Jessica Bell completed her MFA at the University of Ottawa. during her studies she was shortlisted for the the RBC painting competition in 2013 and again in 2015.
Bell wades through expansive perspectives and approaches to formal abstraction as well as her personal history to domestic craft, engaging questions of privilege, permanence and visibility.
Bell has had exhibitions at Art Mur in Montreal, Initial Gallery in Vancouver and Karsh-Mason Gallery in Ottawa as well as the Ottawa Art Gallery.
Bell has become widely known for her numerous art collaborations with Vancouver based fashion retailer Aritzia where a line of clothing bears her name. She has recently received a BC Arts Council Grant, and was artist-in-residence at Mass MOCA in 2016.