Jennifer Bell

Joined Artfinder: Nov. 2015

Artworks for sale: 135

(8)

Australia

About Jennifer Bell

 
 
  • Biography
    Jennifer Bell is a multidisciplinary artist based in Brisbane, Australia. Her unique work combines traditional art and textile techniques from around the world, such as weaving, with her formal training in fine art photography and digital imaging.

    Jennifer's work explores pattern and perception influenced largely by her experience of a little known neuro-ophthalmologcal condition which means she sees patterned dots in her visual field, continuously. These dots appear as a fine veil of dancing, kaleidoscopic colour that can never be turned off. Even on the calmest day and in the simplest of environments, surroundings that may seem static and plain to others are full of movement and decoration. Jennifer shares this unique experience of the world through her art. It may be a view not perceived by everyone, but no matter how we see the world, pattern still exists all around us both man-made and naturally occurring; from the beauty and complexity of fractals in nature to the printed fabric of your clothing. 

    Jennifer’s artwork often incorporates recycled materials and images of discarded and decayed objects emphasising that pattern and beauty can be found in everyday things. Understanding that beauty exists in the imperfect, not disimilar to the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi-Sabi.

    Jennifer holds a degree in fine art and during four years spent in New Zealand ran her own gallery in the picturesque Wellington suburb of Island Bay. Today she works a full time independent artist from her sunny studio and her work is represented in private collections in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, USA, Canada, France, Italy and Sweden.



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  • Education

    1996 - 1998

    University of Newcastle

  • Awards

    2018

    Morton Bay Region Art Awards Finalist

    Finalist in the Morton Bay Region Art Awards 2018

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    2018

    Milburn Prize Finalist

    Finalist in the Milburn Art Prize 2018

    2018

    Art Lovers Prize

    Finalist in the Art Lovers Prize Australia

    2017

    Highly Commended ArtWorld Studio Gallery Portrait Prize

    In it's second year local Brisbane portrait prize

    2017

    Foot Square judges prize

    Local Business Prize winner from Hands on Art

    2017

    Finalist Lethbridge 10000 Art Prize

    Finalist in the Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Prize

    2016

    Voters’ Choice Winner Foot Square

    Public vote for Foot Square exhibition at Aspire Gallery Brisbane
  • Upcoming Events

    Upcoming events

    Event: Variegated

    Dates: Aug. 1, 2018 - Aug. 31, 2018

    Venue: Art World Studio, Norman Park, Brisbane

    August solo show

    Event: Regeneration

    Dates: June 20, 2018 - June 30, 2018

    Venue: Aspire Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane, Australia

    Aspirant Collection Group Show

    Event: Natural Selection

    Dates: May 24, 2018 - June 24, 2018

    Venue: the mezzanine, The Old Butter Factory, 38 Williams St, Dayboro

    “Natural Selection” is a group exhibition of selected artists.

