Dozier Bell


charcoal on mylar
3 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches

Dense and atmospheric, Dozier Bell’s small-scale charcoal drawings evoke the human experience with nature’s most powerful and mysterious forces. Her choice of a monochromatic image suggests a distant memory, yet also feels like a faithful depiction of light moving across air, land, and water. In her thirties, Bell received a Fulbright Fellowship to travel in Germany, and the culture profoundly informed her practice. She has long been interested in the emotive and psychological effects of various weather conditions, and the German Romantic tradition, among other influences, can be seen in her work. Bell received Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grants in 2003 and 1993, a grant from the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation in 2009, residencies at both the MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Solo shows of her work have been mounted at the Lyman Allyn Museum of Art, New London; the Hudson River Museum, Yonkers; and the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC.