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. While attending the New Orleans Academy of Fine Art, Billy worked as a graphic artist with a small advertising agency. In 1997 he received the Gwendolyn Ozol’s Scholarship Award and studied painting full-time. In 2003, Billy received an M.F.A. in painting from Tulane University.
Billy Solitario can be found working on site and at his Magazine St. studio in New Orleans.
He currently shows at LeMieux Gallery in New Orleans, Louisiana; the Red Bird Gallery in Sea side Florida; J.H. Willie Gallery in Naples Florida; Brown's Fine Art in Jackson Mississippi; and The Pink Roster Gallery in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.