Larry Bell lives and works in Taos, NM and Venice, CA. Bell attended the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles, CA, from 1957 to 1959. Bell is a recipient of multiple recognitions, among them the Governor’s Award for Excellence and Achievement in the Arts, Santa Fe, NM (1990); the Guggenheim Fellowship (1970); and grants from the Copley Foundation (1962) and the National Endowment for the Arts (1975).
Bell has had solo exhibitions at such institutions as the Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM; Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO; Carré d’Art Musée d’art Contemporain de Nimes, France; The Chinati Foundation, Marfa, TX; Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO; Fort Worth Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX; Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA; Musée d’Art Contemporain, Lyon, France; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA; Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, CA; and The Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, NM.
Group exhibitions include Larry Bell, Robert Irwin, Doug Wheeler, Tate Britain, London, 1970; 11 Los Angeles Artists, Hayward Gallery, London, 1971; Geometric Abstraction and Minimalism in America, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1989; Phenomenal, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA, 2011; Continuum: Light, Space & Time, The Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, NM, 2016; Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 2017; and Seeking Stillness, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, 2017.
Selected public collections include Art Institute of Chicago; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; The Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, NM; Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Modern Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Tate Gallery, London; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.