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BIOGRAPHY

Born in Santa Fe, New Mexico
2002      Stanford University, California, B.S.
2003      Stanford University, California, M.S.
2003      Moved to Colorado
2003      First solo exhibition of sculpture
2006      Commenced career as full-time sculptor
2016      Moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico

SELECTED PUBLIC, CORPORATE, AND OUTDOOR ART PROJECTS

2020     Riverside, Hackensack, NJ: three large sculptures in Ductal ultra-high-performance concrete
2018     Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center Jacksonville, FL: large outdoor sculpture
2017     Bank of China, Hong Kong Headquarters: four sculptures on executive floor
2017     Citibank, China, collection of the CEO
2017     Villas at Chileno Bay, Los Cabos, Mexico: large outdoor sculpture
2016     Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver, CO: site-specific sculpture in permanent collection
2016     Perth, Australia: outdoor public sculpture in private collection
2016     Kapiolani Hospital, Honolulu, HI: trio of suspended sculptures in entranceway
2016     Exelon Corporation, Washington DC: two large-scale sculpture in company’s headquarters
2016     The Hepburn, Washington DC: outdoor sculpture near front entranceway
2016     AC Ventura Hotel, Aventura, FL: two sculptures
2015     L’Avenue, Shanghai, China: public sculpture, focal point of entryway
2015     Wish Aesthetic Surgery Clinic, Taipei, Taiwan: four large-scale sculptures
2014     Torrey Hills Homes, San Diego, CA: two large-scale outdoor sculptures
2014     Waterfront Center, Hoboken, NJ: six eleven-foot long suspended sculptures
2014     The Modern, Fort Lee, NJ: one sculpture in atrium
2014     Keystone Equities Building, New York, NY: one large-scale suspended sculpture in lobby
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: three large-scale and 12 medium-scale sculptures
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

2022     Gardens at the Chateau de La Napoule, La Napoule Art Foundation, France (upcoming)
2019     Will Clift, J. Willott Gallery, Palm Desert, CA
2018     Interplays, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2018     Interplays, Gerald Peters Gallery, New York City, NY
2016     Will Clift, Visiting Artist, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
2016     Reaching, Gerald Peters Gallery, New York City, NY
2014     Forms in Balance, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2014     Forms in Balance, Gerald Peters Gallery, New York City, NY
2012     Will Clift, 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

AWARDS / FELLOWSHIPS / PROJECTS

2018     Artist in Residence, Cow House Studios, Ireland
2017     Autumn Awakening, multi-disciplinary performance at ART021, Shanghai
2017     In a Winter Garden, performance of sculpture, choreography, and musical composition, Bing Concert Hall, Stanford, CA
2016     Recipient of Sculpture By The Sea’s Invited International Artist Program Award
2016     Visiting Artist, Stanford University
2015     Selected for major commission for an outdoor sculpture at Denver Botanic Gardens
2015     Selected as panelist, “Art Markets and Prospects for the Future,” Stanford University
2013     Washington Post, “Editors’ Pick,” September 2013
2013     Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, “Honorary Mention”
2012     Artist in Residence, Brush Creek Ranch, Wyoming
2011     Artist in Residence, Chateau de La Napoule, La Napoule, France
2011     Artist in Residence, Fundación Valparaiso, Andalucia, Spain
2009     Artist in Residence, Can Serrat, Barcelona, Spain

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020     The Winter Show at the Park Avenue Armory, New York City, NY

2019     Will Clift and Patrick Dean Hubbell, GP Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

2018     Nature Speaks, Galerie Ora-Ora, Hong Kong
2018     ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair

2017     ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair, Galerie Ora-Ora
2017     Ink Asia, Galerie Ora-Ora, Hong Kong
2017     Art Miami, Miami, FL (Gerald Peters Gallery)

2016     Sculpture by the Sea, Perth, Australia
2016     Summer Invitation, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA
2016     Art Aspen, Aspen, CO (Gerald Peters Gallery)
2016     Waterways IV, Heather Gaudio Fine Art, New Canaan, CT
2016     Group Show, Peter Marcelle Project, Southampton, NY

2015     Art on the Edge, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM
2015     Art Miami, Miami, FL (Gerald Peters Gallery, NY)
2015     Inventory of Light, Peters Projects, and Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2015     Armory Show, Gerald Peters Gallery, New York, NY

2014     Contemporary Colorado: A Survey of Contemporary Art in Colorado, Curfman Gallery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
2014     Aqua Art Fair, Miami, FL (Toomey-Tourell Fine Art)
2014     Group Show, J. Willott Gallery, Palm Desert, CA
2014     Beyond Sandy, La Napoule Arts Foundation, New York, NY
2014     Art Silicon Valley, San Francisco, CA (Toomey-Tourell Fine Art)

