Exhibitions

2018

Transform, Mint, London Design Festival, Kensington, London 15 - 29/09/18

FAM, Loft Studios, Kensal Green, London 01/06/18

Living Room, Safe House 1&2, Peckham, London 19 - 20/06/18

Thumbnails, Hockney Gallery, Kensington Gore, London 19 - 23/02/18

2017

Trutopia Presents: The Night Mayors, French Toast and Blonde, London 05/08/17

Time Poor Dreamers, Cypher Space, Wilsnacker Straße, Berlin, Germany 02 - 05/05/17

WIP Show, Royal College of Art, London 20 - 14/01/17

Crossing the Visible, New Court Gallery, Derbyshire 14/01/17 - 10/02/17

The Sacred Screen, The Square Gallery, Battersea, London 12/01/17 - 19/01/17

2016

The Londoner’s Compass, The Strand Gallery, London 18 - 23/10/16

Glossary, The Safehouse, Peckham, After Projects 18 - 23/10/16

Brücke Im Dschungel IV, Galerie der HBKsaar, Saarbrücken, Germany 29/09/16 - 02/10/16

Substance Rift, House of Vans, Waterloo, London 03/05/16 - 10/05/16

Structrure F*d Me, No.57 Ossington Street, Notting Hill Gate, London 19/12/16 - 24/12/16

2015

Brücke Im Dschungel, Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz, Berlin, Germany 19/12/15

Rein ne vas Plus, Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz, Berlin, Germany 04/12/15

Deptford X, Festival of Contemporary Art, London 15 - 29/09/15

The Deleted World, After Projects, 5th Base Gallery, London 25/09/15 - 04/10/15

Southern Wilds, The Vaults, Waterloo, London 19 - 21/06/15

A Run in the Mind, ROA Gallery, Pall Mall, London 16/06/15

Umbra, The Vaults Festival, Waterloo, London, 08/06/15

2014

Freed From Desire, Gallery 223, Waterloo, London 23 - 24/11/14

Stripped, Stoke Newington Studios, London 15 - 23/10/14

Creation Box, Makespace Studios, Lambeth, London 03 - 07/07/14

2013

Superluminal Communication, ROA Gallery, Pall Mall, 14 - 19 /10/13

Surface Revive, Rook and Raven Gallery, Soho, London, 24/01 - 15/02/13

Consumed by Matter, The Chance Gallery, Kensington 01 - 10/10/13

2012

Shawshank Redemption, Secret Cinema, hackney, London 02 - 29/12/12

II, ROA Gallery, Pall Mall, London 17/08 - 04/09/12

MADE, The Chance Gallery, Sydney Street, London 30/07 - 04/08/12

Graduation Show at City and Guilds of London Art School

Awards

The Aiden Threfall Painting Award, runner up, London 2011

First Prize, Outstanding Work in Show, (Tony Carter) City and Guilds of London Art School, 2009

Publications

Interview with Art Reveal 2017:  https://issuu.com/artrevealmagazine/docs/no34

Article in Dazed Digital 2017:  http://www.dazeddigital.com/artsandculture/article/34178/1/these-artworks-ask-you-to-choose-between-irl-and-url

Interview with Focus LDN 2016:    http://www.focusldn.com/interviews/galabell

Interview with Italia Art Magazine 2015:     http://www.italiaartmagazine.it/gala-bell


Gala Bell (b. 1989) is a London based multidisciplinary artist exploring processes in diverse forms, sometimes occurring through traditional media, painting or sculpture, other times we’re not sure what it is. Inspired by the kaleidoscope of modern manufacturing and synthetic materials that yield in excess, her work is the aftermath of a reaction to substance and situation, engaging with ideas of value, taste, hierarchy and absurd labour. Materials and actions become metonymic, swapping roles between building methods or kitchen techniques, in performances that are more life than art. In the form of deep-fried canvases or cast tower blocks of sugar, a silicone swim suit and a public pool, the works echo the euphoria of our synthetic environment that shapes the comedy and calamity of reality.


Education

2016 - 2018 Royal College of Art, MA Painting

2015 Berlin Art Institute Residency

2009 - 2012 City and Guilds of London Art School BA (hons) Fine Art Painting 1st

2008 - 2009 Foundation in Art, Diploma, City and Guilds of London Art School

Curation and Independent Projects

Substance Rift at House of Vans, 03-22/06/16 London Waterloo

Freed From Desire at Gallery 223, 20-25/10/15 London Waterloo.