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Bill Sullivan is an artist who lives and works in New York City . He graduated from Georgetown University in Washington DC in 1988 with a degree in English Literature and Painting. He worked for more than a decade on a conceptual body of artwork entitled Das Blaue Auto, which used a variety of media and text to chronicle the evolution of a fictional lost European Art movement. He took up photography with a focus on street photography in 2002 and began to fuse his conceptual concerns with his experience as a portrait painter, culminating in the project 3Situations, completed in 2007. Since 2007 he has created several bodies of work several of those employ various types of re-photography designed to create new kinds of optical texture . Works in these series are made up of prints, photographs, paintings and works on paper. And they form such series as Self Portraits with Mirrors, Landscapes, People I Know , Courts , The Shape of Things Like the Sun, Things Change ,Touch Screen, Pure Country and Forest Hills


“Under My Skin Nudes in Photography Curated by Mona Kuhn ”

Flowers Gallery New York NY June 20 – July 27 2013

“More Turns ( The Subway Turnstile Pictures ) and Stop Down ( The Elevator Pictures ) “

Public Installation in Pearson International Airport as part of the Contact photography Festival 60 large scale photographs

mounted into the architecture Toronto , Canada April 25 – Sept 3 2012

“Public Collective Identity : Occupied Spaces” The Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art ( MOCCA )

Toronto , Canada April 27 – June 3 2012

“Face Head and Shoulders The Contemporary Portrait ” Lodret Vandret at Ny Tap

Copenhagen , Denmark April 2 – May 15 2011

“The Sum of All Colors : Jessica Eaton , Bill Sullivan & Matt Gamber"

Sasha Wolf Gallery New York NY April 2 – May 15 2011


Flanders Gallery    Raleigh NC    July 9   2010  –  Aug 26   2010

“Bill Sullivan : Whats The Matter”      Flanders Gallery    Raleigh NC     Dec 4   2009  –  Jan 29   2010

“Bill Sullivan & Charles Freger  : Caught Or Captured ”     Caption   New York  NY  Oct 1 –  Nov 24  2009

“People I Know    Bill Sullivan : NewPaintings”     Sasha Wolf Gallery  New York  NY  Mar 12 – May 2  2009

“New Directions in Photography”  The Payne Gallery , Moravian College Bethlehem , Pa

Mar 12 – May 2  2009

Hijacked   a survey of Australian and Ameriacan Photography Today

Australian Centre for Photography  Sydney Australia  Friday June 13- July 19 2008

American Photography Today   FotoFreo 2008 Fremantle Australia Apr 5 – May 4 2008

“Photo LA 2007”  New York  Brancolini Grimaldi    Nov 18 – Nov 21  2007

“Material Witness”  new portraiture  General Electric Headquarters Fairfield Ct  April 20 - Oct 15 2007


P.Y.T. Pretty Young Things Lodret Vandret 2013 ( group publication ) 56pp edition of 400

Dessau Bill Sullivan Kaugammi 2011 38 pp edition of 100

MATTER Jessica Eaton , Matthew Gamber, and Bill Sullivan text by Peter Hall 2011 60pp edition of 100

Force Majeure Bill Sullivan JSBJ Blue Zine 2011 50 pp edition of 50

Bruit du Fond / Background Noise text by Joel Vacheron JSBJ 2010 10 page spread 160 pp edition of 1000

Proximity Magazine   Fall 2010     Issue #5   The Photography Issue 

6 images  from the elevator series “Stop Down” and 12 images  from the elevator series “Stop Down” featured 

in a selection of readers choice of the best new photography

Foam Magazine for Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam winter 2008 / #17  Portrait? 

a portfolio of 17  photos from  from the elevator series “Stop Down” featured  with an essay by

Sarah Baxter

Foam Album ’08 for Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam Self Portrait #11 featured

The New Yorker April 18 2008  6 photos from  from the series “Stop Down” featured

Russian Esquire  April 2007  30 images from the subway turnstile series “More Turns” featured

The Guardian UK Feb 2 , 2007  2 page spread of 40 images from “More Turns” featured


2004 Aaron Siskind Foundation Fellowship Grant


interview with Jörg Colberg of Conscientious Sept 2006


FIFI Projects :

Cozumenl 81,int.2 Col.Condesa    Mexico City 06700    Tel : 5545167026

Flanders Gallery  :

302 S. West Street       Raleigh, NC   27603         Tel : 919.834.5044

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