Bill Massey is from South Jersey, near Philadelphia. He started drawing at a very early age, and has been painting since age twelve. He attended public and private school in New Jersey, and holds a degree from New York University, He has had exhibitions at, and Galerie Sho in Japan, The Salmagundi Club, Denise Bibro Fine Art, Louis K. Meisel Gallery, Bruce R. Lewin Gallery, in New York, Caesarea Gallery; in Florida and at various venues in Maine and Rhode Island. Bill has taught drawing and painting at Rutgers University's Camden Campus in New Jersey. And has work in many private collections in the US and around the world. “With reverence and respect, I continue to explore the timelessness of this historically established genre. It holds the most resonance for me, and I am compelled to pursue it. What is fascinating is this elemental fact of nature -that a male’s visual instinct is so affected by the vision of womanness, and how she generates enormous power out of femininity and allure.” Photography is a primary vehicle for experimentation in color and light, and the depiction of various forms, situations, and places, either real or imaginary, Bill pursues strong roots of core interests and personal history.
Bill Massey’s current subject matter of the female form explores the timelessness of this historically established genre. From the recent “Time Machine” show in Tokyo: “Massey’s hybrid painting also shows a perfect fusion of old and new, taking the viewers into a new dimension of times” The imagery resonates by combining the past’s Mannerism and chiaroscuro, mixed with contemporary lingerie and form, in a dreaming, wistful, and compelling image to pursues elemental facts of nature while evoking the power of femininity and allure.