Bill Carman was born in Korea and grew up in the Bay Area of northern California. Carman has earned a BFA in Visual Communications and Illustration and an MFA in Painting. He has worked as a designer, art director, concept artist, and technical illustrator, and continues to work freelance and teach at the University of Boise in Idaho. Carman is a contemporary surrealist and master painter whose work showcases a unique combination of surfaces, media, and mark-making. His collective works are a strangely captivating mix of the organic and inorganic. Through his, work Carman attempts to create a reality that lacks the tedious nature of this often too mundane world. Works by Bill Carman have been exhibited in the Museum of American Illustration and in galleries across the country. His work has been featured on the covers of prestigious annuals, including those for organizations such as The Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, and Spectrum. His illustrations appearing on the cover of the University of Boise’s magazine have won regional and national bronze, silver, and gold awards from CASE. In 2015, Carman’s first catalogue raisonne, Imagery from the Bird’s Home, was published.