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

 

SELECTED PUBLIC, CORPORATE, AND OUTDOOR ART PROJECTS

 

2014         Torrey Hills Homes, San Diego, CA: two large-scale outdoor sculptures (upcoming)

2014         Wish Aesthetic Surgery Clinic, Taipei, Taiwan: four large-scale sculptures (upcoming)

2014         Waterfront Center, Hoboken, NJ: six eleven-foot suspended sculptures (upcoming)

2014         The Modern, Fort Lee, NJ: one large 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

 

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

 


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2014         Contemporary Colorado: A Survey of Contemporary Art in Colorado, Curfman Gallery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

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

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

                        Art Silicon Valley, San Francisco, CA (Toomey-Tourell Fine Art)

 

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 Sculptors 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

Bakers 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

October 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

 

– 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, “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

– Mingpao 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