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Angela Bell is an Irish artist, currently living and working in Worthing. Having achieved a Masters in Fine Art at the Norwich School of Art and Design she has been working primarily in oil paint.

The current body of work consists of small scale oils exploring the themes of origins and belonging. Working from the source material of found photographs that have been discarded, these images have been retrieved and revived in the form of intimate oils. These personal depictions of people’s lives, whose importance and worth have been lost, have been given a new value and significance through the representational use of the traditional medium of oil.

Biography

1975 Born Belfast, Northern Ireland

Education

1999 Masters (Fine Art) Norwich School of Art & Design
1997 BA Hons Fine Art (2.1) University of Ulster
1994 Foundation Studies in ArtUniversity of Ulster

Exhibitions

2016 Mall Galleries LondonArtists and Illustrators Artists of the Year 2015
2016 Mall Galleries LondonRoyal Society of Portrait Painters (pre selected)
2016 Mall Galleries LondonLynn Painter-Stainers Prize (pre selected)
2016 Mall Galleries LondonRoyal Society of British Artists
2015 West Sussex Art SocietyArundel Museum (Highly Commended)
2015 Royal Open Art CompetitionRoyal College of Art London
2015 Royal Ulster AcademyRoyal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition
2015 Mall Galleries LondonSociety of Women Artists
2015 Mall Galleries LondonNew English Arts Club
2014 Mall Galleries LondonNew English Arts Club (Prize Winner)
2014 Royal Ulster AcademyRoyal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition
2014 Somerset House London / ChichesterNational Open Art Competition
2014 Mall Galleries LondonThreadneedle Prize
2013 Royal Ulster AcademyRoyal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition
2013 Mall Galleries LondonThreadneedle Prize
2009 Brighton Festival Artists Open House
2002 Dr. Brighton’sSolo Exhibition, Brighton
2002 Brighton & Hove FestivalWestdean Library
2000 Member’s ShowCatalyst Arts
2000 G.L.A.M. Icon Workshop/Show
1999 MA Final Show – StuffNorwich Gallery/School
1999 MA Group Show – On HeatNorwich School of Art
1998 Materials and MessagesNorwich School of Art
1998 Brink Group ShowJohn Innes Centre, Norwich
1997 Open ExhibitionElmwood Gallery, Norwich
1997 Member’s ShowCatalyst Art, Belfast
1996 Member’s ShowCatalyst Arts, Belfast
1994 Open ExhibitionThreshold, Belfast
1994 - 2005 Site Specific WorkBelfast, Brighton

Projects

2003 Mural CommissionWestows Brighton
2003 Illustration CommissionCommercial web site
2002 Mural Commission & Children’s WorkshopHove library
1999 Art Technician Kjetil BergeEAST International
1998 Art Technician Yinka ShonibareNorwich Gallery
Private Commission work carried out over the past decade.

Collections & Awards

Artists and Illustrators Artists of the Year 2015 (shortlist)
West Sussex Art Society Member 2015
The Dry Red Press Award 2014
Selected for the Royal Ulster Academy exhibition 2013
Selected for The Threadneedle Prize 2013 at the Mall Galleries
Private collection – Roger Ackling
Short-listed artist for the Howick Contemporary Art Ltd public sculpture commission
Member of Catalyst Arts, Contemporary artists run co-operative, Northern Ireland 1994-2000

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