D E B O R A H    B E L L

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DEBORAH BELL
Diary III


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Diary IV


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Extinguish My Eyes


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Seal My Ears


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Crossing


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Flux I


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Nature Morte


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Divination


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Fury and Grace


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Hecate


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Seer


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Graal


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Those Who Came Before Me II


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Sacrifice


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Those Who Came Before Me V


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Odyssey I


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Ulysses II


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Vanity I


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Vanity II


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Fury


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Poem


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Will You Never Know What You Are?


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Odyssey III


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Departure


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Ulysses IV


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Odyssey II


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Embarkation


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Celebration


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Memory


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The Memory of Water: Wood


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Eternity


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In Our Sleep Where We Meet


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The Memory of Water: Iron


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The Memory of Water: Iron


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Thunder


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Baggage III


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Ulysses III


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Hymn


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Museum Notebook


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Guardian Staff I


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Guardian Staff II


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Night


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Hands Hold the Light


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Chimera


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DEBORAH BELL, WILLIAM KENTRIDGE and ROBERT HODGINS
Aida Etc


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Forgotten Gods I


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Forgotten Gods II


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Map


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Red Lion I


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Red Lion II


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Displacement


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Harmonia


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Untitled (Plate)


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Eternity


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Biography

1957 Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, on the 25th of May
Studied BA Fine Art at the University of the Witwatersrand. Completed an MA in Fine Art in 1986.
From 1983 - 1989 taught at a tertiary level at various institutions including the University of the Witwatersrand and The University of South Africa.
She has traveled extensively in North America and Europe and in 1986 spent two months at the Cite' Internationale des Arts, Paris.

Solo and Two/Three Person Shows

1982    Solo show, Market Gallery, Johannesburg
1983    Exhibited with Hodgins and Sassoon, Carriage House Gallery
1984    Exhibited with Hodgins and Sassoon, Carriage House Gallery
1985    MAFA exhibition, Rembrandt Gallery, Milner Park, Johannesburg
1987-8  Hogarth in Johannesburg, a portfolio of etchings done in conjunction with Hodgins and Kentridge.
            This exhibition travelled to all the major centres in South Africa
1988    Exhibited with Jenny Stadler and Nagel at the Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
1989    Solo show, Potchefstroom Museum
1991    Little Morals, a portfolio of etchings done in conjunction with Hodgins and Kentridge, exhibited at Cassierer Gallery, Johannesburg, Gallery International, Cape Town, Taking Liberties, Durban
1992    Easing the Passing (of the hours), Waterfront, Cape Town. Computer animation, laser prints and drawings in collaboration with William Kentridge and Robert Hodgins
1993    Easing the Passing (of the hours), Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
            Portraits in the Round, ceramic exhibition in collaboration with William Kentridge and Retief van Wyk at the Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
1994    Memo, installation with video at the Grahamstown Festival in collaboration with William Kentridge and Robert Hodgins
            Lamentations, Art First, Cork Street, London
1995    Muses and Lamentations, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
1997    Collaborations 1986-1997 (11 years of collaborative projects between the artists Kentridge, Hodgins and Bell), at the Johannesburg Art Gallery, in association with the FNB Vita Awards.
1997    UBU 101: A portfolio of etchings done in conjunction with Kentridge and Hodgins. Exhibited at the Grahamstown Festival and at the Gertrude Posel Gallery. Exhibition curated by Fiona Rankin-Smith.
1998    Solo show-"Displacements", Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
2000    Solo show, The Journey Home, Art first, London

Group Shows

1982-1992  Participated in numerous group shows in the following centres: Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban, Pietermaritzburg, George, Bloemfontein, Amsterdam, New York and Washington and the UK

These exhibitions included:

1985    Cape Town Triennial
            New Visions, Market Gallery, Johannesburg
            11 Figurative Artists, Market Gallery, Johannesburg
1986    Volkskas Atelier Award Exhibition, SA Association of Arts, Pretoria
            4 UNISA Lecturers, Bloemfontein
            UNISA Art Lecturers, Pretoria Art Museum
1988    CASA (Culture for another South Africa), conference in Amsterdam, Holland
            Volkskas Atelier Award exhibition, South African Association of the Arts, Pretoria
            100 Artists Protest Detention without Trial, in aid of DPSC, Market Theatre, Johannesburg
            Artists for Human Rights Exhibition, Durban Exhibition Centre
1989    Volkskas Atelier Award exhibition, South African Vita Awards, Johannesburg Art Gallery
            African Encounters, Dome Gallery, New York and Washington, USA
            The Little Big Show, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
1990    Women choose Women, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
            Art from South Africa, MOMA, Oxford, UK
            Standard Bank Drawing Competition, Johannesburg
1991    Cape Town Triennial
            Painted People: Painted Spaces, Newtown Galleries, Johannesburg
            Group Exhibition, Daljosefat Art Foundation, Paarl
            Hand coloured graphics, Goodman Gallery
            Tiny Tapestry Show, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
1992    ICA, 50 Johannesburg Artists. Paris: the Catalyst, Alliance Francaise, Durban
            Looking at Art: Looking at Watercolours, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
            Vita Awards, Johannesburg Art Gallery
            Works made in August, Newtown Gallery
1993    Gallery on Tyrone, Johannesburg
            Vita Awards, Johannesburg Art Gallery
            Group Shows (continued)
            Momentum Life Exhibition, Pretoria
            Intemations of Millennium, Newtown Gallery
1994    Group Show, Newtown, Johannesburg
            Group Show, Lamentations, Art First, Cork Street, London
            Anything Boxed, Group Show, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
            South African works on paper, North Western University of Illinois, Chicago, United States
1995    The Bag Factory: The First Five years, The Civic Theatre Gallery, Johannesburg.
            The Art of Tea, Kim Sacks Gallery, Johannesburg
            Art Salon, Rose Korber representing artists at the Bay Hotel, Cape Town.
1996    Gay Rights, Rites, Re-writes, Traveling exhibition, RSA
            Art Salon, Rose Korber representing artists at the Bay Hotel, Cape Town
            Common and Uncommon ground: South African Art to Atlanta. City
            Gallery East, Atlanta, USA
            Vita Awards, Johannesburg Art Gallery
            Tomorrow is Now, First Canadian Place and Knight Galleries International, Toronto, Canada.
            Barber Signs, The Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg
            Recent Drawings, Gallery on Tyrone, Johannesburg.
1996    Ceramics Biennial, Sandton Art Gallery
1997    Image and Form: prints, drawings and sculpture from southern Africa and Nigeria, Brunei Gallery, University of London and Edinburgh College of Art, U.K.
            The Gencor Collection, Sandton Art Gallery and Grahamstown Festival. Kempton Park Metropolitan Substructure Fine Arts Award Show, Kempton Park
            New Art from South Africa, Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh, U.K.
            Les arts de la resistance, (Fin de siecle a Johannesburg), Galerie
            Convergence, Galerie Jean-Christian Fradin, Galerie Michel Luneau,
            Galerie les Petit Murs, Nantes, France
            Not Quite a Christmas Exhibition, Goodman Gallery
            CRAM, A.V.A. Gallery, Cape Town - in conjunction with Goodman Gallery.
1998    Earth Hues - Contemporary African Art, Group show, World Space, Washington DC
1999    The Paper Show, Goodman Gallery Jhb
            Emergence, Group show, National Arts Festival, Grahamstown
            Artery, A.V.A Gallery, Cape Town - in conjunction with Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg
            Artist in Residence, Standard Bank National Arts Festival, 25th Anniversary, Grahamstown
            2000 Icons for the Millennium, Atlanta, USA

Public Collections

Department of National Education
Friends of the National Gallery, Cape Town
Johannesburg Art Gallery
Johannesburg City Council
Port Elizabeth Art Gallery
Pretoria Art Museum
Roodepoort Museum
SA National Gallery, Cape Town
Gencor Limited
Sanlam Collection
Sasol Collection
Public Collections (continued)
Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermaritzburg
Telkom
UNISA Art Gallery
University of Pietermaritzburg Collection
University of the Orange Free State Collection
University of the Witwatersrand Collection

Awards

1986 Merit Prize Winner, Volkskas Atelier
1991 Vita Quarterly Award, Runner up for main award
Mamba Award for "the Most Sustained Artist"
1997 APSA Award for best New Signature, Ceramics Biennial

Commissions and Projects

1990-1 Set of 6 graphics for First National Bank
1993 Graphics for Weekly Mail Film festival poster
1994 Graphics for Weekly Mail Film Festival poster
Involvement in movie animation for Arts Alive
Title sequence for Grass Roots, NNTV
1999 Artist-in-Residence, Standard Bank National Arts Festival - 25th Anniversary, Grahamstown


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