Bill Chodubski was born in 1965 in Erie, Pennsylvania, where his natural talent for art and design was realized early on in life. Having achieved a degree in Mechanical Design in 1985, he worked as a draftsman in several local firms before leaving Erie in 1993 to pursue his passion for a career as an artist. As a self taught freelance painter, he began to travel cross-country, taking inspiration from the vast cultural diversities he experienced as a result of the many places he has lived. Throughout his travels his works have been prominently displayed in exhibitions across the United States in cities such as Chicago, Los Angeles, Cleveland, and Tampa. He has been commissioned through Belle Art Galleries in Los Angeles, CA. for portrait paintings of Larry Flynt and Johnny Mathis, and has sold several of his original works to major collectors in New York, Vancouver, and Pittsburgh.
Bill’s desire to refine his work as a professional artist began in 2003 when he applied, and was accepted to, The Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida, based solely on his portfolio. His many awards and honors include: Recipient of the Women’s Exchange Scholarship, Recipient of Clarke Advertising Scholarship, Nominee for the National Deans List, and Best of Ringling Juried Student Art Show.
After graduating in 2007 with a BFA in Graphic Design, he went on to become an instructor at the Art Center Design College in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Bridging the gap between traditional art and digital art, Bill became an effective instructor teaching classes such as digital painting, traditional oil painting, vector graphics, and two dimensional design.
Bill has returned to Florida and has begun a new body of work using a combination of traditional drafting, oil painting and his digital skills. Bill’s new compositions are derived from the analytical cubist movement started by Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque.
“As an artist living in the 21st century, I am constantly reminded of the turmoil that is now facing the United States and the world. My work is a reflection of the disconnect that is now growing in America. The work is based on analytical cubism, but instead of breaking the three dimensional form down to be viewed on a two dimensional surface, the images are represented as a geometric breakdown. I use traditional images that are icons of American Society. The paintings move in shallow space creating depth by carefully arranging the deconstructed pieces of the objects and the use of appropriate color.”