David Bell is a director, animator, and visual artist based in Brooklyn, NY.  His work spans mediums from stop-motion animation and live action film, to drawing, painting, sculpture, miniatures, and puppetry. David has created work for some of the world's leading  brands and agencies including Tiffany and Co, Lowe's, PNC Bank, Prudential, Comcast, Aetna. He has also directed music videos and production designed music videos and feature films.

David frequently collaborates with Joe Scarpulla on stop-motion animation and photography projects. They formed Big Object in 2015 to produce and direct commercial animation, tabletop, and miniature work. They are the recipients of the Grand Jury Prize at the SXSW Film Festival for their animation work on the documentary film Beware of Mr Baker by director Jay Bulger. They are currently in the final phases of production on a 20 minute stop-motion animated film called The Sacred Engine. Their collaborative work can be seen at bell-scarpulla.com and bigobjectstudio.com

David has taught stop-motion animation and sculpture classes at the School of Visual Arts and at Parsons: The New School for Design.

He is a graduate of Parsons: The New School for Design

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

- Menagerie, 67 West Studios - Brooklyn, NY (2017)
Drawings, L'Atelier Berkshires - NY (2017)
- Pencil and Paper, L'Atelier Berkshires - NY (2017)
Surviving the Eye (as Bell-Scarpulla), Secret Project Robot - NY (2013)
Stop-Motion in NY (as Bell-Scarpulla) - Brooklyn Fireproof Gallery - NY (2012)
- Puppets on Film - Port City Puppet Festival, Wilmington NC (2010)
Wildly Different Things (as Bell-Scarpulla) - Sir Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin, Ireland, (2010)
- The Emancipation of the Grotesque - Antagonist Gallery - NY (2005)
2 Year Anniversary Exhibition - Antagonist Gallery - NY (2004)
- Antagonist Gallery - NY (2003)
- Illustration Exhibition - Parsons: The New School for Design - NY (2003)
Springman ARTrock - Cupertino, CA (2003)
- Borders to Bridges - King's College - NY (2003)
1 Year Anniversary Exhibition - Antagonist Gallery - NY (2003)
- Coz Gallery - NY (2002)
- Antagonist Gallery - NY (2002)
- Guns and Coffee -Antagonist Gallery - NY (2002)
- Illustration Showcase - Parsons Gallery - NY (2002)
- The Three Bodied Head - Parsons Gallery - NY (2001)
- Purple Door – Purple Door Festival – PA (1999)
- Annual Juried Exhibition - NVCC Gallery - VA (1999)

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

- 46 Grand - NY (2002)
- Cosi Gallery - NY (2001)
- Jamie’s Gallery - Fairfax, VA (1999)

TALKS

- Parsons School of Design - Stop-motion animation seminar (2016)
- School of Visual Arts - Animation Craft (2010)
- School of Visual Arts -  (2009)
- Parsons School of Design - NY (2004)