Richard Bell was born in 1953 in Charleville, Queensland, Australia, and is a member of the Kamilaroi, Kooma, Jiman and Gurang Gurang communities. Based in Brisbane, Bell has held numerous solo exhibitions since 1990. He is represented in major collections in Australia and New Zealand and is internationally recognized through numerous exhibitions, including the significant European touring exhibition Aratjara: Art of the First Australians, 1993; Culture Warriors, National Indigenous Art Triennial, National Gallery of Australia, 2007; the 9th and 16th Sydney Biennales, 1992 and 2008; Australian Perspecta 1993, Art Gallery of New South Wales, and the Unfamiliar Territory, Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art in 1991. His work was the subject of the survey exhibition Positivity, presented by the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, in 2006. He won the National Telstra Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Award in 2003. A past member of the Campfire group, Bell is a founding member of proppaNOW, the Brisbane-based Aboriginal artists collective. He is represented by Milani Gallery, Brisbane, Australia.
Bell’s fellowship at Location One is supported by the Queensland Indigenous Arts Marketing and Export Agency (QIAMEA).
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