Bill FitzGibbons

San Antonio, TX

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Bill FitzGibbons received his BFA in Sculpture and Art History from the University of Tennessee, and his MFA in Sculpture and Multi-Media from Washington University in St. Louis. Bill has received over thirty public art commissions in five countries. In 1979 he became the first curator at Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis, Missouri. From 1985 until 1988 he was appointed as the Director of Sculpture at the Visual Art Center in Anchorage, Alaska. In 1988 he became the Department Head of Sculpture at the San Antonio Art Institute. In 1991 he was selected as a Fulbright Scholar for the Hungarian Art Academy in Budapest, Hungary. Bill has been the Executive Director of the Blue Star Contemporary Art Center since the summer of 2002. Currently, Bill serves on the board of directors of the International Sculpture Center. Bill is known for his large-scale light sculptures that transform building facades into elaborately programmed spectrums of constantly moving light. From San Antonio’s Alamo to most recently Reykjavik Iceland’s City Hall in 2010, this international performance series involves some of the world’s prominent architectural icons. FitzGibbons has been the Executive Director of Blue Star Contemporary Art Center since the summer of 2002. In 2011 the Texas State Legislature selected Bill to be the Texas State Artist (sculpture) for 2012

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