Priscilla Bell

Priscilla Bell was born in North Philadelphia and raised in the Hunting Park section of the city. As a young child, she marveled at the colorful street art and graffiti that adorned the North Philly streets. Inspired by the art, Priscilla began to take up drawing and started recording everything she saw in her neighborhood and those in her community.

Priscilla graduated from Community College of Philadelphia and then transferred to Moore College of Art and Design, where she received a BFA in 2D Fine Arts. In 2010, she graduated with her MFA in painting.

Throughout the years, Priscilla looked towards her family, surroundings, and cultural heritage for guidance and inspiration. She continues to explore the issues that mean the most to her, including parenthood, indigenous rights, urban decay, and what it means to be a woman artist.

Currently, Priscilla has been working on collaborations with various artists in the city including Anthony “Seper” Torcasio, an abstract artist, in the creation of “duel paintings” in which both artists work on a surface, taking turns to “battle” one another in order to create pieces that have fluidity and contrast. Priscilla also works as a freelance muralist with Mural Arts and is a teaching artist for Arts Sanctuary.