Kate Bell is a practicing artist based in Perth, Scotland. She completed her BA(Hons) at Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen in 2012 and continued her studies with an MFA Arts & Humanities at Duncan of Jordanstone, Dundee in 2019, where she received the ‘Young Artist Masters Award’ from the Arts Society Fife.
Bell is a contemporary arts practitioner predominantly working with film, stop-motion animation and puppetry to consider specific cultural epidemics related to internalised violence, the nature of total positivity and themes surrounding the expulsion of otherness. A key aspect to her work is considering art as a form of dissenting therapy needed due to the total noise and culture of mental pollution. Interests in feminist theory; surrealism; magical realism; new materialism; as well as ideas relating to temporality infuse the works. The seed title for most pieces and areas of research are ‘There is more to life than the s*** we got stuck with. Art and a sense of re-enchantment is needed'.