Billy Hassell



Inspired by nature, Billy Hassell's work combines elements of abstraction and representation. While never entirely abandoning recognizable subject matter, he composes with an abstract sensibility, emphasizing image with a dramatic use of color and a whimsical use of pictorial space. Images of nature, birds in particular, and fragments of landscape recur frequently throughout his work. In the newest works, shapes are simplified, fragmented and arranged in a shallow space. The emblematic forms and silhouettes, like hieroglyphs in a language of signs and symbols, suggest an underlying narrative.

Conduit Gallery Exhibitions

Selected Exhibitions

  • Museum of South East Texas, Beaumont, TX
  • Old Jail Art Center, Albany, TX
  • Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX
  • Michelson Museum of Art, Marshall, TX
  • Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, TX
  • M B Modern, New York, NY
  • Mabee Grerrer Museum, Shanee, OK
  • The Grace Museum, Abliene, TX
  • DW Gallery, Dallas, TX
  • The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
  • Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
  • Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX
  • The Longview Museum of Fine Arts, Longview, TX