    Event: Morton Bay Art Prize

    Dates: May 19, 2018 - May 27, 2018

    Venue: Strathpine Regional Gallery, Strathpine, QLD

    Finalist in the Morton Bay Art Prize for 2018

    Show previous eventsHide previous events

    Previous events

    Event: Milburn Art Prize 2018

    Dates: April 27, 2018 - May 11, 2018

    Venue: Metcalfe Gallery, Brisbane Institute of Art, Windsor

    Finalist in the Milburn Art Prize for 2018

    Event: Art Lovers Prize

    Dates: April 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018

    Venue: Left Bank Gallery, Southport, Gold Coast Queensland

    Art Lovers Prize Finalists

    Event: Petite Pieces

    Dates: Feb. 7, 2018 - Feb. 24, 2018

    Venue: Aspire Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane, Australia

    Small works group show

    Event: Abstract Exhibition

    Dates: Feb. 6, 2018 - Feb. 25, 2018

    Venue: Royal Queensland Art Society, Petrie Terrace Brisbane

    Abstract group show

    Event: All About Colour

    Dates: Oct. 4, 2017 - Oct. 22, 2017

    Venue: Aspire Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane, Australia

    Group show about colour

    Event: Landscape Prize

    Dates: Oct. 2, 2017 - Oct. 30, 2017

    Venue: ArtWorld Studio Gallery, 28 Bodalla St, Norman Park, Brisbane

    Finalist in the ArtWorld Studio Gallery Landscape Prize Brisbane

    Event: LANDSCAPES, SEASCAPES AND STREETSCAPES

    Dates: Sept. 13, 2017 - Sept. 30, 2017

    Venue: Aspire Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane, Australia

    Group landscape exhibition

    Event: 'Mythical’ Exhibition

    Dates: Aug. 16, 2017 - Sept. 2, 2017

    Venue: Aspire Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane, Australia

    Mythical Art Group Exhibition

    Event: ArtWorld Studio Gallery Portrait Prize 2017

    Dates: July 8, 2017 - Aug. 6, 2017

    Venue: ArtWorld Studio Gallery, 28 Bodalla St, Norman Park, Brisbane

    The second annual ArtWorld Studio Gallery Portrait Prize offers both beginning and experienced artists the chance to have their works exhibited this year, with a monetary prize on offer. Any medium is permitted including painting, printmaking, sculpture, installation, photography and digital.

    Event: Lethbridge 10000 Art Prize

    Dates: June 8, 2017 - June 18, 2017

    Venue: Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane Australia

    Finalist in the Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Prize

    Event: Weaving Illusions

    Dates: June 5, 2017 - June 30, 2017

    Venue: Left Bank Gallery, Southport, Gold Coast Queensland

    An exhibition of my work along with that of photographer Hayley Roberts

    Event: Royal Queensland Art Society Landscape Exhibition

    Dates: May 30, 2017 - July 2, 2017

    Venue: Royal Queensland Art Society, Petrie Terrace Brisbane

    The theme of Landscape

    Event: Ipswich Art Awards

    Dates: May 3, 2017 - May 14, 2017

    Venue: Ipswich Art Gallery, Darcy Doyle Pl, Ipswich QLD 4305

    A major event in the Ipswich Festival calendar with works received from artists throughout South-east Queensland and Northern New South Wales

    Event: SNAP17

    Dates: April 19, 2017 - May 13, 2017

    Venue: Aspire Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane, Australia

    Group photography exhibition at Brisbane Aspire Gallery

    Event: All Creatures

    Dates: April 11, 2017 - April 29, 2017

    Venue: Royal Queensland Art Society, Petrie Terrace Brisbane

    Group exhibition featuring Artworks depicting Wild Life and Pets

    Event: petite pieces 2017

    Dates: Feb. 1, 2017 - Feb. 15, 2017

    Venue: Aspire Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane, Australia

    Every February, Aspire Gallery runs our favourite and most popular competition – ‘petite pieces’ This competition is open theme and open medium, with the only restriction being that work has to fit within 40 x 40 x 40cm.

    Event: End of year exhibition

    Dates: Dec. 7, 2016 - Dec. 17, 2016

    Venue: Aspire Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane, Australia

    End of year exhibition at Aspire Gallery

    Event: ELEMENTAL BRISBANE

    Dates: Oct. 15, 2016 - Sept. 22, 2016

    Venue: Reverse Emporium, Brisbane

    Elemental Brisbane celebrates the amazing works artists create using elements from the waste stream, PAPER, METAL, WOOD AND FIBER as the raw materials for their art.

    Event: Babies, books and rhymes

    Dates: Oct. 8, 2016 - Nov. 30, 2016

    Venue: Brisbane City Council - Ashgrove Library, 87 Amarina Ave, Ashgrove QLD 4060

    A solo exhibition of colourful and fun art and illustrations for children inspired by songs, nursery rhymes and books.

