(born 1971) Bill Dambrova is a native Arizonan and ASU graduate with a BA in Studio Art.
Based in Phoenix and working from his art studio in the Bragg’s Pie Factory Building downtown, Dambrova has been focusing on his art practice as well as designing exhibitions for well-known museums, zoos and aquariums across the United States.
His most recent project was with the Monterey Bay Aquarium where he designed elements for an exhibition about creatures from the deepest parts of the oceans. Dambrova seeks out museum design projects that tackle conservation issues and convey current thinking about our relationships with all living beings. Concepts and ideas he has learned from exhibitions about sea life, plant biology, or the latest research about dinosaurs inevitably makes their way into his paintings.
Dambrova has had solo exhibitions of his artwork at The Torrance Art Museum in California and The Mesa Museum of Contemporary art, and group exhibitions in notable museums and galleries including The Phoenix Art Museum, Tucson Museum of Art, Sky Harbor Airport Museum and the University of Arizona.
Dambrova has created site specific art installations and public art at locations including Valley Metro Rail, Burning Man, East Jesus, Meow Wolf and Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Rental Car Return Station. His work can be found in the public collections of institutions such as The Tucson Museum of Art, Arizona State University Art Museum, The City of Scottsdale, The Sky Harbor Airport Museum, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, The State of New Mexico: Art in Public Places Program, DuPont, Kroger, The City of Tempe, and The Phoenix Suns Legacy Partners.
Dambrova has entered the realm of public art designing a terrazzo floor based on imagery found in his paintings at the new recently opened Sky Harbor Airport Rental Car Return Train Station that you can visit using the Skytrain.
His most recent solo show of large scale paintings called POKE A HOLE IN THE WORLD was at the Mesa Contemporary art museum in 2023.
His next solo show of paintings and sculpture will be at Bentley Gallery in Phoenix July 2024.
Photo by Brandon Sullivan for Luxe Interior Magazine.