At the heart of Bill’s image making, is his passionate interest in “capturing the raw beauty and fragility of remote areas of the circumpolar wolrd undergoing sweeping changes. Rising temperatures and melting ice are beginning to drastically affect people’s lives; nations are vying for sovereignty and trade routes along northern waters; economic development is intensifying in the quest for oil and gas and gold. Where there was once silence, there is now noise and broken earth”. Visual Arts Research, Winter 2012.
Bill is an accomplished printmaker, digital artist and sculptor who has spent decades exploring and recording his ideas in a wide range of media including film. His poetry writing, narration and adaptation of prints for film demonstrate his abilities as a multimedia artist.
“William Zuk, now Professor Emeritus in art education at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, has been chosen as the 2015 Ambassador of the Arts by MISSA (Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts). Bill’s lifelong commitment to the arts and art education has helped him forge meaningful connections across cultures and generations both here and around the world”. MISSA News release 2015.