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Bill Stamats

Bill Stamats

[email protected]

www.bastamatsart.com
Art Bio: b. 1960 Cedar Rapids, IA

Education
1988 MFA, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
1986 MA, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
1983 BFA, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

Professional Art-Related Experience
2010-ongoing Linn County Public Art Commission, IA
2000-ongoing Cedar Rapids Museum of Art Board of Directors
2007-2009 Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, President
1996-1997 Art in Public Places, Board of Directors, Cedar Rapids, IA
1992 Adjunct Professor, Mt. Mercy College, Cedar Rapids, IA
1991 Adjunct Professor, Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA
1988-91 Art Teacher, The Kiski School, Saltsburg, PA
1981-83 Assistant Registrar, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY




Day Job
Vice President, Business Development, Stamats Communications, Inc. Cedar Rapids, IA. Stamats, Inc. is a marketing company specializing in higher education enrollment management, healthcare marketing, commercial real estate, and professional meeting planning.

Selected Exhibitions
2013 “Assemblage and Collage” Exhibit Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA
2012 Flow Art Space, Juried show, Never Before Seen, Minneapolis, MN
2012 “Community of Artists” juried exhibition, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA
2012 “FRAME” tv show, Artist Spotlight, Season II, Episode I
2012 “Lure of the Local” Exhibit, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA
2011 and ongoing, “Artists in Cellophane”- Art-o-Mat artist, Art-o-Mat locations worldwide
2011 Eco-Arts Recycled Art Show, Invitational Cedar Rapids, IA
2010 CornerHouse Gallery & Frame, Cedar Rapids, IA
2009 Harvester Exhibit, Cedar Rapids, IA
2008 Lincoln Cafe, Mt. Vernon, IA
2008 Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, IA
2008 Wiederspan Gallery, Cedar Rapids, IA
1991 Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA
1988 University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
1986 Elvehjem Museum of Art, Madison, WI
1983 Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA

Collections
Physician's Clinic of Iowa
Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
University of Iowa

Publications
2013 International Contemporary Artists, Vol VII
2013 Studio Visit Magazine, Winter Edition
2012 Studio Visit Magazine, Spring Edition

Artist’s Statement
Bill Stamats is a Midwest artist with a BFA from Pratt Institute and an MFA from the University of Iowa. Light is the predominant substance in many of Bill’s paintings and determines the forms that eventually emerge. His work explores motifs of spirituality, materialism, and the environment.
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This tornado loves you

This tornado loves you

acrylic on canvas, diptych, edges painted
72" H x 48" W x 1.5" D   

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He crossed this bridge on his way up the hill

He crossed this bridge on his way up the hill

acrylic on board
36" H x 48" W

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Take me back to Rosedale Road

Take me back to Rosedale Road

acrylic on board
18" H x 24" W

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She went across seeking nature's truths

She went across seeking nature's truths

acrylic on board
18" H x 24" W

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Their light would come together

Their light would come together

acrylic on board
36" H x 48" W

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Their nightfall came late

Their nightfall came late

acrylic on board
36" H x 36" W

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His relic

His relic

acrylic on board, edges painted
36" H x 48" W

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They show a way

They show a way

acrylic on board, edges painted
24" H x 24" W x 2" D   

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"This is my game." he said.

"This is my game." he said.

acrylic on board, edges painted
24" H x 24" W x 0.5" D   

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His trophy

His trophy

acrylic on board, edges painted
36" H x 36" W x 2" D   

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They would meet each other in the middle

They would meet each other in the middle

Acrylic on canvas, japanese paper, mirrors
12" H x 36" W

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they know their way home.

they know their way home.

Acrylic on claybord, mirrors, japanese paper
36" H x 36" W

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This was their beacon in the night

This was their beacon in the night

acrylic, multimedia, on Claybord
36" H x 48" W

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They would fall in the heat.

They would fall in the heat.

Acrylic on claybord, mirrors, japanese paper
36" H x 36" W

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He held their gaze.

He held their gaze.

acrylic, japanese paper, mirrors on clayboard
36" H x 36" W

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She knew why she dreamed of them.

