Bill Claps is a visual artist, filmmaker, and writer based in New York City. His work illustrates the universal roots and common elements that are shared by all cultures. He often references art history and language, and he works in various mediums, including photography, painting, video, poetry, and most recently dance. For the past eight years, he’s been working on his series “Natural Abstractions”, an homage to traditional Chinese painting and to the 19th-century Japanese master printmakers.
Born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, Bill earned a Bachelor of Arts at Harvard University, where he studied painting and art history. He studied painting and drawing at the Art Students League in New York and in Florence, Italy. His paintings, drawings, and videos have been presented in exhibitions in museums, galleries, and institutions around the world.
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