Bill Concannon Artist Bio

Started working in glass in 1972 with John Zadori, a mercury refiner and laboratory glass instructor, in Los Angeles, CA.
www.aargon-neon.com

Bill Concannon has been working with neon since 1973.

In 1975 he established Aargon Neon making neon sculpture, commercial neon signs, and neon sign props and special effects neon for the motion picture industry, working on projects as diverse as Milk, Basic Instinct, the Star Wars series, and Howard the Duck.  A recent project was the neon signage for the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit at the de Young Museum.

Bill has worked as an instructor teaching neon sculpture at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco since 2004 and has taught at the Pilchuck Glass School just north of Seattle.

His sculpture has been shown nationally and internationally since 1977.  In 2010-2011 he had a solo show at the Museum of Neon Art in Los Angeles entitled, “Recycled, Reclaimed, and Reinvented: The Neon Art of Bill Concannon.”

In June of 2008, Bill was invited to present his lecture, “Glass Graphics: The Joy of Signs,” to the Glass Art Society Conference in Portland, OR.

“Blue Boy”
Bill Concannon
2010
Neon and mixed media
28″ x 15″ x 20″

“Cornucopia”
Bill Concannon
2002
Neon and Plastic Shopping Bags
60″ x 54″ x 48″


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