LAURA BELL


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND PUBLICATIONS

2024 "Laura Bell and Ian Ganassi: The Corpses," Jennifer Baahng Gallery, NY

2023 Madison Avenue Art Walk/Gallery artists group show, selections from "The Corpses," Jennifer Baahng Gallery, NY

2023 "Nature's Way," Odetta Digital/SHIM Art Network, on Artsy

2023 "Pink," selections from "The Corpses," online exhibition, Jennifer Baahng Gallery, NY

2023 "Wild Muse," Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, in association with the Smithsonian Institution, Solomons, MD

2023 “Exquisite Codes,” World of Moco, Odetta Digital/SHIM Art Network, Bridgeport, CT

2023 “Synthetic Zero,” selections from "The Corpses," BronxArtSpace, Bronx, NY

2023 “Entry Point,” Odetta Digital/SHIM Art Network, on Artsy

2022 "Exquisite Codes," Aqua Art Miami, Odetta Gallery/SHIM Art Network, Miami Beach, FL

2022 "Trash," Local Project, LIC, NY

2022 "Unleashed," AHA Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY

2021 "Memento Mori," AHA Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY

2021 Tiny Spoon, Issue 7, "Collaboration," selections from "The Corpses"

2021 "A View From the Easel," Hyperallergic feature on the "Pandemic Cemetery" series

2021 "Drawing Challenge XVIII," Jason McCoy Gallery, NYC

2021 "USPS Art Project," Greenly Art Gallery, Signal Hill, CA

2021 “Transcendence,” Local Project, LIC, NY

2020 “USPS Art Project,” Park Towne Place, Philadelphia, PA

2020 "In Between," Local Project, LIC, NY

2020 "Explore: Found Objects," selections from "The Corpses," Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA

2020 "Night and Day," Local Project, LIC, NY

2019 Otoliths, Volume 53, paintings, works on paper, selections from "The Corpses"

2018 Unlikely Stories, 20th-anniversary issue, selections from "The Corpses"

2018 "The Freak Show," Local Project, LIC, NY

2018 A5 Magazine, Portfolio 14, U.K., selections from "The Corpses"

2018 "Et Tu, Art Brute?" Andrew Edlin Gallery, NYC

2017 "Metro 31," City Without Walls, Newark, NJ

2017 "Animalia," Local Project, LIC, NY

2017 "From Here to There," Camaradas El Barrio, Harlem, NY

2016 New England Review, Fall/Winter issue, painting “Flyway” appeared as the cover

2016 "International," Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, NJ

2016 Shadowgraph Quarterly, Issue, 8, selections from “The Corpses”

2016 “Materials,” selections from “The Corpses," Materials for the Arts, LIC, NY

2016 “The Food Show,” selections from “The Corpses," Local Project, LIC, NY

2016 "Recycled, Repurposed, Recovered," selections from “The Corpses," A.D. Gallery, University of North Carolina 

2015 Offcourse Literary, Issue 61, selections from “The Corpses”

2015 Superstition Review, Issue 15, selections from “The Corpses”

2014 AMP Gallery, Summer Show, Provincetown, MA

2014 MadHat Lit, selections from “The Corpses”

2013 The Drunken Boat, selections from “The Corpses”

2013 “Big Queens Drawing Show," Jamaica Center for the Arts, Jamaica, NY

2011 Fogged Clarity Arts Review, selections from “The Corpses”

2011 Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT

2010 “BYOA,” X Initiative, NYC

2010 “Disciplined Spontaneity,” Zone: Contemporary Art, NYC

2009 Governor’s Island Art Fair, NYC

2008 Governor’s Island Art Fair, NYC

2007 “Anonymous Drawings 6,” Blütenweiss, Berlin

2005 A.I.R. Biennial, A.I.R. Gallery, NYC

2003 “Oil,” Lowe Gallery, NYC

2000 “Perimeters: Painting,” LICK Gallery, LIC, NY


AWARDS / OTHER

2020 "Bronx Recognizes Its Own" (BRIO) grant in painting, Bronx Council for the Arts 

2016 WPKN radio, interviewed with poet Ian Ganassi by Richard Hill on collage collaboration “The Corpses” and publication of Ganassi's poetry collection Mean Numbers

2010 “Illuminating the Text,” gallery talk and poetry reading in conjunction with “Disciplined Spontaneity” exhibition, Zone: Contemporary Art, NYC

