Lucy Bell is an artist exploring memory, body, and family history through painting and sculpture. Influenced by philosophical thoughts on time and religion, Bell is interested in questions around the collapse of time, control, privacy, altered states of consciousness, and guilt. They are interested in feelings of body dysphoria, self-censorship, power, and shapeshifting for others. Bell uses figurative and narrative based painting to explore these ideas often in dream-like or stilted landscapes on the canvas or through glazing on ceramics.
Bell was raised in Pleasanton, California. They have shown in r.Blitzer Gallery, Soft Times Gallery, and Bankhead Gallery. Bell’s work has been published domestically out of Washington state, California, New York, and internationally out of London, UK. Bell received their BA in Art at UC San Diego and is now a first year MFA candidate at UC Santa Barbara.