Derrick Bell

Visual Artist

Derrick Bell is a Cincinnati, Ohio native and Oakland based Fine Artist, Educator, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist. He received a BA degree in Studio Art at Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia, and a MA degree in Art Education at Mount St. Joseph University, Cincinnati, Ohio. His work is thought provoking and capable of arousing strong emotions that cut across ethnic, national and generational barriers. The artistic renderings convey a deep sense of emotion, spirituality, dignity, history, strength and grace. Bell’s works are inspired by his personal journey through life, music, nature and spiritual beliefs that transcend race and creed. Bell's mission is to impact the world with his creative expressions. It is through this creative energy and passion that he seeks to evoke emotions and motivate the viewer. The work is vibrant, colorful, and impactful. Bell’s use of shape, color, rhythmic patterns, gossamer line, and brilliant storytelling is striking. Realism, Cubism, Abstract Expressionism and Afrocentric iconography is all at play. With the use of geometry, harmonious color compositions and design motifs, he stylistically forges a unique and distinctive statement that has found tremendous resonance with his audience. https://www.derrickbellart.com/exhibitions-1

Derrick Bell