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Bill Rybak is a sculptor, painter and graphic artist. He earned his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, taught at Parsons The New School For Design in New York, is a former board member of the NY Association of Theatrical Artists and Craftspeople, and a former co-operator of the G.A.S. Gallery in Poughkeepsie, NY. He has also worked as a design and fabrication consultant, special effects model maker, wood shop foreman, scenic carpenter and sculptor, display carpenter, colorist, prop maker, graphic designer, antique restorer and conservator, and custom fabricator. After ten years of commuting between his East Village home and his studio in a Jersey City warehouse, he now happily lives and works in rural upstate New York as the director of Bill Rybak Design.

He is the director of Bill Rybak Design, New York, a member emeritus of the Board of Directors of the New York Association of Theatrical Artists and Craftspeople (ATAC), a former co-operator of the G.A.S. Gallery in Poughkeepsie, NY. and an active advocate within the arts communities of the New York City metropolitan area and the Hudson Valley.


Selected Exhibits and Installations
* denotes solo exhibition


The Church and State Project*, November, 2015, residency and exhibition, C.H.R.C.H. Project Space, Cottekill, NY

Peace and Justice, March 2015, Muroff Kotler Visual Arts Gallery SunyUlster, Stone Ridge, NY

KMOCA Fundraiser, February 2015, Kingston Museum of Contemporary Art, Kingston, NY



Hudson Valley: Art of the Heirloom, Nov.15, 2014 -Jan. 9, 2015, New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY

Feast Your Eyes: The Art of Food, Oct. 17, 2014-Jan. 4, 2015, Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Art Center, Dowell MD

What's So Funny?--Humor in Art, May 9-June 22, 2014, Monmouth Museum, Monmouth, New Jersey

Multiplicities, July-August, 2013, Victory Hall Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, New Jersey

First Ever KMOCA Fundraiser, February, 2013, Kingston Museum of Contemporary Art, Kingston, New York

Art of the Heirloom, 2013, touring Exhibit sponsored by the Hudson Valley Seed Library, NY; Horticultural Society of New York, Corcoran Gallery, Washington DC, Philadelphia Flower Show and other venues

City of Dreams*, June 7- July 13, 2012, Tomasullo Gallery, Union City College, Cranford, NJ

MACC Invites U, April 14-June 30, 2012, Museum of Art at Casa Colombo, 380 Monmouth Street, Jersey City, NJ

Small Works, December, 2011, Kingston Museum of Contemporary Art, Kingston, NY



Church and State, March, 2011, Kingston Museum of Contemporary Art, Kingston, NY

Grande, Feb.-May, 2010, Printmaking Council of New Jersey, 440 River Road, Branchburg NJ 08876

Tripple Whammy/Simple Machinery, * Feb.-May, 2010, G.A.S. Visual Art and Performance Space, 196 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY

100 Halos, December, 2009, Kingston Museum of Contemporary Art, Kingston, NY

Constructions in the Sunken Garden, October, 2009, Mack Cali Atrium, Harborside Plaza 3, Jersey City, NJ

Bridges and the Span of Time, September-November, 2009, G.A.S. Visual Art and Performance Space, 196 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, New York

G.A.S. Second Anniversary Invitational, August, 2009, G.A.S. Visual Art and Performance Space, 196 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, New York

Building Cities, April-May, 2009, Victory Arts Projects at 545 Washington Blvd., Jersey City, New Jersey

Infrastructures and Dreams, * December 2008-January 2009 G.A.S. Visual Art and Performance Space, 196 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, New York

New Works by Bill Rybak, * October, 2008, ICBA Inc., 50 Dey Street, Jersey City, New Jersey

2008 Jersey City Artists Studio Tour, October, 2008, Canco Lofts Exhibition Space, 50 Dey Street, Jersey City, New Jersey

Dynamic Structures, Victory Arts Banner Project, October, 2008, 70 Greene Street, 77 Hudson Street, Jersey City, New Jersey

Open Studio, Jersey City Artists Studio Tour, October, 2007, 50 Dey Street, Jersey City, New Jersey

