Bill lives and works in Detroit MI
Phenomena is easily observed but difficult to describe in words. Memories, experiences, and observations are drawn upon to produce and translate phenomena in other forms
phenomena creates phenomena.
Translation and filtering of phenomena allows production of objects.
Objects create events and experiences for the viewer
experiences create experiences.
I am interested in:
How Seeing is Believing.
Observation and learning how to see.
What the effect of light can have on the understanding of a surface, an object, and a place.
The collaboration that must exist between the viewer’s observation, understanding, and perception, and the object being viewed.
The meditative qualities associated with phenomena such as decay, degradation, failure, flaw, and interference
How the viewer is an active creator when observing; manufacturing information mentally when they do not purely have a physical
The dependency an object has to the viewer in relation to experiences and language. An object’s ability to be held in a superposition.
How visible light is a small area of the complete Light Spectrum
How color is a social construct of a perception.
How viewer's expectations affect a viewer's perception.
Unnoticed gradual change.
How a viewer sometimes must look away in order to see something.
How Believing is Seeing.
I am interested in the potential that an object has in the viewer's mind.
Master of Fine Arts University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Bachelor of Fine Arts School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2014 Objects Moraine Valley Alumni Gallery, Palos Hills IL
2013 Parallax Figure One, Champaign IL
Selected Group and Two Person Exhibitions
2016 Beau SolBiscayne Nature Center, Key Biscayne FL
2015 Locust Projects Booth NADA Miami Beach, Miami Beach
Timeshare Figure One, Champaign IL
2014 Reunion Lehrter Siebzehn, Berlin Germany
UIUC MFA Thesis Show Krannert Art Museum, Champaign IL
Where The Tracks End Space 312.N, Champaign IL
Portfolio Atlanta Photography Group, Atlanta GA
2013 The Extraordinary in the Ordinary Guestroom #1, New York NY (with Kara Schmidt)
Shift and Adjustment LoBe, Berlin Germany (catalog)
View From Here Tête, Berlin Germany
Archetype Drift Filter Photo, Chicago IL
Astro Turf Peanut Gallery, Chicago IL
Post-Conceptual Glitter University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Green Bay WI
2012 Invisible Apocalypse Roots and Culture, Chicago IL (with Heather Mekkelson)
You, I, You, See Co Prosperity Sphere, Chicago IL
2013 Picture Berlin Berlin Germany
Knaur, Rebecca. "Artist profile: Bill Berger" Smile Politely. http://www.smilepolitely.com/arts/artist_profile_bill_berger/ August 2015
Logan, Sam. "Figure One asks and answers" Smile Politely. http://www.smilepolitely.com/arts/figure_one_asks_and_answers/
Gertler, April and Rocholl, Richard “Shift and Adjustment.” Berlin Germany: Picture Berlin, 2013
Becker, Coney. “Guestroom#1: The Extraordinary in the Ordinary.” artnews.com 10 November 2013
Kelly, Pepper James. “Exhibition preview: Archetype Drift.” Image 37. Filterphoto.tumblr.com 5 March 2013