1939    Born in Chicago, IL

Lives and works in Taos, NM and Venice, CA



1957-1959   Chouinard Art Institute, Los Angeles CA



1990    Governor’s Award for Excellence and Achievement in the Arts, Office of

            Cultural Affairs, New Mexico Arts Division, Santa Fe, NM

1975    National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, D.C.

1970    Guggenheim Fellow, Solomon R. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation,

            New York, NY


Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2017   Larry Bell: Smoke on the Bottom, White Cube, London, UK

           Larry Bell: Pacific Red, Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine

           University, Malibu, CA

2016    Larry Bell: From the '60s, Hauser & Wirth, New York, NY

2015    Larry Bell: 2D-3D: Glass & Vapor, White Cube, Mason's Yard, London, UK

            Larry Bell, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

2014   6x6 an improvisation, Chinati Weekend, Chinati Foundation, Marfa, TX

Larry Bell: Light and Red, White Cube, Hong Kong

            Larry Bell: The Carnival Series, White Cube, São Paulo, Brazil

2013    Larry Bell: Light Knots and Mirage Paintings, White Cube, London, UK

2012    Kayne Griffin Corcoran Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

            Larry Bell Installation, Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, NM

2008    New Small Works, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London, UK

2006    Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France

           Cubes and Works on Canvas, Annandale Galleries, Sydney, Australia

2005    Alan Koppel Gallery, Chicago, IL

            Pace / Wildenstein, New York, NY

2002    Made for Arolsen, Museum Abteiberg, Monchengladbach, Germany

2001    Gallery Gan, Tokyo, Japan

            Larry Bell: Fractions, SkovRidder AS, Oslo, Norway

1999    Museum Moderner Kunst Landkreis Cuxhaven, Ottendorf, Germany

1998    Glass and Paper, Bergen Kunstmuseum, Bergen, Norway

1997    Reykjavik Municipal Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland

1995    New Glass Sculptures, Galerie Montenay-Giroux, Paris, France

1993    Glass Constructions, Kiyo Higashi Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1991    Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, NY

1990    Galerie Montenay, Paris, France

            Galerie Rolf Ricke, Cologne, Germany

1989    Larry Bell: Work from New Mexico, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Lyon, France

1988    Spectacles, Leaning Room, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

            Light on Surface, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA

1987    Larry Bell, Galerie Gilbert Brownstone & Cie, Paris, France

            Larry Bell – Light and Space, Kiyo Higashi Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1986    The Leaning Room, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

1985    Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

1984    Chairs in Space: The Game, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

1983    Larry Bell: New Sculpture, ARCO Center for Visual Arts, Los Angeles, CA

1982    Larry Bell: New Work, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI

1981    Larry Bell: New Work, Marian Goodman Gallery, NY. Traveling Show

            Tally Richards Gallery of Contemporary Art, Taos, NM

1976    The Iceberg and Its Shadow, Washington University, St. Louis, MO.

            Traveling Show

1975    Larry Bell: Recent Work, Fort Worth Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX

1973    Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, CA

            Possibilities for Glass Sculpture, Bonython Gallery, Sydney, Australia

            Larry Bell: New Work, Pace Gallery, New York, NY

1971    Larry Bell, Pace Gallery, New York, NY. Traveling Show


Larry Bell has been featured in numerous group exhibitions.

Selected Public Collections:

Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Australian National Gallery, Canberra, Australia

The Berardo Collection, Funchal, Portugal

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York, NY

Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, TX

Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA

Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, M

Fort Worth Art Center, Fort Worth, TX

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

The Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, NM

Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

The Menil Collection, Houston, TX

Milwaukee Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI

Minneapolis Art Institute, Minneapolis, MN

Musée d’Art Contemporain, Lyon, France

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM

Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM

National Collections of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Tate Gallery, London, UK

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY