Bill Moran

Born: 1964, Cleveland, OH

Artist Biography

Bill Moran received his MFA degree in painting from Northwestern University and his BFA degree in Illustration from Columbus College of Art and Design. He shows his work extensively in the Chicago area. His work has been exhibited at the University of Illinois, Moraine Valley College, C.J. Jung Institute of Chicago, Elmhurst Museum of Art, Columbus Museum of Art, Maloney Copper Gallery, Morpho Gallery and Gallery 312, among others. He currently exhibits at Homey Gallery, Chicago and The Cove Gallery, Cape Cod. He is the Principal of Moran Studios, a mural and decorative painting studio, and was a member of the adjunct faculty at Harrington College of Design for ten years before committing to painting full time. He is currently President of Ravenswood ArtWalk a not-for-profit arts organization on the northside of Chicago.

Painting primarily from memory, Moran explores his subject matter through a palette of ethereal color. His figures appear dreamlike, wafting and floating throughout the compositional space. His narrative paintings call to mind musings of domesticity, remembrance and comfort. His paintings can be viewed as playful and humorous but yet evoke an underlying sense of menace and absurdity. Moran handles his subject matter with the confident hand of an exceptionally talented artist.

This artist may be available to create commissioned artworks - contact us for more information. You can also see more of his artwork on his website at

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Bird in Hand





Red Sky


Fire Heart

Yellow Heart

Scaled Heart

String Heart


Love Box

Blue Heart

Harvest Mural
Niche with Flowers and Vase Mural
Madam B Restaurant Mural

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