Vaughn Bell

United States
Seattle, WA
born 1978 USA
www.vaughnbell.net
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Vaughn Bell creates public artworks, participatory projects and immersive environments that reflect on the paradoxes and possibilities of our relationships to our environment. She also teaches and consults on topics related to public and environmental art. Her work has been widely exhibited both nationally and internationally.

Vaughn has created commissions for Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, the Edith Russ Site for New Media Art in Oldenburg, Germany, the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education in Philadelphia, and the Brightwater Wastewater Treatment Plant in King County, WA, among others. Her work has been featured in Artnews, Afterimage, and Arcade Journal as well as numerous other publications. It was recently featured in The New Earthwork: Art Action Agency, from ISC Press. Awards and fellowships include the Nancy Graves fellowship at the Millay Colony for the Arts, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Vermont Studio Center, 4Culture special projects grants, Kamiyama Japan International Artist in Residence, and Artist in Research at the Berwick Research Institute.

Vaughn studied at Massachusetts College of Art and Design and at Brown University. She was born in Syracuse, NY, grew up there and in Virginia, and currently lives in Seattle, WA.

PUBLIC ART
2013
Mossuments, Jordan Woods Natural Area, Portland, OR

FROTH, RINSE, REFLECT, SEND, commissioned by 4Culture, Seattle, WA

Welcome Home, Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, Philadelphia, PA

2007-2008
Cultivation Utility Vehicle, King County Site Specific Performance Network Grant

2007
Again, Life Becomes a River, Kamiyama, Japan

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2013
Vaughn Bell, NRDC Booth, EXPO Chicago, Chicago IL

2011
Transported Landscapes, Walter E. Terhune Gallery, Owens College, Toledo, Ohio

2010
Thinking Caps, Jack Straw New Media Gallery, Seattle, WA

2009
Village Green, Lycoming College Gallery, Williamsport, PA
This Land is My/Your Land, Edmonds Community College Gallery, Edmonds, WA

2008
Three Rivers, Pratt Fine Art Center Gallery, Seattle, WA

2007
Becoming A River, Kamiyama, Japan
From Sea to Shining Sea, Backspace at SOIL, Seattle, WA

2006
New Pioneers, Disjecta Art Center, Portland, OR
Personal Landscape Exchange, Community Gallery, Lynn Arts, Lynn, MA

2005
Incremental Disruption, NAO Gallery, Boston, MA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013
Ego|Eco, Begovich Gallery, California State University, Fullerton, CA
This Land, Salisbury University Art Gallery, Salisbury, MD
Encountering Nature, Towson University, Towson, MD
Sensing Change, Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia, PA
Human + Nature, Kirkland Art Center, Kirkland, WA

2012
Old ghost ranges, sunken rivers, come again, Cornish College Gallery, Seattle, WA
Skyward!, Bumpershoot 2012, Seattle, WA
Nurturing Nature, Albright College, PA

2011
Rivera and Rivera, West Hollywood, CA
Turf: Ecological Activism and Art, Diablo Valley College Art Gallery, Pleasant Hill, CA
Outlandish, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
Nurturing Nature, Osilas Gallery, Concordia College, Bronxville, NY
Forecast: Communicating Weather and Climate, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA

2010
Sustainable Shelter, Bell Museum of Natural History, Minneapolis. MN
Signs of the Forest, Arena Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
The Illuminated Forest, The Lab, San Francisco, CA
Critical Messages: Contemporary Northwest Artists on the Environment, Western Gallery at Western Washington University, Halle Ford Museum at Willamette University, Boise Art Museum
Earthforms/Living Relics, SRG Gallery, Seattle, WA
Fertilizing Utopias, SOIL Gallery, Seattle, WA

2009
Landscape 2.0, Edith Russ Site for New Media Art, Oldenberg, Germany
Melt: Vaughn Bell and Sara Osebold, Gallery 4Culture, Seattle, WA
Vaughn Bell and Josh Keyes at Swarm Gallery, Oakland, CA
Kerfuffle, Bumpershoot Visual Arts Exhibition, Seattle, WA
Troubles in Paradise, Art and Design Gallery at Missouri State University, Springfield, MO
Regime Change, Swarm Gallery, Oakland, CA

2008
Badlands, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA
Cultivate, Berkshire Botanic Gardens, M
Cut and Paste, Kirkland Art Center, Kirkland, WA
SOIL@AQUA, Aqua Art Fair, Miami, FL
Sublime Climate III/III, Gallery at Cambridge School of Weston, Weston, MA
Its Getting Hot in Here, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA, Akus Gallery at Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT
Environmental Performance Actions, Exit Art, New York, NY

2007
Channeling Herbert: Earthworks, Artworks, Public Works, Kent, WA
Pocket Biosphere Adoption, Kasia Kay Art Projects, Chicago, IL
We Are Nature, Lakewold Gardens, Tacoma, WA

 
Artworks available from this artist:
Pinky
Metropolis
Installation 52 x 60 x 54 inches & 200 lbs.