    Event: Delicate Emotive

    Dates: Sept. 18, 2016 - Oct. 8, 2016

    Venue: Aspire Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane, Australia

    Group exhibition focusing on delicate or emotive work

    Event: Comforts of Home

    Dates: Aug. 3, 2016 - Aug. 21, 2016

    Venue: Aspire Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane, Australia

    The theme reflects on what people have and want in their castles, whether that is a furry friend, lovely garden or a designer decor.

    Event: Foot Square

    Dates: June 1, 2016 - June 18, 2016

    Venue: Aspire Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane, Australia

    Group exhibition in any medium and any theme but must be under a foot square.

    Event: Snap 2016

    Dates: May 2, 2016 - May 21, 2016

    Venue: Aspire Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane, Australia

    SNAP '16 is all about promoting photography as an art form

    Event: Once Upon a Time

    Dates: Aug. 16, 2013 - Aug. 26, 2013

    Venue: The Art & Design Precinct, West End, Brisbane

    A group exhibition supporting the starlight foundation - Once upon a time, reinterpreting the fairytale.

    Event: Own gallery

    Dates: Jan. 16, 2002 - Dec. 12, 2004

    Venue: Art Space Island Bay, Wellington, New Zealand

    Owned and operated gallery

    Event: Femme Fatale

    Dates: Nov. 1, 2000 - Dec. 1, 2000

    Venue: Green Frog, Newtown, Sydney

    Mixed media solo exhibition

    Event: Continuing Exhibition

    Dates: June 30, 2000 - April 1, 2001

    Venue: Art Within, Wamberal

    Continuing exhibition of work at the beach side gallery

    Event: Latest work

    Dates: June 1, 1999 - June 30, 1999

    Venue: Candy's, Manly, Sydney

    Collection of mixed media work

    Event: Liminal

    Dates: Nov. 25, 1998 - Dec. 5, 1998

    Venue: Ourimbah, Ourimbah, Australia

    Inaugural exhibition of the first graduating students of Bachelor of Fine Arts degree

    Event: Central Coast Arts Fringe Festival

    Dates: Oct. 12, 1997 - Oct. 19, 1997

    Venue: Various local locations, Various local locations

    Central Coast Arts Fringe Festival various installation pieces through out Gosford

Links


Education

1996 - 1998

University of Newcastle


Awards

2018

Morton Bay Region Art Awards Finalist

Finalist in the Morton Bay Region Art Awards 2018

Show more awardsHide

2018

Milburn Prize Finalist

Finalist in the Milburn Art Prize 2018

2018

Art Lovers Prize

Finalist in the Art Lovers Prize Australia

2017

Highly Commended ArtWorld Studio Gallery Portrait Prize

In it's second year local Brisbane portrait prize

2017

Foot Square judges prize

Local Business Prize winner from Hands on Art

2017

Finalist Lethbridge 10000 Art Prize

Finalist in the Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Prize

2016

Voters’ Choice Winner Foot Square

Public vote for Foot Square exhibition at Aspire Gallery Brisbane

Upcoming events

Event: Variegated

Dates: Aug. 1, 2018 - Aug. 31, 2018

Venue: Art World Studio, Norman Park, Brisbane

August solo show

Event: Regeneration

Dates: June 20, 2018 - June 30, 2018

Venue: Aspire Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane, Australia

Aspirant Collection Group Show

Event: Natural Selection

Dates: May 24, 2018 - June 24, 2018

Venue: the mezzanine, The Old Butter Factory, 38 Williams St, Dayboro

“Natural Selection” is a group exhibition of selected artists.

