Larry Bell

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Born in 1939 in Chicago, Larry Bell lives and works in Taos, New Mexico, and Los Angeles. A pioneer of Californian minimalism, he uses the cube as the keystone of his work. The surface of the glass cubes that brought him fame are treated using a technique called thin-film deposition of metallic particles. His works explore the notion of perception and the secret relationships between corners, space and infinity.





Born 1939, Chicago, Illinois
Lives and works in Taos, New Mexico


SOLO EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)

2016
Larry Bell, Hauser & Wirth, New York City, USA

2015
Larry Bell : 6x6 An Improvisation, White Cube's Off-Site Project, Design District, Miami, USA
Another Minimalism : Art after Califronia Light and Space, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
2D-3D : Glass & Vapor, White Cube Gallery, London, UK

2014
Larry Bell : 6x6 An Imporvisation, Chinati Foundation, Marfa, USA
Light and Red, White Cube Gallery, Hong Kong, China
Orange Juice and Teeth, Memories of 9/11 and the Time Machine, David Anthony Fine Art, Taos, USA
The Carnival Series, White Cube Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2013
Mirage Collage and the Light Knots, White Cube Gallery, London, UK
Light Knots, ARTS Manhattan, Manhattan Beach, USA
Recent Work, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, USA

2012
Larry Bell, Kayne Griffin Corcoran Gallery, Santa Monica, USA
Larry Bell Installation, Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, USA

2011
Early Work, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, USA
Larry Bell : In Perspective, Carr d'Art-Muse d'art Contemporain, Nmes, France

2010
Retrospective, Carr d'art contemporain de Nmes, Nmes, France
Larry Bell Works in Progress, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, USA

2008
Oeuvres rcentes, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
New Works, Seiler + Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Zrich, Switzerland
Works on Paper,Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, USA
New Small Works, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, UK
New Works on Paper, Logan Fine Arts, Houston, USA
New Small Works, Jacobson Howard Gallery, New York City, USA

2007
New Sculpture, Danese Gallery, New York City, USA
Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, UK
New Work, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, USA

2006
Cubes, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
Cubes, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, USA
Cubes and Works on Canvas, Annandale Galleries, Sydney, Australia

2005
Jacobson Howard Gallery, New York City, USA
The Sixties, Pace Wildenstein Gallery, New York City, USA
Cubes, Alan Koppel Gallery, Chicago, USA
Glass Cubes ans other Works, McClain Gallery, Houston, USA
Larry Bell : New Works, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, UK
McClain Gallery, Houston, USA

2004
Larry Bell Venice Studio Annex, 77 Market Street, Venice, USA

2003
St. John’s College Art Gallery, Santa Fe, USA

2002
Roswell Museum & Art Center, Roswell, USA
Made for Arolsen, Museum Abteiberg, Monchengladbach, Germany
New Gallery, Houston, USA

2001
Fractions, Gallery Gan, Tokyo, Japan
Larry Bell : Fractions, Skovridder As, Oslo, Norway

2000
Larry Bell Cubes, Kiyo Higashi Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Larry Bell : 1000 Fractions, Center Galleries, Center for Creative Studies, Detroit, USA

1999
Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh, USA
Museum Moderner Kunst Landkreis Cuxhaven, Otterndorf, Germany

1998
Bergen Kunstmuseum, Bergen, Norway
Seljord Art Association, Seljord, Norway

1997
Zones of Experience, The Art of Larry Bell, The Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, USA
Reykjavik Municipal Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

1996
Sumer, Art et Industrie Gallery, New York City, USA
Braunstein / Quay Gallery, San Francisco, USA

1995
Indigo Gallery, Boca Raton, USA
Larry Bell Untitled x 2, Denver Museum of Art, Close Range Gallery, Denver, USA
Larry Bell’s Vapor Drawings, University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, USA
New Glass Sculptures, Galerie Montenay-Giroux, Paris, France