2013     Aqua Art Fair, Miami, FL (Toomey-Tourell Fine Art)
2013     Texas Contemporary Art Fair, Houston, TX (Toomey-Tourell Fine Art)
2013     Summer Invitation, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA
2013     Objects of Desire, Neptune Fine Art, Washington, DC
2013     Group Show, JWillott Gallery, Palm Desert, CA

2012     Do You See What I See?, La Napoule Art Foundation, Denver, CO
2012     The First 30 Years, Robert Brown Gallery, Washington D.C.
2012     Group Show, JWillott Gallery, Palm Desert, CA

2011     From the Sculptor’s Hand, Gerald Peters Gallery, New York, NY
2011     Land Use / Misuse, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2011     Young Art Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan
2011     Fête, Diehl Gallery, Jackson, WY
2011     Creative Capitol, Colorado State Capitol Building, Denver, CO

2010     Creative Capitol, Denver International Airport, Denver, CO
2010     GP Modern: Artist Perspectives, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2010     Group Show, five sculptures, Telluride Gallery of Fine Art, Telluride, CO
2010     Turned and Sculptured Wood, Del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2010     Fête, Diehl Gallery, Jackson, WY
2010     Obras Maestras, OBRA Galería, San Juan, PR
2010     Connecting with Contemporary Sculpture, Univ. of Missouri Museum, Columbia, MO
2010     Winter Penthouse Show, Ralph Pucci International, New York, NY
2010     Winter Exhibit, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2010     Group Show, JWillott Gallery, Palm Desert, CA

2009     Group Show, Gerald Peters Gallery, New York City, NY
2009     Group Show, Ralph Pucci International, New York City, NY
2009     Group Show, Diehl Gallery, Jackson, WY
2009     Exhibition of Gallery Artists, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2009     Group Show, OBRA Galería, San Juan, PR
2009     Group Show, Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA

2008     Exhibit for the Texas Sculpture Symposium, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, TX
2008     Pat Lasch and Will Clift, Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA
2008     Group Show, Blink Gallery, Boulder, CO

2007     Silver Lining, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2007     Group Show, Blink Gallery, Boulder, Colorado
2007     Hong Kong International Contemporary Art Fair, Galerie Ora-Ora, Hong Kong

2006     Best of Colorado Artists, Denver International Airport, Denver, CO
2006     Ink, Clay, Wood and Steel, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2006     Group Show, Blink Gallery, Boulder, CO

2005     Winter Contemporary Show, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2005     Group Show, Takada Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2005     Baker’s Dozen, Robert Brown Gallery, Washington DC
2005     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
2002     Karl Blossfeldt and Will Clift, Photoeye Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

1999     EXPE, Exhibition at Stanford University, Stanford, CA

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

– AmyClay.com, “Featured Artist/Traveler – Will Clift,” November 2018
– Washingtonian Post, “3 Gorgeous Small Spaces…” March 17, 2017
– Stanford News, “Stanford Alum Returns…as Visiting Artist,” February 2, 2016
– 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
– ‘By Elizabeth,’ “Amazing Sculpture Art by Will Clift,” 14 September 2014
– Art, Antiques, Design Magazine, “Forms in Balance,” May 10, 2014
– Westport News, “Will Clift: Forms In Balance,” May 4, 2014
– American Art Collector Magazine, “Balance and Grace,” May 2014
– ARTFIXdaily, April 26, 2014
– ArtDaily.org, “First solo exhibition in NYC of artist Will Clift’s work,” April 26, 2014
– Auction Central News, “Will Clift: Forms in Balance opens May 25,” April 10, 2014
– New Focus On Magazine, “Gerald Peters Gallery Presents Will Clift,” March 30, 2014
– Yareah Magazine, “Spring in NY, Forms in Balance,” April 12, 2014
– 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 Magazine, “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, a book by 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
– Ming Pao Weekly Magazine, “Focus,” Hong Kong, August 11, 2007
– Santa Fe New Mexican, “An Eye for Equilibrium,” October 27, 2006
– THE Magazine, “Will Clift: Gesture in Balance,” December 2006
– Albuquerque Journal, “Graceful Gestures,” Oct. 27, 2006
– Southwest Art Magazine, “Taking Shape,” by Stacie Hougland, July 2006
– ARTnews Magazine, “Will Clift,” January 2004
– THE Magazine, “Will Clift: Fourteen Sculptures,” November 2003
– Albuquerque Journal, “Stillness in Unceasing Motion,” September 12, 2003
– Santa Fe New Mexican, “An Eye for Equilibrium,” September 12, 2003

GALLERY AFFILIATION

– Galerie Ora-Ora, Hong Kong
– Gerald Peters Gallery, New York City, NY
– Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
– J. Willott Gallery, Palm Desert, CA
– Robert Brown Gallery, Washington, DC