Event: Morton Bay Art Prize

Dates: May 19, 2018 - May 27, 2018

Venue: Strathpine Regional Gallery, Strathpine, QLD

Finalist in the Morton Bay Art Prize for 2018

Show previous eventsHide previous events

Previous events

Event: Milburn Art Prize 2018

Dates: April 27, 2018 - May 11, 2018

Venue: Metcalfe Gallery, Brisbane Institute of Art, Windsor

Finalist in the Milburn Art Prize for 2018

Event: Art Lovers Prize

Dates: April 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018

Venue: Left Bank Gallery, Southport, Gold Coast Queensland

Art Lovers Prize Finalists

Event: Petite Pieces

Dates: Feb. 7, 2018 - Feb. 24, 2018

Venue: Aspire Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane, Australia

Small works group show

Event: Abstract Exhibition

Dates: Feb. 6, 2018 - Feb. 25, 2018

Venue: Royal Queensland Art Society, Petrie Terrace Brisbane

Abstract group show

Event: All About Colour

Dates: Oct. 4, 2017 - Oct. 22, 2017

Venue: Aspire Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane, Australia

Group show about colour

Event: Landscape Prize

Dates: Oct. 2, 2017 - Oct. 30, 2017

Venue: ArtWorld Studio Gallery, 28 Bodalla St, Norman Park, Brisbane

Finalist in the ArtWorld Studio Gallery Landscape Prize Brisbane

Event: LANDSCAPES, SEASCAPES AND STREETSCAPES

Dates: Sept. 13, 2017 - Sept. 30, 2017

Venue: Aspire Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane, Australia

Group landscape exhibition

Event: 'Mythical’ Exhibition

Dates: Aug. 16, 2017 - Sept. 2, 2017

Venue: Aspire Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane, Australia

Mythical Art Group Exhibition

Event: ArtWorld Studio Gallery Portrait Prize 2017

Dates: July 8, 2017 - Aug. 6, 2017

Venue: ArtWorld Studio Gallery, 28 Bodalla St, Norman Park, Brisbane

The second annual ArtWorld Studio Gallery Portrait Prize offers both beginning and experienced artists the chance to have their works exhibited this year, with a monetary prize on offer. Any medium is permitted including painting, printmaking, sculpture, installation, photography and digital.

Event: Lethbridge 10000 Art Prize

Dates: June 8, 2017 - June 18, 2017

Venue: Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane Australia

Finalist in the Lethbridge 10000 Small Scale Art Prize

Event: Weaving Illusions

Dates: June 5, 2017 - June 30, 2017

Venue: Left Bank Gallery, Southport, Gold Coast Queensland

An exhibition of my work along with that of photographer Hayley Roberts

Event: Royal Queensland Art Society Landscape Exhibition

Dates: May 30, 2017 - July 2, 2017

Venue: Royal Queensland Art Society, Petrie Terrace Brisbane

The theme of Landscape

Event: Ipswich Art Awards

Dates: May 3, 2017 - May 14, 2017

Venue: Ipswich Art Gallery, Darcy Doyle Pl, Ipswich QLD 4305

A major event in the Ipswich Festival calendar with works received from artists throughout South-east Queensland and Northern New South Wales

Event: SNAP17

Dates: April 19, 2017 - May 13, 2017

Venue: Aspire Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane, Australia

Group photography exhibition at Brisbane Aspire Gallery

Event: All Creatures

Dates: April 11, 2017 - April 29, 2017

Venue: Royal Queensland Art Society, Petrie Terrace Brisbane

Group exhibition featuring Artworks depicting Wild Life and Pets

Event: petite pieces 2017

Dates: Feb. 1, 2017 - Feb. 15, 2017

Venue: Aspire Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane, Australia

Every February, Aspire Gallery runs our favourite and most popular competition – ‘petite pieces’ This competition is open theme and open medium, with the only restriction being that work has to fit within 40 x 40 x 40cm.

Event: End of year exhibition

Dates: Dec. 7, 2016 - Dec. 17, 2016

Venue: Aspire Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane, Australia

End of year exhibition at Aspire Gallery

Event: ELEMENTAL BRISBANE

Dates: Oct. 15, 2016 - Sept. 22, 2016

Venue: Reverse Emporium, Brisbane

Elemental Brisbane celebrates the amazing works artists create using elements from the waste stream, PAPER, METAL, WOOD AND FIBER as the raw materials for their art.

