Bella Feldman


Sculptor Bella Feldman’s work has shown internationally in solo and group shows since 1976 to great acclaim. She makes extraordinary objects– objects that rivet your attention by their physical appearance; the weight, mass, volume, material, posture, balance, and motion immediately access a bodily response. Then your mind, your sense of poetry, human imagination, and memory tune in and hold you there. Bella’s works are intended to keep and enlarge their meaning over time; their layered imageries shift and evolve with the viewer’s own moods and experiences. The materials for her sculptures are chosen not only for structural reasons but also for the references they embody.

Feldman has participated in over fifty solo exhibitions including several solo museum shows (Oakland Museum Sculpture Court, San Jose Museum of Art, the Fresno Art Museum and the Downey Museum in California) and group shows in all parts of the US and in Switzerland. Her work has been published in numerous catalogues and articles and reviews have appeared throughout the art press. She has been invited to lecture at universities across the country and in Uganda. She has taught sculpture at a major California art school for several decades and chaired the sculpture department for two years. Her sculpture is in museum, corporate and private collections worldwide. Bella’s work has been commissioned by a variety of architects and she is the winner of several awards including the National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Artist’s Fellowship.