Alice is an artist, educator and academic researcher. She works in participatory practice-based research. With participants her artistic practice explores notions of identity, intimacy, relationship and communication. Interactive technologies connect video, performance and sculptural artworks in specific locations, navigating through mediated, actual and imagined landscapes. The work assumes a dialogical space, positioning the audience, artist and artworks as both participants and observers, poised somewhere between immersion and more self-conscious, knowing states. Such embodiments seek to understand individuals’ life experiences and offers space for conversation, contemplation and connection.
Alice was awarded a full Practice-based Ph.D. scholarship in 'Digital Performance' and successfully completed her PhD in 2021: 'The Angel of Art Sees The Future Even When She Flies Backwards: Enabling Deep Relational Encounter Through Participatory Practice-Based Research.
Alice's continuing academic and artistic practice supports her Senior Lectureship role in Fine Art at The University of Lincoln. She has previous HE teaching experience for De Montfort University (DMU), Warwick (WU), Leicester (LU), East Anglia (UEA) and St Mary’s Universities (SMU).
Her experience is drawn from education at Goldsmiths College, The Slade School of Fine Art (UCL) and in Art Psychotherapy, Drama and Education and also from television production for the BBC, Sky, CNN and Discovery.
She was Co-Founder and Director of Youniverse Digital Ltd. producing design for the Publishing, Entertainment and Arts sectors for 10 years, working for institutions such as the BBC and Transworld, on Paul McKenna, Live At The Apollo and The British Comedy Awards projects. Other recent Project Management and Consultancy roles include those for MR Studios on ventures concerning Sir Peter Blake, David Bowie and Damien Hirst outputs.
Alice is also a wife to Stewart Bell, mother of a blended family of five boys and a sister of four women.
Alice Charlotte Bell is also a Psychosynthesis Leadership Coach (Senior Practitioner, EMCC Registered) offering 1-1, Group and Institutional Coaching: see www.creativecoaching.life.