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Will Clift

BIOGRAPHY

Will Clift

1978 Born in Santa Fe, New Mexico

2002 Stanford University, California, B.S.

2003 Stanford University, California, M.S.

2006 Commenced career as full-time sculptor

 

SELECTED PUBLIC, CORPORATE, AND OUTDOOR ART PROJECTS

2016 Perth, Australia: outdoor public sculpture in private collection 

2016 Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver, CO: permanent outdoor public sculpture (upcoming)

2015 L'Avenue, Shanghai, China: large sculpture installation in public space

2015 Torrey Hills Homes, San Diego, CA: two large-scale outdoor sculptures 

2014 Wish Aesthetic Surgery Clinic, Taipei, Taiwan: three large-scale sculptures 

2014   Waterfront Center, Hoboken, NJ: large indoor installation, filling two atria with six soaring thirteen-foot suspended sculptures 

2014 Fairfield and Woods, P.C., Denver, CO: one interior sculpture

2013 Gates Family Foundation Collection, Denver, CO: one large-scale sculpture in entranceway

2013 Elm Park, Worcester, MA: one temporary, sixteen-foot long sculpture installed in lake

2012 Senator Michael F. Bennet’s office, Washington, DC: one sculpture in main conference room

2010 New Mexico Workers Compensation Bldg, Las Vegas, NM: eight-foot tall sculpture in lobby 

2010 Unser Children’s Discovery Center, Albuquerque, NM: sculpture in front lobby

2010 Four Seasons Hotel, Denver, CO: one fifteen-foot wide sculpture, two seven-foot tall sculptures, and nine six-foot wide sculptures in public areas

2009 Central New Mexico College, Rio Rancho, NM: one six-foot wide sculpture in foyer

2008 Hanson Residence, Boulder, CO: eight-foot tall sculpture 

2007 McCune Charitable Trust, Santa Fe, NM: two sculptures in public spaces

2007 Interleadership Partners, Hong Kong: one large-scale sculpture in entryway

2007 Landmark Bank, Columbia, MO: one sculpture

2007 Fontainbleu III Hotel, Miami, FL: three seven-foot tall sculptures in lobby

2006 Ritz Carlton Hotel, Miami, FL: six-foot wide sculpture in conference room

2006 Dooley Residence, Boulder, CO: two large outdoor sculptures in treated wood

2003 Scanlan Residence, Santa Fe, NM: ten-foot tall outdoor bronze sculpture

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016  Will Clift, Visiting Artist, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 

2016  Will Clift / Reaching, Gerald Peters Gallery, New York City, New York

2014 Forms in Balance, Gerald Peters Gallery, New York City, New York

2014 Forms in Balance, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2012 Untitled, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2010 Points of Balance, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2010 Gestures, Galerie Ora-Ora, Hong Kong

2008 Will Clift, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2007 Abstraction of Consciousness, Galerie Ora-Ora, Hong Kong

2007 Will Clift, Anne Reed Gallery, Sun Valley, ID

2006 Gesture in Balance, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2003 Fourteen Sculptures, Photoeye Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016 Sculpture by the Sea, Perth, Australia

 

2015 Art on the Edge, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM

 Art Miami, Miami, FL (Gerald Peters Gallery, NY)

 Inventory of Light, Peters Projects, and Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

 Armory Show, Gerald Peters Gallery, New York, NY

2014 Group Show, J. Willott Gallery, Palm Desert, CA

Beyond Sandy, La Napoule Arts Foundation, New York, NY

2013 Aqua Art Fair, Miami, FL (Toomey-Tourell Fine Art)

Texas Contemporary Art Fair, Houston, TX (Toomey-Tourell Fine Art)

Summer Invitation, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA

Objects of Desire, Neptune Fine Art, Washington, DC

Group Show, JWillott Gallery, Palm Desert, CA

2012 Do You See What I See?, La Napoule Art Foundation, Denver, CO

The First 30 Years, Robert Brown Gallery, Washington D.C. 

Group Show, JWillott Gallery, Palm Desert, CA

2011 From the Sculptor’s Hand, Gerald Peters Gallery, New York, NY

Land Use / Misuse, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Young Art Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan

Fête, Diehl Gallery, Jackson, WY

Creative Capitol, Colorado State Capitol Building, Denver, CO

2010 Creative Capitol, Denver International Airport, Denver, CO

GP Modern: Artist Perspectives, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Group Show, five sculptures, Telluride Gallery of Fine Art, Telluride, CO

Turned and Sculptured Wood, Del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Fête, Diehl Gallery, Jackson, WY

Obras Maestras, OBRA Galería, San Juan, PR 

Connecting with Contemporary Sculpture, Univ. of Missouri Museum, Columbia, MO

Winter Penthouse Show, Ralph Pucci International, New York, NY

Winter Exhibit, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Group Show, JWillott Gallery, Palm Desert, CA

