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Bill Viola

 (born 1951)
Bill Viola is active/lives in California.  Bill Viola is known for sculptor-video installation.

Bill Viola

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Raised in Queen's New York, Bill Viola became known for his video installations.  In recognition of his skills in 2007, he received the French Order of Arts and Letters as a commandeur, the highest of those awards.

As a young man, Viola played in a rock band and attended Syracuse University where his mentor became Jack Nelson.  Viola turned to Eastern religions and became fascinated by electronic music, circuitry and analogue-wave theory.  He has traveled the world to make video art and resides in a modest, rented home in Long Beach, California.

Viola aims to use the traditions of painting by means of modern video and computer technology.  These colorful images may be projected in several parts, lik  ...  Displaying 750 of 1120 characters.

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About  Bill Viola

Born:  1951 - New York City
Known for:  sculptor-video installation