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Jessica Bell is a contemporary sculptor and socially engaged artist. Focused on using traditional techniques mixed with contemporary designs, Bell’s work addresses race, identity, and social issues. Bell uses smaller units to construct larger works and installations.

Bell's work employs playful iconography and everyday – typically innocuous – items to lure the viewer into a closer examination and then deeper understanding of the messages embedded in her art. Bell’s work is visually arresting, playful, and sumptuous in its use of materiality. 

Bell is a recipient of the Red Bull Artist Grant, Priscilla Art Award, Juanita Craft Artist Residency, along with several municipal artist grants over the course of her career. Bell has participated in an artist talk at the Dallas Museum of Art and taught workshops at the Dallas Contemporary. Working in the public and private sector, Bell’s work is in private collections including UT Southwestern Medical Center, Amli Fountain Place Dallas, and soon to be installed at Eastern New Mexico University, and Emory Hospital.

Bell holds a Master of Science in Education with a concentration in Ceramics and Curriculum Writing, a Bachelor in Art Education  and Fine Arts degree, and certifications in Graphic Design and Welding. Additionally, Bell is the sculptor professor for Booker T. Washington School of the Performing and Visual Arts. Her work has been shown in a variety of galleries, and she has presented her work as a national leader in art education in urban environments at conferences across the country.

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