Austin Clay Willis

 

EDUCATION

Ongoing  University of Victoria — BFA with Majors in Visual Arts (Honours) and English

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

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.

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

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.

 

COMMISSIONED PROJECTS

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

 

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

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

For information on purchasing or commissions please contact me via my contact page

All images and art work may not be copied, printed, or otherwise disseminated without express written permission from Austin Clay Willis