Bill Rock (b. 1958) received a BA in Radio, Television, and Film from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and an MFA in Visual Arts from Vermont College in Montpelier, VT. He has led courses on color theory, painting, and drawing at Georgetown University and the Smithsonian Institution, among others. Rock has mounted solo exhibitions at Civilian Art Projects in Washington, D.C., the Washington Theological Union in Washington, D.C., the Temporary Museum of Art in Chicago, the Emerging Collector Gallery in New York City, and the C.R.I.M.E. Gallery in Paris, France.