She knew why she dreamed of them.

acrylic, Japanese paper, jewels on clayboard
30" H x 30" W

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She found her New Jerusalem.

She found her New Jerusalem.

acrylic, japanese paper, faux jewels on clayboard
48" H x 36" W

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All the planets moved for them.

All the planets moved for them.

multimedia, acrylic, japanese paper
36" H x 36" W

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He was the fly on the wall.

He was the fly on the wall.

acrylic on clay board, paper collage, jewels
36" H x 36" W

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They did not flock together.

They did not flock together.

acrylic on clay board, paper collage, jewels
36" H x 36" W

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They knew it was all about her chandlier.

They knew it was all about her chandlier.

Acrylic on canvas, white frame (not pictured)

SOLD
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The bridge led her to sunnier circumstances

The bridge led her to sunnier circumstances

acrylic on board, framed
25" H x 12" W x 3" D   

SOLD
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She found her way despite the obstacles.

She found her way despite the obstacles.

acrylic on clayboard, mirrors, japanese paper. In the permanent collection of Physician's Clinic of Iowa
36" H x 36" W

SOLD
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Her long arms could reach them all.

Her long arms could reach them all.

acrylic on clay board, paper collage.
Permanent collection of the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
60" H x 60" W

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They appear more.

They appear more.

Acrylic on Claybord, japanese paper, mirrors

SOLD
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He would never forget he was the elephant in the room.

He would never forget he was the elephant in the room.

acrylic on canvas, paper collage
In the permanent collection of the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
30" H x 22" W

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He was part of the decorating

He was part of the decorating

Acrylic on Claybord, japanese paper and faux jewels

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Her love took wing while his stayed grounded.

Her love took wing while his stayed grounded.

acrylic on canvas
30" H x 40" W

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He found them in the clouds

He found them in the clouds

acrylic and Japanese paper on clayboard
36" H x 36" W

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They found them above the clouds.

They found them above the clouds.

acrylic, Japanese paper, mirrors on clayboard
48" H x 36" W

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She found it all so distasteful.

She found it all so distasteful.

permanent collection of the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
48" H x 24" W

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Her obsession came from her mistake.

Her obsession came from her mistake.

mixed media, pearls, light bulb, light stand, acrylic
48" H x 24" W

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Her social climbing just got her confused.

Her social climbing just got her confused.

acrylic on canvas
48" H x 24" W

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She questioned their decorating.

She questioned their decorating.

acrylic on canvas, japanese paper
18" H x 36" W

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She took a top down approach.

She took a top down approach.

acrylic on canvas, japanese paper
36" H x 36" W

SOLD
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What she sees.

What she sees.

acrylic on clay board, japanese paper, jewels
12" H x 12" W

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She blended in.

She blended in.

acrylic on canvas, japanese paper
30" H x 30" W

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Dragonfly

Dragonfly

acrylic on clay board, japanese paper
8" H x 8" W

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Bird portrait, Ned

Bird portrait, Ned

acrylic on paper
8" H x 5" W

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Bird protrait, Ramon

Bird protrait, Ramon

acrylic on paper
8" H x 5" W

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Being turned out to pasture so soon led him right back to the china shop

Being turned out to pasture so soon led him right back to the china shop

acrylic on clay board, japanese paper, jewels
12" H x 12" W

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The moon was his flame.

The moon was his flame.

acrylic on clay board, japanese paper, jewels
12" H x 12" W

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She could not explain it to any of them.

She could not explain it to any of them.

acrylic on clay board, mirrors, jewels, japanese paper
12" H x 12" W

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Always busy, she refused his dance.

Always busy, she refused his dance.

acrylic on clay board, japanese paper
12" H x 12" W

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She was being koi.

She was being koi.

acrylic on clay board, japanese paper
24" H x 8" W

SOLD
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Magic Lily

Magic Lily

oil on board, jewels, beads, chain
25" H x 18" W

SOLD
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Their light would come togeter

Their light would come togeter

acrylic, mixed media on Claybord
36" H x 48" W
Price: $1800.00    
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They shimmer

They shimmer

acrylic on canvas, white frame
36" H x 48" W

SOLD

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