With my drawings, my goal is creating wholly enigmatic entities. A fusion of primitive, modernist, and otherworldly forms to produce something or someone that is a powerful arresting yet dreamlike image.
All my work is the result of a personal metaphysical investigation, to create a vast and dynamic body of work that includes all the aspects of my imagination externalized into the larger world, to capture, collaborate and hopefully colonize the imaginations of others.
Artist Bio / CV
MFA. Yale School of Art. Master of Fine Arts, painting department (2000)
BFA. School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). Bachelor of Fine Arts, with a focus on painting, drawing, sculpture and desktop publishing (1995)
High School Diploma. Houston High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (1991)
One person exhibits and projects
The Unreasoning Mask, new works by Jason Robert Bell, Thomas Robertello Gallery, Chicago, IL (Jan 9 - Feb 21, 2009) one person show
Dramatis Personae, Alcove, New York, NY ( Nov.1- Jan. 5th, 2007/8) one person show
Twilight Kingdom, Open Skies COCA, Esprit Park, San Franicisco, CA (Oct.19- 21, 2007) one person show
Tetragrammatron: 10 years of Art, The John Slade Ely House Center for Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT (Dec. 9, 2006 – Jan.21 , 2007) Newspace Gallery, Manchester, CT (Oct. 26– Dec.1, 2006) one person retrospective show
The Kala Series, Thomas Robertello Gallery, Chicago, IL (Oct. 20 - Nov. 25, 2006) one person show
A Feast Unknown! a Multi-Media/Experimental Film cycle adapted from the book by Philip Jose Farmer, The Brick Theater, Brooklyn, NY (June 6 - July 3, 2005)
Untamed Beauty: Kala Versus the World of Man, Suitable. Chicago, IL. (Nov. 20- Dec. 18, 2004) one person show
LUCIFER IS JESUS or HOLY FRANKENSTEIN! A History of God, Hell, and Other Gnostic Flaptrap.
Wrote and performed a multi-media lecture of infernology and Gnosticism, The Brick Theater, Brooklyn, NY (July 31 - Aug. 21, 2004)
Twilight/Journey,Mario Diacono Gallery, Boston, MA (Apr. 5-26, 2002) one person show
Everyone, Everywhere, Everything, and other drawings, Norfolk School of Art, Norfolk, CT (June 9- June 22, 2001) one person show