Preserving the artist's heritage

Dennis Will

Interviewed in 2006
Sponsored by Drexel University
Tara Caton, Intern
Kristin Przasnyski, Videographer
Lydia Hunn, Advisor

Artist's Statement:
My concern has always been space, light and time. Apparent or less apparent order. Layering of space and time two and three dimensionally, often in three dimensional paintings or painted sculpture. I am interested in simultaneity and juxtaposition, and equally so as in any full scale range of expressive ideas and emotions, places where there is almost nothing. To invite moving among large three dimensional elements or wondering curiously among two dimensional lines, shapes, voids and surfaces . Sometimes to breathe the light and space it is, to enjoy the awkwardness of some beautiful place and take in the elegance and grace of a moment's visual event. There is a strong connection to process, to making, and in recent years to shaping meditative moments in the drawing of lines. Shaping visual contemplation.

Selected Collections:
- Federal Reserve Bank Philadelphia PA
- Brandeis University
- Fidelity Bank Corporation, Philadelphia PA
- DuPont Corporation, Wilmington DE
- Star Communications
- Peter Buttenweiser Collection, Philadelphia PA
Selected Solo Exhibitions:
- SUD Gallery, Philadelphia PA, 2004
- Cosmopolitan Club Gallery, Philadelphia PA, 2002
- College of Design Arts Gallery, Drexel University, Philadelphia PA, 1992
- Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia PA, 1987
- University Science Center Gallery, Philadelphia PA, 1984
- Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia PA, 1977
- Penn Center (I.C.A. State Council on the Arts for Philadelphia Arts Festival), 1977
 - Marion Locks Gallery, Philadelphia PA, 1972
- Drexel University, Philadelphia PA, 1968
- Sculpture Exhibition, Madison WI, 1968
- Xxth Century West Gallery, New York NY, 1966

Selected Group Exhibitions:
- International Sculpture Conference Installation, Philadelphia PA, 1992
- Vietnam Veterans Memorial Competition Exhibit, 1985
- Snyderman Gallery, Philadelphia PA, 1984
- University City Science Center Gallery, Philadelphia PA, 1982
- S/300 Century IV Philadelphia Sculpture Show, Art Alliance, Philadelphia PA, 1982
- Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia PA, 1982
- Beaver College, Philadelphia PA, 1982
- A.J. Woods Gallery, Philadelphia PA, 1980
- Third Street Gallery Invitational, Philadelphia PA, 1980
- ICA Governor’s House Exhibition, Harrisburg PA, 1980
- Moore College of Art Invitational, Philadelphia P, 1979
- Cheltenham Center for the Arts Invitational, Cheltenham PA, 1979, 1972
- Brooks Jackson Gallery, Iolas NY, 1979
- Art Alliance of Philadelphia, 1976
- Philadelphia Art Museum Garden, 1975
- Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia PA, 1973
- Marion Locks Gallery, Philadelphia PA, 1972, 1970
- Drexel University, Philadelphia PA, 1971
- Wisconsin Salon of Art, Madison WI, 1966
- Walker Bi-Annual Exhibit, Minneapolis, WI

- Lindback Foundation Excellence in Teaching National Award. 2005
- Pennsylvania Congressional Competition, Medal of Honor, 1995
- Drexel University Award, Studio Research, 1985
- N.E.A. Award, 1976

Teaching Experience:
- Drexel University, 1968-present
- University of Wisconsin, graduate fellowship and teaching

- University of Wisconsin, 1960, BS degree
- University of Wisconsin, 1968, M.F.A. degree

Contact Information:
1623 South 13th Street
Philadelphia PA 19148