Richard Bell
Artist / Painter

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1973-77
Studied Fine Art at Falmouth School of Art, Portsmouth Polytechnic, Department of Fine Art, and Illinois University, USA.
1978
Received Southern Arts Council Bursary
1983
Paintings Purchased by ACGB
1986
Co-initiated touring exhibition 'colour presentations' supported by Welsh Arts Council.
1989
Co-initiated and co-organised touring exhibition ‘complexions’ supported by British Council.
1991
Print in ‘Blank Page’ (No.4) collected by various collections including Tate Gallery, London, and Museum Modern Art, New York.
1992
Paintings Purchased by the Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts (UEA).
1992
Painting acquired for the Foundation IDAC, Zoetermeer, Holland
2003
Painting acquired for permanent collection, FORUM KONKRETE KUNST ERFUT, Germany.
2009
Drawings purchased for the FORUM KONKRETE KUNST ERFURT
2016
Conversation with Michael Parsons' published in Saturation Point
http://www.saturationpoint.org.uk/Michael_Parsons_interview.html
Paintings in various private collections
Selected Exhibitions and Publications

1979
'Artists Books' Galerie Lydia Megert, Bern.
1981
House Construction Show' House Gallery, London.
1985
'Drawings' Exhibiting Space, London.
1985
Paintings: with Trevor Clarke, Brian Lawtey, Ray Thompson.
1986
'Colour Presentations' : paintings by six artists working within a systematic constructive art practice'. Travelling exhibition supported the Welsh Arts Council: Gardner Centre Gallery, University of Sussex, Wrexham Library Arts Centre; Spacex Gallery, Exeter; Swiss Cottage Library Gallery, London, Stoke on Trent Museum and Art Gallery.
1986
'Systematic Constructive Drawings' Wentworth Gallery, University of York.
1987
'Four Systematic Constructive Artists' Playhouse Gallery, Harlow
1987/1989
'1000cm Geometrical Miniatures' Galerie de Sluis, Holland/ Wilhelm-Hack Museum, Ludwigshafer, Rhein.
1988
'Null-Dimension' Galerie New space, Fulda, Germany.
1989
'Symposium of systematic and constructive art', Centro Culltural de la villa, Madrid.
1989
'Complexions', Galerie L’Idee, Zoetermeer, Holland/ Dean Clough Art Gallery, Halifax (with David Saunders and Nicole Charlett)
1990
'Blank Page No 4', Exhibition and Publication of Prints, London
1991
'Constructivist Forum' Issue 10 - Publication of Prints
1993/1994
30x30 Galerie L’Idee, Holland/ Wilhelm-Hack Museum, Rhein
1996
'New Works' Art in Offices (with David Saunders), London.
1998
'Grossbritannien' - Konstruktiv - Konkret, Erfurt - Germany
2003
'10-Zehn-X, FORUM KONKRETE KUNST e.V.
2006
FORUM KONKRETE KUBST ERFUT in Mainz, Germany
2008
2008 'Constructed'
40 years of the UEA collection. Sainsbury centre for visual arts.
2011
'Hommage an eine Grundergeneration', Institut fur Technische Form, Darmstadt
2014
'Hommage an eine Grundergeneration',Burgerstiftung, Osnabruck
2016
‘Eye and Mind’ paintings by Richard Bell 2014-2016, Mercus Barn, Ariege, France