I am a painter and critic based in Melbourne, Australia.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
1952 Born in Ballarat, Victoria.
1971-3 National Gallery of Victoria Art School (VCA)
1975-85 London International Film School and UK Film &TV industry, travels throughout UK, Europe and New York (see also filmography)
1986-05 Melbourne commercial artist
1993-95 MFA (VCA) Melbourne University
2001-04 PhD studies in art history (Newcastle & Melbourne Universities)
2007 Blogs @ http://currentartpics.blogspot.com
2008 Online dissertation: depictionandpainting.net (now defunct)
2008+ Beginners digital graphics course (evenings) at Box Hill Institute.
2009-2010 Advanced Diploma in Digital Media, Box Hill Institute
2011 B.A. in Digital Media, Swinburne University (abandoned)
ONLINE CATALOGUE OF WORKS: https://gerrybellart.wordpress.com
2012 Studio residency at Maroondah (City) Gallery, Ringwood.
2014 Studio residency at Irene Studios (artists’ collective), East Brunswick
2016 Commences Melbourne Art Seen blog, reviewing local exhibitions.
1986 Rhumbarallas Gallery, Melbourne, WALDEINSAMKEIT
1987 Girgis & Klym Gallery, Melbourne, REDHEADS
1988 Roar 2 Studios, Melbourne, WORKOUTS
1992 Pinacotheca, Melbourne, DOMESTIC ROUTINES
1994 Pinacotheca, Melbourne, CAR PEOPLE
1995 Ether Ohnetitel, Melbourne, CAR PEOPLE
1995 Legge Galleries, Sydney, CAR PEOPLE
1996 Pinacotheca, Melbourne, DEEP SHOPPING
1998 Pinacotheca, Melbourne, ACQUIRED TASTE and SERENADES
2000 Mass Gallery, Melbourne, LIKENESS – 10 portraits
2012 Place Gallery, Melbourne, CITYICITY – Urban landscapes
2019 William Mora Galleries, Melbourne, SAMPLER-01 – various paintings
1997 RMIT Project Space, Melbourne – Urban
2001 Mass Gallery, Melbourne – Mediations
2009 Place Gallery, Melbourne – Post
HARDCOPY PUBLICATIONS BY THE ARTIST
‘Contemporary landscape’ in Maroondah City Gallery Art Collection Catalogue 2007
‘Final Word,’ in Garageland 12, Lancing Press, London 2011. p.68.
‘Going The Distance’, in Garageland 13, Lancing Press, London 2012, p.61
ONLINE REVIEWS BY THE ARTIST
For Arthshub Australia (www.artshub.com.au) 2007- 8:
Fred Cress @ Australia Galleries
Juan Ford @ artsproject
Wes Placek @ Place
Paul Boston @ Niagara Galleries
On the official E. H. Gombrich Archive: ‘Ten Reasons Why E. H. Gombrich Remains Central to Art History’ (in response to James Elkins’ ‘Ten Reasons Why E. H. Gombrich Is Not Connected to Art History’)
HARDCOPY PUBLICATIONS ON THE ARTIST
Bell, G: Car People Paintings (catalogue) – Prismatic Images 1995 (ISBN 0 646 258328)
Walwicz A: Deep Shopping – Art Monthly Australia, Oct 1996 No 94 p.27
Ryan, D: Urban (Gerry Bell, John McKinnon, Peter Neilson) catalogue essay, RMIT project space, 1997.
The National Gallery of Victoria.