Billy White (b. 1962)

Billy White is a natural storyteller.

He weaves tales throughout the scenes he creates in his drawings and paintings, explaining that narrative forms in his head while he is drawing. Often dredging up long forgotten gems of African American popular culture, White’s subjects ranges from film and television celebrities to hip hop artists and soul singer; as well as imagined characters like “Count Dracula, the Wrestler.” 

// Billy’s available work //

recent exhibition history

Affinity // organized by Tim Buckwalter Museum of Northern California Art Chico 2017

Flying Like A Rock // Public Annex Portland Oregon 2017

Adult Swim /// organized by Gerasimos Floratos Pilar Corrias Gallery London 2017

Recent Paintings // Yali’s Cafe Stanley Hall Berkeley 2017

We Can Do It! 2 // Hurwich Library, Alliant University San Francisco 2017

Igneous Intrusions // organized by Jon Shibata NIAD Art Center 2017

Souls And Scenarios // organized by Gina Borg NIAD Art Center 2016

Billy White’s Ceramics // South Willard Los Angeles 2016

Billy White // NIAD Art Center 2016

Variations On a Theme // organized by Robert Wuilfe NIAD Art Center 2016

Celebrating A Vision: Art & Disability // San Francisco International Airport Terminal Two 2016

Hands and Pants 6 // Faultline Artspace Oakland 2016

We’re Here // organized by Peter Cavagnaro Yali’s Café Oxford Street Berkeley 2016

Mayor Tom Butt Selects The Art Of NIAD// Richmond Mayor’s Suite Richmond 2016

Billy White // organized by Block Gallery, Yali’s Cafe Berkeley, California 2015

We Can Do It! // Hurwich Library, Alliant University San Francisco 2015

Adventure! // organized by Scott MacLeod NIAD Art Center 2015

Absence of Deliberate Silence // organized by Lacey Haslam NIAD Art Center 2015

Telling It Slant // organized by Courtney Eldridge Richmond Art Center 2015

Making Friends // organized by John Casey NIAD Art Center 2015

City In Motion // NIAD Art Center 2014

Avatar // organized by Justine Frischmann NIAD Art Center 2014

Untitled Exhibition // Clif Bar Headquarters Emeryville 2013

Local Motion, Part One // Hercules Public Library 2013-14

Breaking Barriers // organized by Patricia Watts Marin Community Foundation Novato 2013

Check Your Head: Some Figurative Work // NIAD Art Center 2013

Where Have All The People Gone? // organized by Amy Miller Village Theatre Art Gallery Danville 2013

Serenade: Lists, Poems And Missives // NIAD Art Center 2013

Undercover Geniuses // organized by Jan Moore Petaluma Art Center 2013

Mud, Honey // NIAD Art Center 2013

Spring Training // NIAD Art Center 2013

Superduperultracool Shoppe // organized by Lisa Solomon NIAD ART Center 2013

Holiday Pop Up Shop And Lounge // NIAD Art Center 2012


recent press

Nat. Brut: I, Too, Like Purple (May 2017)

San Francisco Chronicle: “City In Motion”: NIAD Artists Create Urban Environment (2014, May)

San Francisco Chronicle: ‘Avatar’: Exhibition At NIAD Art Center (2014, January)

San Ramon Valley Times: Disabled Artists Work On Display (2013, September)

San Francisco Chronicle: NIAD Art Center’s Gifts Of Artistic Ability (2012, December)