Bill Pangburn studied fine arts at the Phillips-Universitaet, Marburg an der Lahn, Germany; Tulane University (BA), New Orleans, LA; and Pratt Institute (MFA), Brooklyn, NY.

A professional artist who works in painting, printmaking, and installations, he is currently an adjunct professor for studio art at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and the director of the Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery at John Jay College.

In 2015, he was invited to present a paper on the role of the university gallery and studio art instruction in liberal arts education and a review of the New York contemporary art scene at The International Symposium of Art Figures Art-Area China 2015 held at the Hebei Normal University, Shijiazhuang, China. Recent solo exhibitions include Art Mora Gallery, NY, NY; BCB Art Gallery, Hudson, NY; and the San Angelo Museum of Art, San Angelo, TX. Group exhibitions include Asian Art Works, Beijing, China; the Sofia International Paper Biennial 2015, Sofia, Bulgaria; Art-Area China 2015, Hebei Normal University Museum, Hebei, China; Dishman Art Museum, Beaumont, TX; Nikolaou Gallery, Selonika, Greece; and the 22nd Seoul International Art Festival, Chosunibo Museum, Seoul, South Korea. His work is held in the public collections of the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, TX; and the Henan Museum, Zhengzhou, China; among others.