Bill Gibbons is an artist and illustrator working in the Bronx New York. He studied fine arts at Brown University and received a BFA in illustration from the School of Visual Arts in NY, and an MFA from the New York Academy in 1995. His work has been exhibited in New York City and Seattle, and his murals decorate some of the most beautiful buildings around the country, most notably Masonic Hall in New York City. His illustrations have been featured in the Washington Post and the Boston Globe as well as in many other publications. He has designed coins for the United States Mint and currently works as a scenic artist for movies and television while continuing to pursue personal projects in his studio in the Bronx, continuing a series of paintings begun many years ago.
The subject of these paintings is figures in motion or at rest, a subject that allows for the contrast of delightful curves and spaces, arranged across the canvas in friezes that move like music. There is no grand idea or high concept, just a persistent search for the satisfying image. Each new painting brings him closer to that elusive ideal.