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Tinkering Tinkerer: Chris Bell

Chris Bell
A man with dark hair and a beard playing the drums on stage in a dimly lit setting.
Chris was born in Sydney, Australia in 1966. Two years study in Industrial design was followed by his Bachelor of Arts degree in Sculpture at Sydney College of the Arts, graduating in 1992. He has since exhibited sculpture or installations yearly, mostly with experimental art organizations. Chris Bell's Website

He has received support from The Australian Council of the Arts, Arts Victoria and the Pollock-Krasner foundation, (1999). He won Melbourne's Fundere Sculpture Prize in 2003 and a major public commission for Melbourne's new civic square in 2000. He has worked as resident artist at Belfast's Flax Art Studios, the Noosa Regional Gallery and California's Headlands Center for the Arts. He currently lives in San Francisco, having recently completed his MFA with Stanford University. Chris was the recipient of the 2008 Bob Miller memorial Artist Residency, he experimented with Learning Studio staff to develop an installation and related activities exploring light reflections.