MARC BELL

Education:

1992-95 Fine Art Program, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB
Specialized in drawing, printmaking and mixed media
1989-91 Special Art Program, Beal Art, H.B. Beal, London, ON
Specialized in printmaking, film and sculpture
1985-89 Saunders Secondary School, London ON

Solo Exhibitions:
2005: "Bloo Chip", Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, NY
2004: "The Stacks", Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, NY
2002: "Calm Center", The Blinding Light!! Cinema, Vancouver, BC


Selected Group and Two Person Exhibitions:
2005: "The Infinity Show", Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver, BC
"Words In Pictures", Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, NY
2004: "Ohh! Ah! Shangri-La", Cassius King, San Diego, CA
"Regal Beast #2", Magic Pony, Toronto, ON
"Untold Tales" , Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, NY
"Watercolour" DFN Gallery, New York, NY
2003: "Freee Matrusss", Pond Gallery, San Francisco, CA (with David
Larsen, Amy Lockhart and Will Yackulic)
"L.O. (We Grow 'Em Big Here)", Forest City Gallery, London, ON
(with Jason Mclean)
"From The Private Collection of Gerard Doody", Space 1026,
Philidelphia, PA
"Word Works", Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, NY
"Original Comic Art", Buenaventura Gallery, San Diego, CA
"The Ganzfeld (Unbound)", Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, NY
2002: "Visions... of the Future", Meltdown Comics, Los Angeles, CA
"Ink Pushers!", Balazo Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2001: "Giant Marshland Masher", Struts Gallery, Sackville, NB (with Peter
Thompson)
"Bell/Mclean Workout", Tracey Lawrence Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2000: "Low-Tech Time Capsules: Book Art for the New Mlenium", Port
of Seattle, Seattle, WA
1999: "Ja Ja Lipp and Sons", Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver, BC (with
Jason Mclean)
"Lost", Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, NS
"Luck of the Drawn", Reactor Gallery, Toronto, ON
"My Duck Is Still Better Than Your Duck", Struts Gallery, Sackville,
NB
"Nog A Dod", Moonbase Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1996: "Molitov Koktail", CGEP, Montreal, PQ
1995: "My Duck Is Better Than Your Duck", Struts Gallery, Sackville, NB


Published Works: (selected)
2004 : The Stacks, 80 Page Art Book, Drawn And Quarterly, Montreal, PQ
Worn Tuff Elbow#1, 40 Page Comic Book, Fantagraphics Books, Seattle, WA.
26 pages in Kramer¹s Ergot #5, Gingko Press
"Purple Hands", 4 pages in Blood Orange #1, Fantagraphics
Books, Seattle, WA.
2003: "Shrimpy And Paul (And Friends)", 176 pages, Highwater
Books, Brooklyn, NY.
"There Is No Escape, Pure Pajamas, Etc", 22 pages in Kramers
Ergot, Avodah Books, Beverly Hills, CA.
"The Duhy Science Network", 6 pages in The Ganzfeld, Monday
Morning, NY, NY.
2002: "He Lives In The Condiment Dispenser..", 4 endpaper flaps in
Rosetta, Alternative Comics, Gainsville, FL
2001-present: A weekly comic strip in The Montreal Mirror and The Halifax
Coast (the title varies strip to strip)
2001: "Amy's Dream about Kittens w/Kittens/Marc's Dream about
Cartoonist's Camp"
6 pages in Maow Maow, an anthology of comics about dreams,
Vesna, Toronto, Ont.
1997: "Mojo Action Companion Unit", vol.2 #1, 32 pages, Exclaim!
Brand Comics, Toronto, ON
1995-2002: "Shrimpy and Paul" and various, monthly comic strip in
Exclaim! (free nationally distributed paper).
1995-present: Untitled monthly comic strip in Vice magazine (free
internationally distributed monthly).
1990-present: I¹ve produced over 50 self-published booklets, (in various
formats) in collaboration with others and by myself.
Titlesinclude: "Musician's Cornfest Annual", "Thanksgiving
Amoeba", "Shut-Up World", "Sleepy Pie", "Big Boy" and more...
Reviews:
"Art In Review" Ken Johnson, New York Times, Feb 20, 2004.
"Shrimpy and Paul and Friends", Dirk Deppey, The Comics Journal, Apr 2004.
"Soapin Up The Hawg! The Surreal Comics of Marc Bell", Matt Silvie, The Comics Journal Winter
Special 2003.
"Best Of Vancover, Paul¹s Nipple¹s" Georgia Straight, Sept 18, 2003