|NAME:||Mercedes Yazzie Romero Bell|
I was born and raised in New Mexico, my mother was Navajo (Dené) and my father was Mexican American (Chicano). The Romero family was encouraged to participate in what each culture offered us whether it was for enjoyment, spiritual or to something to learn from.
I appreciate and understand it more now as an adult and as an artist that influence is evident both in my paintings and my Native jewelry work. My designs, subjects, and motifs have a contemporary cross culture blend with colors mediums as well as a combination of techniques.
Mercedes Bell has exhibited in New York and New Jersey. She received her BFA degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York. In addition to being a fine artist, Mercedes Bell is also an accomplished Navajo silversmith whose work has been exhibited at Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and American Museum of Natural History.
B.F.A. Textile Design Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York
EXHIBITIONS & PUBLICATIONS
Mercedes Bell has exhibited and sold work at The National Museum of The American Indian, David Saity, The American Museum of Natural History, American Indian Archeological Museum, Cooper Hewitt Museum and many others for over the past 25 years. She has published images of her work in PM Magazine, Seventeen Magazine, German Vogue, Mademoiselle Inc, and Interview Magazine for Andy Warhol.