Bill Gingles

Bill Gingles

Bill Gingles was born in Louisiana in 1958, leaving at the age of five, returning when he was thirty.  Gingles lived in different parts of the United States while growing up and began showing his work in Denver in 1983. Eventually, he could not resist the urge to return to the south.  He lives and works in Shreveport.

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.”

Solo Exhibitions
2015 Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA: Pieces From Thirty Years
2008 Robert Hughes Gallery, San Antonio, TX
2007 Ogilvie/Pertl Gallery, Chicago, IL
2007 Amy Baber Fine Art, Shreveport, LA
2002 Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX
1999 Wyndy Morehead Fine Arts, New Orleans, LA
1998 Taylors’ Contemporanea Fine Arts, Hot Springs National Park, AR
1996 Casa d’ Arte, Shreveport, LA
1992 The Fountainhead Gallery, Houston, TX
1990 The Fountainhead Gallery, Houston, TX
1990 Turner Art Center, Centenary College, Shreveport, LA
1989 Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO

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Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
2016 Castle Orsini, Avezzano, Italy
2016 Mason Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
2016 Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
2016 Jay Etkin Gallery, Memphis, TN
2015 Palazzo dell Annuziata, Matera, Italy
2015 Mason Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
2013 Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Palm Springs, CA
2013 Bruce Lurie Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2012 Thomas Deans Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
2012 Gallery Orange, New Orleans, LA
2011 Sopa Fine Arts,  Kelowna, British Columbia
2009 Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, British Columbia
2008 Brunner Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA
2007 Soho Myriad, Atlanta, GA
2007 Ogilvie /Pertl Gallery, Chicago, IL
2006 Ogilvie/Pertl Gallery, Chicago, IL
2006 Soho Myriad, Atlanta, GA
2005 Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
2005 Stephen F. Austin University Fine Art Center, Nacogdoches, TX
2002 Koelsch Gallery, Affordable Art Fair New York, NY
2002 Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX
2001 Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX
2001 ArtMerge, Dallas, TX
2000 Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX
2000 d berman gallery, Austin, TX
2000 Irving Arts Center, Irving, TX
2000 Tower Gallery, Shreveport, LA: Lynda Benglis and Michael Klein Juried           Exhibition
1999 Longview Museum of Fine Arts, Longview, TX
1999 Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX: Texas National ‘99
1999 ArtForms Gallery, Philadelphia, PA: Ivan Karp Selects
1998 The Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR
1998 Wyndy Morehead Fine Art, New Orleans, LA
1997 Masur Museum, Monroe, LA
1997 San Jacinto College South, Houston, TX
1990 Colorado University Art Gallery, Boulder, CO
1990 Sangre de Cristo Art Center, Pueblo, CO
1988 Pirate Contemporary Art Oasis, Denver, CO
1987 Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada, CO
1986 Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada, CO
1985 Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
1985 Cohen Gallery, Denver, CO
1984 Horizons Gallery, Fort Collins, CO

Education
MA Fine Art, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA

Media
Where I Waited, Poems by Darrell Bourque. Each sonnet keyed to a 2015 painting.
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt, 2009, three paintings selected for film set design
“Bill Gingles – Art after the Ism“, a critical review by Michael Harold, 2007
The Daily Sentinel, Nacogdoches, TX, January, 16, 2005
Arkansas Times, “Art Notes” October 13, 2000
New American Paintings, Number 22, June/July 1999

Honors
2012 Commission to produce painting for wine label for Imagery Estate Winery
2008 Masur Art Museum, Monroe, LA. Guest Lecturer
2004-2005 Shreveport Regional Arts Council Artist Fellowship Grant
2003 Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, Guest Lecturer

Selected Collections

Iberia Bank, Dallas, TX
Ace Brandt, Fargo, ND
Pino Nicoletti, Matera, Italy
FirstEnergy Capital Corp., Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Longview Museum of Fine Arts, Longview TX
Imagery Estate Winery, Sonoma, CA
First Capital Bank, Houston, TX
Century Bank, Texarkana, TX
Canyon Ranch Spa Venetian, Las Vegas, Nevada
Truman Arnold Companies, Texarkana, TX
Ronald McDonald House Charities, Chicago, IL
Santa Clara Marriott, Santa Clara, CA
Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center Chicago North Shore, Skokie, IL
Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel, Schaumberg, IL
Faulk & Co., Denver, CO
Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA

  • What made you decide to produce art or become an artist? I never decided to be an artist: I just am.  As a teen growing up, there was always a kind of hollowness with any vocation I considered as a career choice other than that......

  • Best selling author Darrell Bourque, a former Poet Laureate of Louisiana and a Professor Emeritus of the University of Louisiana in Lafayette, and artist Bill Gingles have collaborated on a bo titled Where I Waited. Bourque’s poems explore the lives and voices of early Cajun......

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