Robin Bell lives in New York City and Block Island, RI but in 2020 she was dislocated by COVID to Los Angeles to where, whether an east coast a farmhouse window or a west coast LA pool, she continues to explore the mystery of internal spaces freedom of the outside world. Homesick and separated from Block Island, she created a series of digital collages that are references to the rushes, ocean and sky of her home.
Robin was a winner of the 2019 Street Photography Competition sponsored by the Los Angeles Center of Photography and was awarded a solo exhibit at the gallery space at the Block Island Airport by Rhode Island State Council of the Arts. Her work has been in numerous solo shows at the Spring Street Gallery on Block Island, the only community-based art gallery on the island. Robin studied at the International Center of Photography in NYC with Ben Gest and has been invited into tutorials with Ben Gest and Ports Bishop of ICP. She studied at the School of Visual Arts in NYC with Richard Rothman.
As Executive Board officer of the Spring Street Gallery on Block Island, Robin helped expand a cooperative gallery into a supporter of community art and education, providing support and show space and for new island artists and winter classes for island children. Robin created a free photoshop education program for islanders with the Block Island Library, collaborating with the On Island Arts Collaborative, an organization dedicated to support arts development for islanders.