Born in Toronto, Ontario in 1933, William (Bill) Vazan studied Fine Arts at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto, and at the École des beaux-arts in Paris, before pursuing a career in the private sector. After a ten-year hiatus, Vazan returned to art-making in the early 1960s. In 1970 he graduated with a B.A. from Sir George Williams University, now Concordia University, in Montreal. Aside from frequent trips to make his art, he currently lives and works in Montreal, Quebec. He has taught at the Université du Québec à Montréal since 1982.
Internationally renowned for his Land Art creations, Vazan has spent more than forty years investigating the human-cosmos relationship through his Land Art, sculpture, painting and photography. Working at major sites of cultural and historical significance around the world, and drawing inspiration from diverse sources, including current scientific thought, Vazan has evolved a personal cosmology. Impressive in scope, mathematically precise in execution, and visually arresting, Vazan?s works are the product of a curious mind probing the universe.
The works of Bill Vazan have been widely exhibited in North America and abroad and are represented in numerous public and private collections.