Robin Bell's works are meticulous studies of one place, sometimes lasting years. Whether they are of farmhouse windows, reflections on a Los Angeles pool or machinery from her town dump, they are multi-dimensional abstractions that become a conversation about illusion.
Bell is based in New York City. She had a recent two-year stint in Los Angeles. Her work has been exhibited across the US and internationally, including the portfolio exhibition at the Southeast Center for Photography, the Atlanta Photography group, and in several group exhibitions at the Los Angeles Center of Photography. Her work will be an upcoming exhibition at the FotoNostrum gallery in Barcelona, Spain.
Bell is a Critical Mass 2023 Top 200 finalist for her series "One Pool, Los Angeles." She is also a winner of the 2023 Julia Margaret Cameron award, honorable mention, for that series. Her work has been profiled in several publications.
Southeast Center of Photography, Inaugural Portfolio Exhibition, Greenville, South Carolina. Jurors Dennis Kiel, Polly Gaillard and Michael Pannier
Los Angeles Center of Photography, "Life Cycles Exhibition, 2023," honorable mention. Los Angeles, California. Juror Andrea Gyoro
Colorado Photographic Arts Center, 2023 Colorado Photographic Arts Center Annual Member's Show, Denver, Colorado. Jurors Mia Dalglish and Lisa Woodward.
Marblehead Arts Association, "Variations, Marblehead, Mass. Juror Crista Dix
Atlanta Photography Group, "Concepts 2023-Abstraction: Envisioning a Different World." Atlanta, Georgia. Juror Veronica Hogan
The Curated Fridge, Somerville, Mass. Juror Donna Garcia
Valid World Hall Gallery, "Scene and Meaning," Barcelona, Spain.
Idolwild Gallery, "Los Angeles, I'm Yours," Los Angeles, California.
Touchstone Gallery, "Sequence," virtual exhibition, Washington, DC. Jurors Lauren Leving, Roddy Schrock and Maleke Glee
Hopkins Center of the Arts, 28th Arts North International, Hopkins, Minn
H Gallery, "Le Gran Vida," Ventura, California. Juror Yessica Torres
Praxis Gallery, "In-Between Moments," Minneapolis, Minnestota
Gormley Gallery, "Parallax-Women in Photography," Baltimore, Maryland. Juror Liz Faust
Black Box Gallery, "Photo Shoot: 2022," Portland, Oregon. Juror Todd Johnson
Foley Gallery, "Ex Lab," New York City, New York
Los Angeles Center of Photography, "Sixth Annual Street Shooting Around the World Exhibition," Los Angeles, California. Juror David Gibson
Critical Mass 2023 Top 200 Finalist
Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers, honorable mention, 2023.
Upcoming, FotoNostrum Gallery, 50th Julia Margaret Cameron Award Exhibition, Barcelona, Spain
Frames Magazine, from "One Pool, Los Angeles" by Diana Nicholette Jean, September issue, 2023
Shadow & Light Magazine, "Still Lives Reimagined," by Tim Anderson, September/October issue
Curious Blog, "Robin Bell, One Pool, Los Angeles." by Lisa Woodward, Pictura Gallery, August, 2023
Fraction Magazine, featured photographer, 15th Anniversary issue, editors Bree Lamb and Leo Hsu, June, 2023
Woofer Magazine, series from "One Pool, Los Angeles," July, 2023
Executive Board, Spring Street Gallery, Block Island, Rhode Island, 2015-2017
Block Island LIbrary/On-Island Cooperative, creator and instructor, free course on intro to photoshop for residents, 2019