Peter Bill is an Artist, Activist and Educator. He has, since learning photoshop v. 1.5, been interested in connecting under-represented communities with digital tools so their voices may be broadcast. He has been involved with large scale video projections, guerrilla art actions, and community building since the 90s.

Peter Bill's award winning paint and video landscapes have shown in such diverse venues as The Kitchen(NYC), the Henry Art Gallery(Seattle), FILE Festival(São Paulo, Brazil), and other international venues. He continues in his Oil paintings and video work to weave the painterly with the digital, pixels and paint, indigo and 191970 blue. He envisioned and realized the first time-lapse film festival in North America, the Gila Timelapse Film Festival and has curated and directed shows on three continents. "Art must be realized on the streets, as an agent of change and progress."
Much of my art has been about creating a vessel, a space for meditation. Through my painting and video installations I hope to create a moment of quietude, a contemplation of this world we have built.

In my mural and documentary film work I have balanced a certain transcendentalism in my heart with my didactic scots-yankee bones. In the public sphere arts role is to inspire and provoke. Therefore in my mural projects I have attempted to involve the local community in the conception and realization of my projects. In my animations and short films I have attempted critiques of the bathetic apocalyptic culture we live in, the false utopia of the California landscape, the contested landscape of New Mexico, and tried to get to the situation on the ground in war torn Bosnia, among other subjects. The world is a complicated, granular place. We cannot oversimplify with our stories, but we can in their telling change opinions, and thus change the world for the better.


Uncategorized February 8, 2020 Seven Survivors

Hiroshima Survivor Trees My initial interest in creating time-lapse work stemmed from my painting. I found that I wanted to capture the movement of the light. Watching a beat up Samizdat VHS copy of Godfrey Reggio’s Koyaanisqatsi projected on the crumbling wall of a squat in Prague in the 90’s gave me the idea I could do this with …

animation Hiroshima peter bill November 28, 2019 Animation/Storytelling workshop in Hiroshima

Creating media with Youth Journalists from Chugoku Shimbun, largest newspaper in Hiroshima Prefecture. We met with the Priest Toyooka the first week, and he told our group his story of terrible loss, anger, and forgiveness. The Youth Journalists took vignettes from his life, and the second weekend, we animated them in a simple manner using …

general interest Hiroshima Installation new media peter bill timelapse August 14, 2019 Zero Project 2019

An art exhibit, a meeting place, live music, performance, and much more. Hosted by 1future, Bellewether Gallery, and Vanderbilt Republic.

Bosnia doc film January 15, 2019
As nationalism returns to the forefront of international affairs, Mirror to History serves as a useful reminder of the dangers of history repeating itself in Bosnia, and in Europe.
Sarajevo Mosque • oil on linen • 1996
Peter Bill
festivals Hiroshima Installation media literacy new media timelapse December 22, 2018 Zero Project 2018
I have been traveling to Hiroshima the last 3 years to work on 1future's programs there. Founded by Cannon Hersey and Taku Nishimae, 1future creates events+workshops around the world to promote peace and social innovation. This year we hosted the event at the former Bank of Japan building, now a cultural center, that was one ...
festivals timelapse December 21, 2018 Judging HIPA International Photo Prize, Time-lapse Category
Behind the scenes at Hipa 2018 I was invited to judge the Hipa international photo festival in Dubai. It was a great experience to view time-lapse films from around the world, and then present the awards to the winners at the Dubai Opera house, right at the base of the Burj Khalifa, tallest skyscraper in ...
Installation new media new mexico Uncategorized September 1, 2017 River, voice, time

A multidisciplinary installation put together at SFAI water rights residency 2017

general interest new media new mexico silver city Uncategorized WNMU February 1, 2016 POPUP a New Media Festival 2/18-19

Pop New Media Festival Hosted by New Media iDEAlab, MRAC, WILL, and WNMU 2/18-19 Keynote Lecture: Shadowpeople Cannon Hersey 2/18 6:30 PM Parotti Hall Main campus WNMU Cannon Hersey is a photographer, fine artist and organizer of large-scale cultural efforts in non-traditional spaces in New York City, Sao Paulo and Johannesburg. He is committed to connecting …

Uncategorized December 2, 2015 Border Art

I wrote an article for Desert exposure. It was a punchy little piece, but obscure editing decisions, and sloppy layout rendered it somewhat illegible. Here is a corrected version, please read this one!

Uncategorized November 9, 2015 We have been getting lots of good press lately!

Much thanks for everyone who participated and helped! This is for the JuarezX show, with interview of Sarita Cordelero (translated by the ever awesome Dr. Lydia Huerta): This is for Landscape of the Gila, and the Gila Time-lapse Film Festival. Interviews of Casey Kiernan, Stephen Dirkes, Godfrey Reggio, Christin Necker, Victor Masayesva, and petit moi. …

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