Event: Babies, books and rhymes

Dates: Oct. 8, 2016 - Nov. 30, 2016

Venue: Brisbane City Council - Ashgrove Library, 87 Amarina Ave, Ashgrove QLD 4060

A solo exhibition of colourful and fun art and illustrations for children inspired by songs, nursery rhymes and books.

Event: Delicate Emotive

Dates: Sept. 18, 2016 - Oct. 8, 2016

Venue: Aspire Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane, Australia

Group exhibition focusing on delicate or emotive work

Event: Comforts of Home

Dates: Aug. 3, 2016 - Aug. 21, 2016

Venue: Aspire Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane, Australia

The theme reflects on what people have and want in their castles, whether that is a furry friend, lovely garden or a designer decor.

Event: Foot Square

Dates: June 1, 2016 - June 18, 2016

Venue: Aspire Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane, Australia

Group exhibition in any medium and any theme but must be under a foot square.

Event: Snap 2016

Dates: May 2, 2016 - May 21, 2016

Venue: Aspire Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane, Australia

SNAP '16 is all about promoting photography as an art form

Event: Once Upon a Time

Dates: Aug. 16, 2013 - Aug. 26, 2013

Venue: The Art & Design Precinct, West End, Brisbane

A group exhibition supporting the starlight foundation - Once upon a time, reinterpreting the fairytale.

Event: Own gallery

Dates: Jan. 16, 2002 - Dec. 12, 2004

Venue: Art Space Island Bay, Wellington, New Zealand

Owned and operated gallery

Event: Femme Fatale

Dates: Nov. 1, 2000 - Dec. 1, 2000

Venue: Green Frog, Newtown, Sydney

Mixed media solo exhibition

Event: Continuing Exhibition

Dates: June 30, 2000 - April 1, 2001

Venue: Art Within, Wamberal

Continuing exhibition of work at the beach side gallery

Event: Latest work

Dates: June 1, 1999 - June 30, 1999

Venue: Candy's, Manly, Sydney

Collection of mixed media work

Event: Liminal

Dates: Nov. 25, 1998 - Dec. 5, 1998

Venue: Ourimbah, Ourimbah, Australia

Inaugural exhibition of the first graduating students of Bachelor of Fine Arts degree

Event: Central Coast Arts Fringe Festival

Dates: Oct. 12, 1997 - Oct. 19, 1997

Venue: Various local locations, Various local locations

Central Coast Arts Fringe Festival various installation pieces through out Gosford


 

Biography

Jennifer Bell is a multidisciplinary artist based in Brisbane, Australia. Her unique work combines traditional art and textile techniques from around the world, such as weaving, with her formal training in fine art photography and digital imaging.

Jennifer's work explores pattern and perception influenced largely by her experience of a little known neuro-ophthalmologcal condition which means she sees patterned dots in her visual field, continuously. These dots appear as a fine veil of dancing, kaleidoscopic colour that can never be turned off. Even on the calmest day and in the simplest of environments, surroundings that may seem static and plain to others are full of movement and decoration. Jennifer shares this unique experience of the world through her art. It may be a view not perceived by everyone, but no matter how we see the world, pattern still exists all around us both man-made and naturally occurring; from the beauty and complexity of fractals in nature to the printed fabric of your clothing. 

Jennifer’s artwork often incorporates recycled materials and images of discarded and decayed objects emphasising that pattern and beauty can be found in everyday things. Understanding that beauty exists in the imperfect, not disimilar to the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi-Sabi.

Jennifer holds a degree in fine art and during four years spent in New Zealand ran her own gallery in the picturesque Wellington suburb of Island Bay. Today she works a full time independent artist from her sunny studio and her work is represented in private collections in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, USA, Canada, France, Italy and Sweden.



 
 
 
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