Cartoon drawing of Bill

PROFILE

A Jersey City artist, Bill works in many mediums. He began his artistic journey at the Art House Productions open mic in 2001 and switched his focus to visual art in 2013.

Since 2016 he has participated in Inktober. He can often be found out and about drawing cats in his journal.

Bill served as the first President of the Board for Art House Productions from 2006 – 2009 and was the host of Art Kore’s open mic Welcome Wordsfrom 2005 – 2006.

MEDIUMS

pen & ink

watercolor

cut paper

acrylic paint

poetry

spoken word

pencil

colored pencil

oil paint

paper engineering

polymer clay

pottery

collage

CONTACT

Instagram: bill_rood

Website: ollav.com

Email: bill@ollav.com



BILL ROOD



EXHIBITION HISTORY

Selected Group Shows

2019 – LITM – Shiny Things – Jersey City, NJ

2018 – LITM – Look Down – Jersey City, NJ

2018 – LITM – Life’s a Beach – Jersey City, NJ

2017 – JCAST – Flagship Space – Jersey City, NJ

2017 – The Raven – Quoth The Raven! – Jersey City, NJ

2017 – LITM – Neverland (part of JCAST) – Jersey City, NJ

2017 – Not Lost – Show & Tell – Jersey City, NJ

2016 – LITM – The Opposite of Hate – Jersey City, NJ

2016 – LITM – Little Wonders – Jersey City, NJ

2015 – The Raven – Freakshow – Jersey City, NJ

2015 – Tea NJ – Attaching Lines – Jersey City, NJ

2014 – LITM – Chimeras – Jersey City, NJ

2013 – Tachair – Exemplary presented by Instagatorzine – Jersey City, NJ

2013 – LITM – Dia de los Muertos – Jersey City, NJ

2003 – Rodeo Ristra – The Hoboken Artists Studio Tour – Hoboken, NJ​

PERFORMANCES

Selected Poetry Readings

2016 – Shayfer James’ March of Crows – Jersey City, NJ

2014 – Two Boots – Art House presents: Roland Ramos and Friends – Jersey City, NJ

2005 – Cathedral Arts Festival – Local Poets Showcase presented by Art House Productions – Jersey City, NJ

2003 – Art House – Poetry Without Walls – Jersey City, NJ

2003 – Art House – Open Mic – Featured Poet – Jersey City, NJ

2003 – ArtKore – Open Mic – Featured Poet – Hoboken, NJ

Selected Voice Acting

2018 – Jersey City Poetry Festival – Viral Verse – Jersey City, NJ

2017 – Lincoln in the Bardo – audiobook published by Random House

EDUCATION

Rutgers University

1995 - 1999

BA Philosophy and BA English

Graduated with high honors; Made Dean’s List six consecutive semesters with a Graduating GPA of 3.665; Completed the Livingston College Honors Program