Billy Solitario was born in Manhattan Beach, California in 1972. His family then moved to Gautier, Mississippi located on the Gulf of Mexico. In 1994 Billy graduated from the University of South Florida with a B.F.A. in painting. After graduation he moved to New Orleans and enrolled in the New Orleans Academy of Art. He later received the Gwendolyn Ozol Scholarship award and studied painting full time. In 2003 Billy received an M.F.A. in painting from Tulane University. To view more of his works and the galleries that represent him visit www.billysolitario.com.