1994
Kiyo Higashi Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Larry Bell Glass and Denim Constructions, Braunstein / Quay Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Dartmouth Street Gallery, Albuquerque, USA
Larry Bell : Recent Improvisations, Leedy / Voulkos Gallery, Kansas City, USA

1993
New Gallery, Houston, USA
Glass Constructions, Kiyo Higashi Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

1992
Mixing Media and Metaphor : Larry Bell’s Abstract Painting, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, USA
Kiyo Higashi Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Janus Gallery, Santa Fe, USA

1991
Larry Bell : Mirage Works, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, USA
Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York City, USA
Larry Bell : New Works, Dartmouth Street Gallery, Albuquerque, USA

1990
Galerie Rolf Ricke, Cologne, Germany
Galerie Montenay, Paris, France
San Antonio Art Institute, San Antonio, USA

1989
Larry Bell : Work from New Mexico, Muse d’Art Contemporain, Lyon, France
Larry Bell Mirage Paintings, Leedy – Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City, USA
Larry Bell Studio Investigations, Satbles Art Centre, Taos Art Association, Taos, USA

1988
Light on Surface, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, USA
Larry Bell at Gemini, Gemini Editions Limited, Los Angeles, USA
Spectacles, Leaning Room, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, USA
Larry Bell : New Work, Sena Galleries West, Santa Fe, USA
Larry Bell, Major Glass Sculpture and Related Maquettes, New Gallery, Houston, USA

1987
Larry Bell, Galerie Gilbert Brownstone & Cie, Paris, France
Larry Bell – Light and Space, Kiyo Higashi Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

1986
Larry Bell : Chairs in Space, Amarillo Art Center, Amarillo, USA
The Leaning Room, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA
Contained Space a,d Trapped Light, Larry Bell Sculptural Environments, Boise Gallery of Art, Boise, USA
Chairs in Space and Vapor Drawings, Braunstein Gallery, San Francisco, USA

1985
Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA
Larry Bell : New Sculpture & Larry Bell : Vapor Drawings on Paper and Glass, L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, USA
Larry Bell : New Works, The Works Gallery, Long Beach, USA
Chairs in Space : The Game, Linda Durham Gallery, Santa Fe, USA

1984
Chairs in Space : How the Game Evolved, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, USA
Chairs in Space : The Game, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA
Larry Bell – The Game, The Works Gallery, Long Beach, USA

1983
Larry Bell : New Sculpture, ARCO Center for Visual Arts, Los Angeles, USA
Larry Bell : Major Works in Glass, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, USA

1982
Larry Bell : New Work, The Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan, Detroit, USA
Larry Bell : New Work, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, USA
Larry Bell : The Sixties, Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, USA
New Vapor Drawings from the “EL” Series, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York City, USA
On the Ellipse : New Worlds by Larry Bell, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, USA
Larry Bell, Vapor Drawings, Ruth S. Schaffner Gallery, Santa Barbara, USA
Larry Bell, New Vapor Drawings, Erica Williams / Anne Johnson Gallery, Seattle, USA
Larry Bell, Small Images : New Vapor Drawings, Tally Richards Gallery of Contemporary Art, Taos, USA

1981
Larry Bell : New Work, The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, USA
Sculpture by Larry Bell, Ann Jacob Gallery, Atlanta, USA
Larry Bell : New Work, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York City, USA
New Works by Larry Bell, L.A. Louver Gallery, Venice, USA
Larry Bell : New Works, Wildine Galleries, Albuquerque, USA
Trisolini Gallery, University of Ohio, Athens, USA

1980
Larry Bell, New Work, Tally Richards Gallery of Contemporary Art, Taos, USA
Larry Bell, Vapor Drawings, Recent Works, Sebastian-Moore Gallery, Denver, USA
Larry Bell : New Sculpture and Vapor Drawings, Hill’s Gallery of Contemporary Art, Taos, USA

1979
Tally Richards Gallery of Contemporary Art, Taos, USA

Vapor Drawings, Multiples Gallery, New York City, USA
Vapor Drawings, Sebastian-Moore Gallery, Denver, USA
Noble Metals, Janus Gallery, Venice, USA
Larry Bell : New Work, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York City, USA
Hanson Fuller Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Vapor Drawings, Hill’s Gallery of Contemporary Art, Taos, USA

