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Bill Viola

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New York

Birth year

Lives in
Long Beach, California

Works in
Long Beach, California

Current Exhibitions and Events
Apr, 2014 About Time
Maddox Arts
Mar, 2014 Kaldor Family Collection: Artist Room #2
Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre
Mar, 2014 Solo Exhibition
Grand Palais

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:

Feb, 2014 Digital/Analogy
Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Bogota, Colombia
Oct, 2013 I See You
Kunsthalle Detroit Museum of Multi-Media and Light-Based Arts
Jun, 2013 Frustrated Actions and Futile Gestures
Blain|Southern - London Hanover Square
Mar, 2013 Galaxie Video
Lalit Kala Akademi Galleries - New Delhi
Feb, 2013 Turbulences II
Villa Empain - Boghossian Foundation
Feb, 2013 Other Worlds
InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre
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Bill Viola has Exhibited at these venues:

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 Blain|Southern - London Hanover Square
Lalit Kala Akademi Galleries - New Delhi Villa Empain - Boghossian Foundation
InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
National Academy Museum ERNST MÚZEUM
Museum of Contemporary Art - North Miami (MOCA NOMI) Michael 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
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) James Cohan Gallery
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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