Billy White (b. 1962)

Billy White (b. 1962)

14423028816_e3c6c3f665_k Vincent van Gogh, Billy White.

Billy White is a natural storyteller.

He weaves tales throughout the scenes he creates in his drawings and paintings, explaining that narrative form in his head while he is drawing. White’s subjects range from such casual encounters to people he meets; to film and television celebrities; as well as imagined characters like “Count Dracula, the Wrestler.” 

You can see and buy what we have available of Billy White’s work.

recent exhibition history
…in galleries and museums

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

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

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

…at cafes, public spaces and similar venues

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

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


AAOE #61: Animal Magnetism // selected by Anne Buckwalter

AAOE #60: Color My Eyeballs// selected by Gina Borg

AAOE #58: How Do I Choose? // selected by Sam Carr-Prindle

AAOE #55: A Spoonful of Drawings Helps The Election Season Go Down // selected by Seth Friedman

AAOE #54: Tea Pot Local, Heads And Words // selected by Amy Adams

AAOE #53: Think Spring // selected by Steuart Pittman

AAOE #52: Good Feels // selected by Yosef Johnson

AAOE #49: Honest Intention // selected by Courtney McKenna

AAOE #48: Maps And Legends // selected by Nick Cassway

AAOE #40: Itchin’ For It // organized By Tony Dattilo

AAOE #34: “Virtual High Five” Organized By Jenny Sharaf

AAOE #33: Planes, Trains and Automobiles // organized By James Aarons

AAOE #026: “Known” // organized by Christian Cagigal 2015

AAOE #024: Home And Place // organized by Rebecca Bradley

AAOE #023: Believe You Me // organized by Jamie Walsh

AAOE #019: Tag, You’re It // organized By Dan Golden and Jen Huh

AAOE #18: Look Into My Eyes // organized By Mary Elizabeth Williams

AAOE #013: Abstract Feelings // organized by Leah Reich 2014

AAOE #010: I’m In For Love // organized by James Leventhal  2014

AAOE #008: Inside and Out of Drawing // organized by Pam Martin 2014

AAOE #007: Make My Feelings // organized by Ramekon O’Arwisters 2014

AAOE #006: Gestures Of Individuality // organized by Jody Knowlton 2014

AAOE #003: Riff // organized by Dave Gilson 2014

AAOE #002: Shock And Art // organized by Courtney Eldridge 2014

AAOE #000: Hands Up, Don’t Shoot! // organized by Jennifer McCoy 2014

…at fairs and art events

Rollergate // Seattle Art Fair, Seattle Washington 2015

Miami River Art Fair // Miami 2013

ArtPad SF // Phoenix Hotel San Francisco 2013



This Is Not A Test Magazine, Home edition Fall 2013


recent press

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)


you might also enjoy

Video // Billy White on his drawing “This Guy Right Here…”

Video // Billy White on his fascination with Vincent van Gogh

Video // Billy White on his drawing “Jed Clampett”

Video // Billy White performing with TWIN

Video // Billy White performing Kool & The Gang’s “Celebration” acapella