1978
New Works on Paper, Texas Gallery, Houston, USA
Vapor Drawings, Erica Williams/Anne Johnson Gallery, Seattle, USA
Vapor Drawings, Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, USA
Vapor Drawings, Tally Richards Gallery of Contemporary Art, Taos, USA

1977
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA

1976
The Iceberg and Its Shadow, Washington University, St. Louis, USA ; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, USA ; Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy ; Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, USA ; Hayden Gallery, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA ; The University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA ; Federal Reserve Bank, Boston, USA

1975
Larry Bell : Recent Work, Fort Worth Art Museum, Darnell, USA
A Fracture from the Iceberg, Tally Richards Gallery of Contemporary Art, Taos, USA

1974
Larry Bell, Marlborough Galleria d’Arte, Rome, Italy

1973
Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, USA
Possibilities for Glass Sculpture, Bonython Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Larry Bell : New Work, Pace Gallery, New York City, USA

1972
Larry Bell : Boxes at Pace. The 1969 Terminal Series of Boxes, Pace Gallery, New York City, USA
Felicity Samuels Gallery, London, UK,
Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, USA
Wilmaro Gallery, Denver, USA

1971
Larry Bell, Pace Gallery, New York City, USA
Larry Bell, Ace Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Larry Bell, Mizuno Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Larry Bell, Helman Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

1970
Larry Bell, Pace Gallery, New York City, USA
Larry Bell, Ace Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Larry Bell, Galerie Rudolf Zwirner, Cologne, Germany

1969
Larry Bell, Mizuno Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

1967
Galerie Ileana Sonnabend, Paris, France
Larry Bell, Stedejlik Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Larry Bell, Pace Gallery, New York City, USA

1965
Pace Gallery, New York City, USA

1963
Larry Bell, Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

1962
Larry Bell, Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles, USA


GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)

2016
Larry Bell Alexander Calder Nicholas Moenich, D'Agostino and Fiore, New York City, USA
Atmospheric Abstraction, Quint Gallery, La Jolla, USA

2015
Another Minimalism : Art After California Light and Space, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
Larry Bell, Alexander Calder, Nicholas Moenich / Hyperactif, D’Agostino & Fiore, New York City, USA
Reverse Order : Troika, Tobias Putrih, Larry Bell, Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Basel, Switzerland

2014
Yesteryear Remembered, Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Basel, Switzerland

2013
Derrire la Couleur, Galerie Maubert, Paris, France
Exhibition Dynamo : A Century of Light and Movement of Art 1913-2013, Galeries Nationale du
Grand Palais, Paris, France
Beyond Brancusi : The Space of Sculpture, Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, USA
Freeway Studies #1: This Side of the 405, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, USA
Minimalism, Museum of Modern Art, New York City, USA
2 person exhibition, Kunstverein Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Larry Bell, Frank Lloyd Gallery, Santa Monica, USA
Everything Loose will Land, Mak Center for Art and Architecture, West Hollywood, USA
DNA Evolution No. 2. Arts Manhattan, Manhattan Beach Arts Center, Manhattan Beach, USA

2011
Phenominal : California Light and Space, La Jolla & downtown San Diego locations during Pacific
Standard Time: Art in Los Angeles 1945 – 1980
, Los Angeles, USA
Square Dancing, with works by Larry Bell, John McCracken and Peter Alexander, Nyehaus, New
York City, USA
Human nature, Contemporary Art from the Collection, LACMA, Los Angeles, USA
Some assembly required, Jack Rutberg Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Surface thrusts : Abstract painting in the sixties, Norton Simon Museum, Los Angeles, USA

2010
Larry Bell/Jeppe Hein, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
Gray Day, Roberts & Tilton, Washington, USA
Primary Atmospheres: California Minimalism 1960-1970, Zwirner Gallery, New York City, USA
Ferus Gallery Greatest Hits Volume I, Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

