Biography

Artist Bio 

Bill Brookover is a printmaker and photographer whose work is based in his training in design and architecture. Born in West Texas, he studied art and architecture at Rice University, historic preservation at Columbia University, and printmaking at Fleisher Art Memorial. His prints explore design, color, texture, and geometric structure. His photographs explore architecture, layered landscapes, history and urban streetscapes.

Brookover is a teaching artist at Fleisher Art Memorial, a community art center in South Philadelphia, where he has taught printmaking since 2010. In 2014 he began leading tours of Hidden Print Collections for Fleisher printmaking students. He volunteers at the Print & Picture Collection of the Free Library of Philadelphia building a digital catalog of the Fine Art Print collection. In 2014 he served as Independent Curator for Eugene Feldman Offset Lithographs, Print & Picture Hallway Gallery, at the Parkway Central Library.  He serves on the Board of Directors of Fleisher Art Memorial. He is a member of Second State Press, Mt Airy Art Garage, The Print Center in Philadelphia, InLiquid, The Main Line Art Center, Philadelphia Center for the Book and DaVinci Art Alliance.

 

Group Exhibitions: Juried


Professional Artist Members Exhibition 2016, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA. Juror: Ross Lance Mitchell, Director of Barnes-de Mazia Education and Outreach Programs for the Barnes Foundation.

77th American Color Print Society Exhibition, The Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA. Juror: Elizabeth Osborne.

Center for Emerging Artists Exhibition, Penn Medicine - Cherry Hill, NJ.

Annual Juried Show 2016, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA. Juror: Leah Modigliani, Assistant Professor and Program Head of the Visual Studies Department at Tyler School of Art

2016 Spring Gala Art Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA. Juror: Sharon Ewing Director Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia. Award: Honorable Mention

3rd Annual Juried Print Exhibition, Artworks Trenton, Trenton, NJ.  Juror: Justin Staller. Award: Honorable Mention

Professional Artist Members Exhibition 2016, Main Line Art  Center, Haverford, PA.  Juror: John Shipman, Executive Director, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts

2015 Members Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA. Juror: Nic Coviello. Award: Juror's Award

Printwork 2015, Artist Image Resource, Pittsburgh, PA. Juror: Dan Byers, Senior Curator at the ICA/Boston

Impression: The Art of the Print, The Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie, Trenton, NJ. Juror: Patricia Ingersoll

Creative Tension 2015, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ. Juror: Kirsten M. Jensen, PhD. Award: Juror’s Award

Quarter Sheet Challenge Invitational, Second State Press, Philadelphia, PA

INNOVATION, Artworks Trenton + Munich RE America, Princeton, NJ.  Juror: Addison Vincent

Philadanco Benefit, The Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA.  Jurors:  Cecelia Fitzgibbon, Lisa Hanover, & Nelson Shanks. Award: Honorable Mention

PaperWork, Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie, Trenton, NJ. Jurors: Gabriel Romeu & Elise Mannella

3rd National Monotype and Monoprint Exhibition, Monotype Guild of New England, Wenham, MA. Juror: Mark Pascale. Award: Honorable Mention

The Members Show: Second State Press, InLiquid, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, The Crane Arts Building, Philadelphia, PA

 

Other Exhibitions

BookPaperScissors, Philadelphia Center for the Book, Philadelphia, PA, 2011-2015.

Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA, 2011-2015.

Art for the Cash Poor, InLiquid, Philadelphia, PA, 2013, 2015

Second State Press Portfolio Exchange, Philadelphia, PA, 2011-2015

Dear Fleisher, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA, 2012, 2014.

 

Professional Experience

Independent Curator for Eugene Feldman Offset Lithographs, Print & Picture Hallway Gallery, Parkway Central Library, Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 2012

Printmaking Instructor, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA. 2010 – present

Historical Architect, National Park Service, Philadelphia, PA. 1980 - 2011

 

Education

Printmaking, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA, 2003 – present

Master of Science, Historic Preservation, Columbia University, New York, NY, 1978

Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Arts in Architecture & Fine Arts, Rice University, Houston, TX, 1973