(born 1971) 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 in Phoenix and then in Los Angeles from 2003 to 2013 where he specialized in Natural History Museums, Zoos, and Aquariums. Since moving back to Arizona Bill’s art practice became his priority and he was accepted into the 2013 Arizona Biennial, received the Phoenix Art Museum Contemporary Forum Artist Award, and displayed work in three Arizona art museums. Bill’s painting “You Are the Next to be Eaten” was included in the 2018 Arizona Biennial and then added to the permanent collection of the Tucson Museum of Art. Bill has shown in local as well as national art galleries and museums and has created site specific works at several art environments including Burning Man, East Jesus, and Meow Wolf. Bill is currently in the fabrication phase of a 6000 sqft Terrazzo floor he designed based on his paintings for the Sky Harbor Sky Train Rental Car Return Station scheduled to open in 2021. Bill consults and does design work part time for a number of well-known national and local museums such as Scottsdale’s Museum of the West and The Navajo Nation Museum in Window Rock, Arizona.
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