About

Asha Bell is a senior BFA student at Cornell University from Nyack, New York. She is a multidisciplinary artist whose work centers around cultural memory, legacy, and nostalgia. Her practice involves postcard-sized paintings, hand-carved wooden sculptures, photography, and video. She attended the Harlem School of the Arts prep program, and in 2017 she received the Gordon Parks Scholar Award to study photography, drawing, and painting. She is the recipient of the 2021 Ezra Cornell Award in Digital Media and the 2021 Cornell Council for the Arts Student Grant for her exhibition Disrupting Quietude in Suburbia: Landscape Activism, as well as, the 2022 Elsie Dinsmore Popkin Memorial Painting Award, and the 2022 Painting Anderson Ranch Art Center scholarship.