About Bill Amundson
Bill Amundson is an artist/humorist whose highly detailed pencil drawings deal with the contradictions and absurdities of contemporary existence in America. His work has been described in various publications as “ironic, compulsive, quirky, subtle, irreverent, elegant, whimsical, masterful and banal.”
Bill Amundson was born in l953 in Stoughton, Wisconsin, a small Scandinavian farming community in the southern portion of the beer and cheese state. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison from l971-l975, at which time he was awarded a B.S. degree in Art, deemed appropriate by all who knew him well.
He relocated to Colorado shortly thereafter (his parents were in the ski business) where he continues to base his operations to this very day.
Mr. Amundson has exhibited extensively throughout the United States for over thirty years. During that time he has also served as a janitor, a bookstore clerk, an art house theater manager, a morning drive time disc jockey, a cartoonist, a denizen of the art festival circuit and a fine art truck driver. From 2003-2007 he was an adjunct drawing instructor at the University of Colorado-Boulder. In the last decade he has had solo shows in New York City, Philadelphia, Toronto, Los Angeles, Austin, San Antonio, Phoenix, Bakersfield, Spokane, Colorado Springs and Denver. His work is in the permanent collection of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center and the Denver Art Museum, where he has been included in six exhibitions since l996. He is currently represented by the PLUS + Gallery in Denver, Colorado.
He enjoys making his pictures a great deal and devotes long hours to the process nearly every single day.