2009
Hopper Curates,Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, USA
Sculpture and Drawings,Danese Gallery, New York City, USA
Reflections,Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, UK
Los Angeles NOW,Seiler + Mosseri – Marlio Galerie, Zrich, Switzerland
Hot Spots - Rio de Janeiro / Milano - Torino / Los Angeles,Kunsthaus Zrich, Zrich, Switzerland

2008
American Art Since 1945: In a New Light, The McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, USA

2007
The Shapes of Space, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, USA

2006
The Los Angeles Art Scene: 1955-1985, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
regard 02 : minimalismes, Espace de l’art concret, Mouans Sartoux, France
Untouchable, Villa Arson, Nice, France
Invisible Might, Nyehaus, New York City, USA
Glass - Material Matters, Los Angeles County Museum of Art - LACMA, Los Angeles, USA
La Dolce Vita - Selections from the Ruth and Murray Gribin Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego - MCASD La Jolla, La Jolla, USA

2005
Minimal Art from St. Louis Collections, St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, USA

2004
Mococromos, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
The Big Nothing, ICA - Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
Singular Forms (Sometimes Repeated) - Art from 1951 to the Present, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, USA

2003
Nouvelle Simplicit, L'espace de l'art concret, Mouans-Sartoux, France
Minimal to the Max - The Brownstone Collection, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, USA
Elemental - Selections from the permanent collection, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA

2002
Ferus, Gagosian Gallery, New York City, USA
Minimal Maximal, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea

2001
The Global Guggenheim - Selections from the Extended Collection, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, USA
Hellzapopin 1 bis, Mamco - muse dart moderne et contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
Minimal Maximal, MOMAK National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan
Out of L.A. - Six Californian artists, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, UK

2000
Made in California: 1900-2000, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USA
Percepciones en transformacin: La Coleccin Panza, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain
California Art from the Panza Collection, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy

1999
Untitled 1968, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy
The Art of Craft, The de Young Museum, San Francisco, USA
Minimal Maximal, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, Germany

1997
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany

1993
Palais du Luxembourg, Paris, France

1992
Sculpturen und Projectionen, Arolsen, Germany

1989
Galerie Joan Prats, Barcelona, Spain

1988
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, USA
Spaso House, Moscow, Russia

1987
Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, USA
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, USA
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, USA

1986
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA
American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, USA
Museum of Modern Art, New York City, USA

1985
Rufino Tamayo Museum, Mexico City, Mexico

1984
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, USA
Santa Barbara Art Museum, Santa Barbara, USA

1982
Oakland Museum, Oakland, USA

1981
Museum of Modern Art, New York City, USA

1979
Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York City, USA

1978
Museo de Arte Contemporanio de Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela

1976
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA
37th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, USA

1975
National Collection of the Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, USA
The Condition of Sculpture, Hayward Gallery, London, UK

1971
Hayward Gallery, London, UK

1970
Tate Gallery, London, UK

1969
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA
Museum of Modern Art, New York City, USA

1967
Museum of Modern Art, New York City, USA

1966
Museum of American Art, New York City, USA

1965
Museum of Modern Art, New York City, USA


PUBLIC COLLECTION (SELECTION)

Australia
Australian National Gallery, Canberra
France
Muse d'Art Contemporain, Lyon, France
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Germany
Museum Ludwig, Germany
USA
Museum of Modern Art, New York City
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
The Albuquerque Museum, AlbuquerqueMinneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis
General Electric Headquarters, Fairfield
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda
Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, Colorado Springs
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
The Archer M. Huntington Gallery, University of Texas, Austin
The Menil Collection, Houston
Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe
Smithsonian Institution, Washington
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio
Milwaukee Museum of Arts, Milwaukee
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, USA


AWARDS

Governors Award for Excellence and Achievement in the Arts (Visual Arts), State of New Mexico, 1990
National Endowment for the Arts, grantee, 1975
Guggenheim Foundation, fellowship, 1970
Copley Foundation, grantee, 1962





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