Billy the ArtistRequest Talent
Billy the Artist (BTA) is an internationally renowned artist whose studio is based in the East Village of New York City. He has done many different types of projects all over the world for high profile clients. From large projections of his work covering the walls of Piazza San Marco in Venice, Italy, to decorating backdrops for Lady Gaga. His work has been showcased in many prestigious galleries, and has been featured in numerous magazines and television programs.
Studio Address: 104 2nd Avenue #25 New York, New York 10003 (corner 2nd Avenue/6th street)
Specialty: Commissions, licensing, branding, murals, installations, live painting, corporate events, workshops
Style: Urban Primitive Pop
Client List: Currently the designer of the new Nescafe Dolce, Gusto machine world wide Swatch, Lamborghini, The Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Museum, Sony, The Champs Snowboarding Championship in Leysin, Switzerland ,Gibson Guitar, Smart Car, Suzuki, Hyundai, Toyota, Mountain Dew ,MTV, Puma, Microsoft, Chock Full O Nuts, Vans shoes, Cow Parade, race car driver Danica Patrick, Fashion Week Athens and Madrid, Design Week Milan, Enesco
For the world launch of Billy’s watches for Swatch, he painted a 40×30 foot mural live in front of 30,000 people while 300 foot animated projections of his work adorned the walls of Piazza San Marco in Venice, Italy during the Venice Biennale. BTA was also one of the first American artist to be allowed by the Chinese government to paint live on the famous Bund in Shanghai.
He decorated backdrops for Lady Gaga’s first national TV performance on MTV. He also decorated murals for the Broadway production of RENT, and a custom Lamborghini for 50th anniversary in Hong Kong.
His paintings have hung at the prestigious Forbes Gallery as well as other galleries in New York, Chicago, Miami, Orlando, New Orleans, Austin, Cleveland, Mexico City, Carib Fine Art in Curacao, Foxx Galerie Zurich, Minsheng Art Museum Shanghai, Surge Art Fair Shanghai, and The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art.
Philanthropic projects include work with The American Red Cross, The Fresh Air Fund, Covenant House, St. Mary’s Foundation for Children, The JCC of Manhattan, The Breathe Foundation Brazil, and various schools both in the U.S and abroad.
Press Coverage: Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Elle, US Weekly, Juxtapoz, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times
Has appeared on:
MTV, NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX, TLC, DISCOVERY, 60 MINUTE