Bill Barrett (born December 21, 1934) is an American sculptor and painterHe is considered a central figure in the second generation of American metal sculptorsand is internationally known for his abstract sculptures in steel, aluminum and bronze. His work has been included in the Pier Walk annuals held at the Navy Pier in Chicago and has been presented in one-person exhibitions in galleries across the country. Barrett is represented in corporate collections such as Neiman-Marcus, Dallas, TX and Hitachi Corporation in Japan, as well as in the museum collections of the Museum of Fine Art in Santa Fe, NM; the Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN; Runnymeade Sculpture Farm in San Francisco, CA; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA; the Utsukushi-ga-Hara Open Air Museum in Tokyo and more.

Other sculptures can be seen at public sites in several American cities and on college campuses. His works have earned him awards–two from The Audubon Artists, plus others in earlier years and in 1999, Barrett was given a grant from the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, New York. Barrett divides his time between New Mexico and New York.