2009 Group Show, Gerald Peters Gallery, New York City, NY

Group Show, Ralph Pucci International, New York City, NY

Group Show, Diehl Gallery, Jackson, WY

Exhibition of Gallery Artists, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Group Show, OBRA Galería, San Juan, PR

Group Show, Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA 

2008 Exhibit for the Texas Sculpture Symposium, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, TX

Pat Lasch and Will Clift, Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA

Group Show, Blink Gallery, Boulder, CO

2007 Silver Lining, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Group Show, Blink Gallery, Boulder, Colorado

Hong Kong International Contemporary Art Fair, Galerie Ora-Ora, Hong Kong

2006 Best of Colorado Artists, Denver International Airport, Denver, CO

Ink, Clay, Wood and Steel, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Group Show, Blink Gallery, Boulder, CO

2005 Winter Contemporary Show, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Group Show, Takada Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Baker’s Dozen, Robert Brown Gallery, Washington DC

  Color, Found Objects Colorado, Denver, CO

2003 Exhibition of Gallery Artists, Photoeye Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2002 Precious Objects, Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Palo Alto, CA

Karl Blossfeldt and Will Clift, Photoeye Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

1999 EXPE, Exhibition at Stanford University, Stanford, CA

 

AWARDS / GRANTS / FELLOWSHIPS

2016 "International Artist Award" recipient, Sculpture by the Sea (the most visited public sculpture event in the world), Sydney, Australia

2016 Artist in Residence, Stanford University

Fall 2014 Artist in Residence, Wildacres, North Carolina

October 2013 Washington Post, “Editors’ Pick,” September 2013

Summer 2013 Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, “Honorary Mention”

Fall 2012 Artist in Residence, Brush Creek Ranch, Wyoming

Fall 2011 Artist in Residence, Chateau de La Napoule, La Napoule, France

Spring 2011 Artist in Residence, Fundación Valparaiso, Andalucia, Spain

Spring 2009 Artist in Residence, Can Serrat, Barcelona, Spain

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY 

- Artsy.com, “Art Meets Science in a New Group Show at Peters Projects,” March 27th, 2015

- China Art Bazaar China, “Best 100 Artworks,” January 2015

- California Homes Magazine, “Creating the Wow Factor,” Winter 2015

- Washington Post, Arts Section, October 25, 2013

- Colorado Homes & Lifestyles Magazine, “State of the Arts,” August 2013

- CBS Denver News, “Do You See What I See?,” September 16, 2012

- Washington Post, cover of “Style” section, June 28, 2012.

- Food and Wine Magazine, April 2011.

- World Sculpture News Magazine, "Capturing Gesture," Autumn 2010

- U Magazine, “Exhibition,” Hong Kong, December 24, 2010.

- Cable TV, “Close to Culture,” Hong Kong, December 18, 2010.

- Ming Pao Weekly, "Essential," Hong Kong, December 2010.

- Santa Fean Magazine, “All in the Family,” October/November 2010.

- Columbia Daily Tribune, “A Voyage of Ideas and Reflections,” January 2010.

- Stepping Out Guide, “Small Works, Big Benefit,” Jackson, Wyoming, December 2009.

- Sculptors of the Rockies, F+W Media, Inc., 2009.

- Hong Kong Economic Journal, “Art as Investment,” August 2007.

- Elle Decoration Magazine, “Now,” September 2007.

- Hinge: Design in Focus Magazine, “Cranium!” Hong Kong, September 2007.

- Guangzhou Daily, “Will Clift,” China, August 4, 2007.

- Hong Kong This Week, “Love Culture,” August 9, 2007.

- Mingpao Weekly Magazine, “Focus,” Hong Kong, August 11, 2007.

- Santa Fe New Mexican, “An Eye for Equilibrium,” by Paul Weideman, October 27, 2006.

- THE Magazine, “Will Clift: Gesture in Balance,” by Michael More, December 2006, p. 55.

- Indyke, Dottie. “Graceful Gestures,” Albuquerque Journal, Oct. 27, 2006, pp. 4-5.

- Southwest Art Magazine, “Taking Shape,” by Stacie Hougland, July 2006, p. 195. 

- ARTnews Magazine, “Will Clift,” by Dottie Indyke, January 2004, p. 142. 

- THE Magazine, “Will Clift: Fourteen Sculptures,” by Susanna Carlisle, November 2003, p. 41. 

- Albuquerque Journal, “Stillness in Unceasing Motion,” by Michael More, Sept. 12, 2003, p. 6. 

- Santa Fe New Mexican, “An Eye for Equilibrium,” by Paul Weideman, Sept. 12, 2003, pp. 52-53. 

 

GALLERY AFFILIATION 

- Gerald Peters Gallery, New York City, NY

- Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM