BILL CARMAN

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.

Wind Up Banana, Acrylic and watercolor on paper, 8 x 6 in, 2016
Wind Up Banana, Acrylic and watercolor on paper, 8 x 6 in, 2016

Battle Cat

2012, Acrylic on Panel, 7 x 7 in.

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Goop

2017, Acrylic on Canvas, 10 x 8 in.

Disguised Albino Pigs have Little or No Horn Control

2013, Acrylic on Clayboard, 7 x 5 in.

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For Your Listening Pleasure

2011, Mixed Media on Paper, 7 x 9.5 in.

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Horn Envy

2011, Acrylic on Copper, 4 x 6 in.

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I Need a Horn There

2013, Mixed Media on Paper, 9 x 12 in.

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No Biting

2012, Acrylic on Panel, 6 x 6 in.

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Proscenium Hill

2014, Archival Pigment Ink on Canvas, 21.5 x 18.25 in., Edition of 50

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Stunted

2013, Acrylic on Panel, 16 x 12 in.

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Check out My New Scope

2013, Acrylic on Panel, 14 x 11 in.

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I Would Choose a Tophat

2013, Acrylic on Clayboard, 10 x 8 in.

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Protect Your Pets From Narburst

2015, Acrylic and Graphite on Paper, 10 x 8 in.

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UFC

2015, 10 x 8 in., Acrylic on Panel

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After Dinner Mint

2017, Acrylic and Watercolor on Paper, 8 x 6 in.

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