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Bill Bruckner

Art Explosion Studios
744 Alabama St, SF ,CA
Studio number: 260

Artist Statement:

The process of making art will always present me with important challenges:  observing carefully, composing intuitively, pausing to reflect, and through all of these, remembering to breathe deeply. My earliest memory is copying the sketches that my uncle, an artist, drew when I was 3 years old.  Later, I studied art at the H.S. of Music & Art in New York, and the Universities of Buffalo and Oregon, and in San Francisco. In the early 1990s, I began a series of portraits of people with disabilities. The process of inviting friends to pose in my studio brought together three major currents in my life: my love of the portrait, my experiences as a person with a disability, and my career in the disability rights movement. More recently, I have been creating works inspired by solar and lunar eclipses, blood moons, and the vast expanses of the sky and sea. My work has been exhibited in Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., New York, and throughout the Bay Area.

Evolving Eclipse