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Biography

SHARON BELL

BORN Cleveland, OH
RESIDENCE Shaker Heights, OH
EDUCATION Bachelor of Science, John Carroll University University Heights, OH
CURRENT POSITION Studio Artist

SELECTED JURIED EXHIBITS AND INVITATIONALS

QUILT VISIONS
San Diego, Oceanside, CA
2010, Winner of the Friends of Fiber Art International Award
2002
   
THE ARTIST AS QUILTMAKER
Firelands Association for the Visual Arts, Oberlin, OH
XIV
X
   
PUSHING THE SURFACE
Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum, Coshocton, OH
VI 2009
   
FOCUS FIBER
Textile Art Alliance, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
2011
2008, Winner of the Darice Lamrite West Award
2004
2002
   
ART QUILT ELEMENTS
Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
2008
   
ROSS ART MUSEUM EXHIBIT
Delaware, OH
2008
   
QUILT NATIONAL
Dairy Barn Cultural Center, Athens, OH
2007
2003
   
FIBERART INTERNATIONAL
Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA
2007
   
ARTQUILTART, An International Invitational Exhibit
The University Museum, Indiana, PA
Herman Hesse Museum, Lake Hoeri, Lake Konstanz, Germany
 
   
FORM NOT FUNCTION
Carnegie Center for Art & History, New Albany, IN
2011
   
BEYOND COMFORT
SAQA Birmingham, England
 
   
ANA 33
ANA 31
Holter Museum, Helena, MT
 
   
ART ON VIEW
Dairy Barn Cultural Center, Athens, OH
2003
2002
   
SHIKISHI
Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
 
   
ART QUILTS AT THE SEDGWICK
Sedgwick Cultural Center, Philadelphia, PA
2003
   

SELECTED OTHER EXHIBITS

NEW VIEWS IN FIBER: 8 VOICES Hiram College, Hiram, OH
ST Paul’s South Wing Gallery, Cleveland Hts, OH
HIGH FIBER UNDER FIVE American Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA
CONTEMPORARY CLOTH ARTISTS, Orange Art Center, Pepper Pike, OH
FIBER CONNECTION, Library Gallery, Shaker Heights, OH
BEYOND TRADITION, Library Gallery, Shaker Heights, OH
MOHAWK VALLEY QUILTS, Utica College, Utica, NY

PUBLICATIONS

Pritchard, Gayle A. Uncommon Threads, Ohio’s Art Quilt Revolution.
AGC, 52 Weeks, 52 Works, Regional Desk Calendar.

COLLECTIONS

Quilts of the artist are in private collections in the following states:
New York, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Ohio, Indiana and California.