“This piece is drawn from the film The Snake Pit (1948), a look into a character's stay in a mental institution.” — Dana Bell
Dana Bell (b. 1974) is a multifaceted artist. Through choreographed performance, photography, and painting, Bell explores the intricate nuances of body language and gesture in cinema. The subject of her art transcends the disparate media in which she works, exposing how human expression is universally legible in its many forms.Read Full Bio
She has held solo shows at Louis V E.S.P. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Kressling Gallery, Bratislava; Dvorak Sec Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic; David Klein Gallery, Birmingham, AL; and Eastwick Gallery Chicago, IL. Her performances and paintings have been featured in group shows at Duarte Park (New York), the Museum of Contemporary Art Design Detroit (Detroit) the Museum of Art and Design (New York), Museum of Young Art (Prague), D’Amelio Terras (New York), and haNnA Gallery (Tokyo), among others. Bell has also been the recipient of numerous artist’s grants: Gregory Millard Fellowship in Choreography at the New York Foundation for the Arts (New York), the Artist’s Fellowship (New York) and Robert Rauschenberg’s Change, Inc.
In 2004, Bell received her MFA from the Maine College of Art, learning under advisors Joanne Greenbaum and Vito Acconci. She is based in Brooklyn, NY.
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