Austin Clay Willis
Ongoing University of Victoria — BFA with Majors in Visual Arts (Honours) and English
2019 Curious Constructions — Xchanges, Victoria, Canada.
2019 Predilections of Painting — Arc.hive, Victoria, Canada.
2019 Abstract Windows — The Arts Centre at Cedar Hill, Victoria, Canada.
2019 Frame with 3D shapes — Ministry of Casual Living Window, Victoria, Canada
2018 Big Colour — Fairfield Community Association, Victoria, Canada.
2017 Words, with Pictures — Artavi Collective, Victoria, Canada.
2019 (Upcoming) Tenacity — International Sculpture Center Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award Exhibition. Portland, Oregon.
2019 Scatter— UVic BFA Graduating Exhibition, Victoria, Canada.
2018 Number 9 — Audain Gallery, Victoria, Canada.
2018 Question, Layer Paint — Intrepid Theatre, Victoria, Canada.
2018 Pineapples, and Other Fruits — 4283 Baylis Pl, Victoria, Canada.
2018-2019 Commercial Alley — Selected artist for 2018-2019 Commercial Alley project
public art installation, Victoria, Canada.
2019 Commute — Selected for Bus Shelter Exhibition Project. Victoria, Canada.
2018 Education — Selected for Box Beautification project, San Bruno, California.
2017 Dreamscape — Box Beautification project, Pleasanton, California
2016 Creative Colour —Selected Youth Artist for Creative Colour Program. Assisted artist
Shawn Shepherd on Mural Project, Victoria, Canada.
2016 Happy Faces — Box Beautification project, Pleasanton, California
AWARDS & PUBLICATIONS
2019 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award
2019 President's Scholarship Award
2019 Warren Undergraduate Review—10th anniversary issue
2018 Warren Undergraduate Review—Red Issue, Zine publication
2018 decideArt— Online forum, Web publication
2015 East Bay Monthly —Awarded 3rd place in East Bay Monthly Student Art Contest
2018 41st and Webster — Mural at 41st and Webster, Oakland, California
2015 Graduation — Mural at Piedmont High School, Piedmont, California
2018 Longhouse Legacy Exhibition — Organized and curated media for Pacific Peoples’
Partnership’s digital media exhibition, Victoria, Canada.
2017 Mural Assistant — Assisted artist Shawn Shepherd on Mural Project, Victoria, Canada.
WORK EXPERIENCE & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
2018-2019 Visual Arts Student Association Chair — Undergraduate student-faculty liaison
2019 Explore UVic— Visual Art Student representative at Explore UVic event for prospective Students
2019 Festival Production Assistant — Site set up/tear down, stage management, and media material production for the Victoria Jazz Society’s TD Victoria International Jazz Festival
2018-2019 Design Director — Creative design and layout of The Martlet: The University
of Victoria’s Independent Student Newspaper
2018 & 2017 Multimedia Coordinator — Created and orchestrated various forms of media at
Pacific Peoples’ Partnership