Demolition (a collaborative installation), September-November, 2007, "Art Across the Plaza," Sims Carpet Bldg., Jersey City, New Jersey

Pro Arts Members Exhibition, September 21- October 19, 2007, Artists Studio Tour Anchor Exhibition Space, Canco Lofts , Jersey City, New Jersey

Works on Paper June-September, 2007, Canco Lofts Showroom Exhibition Space, Jersey City, New Jersey

JCAST Kickoff Party Invitational Show, October, 2006, Victory Hall, Jersey City, New Jersey

15th Annual Juried Exhibition, September-October, 2006, Art Institute & Gallery, 212 West Main Street, Salisbury Maryland

A Coney Island of the Mind, July-August, 2006, ICAP Securities Inc., Corporate Exhibition Space, Jersey City, New Jersey

Pro Arts Members' Juried Show, June, 2006, Victory Hall, Jersey City, New Jersey

With Apparent Ease, October, 2005, Victory Hall, Jersey City, New Jersey

Frames of Mind, October, 2005, Brennan Gallery, Justice William Brennan Courthouse, Jersey City, New Jersey

Pro Arts Members' Show, July-August, 2005, Meagher Rotunda Gallery, City Hall, Jersey City, New Jersey

Annual Show, December, 2004, Focal Point Gallery, City Island, Bronx, New York

One Fine Day, * October 2-3, 2004, Jersey City Art Tour/ 111 First Street, Jersey City, New Jersey

Mixed Bag, April, 2004, Chamot Gallery, Jersey City, New Jersey

End of Season Show, January, 2004, Chamot Gallery, Jersey City, New Jersey

Annual Show, December, 2003, Focal Point Gallery, City Island, Bronx, New York

Heartland * (Installation) Nov. 2003 - July, 2004 , I.C.B.A. Inc. Gallery Space, Jersey City, New Jersey

Real Estate Paintings * October, 2003, Jersey City Art Tour /I.C.B.A. Gallery Space, Jersey City, New Jersey

Convergence, ( Installation) 2003, lobby, Metro Nexus Building, 50 Dey Street, Jersey City, New Jersey

New Kid on the Block, June, 2003, Meagher Rotunda Gallery, City Hall, Jersey City, New Jersey

Mechanicals, * April, 1986, Shea Studio, 100 East 16th Street, New York, New York

A's Friends, November/December, 1984, A's, 330 Broome Street, New York, New York

Out of Place: Art for the Evicted, 1983, various public outdoor locations in the Lower East Side, curated by Political Art Documentation and Distribution, 339 Lafayette Street, New York, New York

New York Kidney Foundation Benefit Show, September, 1981, Gallery 112 Greene Street, 112 Greene Street, New York, New York

8 x 11, July, 1978, 16 West Hubbard Street Gallery, 16 West Hubbard Street, Chicago, Illinois

Pieces of Roger Moy and Bill Rybak, February, 1976, The Sparrow Gallery, 1008 West Armitage Avenue, Chicago, Illinois

The Banquet Show, November, 1973, Wabash Transit Gallery, 219South Wabash Avenue, Chicago, Illinois

Communication in Painting, April, 1972, Dimock Gallery, 21st & H Streets, Washington, D.C.




Collections:

Private

Matthew and Pamela Klein, NewYork, New York

Peter and Carol Ledger, Detroit, Michigan

Hannah Nadler, New York, New York

Patrick and Kari Pagnano, New York, New York

Franco and Eve Palaia, Poughkeepsie, New York

Corporate

Hudson Valley Seed Library, Inc., Accord, New York

Bushnell Solutions, Inc., Jersey City, New Jersey

ICBA Inc., Jersey City, New Jersey

Object, Inc., New York, New York


press clips:


   The Poughkeepsie Journal, Friday, Dec. 19, 2008
      (picture and comments)


   The Jersey Journal, Friday, Oct. 3, 2008
      (picture and comments)


   Works on Paper at Canco Lofts showroom exhibition space
      (formerly the American Can Company building)


  a brief notice in a review of Arthouse Productions' The Heist Project

  a brief clip from The Heist Project