EDUCATION

1963                Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
1963-4             University of California at Berkeley
1967                Rhode Island of Design
1968                City College of The City University of New York.  B.F.A.
1969-73           Assistant Faculty, Bennington College
1977-87           Faculty, School of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2015

  • Maddox Arts, London “Willard Boepple: Sculpture” February 11 – April 18 

2014

  • Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, "Willard Boepple: Monoprints” November 13 - December 20 
  • Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, “Willard Boepple: Sculpture” November 13 - December 20 in conjunction with the launch of the Lund Humphries monograph, “The Sense of Things: Willard Boepple Sculpture” 

2012

  • Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York “New Sculpture” March 29 – April 28
  • Julian Scott Memorial Gallery, “Tower, Temple, Shelf, Room & Loom”
  • Johnson State College, Johnson Vermont September 10-October 13

2011

  • Wynn Newhouse Prize Exhibition Palitz Gallery, Lubin House New York, April 4 – May 5

2010

  • The Century Association “Willard Boepple: Monoprints and Sculpture” April 6-May 6

2009

  • 545 Madison Ave, New York “The Way Things Work” June 4-Ongoing

2008

  • Broadbent, London, New Sculpture, March 14-April 26
  • Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, “Looms” November 19-January 3

2007

  • Maiden Lane Exhibition Space, ‘Room’  November 16-February 16

2006

  • London Art Fair, installation January 17-23
  • Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, “Willard Boepple Resin, Paper and Wood” October 26-December 9

2005

  • Broadbent, London, November 16–January 29 2005

2004

  • Salander O'Reilly, New York, June

2003

  • Broadbent, London, March 14-May 3.

2001

  • Broadbent, London, September 14-October 20.
  • Virginia Lynch Gallery, Tiverton Four Corners, Rhode Island.

2000

  • Tricia Collins Contemporary Art, New York.

1999

  • Tricia Collins Contemporary Art, New York, March 4-27.
  • New York Studio School Gallery, New York, February 25-April 3.

1997

  • Tricia Collins - Grand Salon, New York, September 30 - October 25.

1995

  • Galerie du Tableau, Marseille, France,  November.

1994

  • Francis Graham-Dixon Gallery, London, May 20 - June 25. 

1993

  • André Emmerich Gallery, New York, June 3 - July 2.

1991

  • André Emmerich Gallery, New York, April 4-2
  • Francis Graham-Dixon Gallery, London, May 31 - July 7.

1990

  • "Sculpture 1970-1990," Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, Vermont.

1989

  • Greenberg Wilson Gallery, New York, Feb. 2 - 28.
  • Francis Graham-Dixon Gallery, London, April 21 - May 21.           

1988

  • Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Massachusetts, April 21- May.

1986

  • Thomas Segal Gallery, Boston, Oct. 1 - Nov. 14.

1985

  • Acquavella Contemporary Art, New York, Sept. 26 - Oct. 25.      

1982

  • Thomas Segal Gallery, Boston, April 10 - May 5.

1981

  • Acquavella Contemporary Art, New York, Dec. 3-31.

1980

  • Acquavella Contemporary Art, New York, Feb. 23 -March 13. 

1978

  • Acquavella Contemporary Art, New York, April 1-29.
  • Dart Gallery, Chicago, May 15 - June 10.

1977

  • Acquavella Contemporary Art, New York, March 19 - April 13.                       

1976

  • Acquavella Contemporary Art, New York, March 13 - April 7. 

1974

  • