Tiarra Bell is an emerging furniture designer who holds a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from Rhode Island School of Design.
The core of my work is an external reflection of my internal thoughts. I am interested in making furniture that does not only focus on aesthetics but rather creating a body of work that tells a story and communicates a message. I express the inexpressible by using my Biblical beliefs as a premise for my artistic expression. I'm able to translate those verbalized beliefs into something that is visual and tangible. I’m intrigued by how something that’s not visual, such as words, ideologies, or ethics can become something that you can plainly see, and touch.
Exhibitions & Publications
The New Guard: Stories From The New World - Carpenters Workshop Gallery 2021-2022
Architecture Digest Italy - 100 Game Changers 2021
Do It (Home) 2020 - Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, National YoungArts Foundation & Independent Curator International
Wanted Design 2020
RISD Senior Show 2020
Milan Design Week 2019
Architecture Digest India -Salone del Mobile 2019: RISD x Mabeo
International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) 2019
RISD Department of Furniture Design Triennial 2019
Providence Fine Furnishings Show 2019
National YoungArts Foundation - Design Arts Finalist 2016