William "Bill" LeGoullon:
Raised in the Phoenix area, William LeGoullon has developed a personal obsession with and appreciation for his desert surroundings, both obscure and apparent. While the majority of his work is consistently inspired by these environments and their inherent identities, it is not limited by them. His range of various subject matter and concepts enables LeGoullon to transverse multiple interests, ranging from Arizona-based motifs to his explorations of beverage culture and craft. Utilizing this interplay, some of LeGoullon’s works focus on elements of science and artifact, while others concentrate on the narratives, history, and iconic symbolism found within the southwest.
LeGoullon often credits his devotion to and engagement with the Phoenix arts community as one of his driving inspirations and has actively supported his local interest for over 10 years. Since receiving his BFA from the Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts at Arizona State University in 2009, he has exhibited extensively throughout the state as well as nationally including juried exhibitions at such venues as The Center For Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado and The Midwest Center for Photography in Wichita, Kansas. In 2011 LeGoullon was awarded The Contemporary Forum of The Phoenix Art Museum's "Emerging Artist Grant" and exhibited in "The Arizona Biennial" at the Tucson Museum of Art. The following year he was awarded a Public Art Commission by The City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture as part of the Seventh Ave. Streetscape Project. Having solo exhibitions at such galleries as Modified Arts Contemporary Art Gallery, The Icehouse, Eye Lounge Contemporary Art Gallery, and Bokeh Gallery at Monorchid, LeGoullon also expresses interest in the act of curation. In early 2012, he curated “The Forty Eighth: Contemporary Photography at Arizona’s Centennial” which displayed at MonOrhid Gallery in downtown Phoenix. He has served as a member of The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art’s Artist Advisory Council and is an Eye Lounge Artist Collective Alumni. In addition to creating art, LeGoullon also works as a freelance commercial photographer and teaches at Phoenix College. He plans to continue living and working in the Phoenix area.
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