Bill FitzGibbons

TypeArtist
Male
Associated person(s)
URLsArtist's page
Other Bill Fitzgibbons on artnet
Document dart International Magazine
Document Beyond Magazine
Document Artvoices Magazine
Review Rivard Report


Awards
Award2014CODAawardCODAworxMadison, USALightRails
Award2010Outstanding Alumni AwardUniversity of TennesseeTennessee, USA
Artist in residence1991Artist FellowshipUSIAHelsinki, Finland


Exhibitions
Group exhibition2015Lalit Kala AkademiNational Academy of ArtNew Delhi, India
Solo exhibition2014Right Side/Wrong SideLawndale Art CenterHouston, USA
Group exhibition2008Alamo Lights, Luminaria: Arts Night in San AntonioSan Antonio, USA
Solo exhibition2007Shattering GlassKatonah Museum of ArtKatonah, New York, USA
Solo exhibition2006EellightThe Lab GalleryNew York City, New York, USA
Group exhibition2000Earth & FireSan Antonio Museum of ArtSan Antonio, USA
Solo exhibition1996Northern LightsFruitmarket GalleryEdinburgh, Scotland
Solo exhibition1991Otso GalleryHelsinki, Finland
Solo exhibition1991Hochschule fur Bildende Künste, BraunschweigBraunschweig, Germany
Solo exhibition1983Light MotifsSt. Louis Art MuseumSt. Louis, Missouri, USA


Publications
Monography2014International Museum of Art & ScienceBill Fitzgibbons: PassagesBill Fitzgibbons978-0692272114McAllen, TX , USA 


Research & teaching
professorship1988Associate Professor, Leiter der Abteilung BildhauereiSan Antonio Art InstituteSan Antonio, USA
Lectureship/Lecturer1993Fulbright ScholarHungarian Academy of Art and DesignBudapest, Hungary
Lectureship/Lecturer1996 - 2000Adjunct FacultyTrinity UniversitySan Antonio, USA


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Awards

Madison, USA
CODAaward

2014
2010
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Awards

Tenessee, USA
Outstanding Alumni Award, University of Tennessee

2010
1999 - 2000
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Places of work / studios

San Antonio, USA
President, Board of Directors, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center

1999 - 2000
1996 - 2000
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Research and teaching

San Antonio, USA
adjunct faculty at Trinity University

1996 - 2000
1991
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Fundings and grants

Helsinki, Finnland
USIA, Artist Fellowship

1991
1991
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Research and teaching

Budapest, Hungary
Fulbright Scholar

1991
1988
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Research and teaching

San Antonio, USA
Department Head of Sculpture, San Antonio Art Institute

1988
1985 - 1988
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Places of work / studios

Anchorage, Alaska, USA
Director of Sculpture at the Visual Art Center

1985 - 1988
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Education

St. Louis, USA
MFA in Sculpture and Multi-Media from Washington University (year not known)

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Education

Tennesse, USA
BFA in Sculpture and Art History from the University of Tennessee (year not known)

Texas-based, artist Bill FitzGibbons has worked for more than three decades in sculpture and urban art. He is internationally renowned for his rainbow-coloured lighting installations that have been commissioned over the years throughout the United States but also in Reykjavik, Helsinki, Stockholm, in Germany and the United Kingdom. His large-scale artistic projects have an environmentally conscious approach as he uses computerized LED lighting systems.

http://www.fubiz.net/en/2019/02/11/bill-fitzgibbons-colourful-projections-in-public-spaces-2/ (09.05.2019)

Artist statement

"Succesfull public art informs its environment with a spirit that transforms a place into an aesthetic and engaging experience.  When I develop an idea for a public art project the site is critical to how the work will manifest itself. Also the needs and desires of the individuals that will experience the space are crucial to this formative process. These site specific art pieces are successful only to the extent that they can engage the viewer in a compelling and/or sublime way." 

https://www.sculpture.org/portfolio/sculptorPage.php?sculptor_id=1003594 (09.05.2019)

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Kinetic Skyline photo Kinetic Skyline 2016 Bill FitzGibbons 
LightRails photo LightRails 2013 Bill FitzGibbons