CURRICULUM VITAE/CLAIRE BELL

Born 24th December 1984 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England

EDUCATION 

2008 GradDip Art History/English Literature, University of Auckland

2004-2007 BFA Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland, New Zealand

WORKSHOPS AND EXPERIENCE

2017; Glass Engraving, techniques of John Hutton, Jennifer Conway, Manningtree, Essex, England

2016; Glass Technician, Daedalian Glass, Stalmine, Lancs, England

2015; Glass Engraving, Katharine Coleman, Bildwerk, Germany

2014; Print and Glass, Jeffry Sarmiento and Katherine Wightman, UCOL, Wanganui, NZ 

2014; Introduction to Glass Engraving, April Surgent, Ponsonby, Auckland, NZ

2013-2014; Vice President, New Zealand Society of Artists in Glass

2012-2015; Member and secretary, The Neon Collective, Auckland

2012; Introduction to Neon and Plasma, Mundy Hepburn, Ponsonby, Auckland, NZ

2010 to 2016; Apprentice/Junior Glass blower and assistant to Garry Nash, Nash Glass, Auckland

2007; Install assistant to Judy Millar and Katarina Grosse for the exhibition 'This is not my cat' at Gow Langsford, Auckland 

 

private collections

Wallace Collection, Sir James Wallace

 

achievements/residencies

Upcoming 2018; David Whitehouse Research Residency, Corning Museum of Glass, New York, USA

2017; Creative New Zealand Quick Response Grant for Attending  Glass Engraving, techniques of John Hutton, Jennifer Conway, Manningtree, Essex, England

2015; Creative New Zealand Arts Grant for Attending Glass Engraving, Katharine Coleman, Bildwerk, Germany

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONs

2018

Royal Easter Show, Auckland

2018 sarjeant gallery te whare o rehua whanganui arts review, 10 march 2018 – 13 may 2018

 Indoor Glass Show, Sculpture in the Gardens, Auckland Botanic Gardens, Manukau

2017/2018

NZSAG Members Show, NZ Glassworks, Wanganui

 Indoor Glass Show, Sculpture in the Gardens, Auckland Botanic Gardens, Manukau

2016

NZ Sculpture on Shore, Indoor Show, Fort Takapuna 

NZSAG Members Show 2016, Pah Homestead, Hillsborough, Auckland

All In, Wallace Gallery, Morrninsville

2015 

Flower Garden, A group Exhibition, including four collaborative works by Garry Nash x Claire Bell at Form Gallery, Christchurch

White Night, as part of the Neon Collective, Remuera, Auckland

2014

Cultivate, Garry Nash with assistance from Claire Bell at Form Gallery, Christchurch

Sprout 2, as guests of Medal Art New Zealand, Garry Nash with assistance from Claire Bell at Remuera Gallery, Auckand

Show 4, A group show at Art Base, Oraki Basin, Auckland

Art in the Dark, as part of The Neon Collective, Ponsonby, Auckland

NZSAG Members show, The Pah Homestead, Auckland

2013

Spout, as guests of Medal Art New Zealand, Garry Nash with assistance from Claire Bell at Auckland Botanical Gardens as part of the Sculpture in the Gardens 2013

Art in the Dark, showing as Claire Bell as part of The Neon Collective, Ponsonby, Auckland

2012

Electric Glass, The Pah Homestead, Hillsborough, Auckland

Snapshot, The Sarjeant Gallery, Wanganui

NZSAG Members Show, Wanganui

2007

Watercolour, The Henrietta and Lola Ann Tunbridge Prize' George Fraser Galley, Auckland

Aperitif, George Faser Gallery, Auckland