted by Suzanne Ghetz, Renaissance Society, Chicago, IL
Interriuer/Exterieur, Dubois Galerie, Pont-Aven School of Contemporary Art, France
Boston Young Contemporaries, 808 Gallery, Boston University
Totemic, The Gelman Gallery, RISD Museum, Providence, RI

Awards and Honors

2019 Brooklyn Arts Council Grant
2016 Saint-Gaudens Memorial Fellowship
2016 Young Alumni Achievement Award, Knox College
2015 Painting Fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY
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
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

Teaching/Visiting Artist

Visiting Artist, Southern Methodist University: Meadows School of the Arts, Dallas, TX
Visiting Artist, Ball State University, Muncie, IN
Visiting Artist, The State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
Coordinator, NY Semester on Contemporary Art, Drew University
Visiting Artist, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Visiting Artist, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
Coordinator, NY Semester on Contemporary Art, Drew University
Visiting Critic, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Coordinator, NY Semester on Contemporary Art, Drew University
Visiting Artist, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
Visiting Critic, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Visiting Artist, Denison University, Granville, OH
Coordinator, NY Semester on Contemporary Art, Drew University
Visiting Artist, Penn State, State College, PA
Visiting Artist, SUNY Westchester Community College
Artist in Residence, Harper College, Chicago, IL
Visiting Critic, Knox College, Galesburg, IL
Coordinator, NY Semester on Contemporary Art, Drew University
Visiting Artist, Virginia Commonwealth University, MFA Program
Coordinator, NY Semester on Contemporary Art, Drew University
Coordinator, NY Semester on Contemporary Art, Drew University
Visiting Artist, University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury, UK
Visiting Artist, Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN
Visiting Critic and Lecturer, Knox College
Visiting Critic, Rhode Island School of Design, Printmaking Department
Visiting Artist, University of Kansas- Lawrence
Instructor, Straight to the Source: An Exploration in Source Material, Rhode Island School of Design
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
Teaching Assistantship, Painting III, Rhode Island School of Design
Teaching Assistantship, Open Studio: Senior Thesis, Knox College


Keenan, Annabel, 'Katie Bell Brings Both Logic and Chance to her Playful "ARENA"', Cultbytes, June 9
Pobric, Pac, 'Editor's Picks: From Katie Bell's Joyful Ode to the Past to Young Space's Latest Online Show', Artnet News, May 31
Howe, David Everitt, 'Controlled Chaos: Katie Bell at Spencer Brownstone', Art in America, May 28
Donoghue, Katy, 'Katie Bell: Arena', Whitewaller, May 5
Pobric, Pac, 'Studio Visit: Artist Katie Bell Is Making Sculptures From Cast-Off Remnants and Walking Through a Subdued Times Square', Artnet News, Sept. 30
Leboeuf, Brooke, 'Katie Bell', Sculpture, July/August, Vol. 39 No.4
Kim, Demie, 'The Women Artists Who Deserve Our Attention, According to 9 Leading Artists', Artsy, March 1
Krainak, Paul, 'Inland Art: Katie Bell', The Community Word, June 26
Morton, Maggie, 'The Law of Attraction: Katie Bell at University Galleries' Sixty Inches from Center, June 19
Donoghue, Katy, 'Katie Bell Creates Sculptural Landscapes with Hot Tubs and More', Whitewall, April 16
Pobric, Pac '18 Things Not to Miss in New York's Art World This Week', Artnet, March 11
Alfred, Brian 'Sound and Vision Podcast', Episode 91, Jan 28
Hawbaker, KT 'Fantastic Facades and Where to Find Them', Chicago Tribune, Aug. 31
Kozak, Guy, 'Picture Show', Season 1, Episode 1
Way, Rebecca 'Beyond the Canvas', Garmentory Magazine, May 29
lvl3 Media, Artist of the Week, May 15
McMahon, Katherine 'Habitat: Moonlighting', Art News, Vol. 115, No. 4
Bui, Phong 'Artists to Artists', Volume 2, 25 Years of the Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program
Mason, Isabella 'Katie Bell at Locust Projects, Miami', Blouin ArtInfo, Nov. 4th
Kaiser-Schatzlein, Rob 'Katie Bell's Miami Breakthrough', Two Coats of Paint, Sept. 23
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Montem Magazine, Issue #5 (Tokyo, Japan)
Pini, Gary, '10 Must-See Art Shows Opening this Week', Paper Magazine, Sept. 23
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BRIC Arts Media, "BRIC Biennial: Volume 1, Downtown Edition", Sept 20 (Exhibition Catalog)
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Scott, Megan, "18 Under 37", Knox Magazine, Spring 2014
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Bell, Katie, "IMG MGMT: Katie Bell, How We Met", Art F City, Jan 8
"The Form", Viewpoint Magazine UK, No. 33, p. 162-163
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 Notebook, 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
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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)
"Katie Bell by John O'Connor", Artists on Artists, BOMB, Number 121, Fall 2012
"Primary", City Paper, Baltimore, Aug. 16
Art F City, "We're Going to Open Studios", Art F City, April 25
Labarre, Suzanne, "Katie Bell, An Artist who Paints with Torn Apart Houses", Fast Company
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