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Bill Viola

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New York

Birth year

Lives in
Long Beach, California

Works in
Long Beach, California

Upcoming Exhibitions and Events
Dec, 2015 Inverted Birth
James Cohan Gallery
Current Exhibitions and Events
Sep, 2015 The Problem of God
K21 Ständehaus
May, 2014 Man in the Mirror
Vanhaerents Art Collection

Bill Viola is a contemporary video artist. His art deals largely with the central themes of human consciousness and experience - birth, death, love, emotion and a kind of humanist spirituality. Throughout his career he has drawn meaning and inspiration from his deep interest in mystical traditions, especially Zen Buddhism, Christian mysticism and Islamic Sufism, often evident in the transcendental quality of some of his works. Equally, the subject matter and manner of western medieval and renaissance devotional art have informed his aesthetic.

You can visit his web site here.


Recent Exhibits

Bill Viola participated in these exhibits:

Nov, 2015 BEYOND MUSIC: Composition and Performance in the Age of Augmented Reality
Broad Art Center, UCLA Department of Art
Oct, 2015 Moving Stillness (Mt. Rainier), 1979
Blain|Southern - London Hanover Square
Jul, 2015 Play. Create. Collect - Night Journey
Lancaster Museum of Art and History
May, 2015 The Pictorial Unconscious
Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya
May, 2015 Chewing Gum
Pace Hong Kong
Jan, 2015 Leonardo da Vinci's Codex Leicester and the Power of Observation
Phoenix Art Museum
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Bill Viola has Exhibited at these venues:

James Cohan Gallery Broad Art Center, UCLA Department of Art
Blain|Southern - London Hanover Square K21 Ständehaus
Lancaster Museum of Art and History Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya
Pace Hong Kong Phoenix Art Museum
Faurschou Foundation (Beijing) LENTOS Kunstmuseum Linz
21er Haus Pace Beijing
St Paul's Cathedral Vanhaerents Art Collection
Maddox Arts Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre
Grand Palais Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Bogota, Colombia
Kunsthalle Detroit Museum of Multi-Media and Light-Based Arts Smithsonian American Art Museum
Lalit Kala Akademi Galleries - New Delhi Villa Empain - Boghossian Foundation
INTERACCESS Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
National Academy Museum ERNST MÚZEUM
Museum of Contemporary Art - North Miami (MOCA NOMI) Kohn Gallery
Museo Picasso Málaga SVA Chelsea Gallery
Grimaldi Forum Grimaldi Forum
National Cultural-Art and Museum Complex "Mystetskyi Arsenal" James Cohan Gallery Shanghai
Montclair Art Museum The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
SCAD Museum of Art Long Beach Museum of Art
Royal Academy of Arts Art Gallery of New South Wales
CCA Wattis Institute Istanbul Museum of Modern Art
Denver Art Museum Yvon Lambert Gallery
MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) at Grand Ave. ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image)
PRISM MOCA Geffen Contemporary
San Jose Museum of Art MCA - Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego-La Jolla Margulies Collection at the Warehouse
Phantom Galleries LA - The Italian Cultural Institute
CIFO (Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation) Carl Berg Projects, Gagosian Gallery, Angles Gallery, Royal/T, Regen Projects, Private collection......
The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum Haunch of Venison
Haunch of Venison - Berlin Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE)
Pitzer Art Galleries (Nichols Gallery & Lenzner Family Art Gallery) Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego-Downtown
museum on the seam
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