Bill Viola

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Birthday
25, 1951
Birthplace
New York
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
25, 1951 (age 67)
Birthplace
New York

About

This acclaimed multimedia artist is most famous for his human consciousness-themed video art pieces. His best known works include The Quintet Series, The Tristan Project, and An Ocean Without a Shore.

Before Fame

After earning a B.F.A. degree in Art from Syracuse University, he secured a tech position at Syracuse's Everson Museum of Art.

Trivia

His numerous honors include a 1984 Polaroid Video Art Award and a 1989 John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Award.

Family Life

He met his wife and artistic collaborator, Kira Perov, while exhibiting his artwork at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia.

Associated With

During the 1970s, he collaborated with electronic composer David Tudor as a member of a music group called Rainforest.