Meet the artist: Bill Harbort

Current Hometown: Minot

Where can we see your work?

I have shown at the Taube Museum of Art and regularly at 62 Doors Gallery and Studios, Spicy Pie (Minot) and the Minot State University galleries…. as well as regional venues; The North Dakota Museum of Art in Grand Forks and the Plains Art Museum in Fargo.

Do you have work for sale?


In what media do you work?

Torn paper, ephemera, kitsch objects in shallow relief, paint, airbrush, rediscovered frames and various adhesives.

How would you describe your style?

Pop Art Collage

Who would you say have been influences on your work?

Pop artists – Andy Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg, and graffiti artist BANKSY.

Are there particular themes you like to explore in your work?

True love, defined as “SOUL MATES.” I enjoy temptation subject matters…. and also existence beyond this time and place.

What do you most enjoy about the creative process?

The infinite number of combinations that collage can deliver.

About the artist

Harbort is a professor in the art department at Minot State University. Harbort teaches foundation art classes, graphic design and illustration courses. He is a co-founder and co-organizer of NOTSTOCK, MSU’s signature live arts event that spotlights the arts at MSU and in the community.

Prior to teaching, he worked as a package designer for a major cosmetics company, an art director for a children’s educational software company and built a reputation as an award winning automotive artist. He currently exhibits in galleries and museums and is best know for his pop art collage paintings.