Audrey Bell makes still and animated portraits using paint, wood, textiles, and prints.  She is based in Detroit.  Follow her @audreyebell

Her medical and scientific illustrations can be found at aebellillustration.com


2015 Core Fellowship Program, Penland School of Crafts
2010 BA in Anthropology and Studio Art, Williams College
2008 School For International Training, Mongolia

2016 Apprentice to Richard Steiner, Kyoto International Mokuhanga School, Japan
2016 Instructor, “Dioramas!” Williams College, Williamstown, MA
2015 Visiting Artist/Instructor, Sculpture, Warren Wilson College, NC
2015 Studio Assistant to Tom Shields, artist (wood); Penland, NC
2015 Studio Assistant to Rachel Meginnes, artist (textiles); Penland, NC
2015 Founder/Creative Director, Outline Designs; Penland, NC
2015 Studio Assistant, “Build It, Pad it, Upholster It,” Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
2012 Conservation Assistant, Bynon Art Services; Taylorsville, NC
2012 Intern, Southern Documentary Fund; Durham, NC
2011 – 2012 Exhibitions Intern, Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University; Durham, NC
2011 – 2012 Intern, Painting Conservation Inc.; Durham, NC
2009 – 2010 Curator, Huh?Wow!presents; Williamstown, MA
2009 – 2010 Teaching Assistant to Barbara Takenaga (printmaking), Williams College, Williamstown, MA


2016 Windgate Emerging Craftsperson Residency, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS
2016 The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, Montreal, QC, Canada
2016 North Carolina Regional Artist Project Grant, Burnsville, NC
2013 – 2015 Core Fellowship, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
2012 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Fellows Program, Durham, NC
2012 Work-study Scholarship, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
2010 Frederick M. Peyser Prize in Painting, Williamstown, MA
2010 Williams College Class Artist, Williamstown, MA
2010 Berkshire Art Association Fellowship (BAA), Pittsfield, MA
2009 Wilmers Fellowship, Williamstown, MA
2007 The John H. Ohly ’33 Memorial Fund, Williamstown, MA



New American Paintings, No. 130, Southern Issue

REGARD: Reciprocal Portraits.  Frankie G. Weems Gallery, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC (co-curated by Sherry Di Felippo and Janet Link)


Audrey Bell: Paintings, Assemblages, Objects (solo show). The Carrack Modern Art, Durham, NC

Tilt Opia: New Work by Angela Eastman and Audrey Bell.  Mississippi State University, MS

Penland Benefit Auction. Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

Western North Carolina Magazine (featured “Last Page” artist)

At Work: Penland School of Crafts.  Leeds Gallery, Earlham College, Richmond, IN (curator: former Penland Resident Artist Rachel Meginnes)


International Painting Annual 6.  Manifest Gallery exhibition-in-print

Materials: Hard & Soft.  Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, TX

Maake Magazine Issue Two.  (Featured in online and print publication)

Small Works 2015.  Main Street Arts, Clifton Springs, NY

Mixing Your Media.  CORE New Art Space, Denver, CO

Penland Benefit Auction.  Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

This into That: Found Object Art, Assemblage, and Other Transformed Work.  Nave Gallery Annex, Somerville, MA


Core Show 2014.  Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC


Eighteen Hands.  Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC


Berkshire Art Association Fellowship Show.  Lichtenstein Gallery, Pittsfield, MA

This Goes on the Refrigerator.  Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA


2015 - 2017 RJD Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY
2014 - 2017 Penland Gallery, Penland, NC

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