Deborah Bell

Deborah Bell
Deborah Margaret Bell was born in 1957 in Johannesburg. She studied at the University of the Witwatersrand gaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1977 and a Honours in 1978. Between 1981 and 1985 under the tutelage of Robert Hodgins, Giuseppe Cattaneo, Paul Stopforth, Professor Alan Crump and Terry King. Finally obtaining her Masters in 1985. She was a founder member of Possession Arts. Between 1983 and 1985 she was a part-time lecturer in the Department of Architecture at the University of the Witwatersrand. In 1985 she was a part-time lecturer at the University of South Africa, taking a post as a full-time lecturer between 1986 and 1987. In 1986 she spent two months in Cit Internationale des Arts, in Paris. Bell had two solo exhibitions in the Market Gallery Johannesburg the first of which was held in 1982. Since 1983, she has participated in many group exhibitions throughout South Africa. In 1985 she participated in the Cape Town Triennial. In 1986 she held a joint exhibition with Sybille Nagel, Johann Moolmann and Keith Dietrich. In 1987 she participated in an exhibition of drypoint etchings entitled "The Hogarth Series", with Robert Hodgins and William Kentridge that toured South Africa. She has been represented by the Durban Art Gallery, the Johannesburg Art Gallery, the SA National Gallery in Cape Town, the Tatham Art Gallery in Pietermaritzburg, the University of Natal, the University of South Africa and the University of the Witwatersrand. SELECTED SOLO EXHIBTIONS 2020 Sentinels, Everard Read London, UK 2019 Enthroned, Everard Read Cape Town, South Africa 2018 Invocations to the Plate, David Krut Projects, Johannesburg, South Africa 2017 Recent Paintings and Sculptures, Everard Read Franschhoek, South Africa. Uncovering Ancient Memory – 15 Years of Etchings, David Krut Projects, Cape Town 2016 Dreams of Immortality, CIRCA Gallery, London, UK 2015 Dreams of Immortality, Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town & Johannesburg, South Africa Renunciation, David Krut, Johannesburg, South Africa 2013 What would wisdom say to you dark heart?, Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa 2012 A far country, John Martin Gallery, London & Glydebourne Opera Festival, London, UK 2011 Presence, CIRCA & Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa 2010 Alchemy, David Krut, Johannesburg, South Africa 2009 Flux, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa Flux, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa Collaborations, David Krut, Johannesburg, South Africa 2007 Objects of Power: memory of metal, memory of wood, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa 2005-6 Crossings and Monuments, Oliewenhuis Museum, Bloemfontein, South Africa 2005 Crossings and Monuments, Aardklop Festival Potchefstroom University Library Gallery, South Africa 2004 Sentinels, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa 2002 Unearthed, Joao Ferreira Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa 2001 Unearthed, The Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa 2000 The Journey Home, Art First, London, UK 1998 Displacements, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa 1995 Muses and Lamentations, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa 1989 Deborah Bell, Potchesfstroom Museum, South Africa 1982 Deborah Bell, Market Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa TWO/THREE PERSON EXHIBITIONS 2019 Correspondences, with Ricky Burnett, Everard Read, Johannesburg, South Africa 1997 Collaborations 1986-1997 (11 years of collaborative projects between artists Kentridge, Hodgins and Bell) at the Johannesburg Art Gallery, in association with the FNB Vita Awards UB101: A portfolio of etchings done in conjunction with Kentridge and Hodgins. Exhibited at the Grahamstown Festival and at the Gertrude Posel Gallery. Exhibition curated by Fiona Rankin-Smith. 1994 Memo, installation with video at the Grahamstown festival in collaboration with William Kentridge and Robert Hodgins Lamentations, Art First, Cork Street. London, UK 1993 Easing the Passing (of the hours), Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa Portraits in the round, ceramic exhibition in collaboration with William Kentridge and Retief van Wyk at the Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa 1992 Easing the Passing (of the hours), Waterfront, Cape Town. Computer Animation, laser prints and drawings in collaboration with William Kentridge and Robert Hodgins 1991 Little Morals, a portfolio of etchings done in conjunction with Hodgins and Kentridge, exhibited at the Cassierer Gallery, Johannesburg, Gallery International Cape Town, Taking Liberties, Durban, South Africa 1988 Exhibited with Jenny Stadler and Nagel at the Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa 1987-08 Hogarth in Johannesburg, a portfolio of etchings done in conjunction with Hodgins and Kentridge. This exhibition travelled to all the major centres in South Africa 1985 MAFA exhibition, Rembrandt Gallery, Milner Park, Johannesburg, South Africa 1983-4 Exhibited with Hodgins and Sassoon, Carriage House Gallery SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2020 Investec Cape Town Art Fair, with Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa The Portrait Show, Everard Read, Johannesburg, South Africa 2019 Summer, Everard Read, Cape Town, South Africa 2018 Investec Cape Town Art Fair, with Everard Read, South Africa 2016-7 TACIT, a group exhibition acknowledging 20 years of conjunction and reciprocity at Dionysus Sculpture Works studio and foundry , NWU Gallery, Potchefstroom and William Humphreys, Kimberley, and Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria, South Africa 2016 Opening Group Exhibition, CIRCA Gallery, London ,UK Winter Collection, Group Show, Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa 2015 Bronze, Steel & Stone, Everard Read, Johannesburg, South Africa 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, CIRCA Gallery Booth, London, UK FNB Jo-burg Art Fair, Everard Read Gallery Booth, Johannesburg, South Africa

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