Biography

Peter Bill is a British artist who puts a new spin on geometric abstract painting. He creates crystal clear contemporary illusions. Applying the subtle gradation of bands of color using technical drawing tools coupled with traditional paintbrushes, his images weave in and out creating a third dimension within the confines of a flat surface. Bill draws inspiration from the op-artists but uses color rather than line to create illusion. His crisp, colorful paintings echo the architectural splendor of modern city life and fit like the missing piece of a puzzle into the New York metropolitan area landscape. Fresh works for a new metropolis and millennium.

Recent exhibitions include a two-man show with Joseph II at Rock Soup Studios’Project 001 Gallery and “Color Force“ a solo exhibit at LITM in Jersey City. Past exhibitions include 3 solo shows at Cooper Gallery in Jersey City and numerous group exhibitions in New York and New Jersey including “Postcards from the Edge” at Robert Miller Gallery; “Abstraction” at HBO Corporate Headquartersand “Genderplex” at the Puffin Room in Manhattan; “Racizm” and “Catholicism”in the 4th Floor Gallery at 111 First Street in Jersey City and “Artists Within the Tao” at City Without Walls in Newark. He also created the 17-foot by 15-foot peace sign in the unfinished “Relationships” mural on Observer Highway in Hoboken.

Born in Glasgow, Scotland and raised in South London, England, Bill studied art at Camberwell School of Arts & Crafts and City & Guilds of London Art School in London. He is a permanent resident who came to the New York metro area in 1978. His paintings are included in the corporate collection of the BISYS Group Inc. in NYC and in private collections throughout the US, Italy and the U.K.