With two degrees in Fine Art (University of Texas and University of Florida) and one in Aerospace Engineering, Bill creates a continuing series of abstract sculptures. Presently he is building larger steel sculptures (“The Camellia Project”) and experimenting with small kinetic works (“Lyric 23(M)”. His previous series, "La Vista," are small and medium sized steel sculptures that incorporate both manufactured and found objects. The previous series of animal sculptures were complex, but folk art like objects, created from wood and occasional found objects.
Bill participated in group and one-man shows while teaching art in Florida. Currently he has participated in group shows in the Dallas area. Recent exhibits include:
Hecho en Dallas, juried exhibit, Latino Cultural Center, Dallas, Texas 2018
ART214 Juried Exhibition.,City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs
Museum of Biblical Art, Selected for Sculpture Garden, April, 2018
Selected to provide Major Donor Recognition Gift, North Texas Food Bank, 2018
“Color Play” and “Summer of 2018” group shows, Mary Tomás Gallery, June, July, 2018
“Radar,”and “Twelve” group shows, Mary Tomás Gallery, August and September, 2017
Hecho en Dallas, juried exhibit, Latino Cultural Center, Dallas, Texas 2017
Texas Sculpture Association Annual Membership Show, Tower Gallery at the Grapevine Convention and Visitor's Bureau, 2017
SHOEBOX: Juried International Sculpture Exhibition - Middle Tennessee State University, February, 2017
Creative Art Center juried member show, Mary Tomas' Gallery, Dallas, Texas 2015, 2016
Texas Sculpture Association Membership Show, Mesquite Arts Center, Mesquite, Texas 2016
Plano Art Association, 125 Show juried exhibition, Plano Art Association Gallery, Plano, Texas 2016
Three artists sum up my intent in creating my sculpture:
Kimon Nicolaides in "The Natural Way to Draw" said:
"...for creation is a welding of things that have not previously been united-making them fit together as a unit, making of them a new thing, a fresh thing.."
Frank Stella, "Art News", September 1966
".. all I want anyone to get out of my paintings, and all I ever get out of them, is the fact that you can see the whole idea without any confusion.. .What you see is what you see."
Jasper Johns, "Sketchbook Notes," Art and Literature 4 (Spring 1965)
"Take an object. Do something to it. Do something else to it."
Works in progress are shown on www.instagram.com/billholmberg