Bill Gingles


Painting is alchemy. Spirit and matter transformed in the crucible of painting.

Nothing is static: As I change paint into paintings, I feel the paintings change me.

I paint because I have to see again and again what will happen next when I am mixed with paint. And while the paintings are clearly visible, what I bring to them seems largely hidden. Daily living is a wall behind which much of our being resides and acts in the dark. The paintings then become a means of trying to find out just who is painting them.

Painting is a moving balance between controlling the painting and allowing it to lead the way. The magic is in finding a way to let go.

Curriculum Vitae


Solo Exhibitions

2015Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA
2011Darnell Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
2010Brunner Gallery, Covington, LA
2008Robert Hughes Gallery, San Antonio, TX
2007 Ogilvie / Pertl Gallery, Chicago, IL
2007Amy Baber Fine Art, Shreveport, LA
2002Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX
1999Wyndy Morehead Fine Arts, New Orleans, LA
1998Taylors' Contemporanea Fine Arts, Hot Springs National Park, AR
1997East Bank Gallery, Bossier City, LA
1996Casa d' Arte, Shreveport, LA
1992The Fountainhead Gallery, Houston, TX
1990Centenary College, Shreveport, LA
1990The Fountainhead Gallery, Houston, TX
1989Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020M. A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa, OK
2020Noon-Powell Fine Art, London, UK
2018The Painting Center, New York, NY
2017MAC Fine Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL
2016Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
2016Castle Orsini, Avezzano, Italy
2016Jay Etkin Gallery, Memphis, TN
2016Mason Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
2015Mason Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
2015Palazzo dell' Annunziata, Matera, Italy
2013Bruce Lurie Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2013Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA
2012Thomas Deans Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
2011Robinson Gallery, Bossier City, LA
2010Butters Gallery, Portland, OR
2010Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, British Columbia
2010Wallace Galleries, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2009Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, British Columbia
2008Brunner Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA
2007Ogilvie / Pertl Gallery, Chicago, IL
2007Robert Hughes Gallery, San Antonio, TX
2006Ogilvie / Pertl Gallery, Chicago, IL
2005Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
2005Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, TX
2002Affordable Art Fair, New York, NY
2002Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX
2001ArtMerge, Dallas, TX
2001Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX
2000d berman gallery, Austin, TX
2000Irving Arts Center, Irving, TX
2000Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX
2000Tower Gallery, Shreveport, LA
1999ArtForms Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1999Longview Museum of Fine Arts, Longview, TX
1999Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX
1998The Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR
1997Masur Museum, Monroe, LA
1997San Jacinto College South, Houston, TX
1994Centenary College, Shreveport, LA
1990Colorado University Art Gallery, Boulder, CO
1990Sangre de Cristo Art Center, Pueblo, CO
1988Pirate Contemporary Art Oasis, Denver, CO
1987Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada, CO
1986Abacus Gallery, Denver, CO
1986Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada, CO
1985Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
1985Cohen Gallery, Denver, CO
1984Horizons Gallery, Fort Collins, CO


M.A. Fine Art, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA


40 Contemporary Artists, by Tim Phelan, Cover art, 2017
50 Miles, by Sheryl St. Germain, Etruscan Press, Cover art, 2020
64 Parishes, Spring 2019, March, 2019
Arkansas Times, "Art Notes", October 13, 2000
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt, RKO Pictures, 2009, Three paintings featured in the film, 2009
From the Other Side: Henriette Delille, Book of poems by Darrell Bourque and Bill Gingles Paintings, 2019
migrare, Book of poems by Darrell Bourque and Bill Gingles Paintings, 2020
New American Paintings, Number 22, June/July, 1999
Night School, Universal Pictures, One painting featured in film, 2018
Violence of Action; 30West and Icon Films, Two paintings featured in the film, 2020
Where I Waited, Poems by Darrell Bourque keyed to Bill Gingles 2015 paintings, 2016


2008 Masur Art Museum, Monroe, LA. Selected to present slide lecture on paintings
2004-2005 Shreveport Regional Arts Council Fellowship Grant

Selected Collections

Ace Brandt, Fargo, ND
Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
Canyon Ranch Spa Venetian, Las Vegas, NV
Century Bank, Texarkana, TX
Del Frisco's, Atlanta, GA
Doubletree Hotels, Skokie, IL
Eldorado Casino Hotel, Shreveport, LA
Faulk & Co., Denver, CO
First Capital Bank, Victoria, TX
FirstEnergy Capital Corp., Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Iberia Bank, Dallas, TX
Longview Museum of Fine Arts, Longview TX
Marcia Kirkley, New York, NY
Mark McDaniel, St. Louis, MO
Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA
Pino Nicoletti, Matera, Italy
Ray Graham Collection, Albuquerque, NM
Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel, Schaumberg, IL
Ronald McDonald House Charities, Chicago, IL
Santa Clara Marriott, Santa Clara, CA
Simplex Investments, Chicago, IL
Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA
Truman Arnold Companies, Texarkana, TX