About the artist

Andrew Bell
b. 1978 Guildford, England.

Andrew enjoys working in a variety of mediums, from illustrations and paintings to toys and sculptures. His expressive characters embody a complex set of emotions, lending them a real sense of life and hinting at a deeper narrative. The work is tied together by a sense of humor that often belies a more serious and somber message.

Andrew draws inspiration from his travels, his dreams, and the diversity of life surrounding him in his home of Brooklyn, New York . Over the last 15 years he has published several books based on his “Creatures in my Head” series of illustrations and has released hundreds of prints, toys and products through his company Dead Zebra Inc.

His work has been featured in gallery shows and publications around the world including The New York Times, Wired, Newsweek and Fast Company. You may even have seen his famous Café Grumpy logo on HBO’s ‘girls’, or his Google Android toy on widely syndicated The Big Bang Theory. He has received three “Designer Toy Award” honors, including the 2015 Toy of the Year award!

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Exhibitions

2016

Night Fall” with Lana Crooks
Rotofugi Gallery – Chicago, IL

Monsters & Misfits IV
CP + Tomenosuke – Tokyo, Japan

2015

ODDysseys
The Stranger Factory – Albuquerque, NM

“Tiny Trifecta IV”
Cotton Candy Machine – Brooklyn, NY

2014

“Life on Mars”
Grumpy Bert – Brooklyn, NY

“Tiny Trifecta IV”
Cotton Candy Machine – Brooklyn, NY

2013

Monsters & Misfits III
Kusakabe Folk Museum – Takayama, Japan

“15 Beats”
Bunny Cutlet Gallery – Brooklyn, NY

“Tiny Trifecta III”
Cotton Candy Machine – Brooklyn, NY

“Bewitching”
The Stranger Factory – Albuquerque, NM

“Fonzo <3 NY”
Myplasticheart – New York, NY

2012

“Other Mother Brothers”
Cotton Candy Machine – Brooklyn, NY

“Tiny Trifecta II”
Cotton Candy Machine – Brooklyn, NY

“Playsam 500″
Super 7 – San Francisco, CA

2011

“Bewitching”
The Stranger Factory – Albuquerque, NM

“G40 at Art Basel”
Art Whino – Miami, FL

“Shades of Ray”
WWA Gallery – Culver City, CA

“New Dimensions”
Bold Hype Gallery – New York, NY

“Tiny Trifecta”
Cotton Candy Machine – Brooklyn, NY

2010

“Reconstructing Misfortune”
Munky King – Los Angeles, CA

“School’s Out”
Artoyz – Paris, France

“Cult Customs”
Gallery 1988 – San Francisco, CA

2009

“Kidrobot : Munnyworld”
Eloquent Delinquents Gallery – New York, NY

“Too Art For TV 4″
Erebuni – Brooklyn, NY

“Swoon”
Black Maria Gallery – Los Angeles, CA

“The Vader Project”
The Warhol Museum – Pittsburgh, PA

2008

“Imaginary Friends”
Gallery 1988 – San Francisco, CA

“Youkai In Your Eye”
Bear & Bird Gallery – Lauderhill FL

“Power in Numbers”
Gallery Nucleus – Alhambra, CA

2007

“Progress” with Sam Brown
Wax Poetic – Burbank, CA

“Attack of the ZLIKS!”
myplasticheart – New York, NY

2014

Factory Strangers
The Stranger Factory – Albuquerque, NM

2013

“Odd Obst”
AdHocSpace – Vienna, Austria

2012

The Great Escape
The Stranger Factory- Albuquerque, NM

2011

“Love the End”
Rotofugi Gallery – Chicago, IL

2009

“It’s What’s Inside that Counts”
Rivet Gallery – Columbus, OH

2008

“Burning Desire”
Gallery 1988 – Los Angeles, CA

2007

“Hot Curry!”
Rotofugi Gallery – Chicago, IL

2006

“The Problem With Reproduction”
193c – Brooklyn, NY

2005

“Don’t Look At Me”
Kidrobot – New York, NY

2016

Artist in Residence: TiltBrush
Google, Inc – San Francisco, CA

2014

Back to Back Black Tour
New York Comic Con, Designer Con Pasadena

2013

Artists @Google Talk
Google, Inc – Mountain View, CA

Signing
Sixxa Store – Vienna, Austria

Dunny Release & Drawing Party
Kidrobot – New York, NY

2012

Dunny Signing Tour
Kidrobot – San Francisco, CA
New York, NY

2011

STGCC Featured Guest
Singapore –

I Love Munny Speaker and Judge
Freakstore – Caracas, Venezuela

2010

Please Draw With Me
Kidrobot – New York, NY

Nouveaux Monstres
LiFE – Saint-Nazaire, France

2009

Nouveaux Monstres
Lille 3000 – Lille, France

Nouveaux Monstres
EXIT Festival – Paris, France

2008

Kidrobot 15 Release
Kidrobot – New York, NY & Chicago, IL

Kidrobot Opening
Kidrobot – New York, NY

2007

“Beyond Ultraman”
Pasadena Museum of California Art – Pasadena, CA