Faculty & Staff

Kevin Bell

School of Art Director and Associate Professor; Painting


Personal Summary

Kevin Bell's work explores how cultural values and aspirations shape our experience of landscape.  His research is informed by growing up in the western United States, including ten years in Alaska, and eight years in Montana. He earned a BA in history from Bowdoin College, and completed an MFA in painting from University of Oregon. His artwork is exhibited nationally and internationally, including recent shows in Hong Kong, Dublin, Shenzhen, New York City, Vancouver B.C., Houston, San Francisco, Seattle and Chicago. His work was featured twice in the publication New American Paintings, selected for the 2014 Dublin Biennial, and showcased at art fairs such as SCOPE and Pulse NY.  He recently curated Seeing it Again: Nature Revisited at Anderson Ranch Art Center in Snowmass, Colorado, and was awarded residencies and fellowships in China, Ireland, Chicago and Key West, Florida.


MFA University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
BA Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine

Courses Taught

Painting I, Painting II, Advanced Research in Painting;

Contemporary Theory;

Drawing and 2-D Design;  

Graduate Studio.