Bill Dolson has worked in what is now known as New Media since the late 60s. A very private person, he has until recently only rarely exhibited. He has supported himself by consulting on computer engineering. In the early 70s he wrote software for the ARPANET, the predecessor of the Internet. He has consulted extensively on digital image processing for the film and television industries. Most films which appeared on television during the 70s and 80s were transferred to video using software he wrote. A specialist on robot vision, he is currently consulting on a NASA research project on advanced aircraft cockpits and planetary rovers for manned missions.
Bill moved to New York City from Illinois in the early 70s and for the next 20 years produced abstract computer graphics and animations as well as a body of photography and numerous videos, many dealing with the human female figure. He abandoned his art practice in the early 90s and devoted himself to auto racing. He moved to New Mexico in 2000 and destroyed virtually all of his artwork produced to date. He became intensely involved in aviation as a private pilot, accumulating hundreds of hours flying over the Southwest in both gliders and powered aircraft. In 2004, as a result of this experience, he decided to return to an art practice and began producing his current body of work.