Bill Hoover


Teaching Artist

Bill Hoover has been making art and music in Nebraska for over 25 years.  He first garnered attention at Creighton University, where his ceramic piece won first place at a juried exhibition. Encouraged by a mentor in 1993, he began exhibiting his child-like oil based crayon drawings in AAO exhibitions as well as The Radial Cafe.  He won best in show in nearly every exhibit, and patrons began to purchase Hoovers work.

Year later, Hoover’s paintings are highly sought after by collectors in Omaha and around the United States. Over the years his style has matured and deepened, evolving into a complex and layered vocabulary of narrative and symbolism. Hoover has painted murals, participated in community art projects, as well as group shows at the Bemis and Joslyn. He has had 20 solo shows, as well as exhibitions in New York and Baltimore.