Bill Claps lives and works in New York City. He is a visual artist, filmmaker and writer whose work comments on art history and language.

Born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, he earned a Bachelor of Arts at Harvard University, where he studied painting and art history. He studied painting and drawing at the Art Students League in New York and in Florence, Italy.

His paintings and drawings have been presented in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and institutions of the United States and Europe.
In the United States: Salomon Arts Gallery (New York), Priska C. Juschka Fine Art (New York), Henry Gregg Gallery (New York), Rush Arts Gallery (New York), Aspen Fine Arts Gallery (Aspen, Colorado), Bendheim Gallery (Greenwich, Connecticut), Kismet Gallery (Westport, Connecticut), Exhibit Gallery (Tulsa, OK), and International Club (Wellington, FL).

In Europe: la Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica di Palazzo Corsini in Rome; Artgeneve, Geneva; Art Monaco; Evartspace, Geneva; Spazio Garibaldi 77, Milano.

Claps’ works are in private collections and foundations in the United States and Europe. He writes for Artspace.com and Exibart Magazine.    

Bamboo Forest Canopy Mixed media with gold foil on canvas, 45x 34, 2015

Bamboo Forest Canopy
Mixed media with gold foil on canvas, 45x 34, 2015