Katie Bell

Region: Northeast

My studio is a test site where I can gather things and look at them. I move objects around, put them together, build, and ask questions. I think about the history of the material, what is behind it, what will be in front of it, and why this is our visual language. I think about the surface of walls, the layers behind walls, and how we compile the structures that hold us. The acts of pulling up the rug, opening the closet, and turning up the blinds are all a source of material. This building process is one of excavation through time and place. It is through material that ideas emerge.