Kevin Bell



2002                M.F.A.  University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon.

Area of Concentration: Painting.

1994                Master of Environmental Studies (one year completed), Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington.

1988                B.A. Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine.

Major: American and African History, Minor: Studio Art.


Relevant Teaching Experience

2004- present 

        Assistant Professor of Art, Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado.

2003                       Adjunct Professor of Art, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon.

        Instructor, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, Oregon.

        Adjunct Professor of Art, Clark College, Vancouver, Washington.

2002                       Adjunct Professor of Art, University of Oregon.


Selected Exhibitions

2006                       Peripheral Geography (solo show), Gallery Jones, Vancouver, B.C.

        International 2006, Hun Gallery, New York, New.

        Rocky Mountain Biennial, Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art,

         Fort  Collins, Colorado.

        Combined Talents, Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University,

        Tallahassee, Florida.

        Particular Places, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, Connecticut.

        Amelia Gallery, Gulf Coast College, Panama City, Florida.

        Documentation, Center for Southwest Studies, Durango, Colorado.

        Faculty Show, Art Department Gallery, Fort Lewis College, Durango,



Selected Exhibitions (continued)

2005                       43rd National Exhibition of American Art, Stephen Westfall, Juror.

         Chautauqua Center For Visual Arts, Chautauqua, New York.

        T R A N S :, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio.

        Four Corners Commission, Durango Art Center, Durango, Colorado.


2004                       New Work (solo show) Gallery Jones, Vancouver B.C.

        Parallel Vistas (solo show) Cabell Center for the Arts, Portland, Oregon.

        Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, California.

        Faculty Show, Art Department Gallery, Fort Lewis College, Durango,


2003                     New American Paintings, Open Studio Press, Boston Massachusetts.

                                Jessica Morgan, Juror (Curator for Boston Center for Contemporary Art).

        7th Annual Art Invitational, Sitka Center for Art, Portland, Oregon.

       Paying Attention, Susanna Coffey, Juror. Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven,


2002                       Annual Juried Show, Janet Fish, Juror.  Bowery Gallery, New York, New York.

        Other Places, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon.

        From the Parking Lot (solo show), Laverne Krause Gallery, Eugene, Oregon.

2001                       Exhibition of Alaska Artists, Anchorage Museum of Art, Alaska.

        Contemporary Alaskan Artists, Pratt Museum of Art, Alaska.


Professional Activities, Grants and Awards

2007                       Editor of FATE in Review, the journal of Foundations in Art: Theory and Education.

2006                       Associate Editor of FATE in Review, the journal of Foundations in Art: Theory and


        Lecture: Peripheral Geography:  Recent Work.  Gallery Jones, Vancouver B.C.

2005                       Judy and Fred Gregory Award for Painting, Chautauqua Institute, New York.

        Faculty Development Grant, Fort Lewis College.

2004                       The Berry Wallace Prize, Palm Springs Desert Museum, California.

2001-2002             Graduate Teaching Fellow (Instructor of Record).  University of Oregon.

                                 Painting and Drawing


Other Experience

2000-present       Owner, FarShore Graphics, Durango Colorado.  Created web sites, logos,

                                 product identity for various companies and non-profit organizations.

 ∑       Merchant Marine Captainís license for 50-ton inspected marine vessels.

1992-2004             Owner and founder, True North Kayak Adventures, Homer, Alaska.  Managed

                                 all business aspects and eight employees of a sea kayak guiding company.