Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum
Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum
A World of Art
Biographical Sketch: Bill Viola
Video artist Bill Viola was born January 25, 1951, in New York City. From his earliest days, he was captivated by television, and in the 5th grade, at P.S. 20 in Queens, he was named Captain of the "T.V. Squad." He attended Syracuse University, where he studied in the Experimental Studios of the College of Visual and Performing Arts and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1973. After graduation, he studied and performed with composer David Tudor in the new music group "Rainforest" (later called "Composers Inside Electronics"). He worked as technical director in charge of production at Art/Tapes/22, a video studio in Florence, Italy, from 1974-76, and as Artist-in-residence at WNET Thirteen Television Laboratory in New York from 1976-83.