Bill Jenkins

Artadia Awardee

Bill Jenkins is an artist born in northern California and is based in Brooklyn, New York. Through the production of sculpture, installation and video works, Jenkins explores individual agency in an urban environment and alternative modes of experiencing and behaving within it.

Jenkins received a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute (2003) and a MFA from the University of California at Berkeley (2007). In Fall 2017 Jenkins was in residence at the Atelier Calder in Saché, France. Recent solo exhibitions of Jenkins’ work have been held at Freshkills Park Gallery in Staten Island, NY, CAPITAL in San Francisco, CA, Todd Madigan Gallery, California State University Bakersfield, and Galeria Stereo, Warsaw, Poland. Other solo projects have been hosted at Laurel Gitlen and Feature Inc. New York, NY, and The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, OR. His work has also been included in group shows at Feature Inc., James Cohan, Sekkima Jenkins & Co., Simone Subal, and White Columns, New York, NY, Regards, Chicago, IL, and Yvon Lambert, Paris. Reviews of Jenkins’ work have been published in Artforum and,, Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles, The New Yorker and the San Francisco Bay Guardian among other publications.