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GRAHAM W. BELL


253.948.7647 (c)
grahamwilliambell@gmail.com

EDUCATION


University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, 2007-2009 
MA: Art History
Willamette University, Salem, OR, 2003-2007
BA: Art History

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY


Freelance Writer, Post-War & Contemporary – Christie’s, New York, NY
4/2017-Present

Art Handler – Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY
5/2017-Present

Freelance Arts Writer/Editor – Private Clients, New York, NY/Portland, OR
2/2012-Present

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Contemporary & Modern Art History – Portland State University, Portland, OR
9/2010-Present

Adjunct Instructor, Art History & Appreciation – Portland Community College, Rock Creek, Portland, OR
5/2011-Present

Visual Arts Writer – Oregon Arts Watch, Portland, OR
2/2012-11/2016 

Lead Arts Writer – Noise & Color PDX, Portland, OR
1/2015-11/2016

Adjunct Instructor, Contemporary Art & Design History – University of Oregon, Portland Campus, Portland, OR
9/2012-12/2015

Adjunct Instructor, Ancient Art History – Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham Campus, Gresham, OR
1/2016-3/2016

Art Handler/Installer – Mark Johnson Art Installation and Consultation 6/2010-6/2016

Gallery Assistant/Head Preparator – PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
2/2010-4/2013

Editorial Intern – Portland Monthly Magazine, Portland, OR 2/2010-6/2010

Art History Reader – Portland State University, Portland, OR 2/2010-6/2011

Graduate Teaching Fellow – University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 1/2008-12/2009

Installation and Preparation Assistant – Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene, OR
9/2008-10/2009

Curatorial Research – with Prof. Ben Saunders, U. of Oregon for Faster Than A Speeding Bullet: The Art of the Superhero, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene, OR
6/2008-9/2008

Graduate Research Fellow – U. of Oregon, Eugene, OR
9/2007-12/2007

Installation and Preparation Assistant – Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Salem, OR
1/2007-5/2007

Visitor Services – Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
6/2006-7/2006; 12/2006-1/2007; 5/2007-8/2007

Assistant to the Artist – Merrill Wagner, Tacoma, WA
1/2006

Special Contractor: Collection Cataloging – Mayor's Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, City of Seattle, Seattle, WA
12/2005


PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

Arts Writing/Editing (Chicago Manual of Style, Journalistic, Academic)
Online Course Construction (Desire2Learn, Blackboard, Canvas, Prezi)
Adobe Creative Suite (Proficient in Lightroom, Muse, Photoshop, InDesign)
Proficient in various social media platforms including Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat
MS Office Suite

RELATED ACTIVITIES

2016
Guest Lecture: “Parlor Games to Parallax: Stereography Then & Now”, Newspace Center for Photography
Guest Panel: Art Rock, Portland Community College
Guest Lecture: Arts Writing for Dr. Sue Taylor’s course at Portland State University

2015
Guest Lecture: Josiah McElheny and Memory Objects, Art Beat, Portland Community College

2013-14
Guest Lecture: Modern and Contemporary Asian Art for Dr. Junghee Lee’s courses at Portland State University

2010
Curated Exhibition: ‘Clicks & Pffts: Jessica Pierson’, Telephone Room Gallery

2008-09
University of Oregon Art History Association Symposium Coordinator

WRITINGS


Please See: Selected Publications.

Other:
Bell, Graham. “Other(s) Memories.” Incandescent: A Color Film Zine, December, 2012.
Bell, Graham W. “Forever on the Way Out: Collecting and the Entropic Object.” in SEPTEMBER by Anna Gray & Ryan Wilson Paulsen as part of the PICA TBA Festival, September, 2011: 11.
Bell, Graham. “Portland2010 Revisited.” Portland Monthly Magazine Culturephile Blog.

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