Art Is One Thing. Soul is Another. William Quigley Captures Both.by Jenmedia Campbell on Nov 16, 2011
William Quigley (born in Pennsylvania, USA) is a working artist in New York and Los Angeles.
His first exhibition was with Andy Warhol in 1985 at Henry McNeil Gallery in Philadelphia.
He has shown in Museums, galleries, and Art Fairs on an international level ever since.
His works have been shown at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Charles Craigg Museum Santa Barbara, Reina Sofia, Art Basel, Chicago, Arco, Manny Silverman, Pablos Birthday NY, Ferran Cano in Spain, 71Mercer, and Arne Zimmermann (just to name a few).
Quigley was one of the first American painters to show at the Miro Foundation in Mallorca through Galeria Ferran Cano.
William Quigley’s artwork is collected all over the world.
In 1994 he founded and owned the infamous, AB Gallery, directed by Dan Bernier, who exhibited fledgling talents like Marc Chiat, Manuel Ocampo, Steve Hurd, Jason Rhoades, and many more.
He also founded, designed, and directed his street aesthetic tshirt line, Skrapper. “If it doesn’t excite you, why bother?” William Quigley.
This artist is well known for his Boxer and Civil War Series. Yet, his abstract Phone Notes and India series make choosing favorites quite difficult.
Quigley has painted commissioned portraits of, and in many cases for, President Bush and Clinton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Jordan, Shaquille Oneal, LeBron James, Wayne Gretzky, Eminem, Mohammed Ali, Bruce Springsteen, Ice Cube, Kobe Bryant and Magic Johnson.
His work was featured on Life Styles of the Rich and Famous because of his influential high end clientele.
Because of his dedication to children and charities in 2007 was selected as VH1 featured artist of the year along with honorees President William and Senator Hillary Clinton, John Mayer, Roger Waters, and John Sykes.
Most recently he began production his first Career Series of Ethchings, and Silkscreens, produced at Boston University by Printmaker Aithan Shapira.
View more of William Quigley’s work: http://www.quigleyart.com … a video segment featuring him on ABC is here: http://youtu.be/dX4Ch7EBXp4