2010 Presentation on collage collaboration “The Corpses,” Educational Center for the Arts, New Haven, CT

1995 Artist in residence, the Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY

1994 Commission for Local 2110, installation commemorating 10 years of union organizing, Amalgamated Lithographers, NYC


EDUCATION

B.A., Douglass College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ


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IAN GANASSI


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Poems: Berkeley Review (2024), Survision (2023, 2024), Big Windows Review (2024)Argotist Online (2023), Peripheries Journal (2023), Big City Lit (2023) First Literary Review East (2023. 2021, 2018, 2017), Offcourse (2024, 2023, 2022, 2021, 2019, 2017, 2015, 2013), Home Planet News (2023, 2022, 2021, 2017), Meniscus (2024, 2022, 2019), Survision, (2023), Book of Matches (2022), Otoliths (2021, 2019, 2017, 2016), BlazeVOX (2021, 2020, 2018), New American Writing (2024, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2018, 2012, 1991), Visitant (2020), Beyond Words (2020), Oddball Magazine (2020), Twisted Vine (2020), Glimpse (2020), The American Journal of Poetry (2020, 2018), Clockwise Cat (2019), AMP (2019), Stand Magazine (U.K.; 2018, 2015), De La Mancha (Spain; 2018), Lotus Eater (Italy; 2018), 2Bridges Review (2017), Past Simple (2016), The Yale Review (2016, 2000, 1994), China Grove (2015), Altered Scale (2014), The Moth (Ireland; 2014), Interim (2013), Warwick Review (U.K.; 2012), Map Literary (2012), Blackbox Manifold (U.K.; 2011), Trickhouse (2009), Found Poetry (2009), Elixir (2006), Caketrain (2006), The New Haven Advocate (2005), Ploughshares (2001, 1995), Poetry New York (1999, 1995, 1991), Denver Quarterly (1999, 1995, 1991, 1987), Verse (1998), American Letters & Commentary (1998, 1994), Pequod (1993, 1991)


By This Time, a third book-length poetry collection, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press in June 2024

Reviews of True for the Moment were published in Offcourse and The Critical Flame in 2024

True For the Moment, a second book-length collection, was published by David Robert Books in June 2023

Mean Numbers, a first book-length poetry collection, was published by China Grove Press in September 2016

New England Review published translations of Books 1 through 7 of Virgil’s Aeneid between 2003 and 2016

Critical essays have appeared in Critical Flame (2016), Salamander (2007), Boulevard (2007), Octopus (2007, 2005), and American Letters & Commentary (2003)


HONORS

2005 Pushcart Prize nomination for poem “Blunt Trauma,” published in The Journal

2005 Grant-in-aid, Saint Botolph Club, Boston, for translation of Book 6 of Virgil’s Aeneid

1995 Writing residency, Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY


COLLABORATIVE COLLAGE: "THE CORPSES"

EXHIBITIONS AND PUBLICATIONS

2024 "Laura Bell and Ian Ganassi: The Corpses," Jennifer Baahng Gallery, NY

2023 Installation, gallery artists show/Madison Avenue Art Walk,  Jennifer Baahng Gallery, NY

2023 "Pink," online exhibition, Jennifer Baahng Gallery, NY

2023 “Synthetic Zero,” BronxArtSpace, Bronx, NY

2021 Tiny Spoon, Issue 7, "Collaboration"

2020 "Explore: Found Objects," Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA

2019 Otoliths, Spring issue

2018 "The Freak Show," Local Project, LIC, NY

2018 Unlikely Stories, 20th-anniversary issue

2018 A5 Magazine, Portfolio 14, U.K.

2018 "Et Tu, Art Brute?" Andrew Edlin Gallery, NYC

2017 "Metro 31," City Without Walls, Newark, NJ

2017 "From Here to There," Camaradas El Barrio, Harlem, NY

2016 Shadowgraph Quarterly

2016 “Materials,” Materials for the Arts, LIC, NY

2016 “The Food Show,” Local Project, LIC, NY

2016 Koffee Art, New Haven, CT

2016 "Recycled, Repurposed, Recovered," A.D. Gallery, University of North Carolina

2015 OffcourseLiterary Journal

2015 Superstition Review

2014 AMP Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2014 MadHat Lit

2013 The Drunken Boat

2011 Fogged Clarity Arts Review

2011 Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT

2010 “Disciplined Spontaneity,” Zone: Contemporary Art, NYC


READINGS AND TALKS

2023 Poetry reading and book signing at Killarney Rose for the publication of True for the Moment, NY

2018 Poetry reading as part of an exhibition of "The Corpses," Koffee Art, New Haven

2016 Poetry reading and book signing for the publication of Mean Numbers, Cornelia Street Cafe, NYC

2016 WPKN radio, interview by Richard Hill on publication of Mean Numbers, poetry reading, and discussion of collage collaboration "The Corpses"

2016 New England Review, website interview on the translation of Virgil’s Aeneid, Book 7, and "The Corpses"

2014 Poetry reading as part of exhibition, AMP Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2010 “Illuminating the Text,” gallery talk and poetry reading in conjunction with “Disciplined Spontaneity” exhibition, Zone: Contemporary Art, NYC  

2010 Presentation on “The Corpses,” Educational Center for the Arts, New Haven, CT


EXPERIENCE

1990–present: Poetry readings and collaborations with dancers, visual artists, and musicians

In New Haven, CT: Yale University, The Phoenix New Haven Poetry Series, Southern Connecticut State University, Educational Center for the Arts, Dancespace New Haven

In New York: The State University of New York at Purchase, Cornelia Street Café

2009–2011 Instructor, “Collaborative Writing,” Educational Center for the Arts, New Haven

1990–2012 Percussionist/dance accompanist, band performances and Modern, Caribbean, and African dance classes

1995 Instructor, “Reading and Writing Contemporary Poetry,” Yale College Seminar, New Haven

1984–93 Editorial assistant, The Paris Review, NYC


EDUCATION

MFA in Poetry, City University of New York, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY. Studied with poets including John Ashbery and Ann Lauterbach

BA, English, State University of New York, Empire State College, White Plains, NY