Bill FitzGibbons

Title: Artist
Company: Bill FitzGibbons LLC
Location: San Antonio, Texas, United States

Bill FitzGibbons, artist at Bill FitzGibbons LLC has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in public art and light sculpture.

Celebrating over 30 years as an artist, Mr. FitzGibbons has fabricated sculptures, projects and performances in countries such as Iceland, Finland, Germany, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Initially inspired to pursue a career in art after he was offered a position in a neon shop, he thereafter obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts in sculpture and art history from the University of Tennessee and a Master of Fine Arts in sculpture and multi-media from Washington University in St. Louis in 1978. Thereafter, he began his career as a curator for Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis in 1979. He has found additional success as the director of sculpture at the Visual Art Center in Anchorage, Alaska from 1985 to 1988 and the executive director of Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum between 2002 and 2013. Within academia, Mr. FitzGibbons has excelled as an associate professor and the head of the sculpture department at the San Antonio Art Institute and an adjunct faculty member at Trinity University.

Mr. FitzGibbons was drawn to public art because he found it more interesting than the usual fare of museums and galleries. Over the course of his career, he is proud to have been commissioned to construct a light sculpture which transformed a seedy underpass into a popular tourist attraction. For his achievements, he is honored to have been presented with the COD Award for LightRails in 2014, the Outstanding Alumni Award from the University of Tennessee in 2010 and the Artist Fellowship in Helsinki in 1991 in addition to his recognition as the Texas State Artist in Sculpture. Participating on the board of trustees for the International Sculpture Center, he established the Texas Sculpture Group as a chapter of the ISC. Looking toward the future, Mr. FitzGibbons aims to continue mentoring students who are interested in studying public art.

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