(born 1971) Bill Dambrova is a native Arizonan and ASU graduate with a BA in Studio Art. His love of art, artifacts and biology lead to a career as an exhibition designer specializing in Natural History Museums, Zoos, and Aquariums. Bill has shown artwork in local as well as national galleries and museums, and has created site specific works at locations including: Valley Metro Rail / Roosevelt and Central Station in Phoenix, Burning Man, East Jesus, and Meow Wolf. His work can be found in the public collections of institutions such as The Tucson Museum of Art, Sky Harbor Airport Museum, The City of Scottsdale, The State of New Mexico: Art in Public Places Program, DuPont, Kroger, Kemin Industries, and The Phoenix Suns Legacy Partners.
Bill is moving into new territory as a Public Artist. He has completed the fabrication phase of a brightly colored 6000 square foot terrazzo floor he designed based on his paintings for the newly built Sky Harbor Rental Car Return Train Station in Phoenix, Arizona. It is scheduled to open to the public in 2022 after the trains have had time to run for one year empty of passengers.
As a museum exhibition designer his client list includes The Aquarium of the Pacific, The Carnegie Museum of Natural History, J Paul Getty Center, The Los Angeles Zoo, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, The Monterey Bay Aquarium, Navajo Nation Museum, New York Botanical Garden, The San Diego Natural History Museum, and the Smithsonian National Zoological Park.
Bill is currently working as a designer on a large-scale project about the deep sea for The Monterey Bay Aquarium scheduled to open in 2022, and will have a solo exhibition of large-scale paintings at Mesa Contemporary Art Museum in Mesa, AZ in 2023.
Photo by Fausto Fernandez