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"Only then, when you let go, are you able to make something good."

Gala Bell is a multidisciplinary artist based in London. Her work is inspired by the prismatic nature of modern living and the tragi-comedy that shapes realism. Engaging with ideas of value, taste, hierarchy, synthetic matter and absurd labour, the work is the aftermath of a reaction to substance and situation. The alchemy of matter is at the centre of her practice, moving between traditional painting and contemporary art forms.


Bell graduated from the MA Painting programme at  the Royal College of Art after having completed her BA in fine art at the City and Guilds of London Art School, where she worked across various mediums. 


She has been selected for exhibitions with The Design Museum, The Victoria and Albert Museum, The London Design Festival, The Korean Cultural Institute Berlin, Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz Berlin and Galerie der HBKsaar in Saarsbrucken. Bell has had commissions by Tate and Lyle, Kellogg’s, and KCAW with a piece acquired by the Tate and Lyle archive in London. 

Her work has been featured in publications including Sotheby’s Made in Bed Magazine, with appearances on BBC One, as well as participating on The Talk at Ten panel discussion. She was shortlisted for the Ashurst Art Prize 2021, and has been selected for Saatchi’s Rising Stars 2022 with a special interview feature on their One to Watch. She was selected as an artist in resident at Buckinghamshire New University and Villa Lena Art Foundation 2023. 


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