Inka Bell

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Screen print on colored paper, wood
25 x 23,5 x 7 cm
2017–2018

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I'm Inka Bell, a Helsinki based printmaker, mostly working with screen printing.

My work usually draws from my observations about physical and abstract spaces. I have the urge to depict certain scenarios and states of being. I'm enchanted by the idea of how much can be expressed with how little. Often counter forces and their relation are present in my work.

I co-run an open screen printing studio, Kalasataman seripaja, in Helsinki.

CONTACT AND ENQUIRIES

Inka Bell
+358 50 346 4822 (Finland)
inkajarvinen@gmail.com

Instagram: @inkabell

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2018

  • The Eagle Has Landed, group exhibition, SIC, Helsinki (FI)
  • Zanni, solo exhibition, Artek, Helsinki (FI)
  • Mix & Match, group exhibition, Lokal, Helsinki (FI)

2017

  • TypoCraft, group exhibition, Lokal, Helsinki (FI) & Sōnen-an, Kyoto (JP)
  • Synchronicity, solo exhibition, Sinne, Helsinki (FI)
  • Synchronicity II, solo exhibition, Limited Works, Copenhagen (DK)

2016

  • Illustrative 16, group exhibition, Direktorenhaus, Berlin (DE)

2015

  • Tori, group exhibition, Lokal, Helsinki (FI)

2013

  • Space(s) in Between, solo exhibition, Myymälä2, Helsinki (FI)

COLLECTIONS

  • Finnish State Art Deposit Collection, Frans Masereel Centrum Collection, Private Collections

SELECTED GRANTS, RESIDENCIES, NOMINATIONS & STIPENDS

2018

  • Artist working grant from the Finnish Cultural Foundation, Uusimaa Regional fund (SKR)
  • Project grant from the Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike)
  • Graphic Designer of the Year 2018 (Grafia)

2017

  • Grönqvistska Stiftelsen Stipend
  • Project grant from Grafia
  • Project grant from the Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike)

2015

  • Artist working grant from the Finnish Cultural Foundation (SKR)
  • Project grant from the Arts Promotion Centre Finland (Taike)
  • Project grant from Grafia
  • Printmaking residency at Frans Masereel Centrum (BE)

2012

  • Project grant from Grafia

2011

  • Young Guns 9 award, Art Directors Club (US)

2010

  • Illustration Annual, Creative Review (UK)

2008

  • Illustration Award, SIlver, Best of the Year, Grafia (FI)
  • Young Creative, Best of the Year, Grafia (FI)
  • Wallpaper* Graduates Directory (UK)

2007

  • Young Creative, Best of the Year, Grafia (FI)

Portrait by Paavo Lehtonen