Larry Bell is a contemporary American artist and sculptor. He is closely associated with the Light and Space group, comprised mostly of West Coast artists whose work is characterised by a focus on perceptual phenomena such as light, volume, and scale. Bell became fascinated by glass in the early 1960s. After working through various ways of including glass in his paintings, he settled on the cube as the ideal form through which to explore this fascination; the cube sculptures became his most recognisable and celebrated body of work.


Bell lives and works in Taos, New Mexico, and also has a studio in the Venice neighbourhood of Los Angeles. He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Solomon R Guggenheim Foundation, and his works appear in the collections of some of the world's most renowned cultural institutions, including the Centre Pompidou in Paris; the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum in New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Tate Gallery in London; and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.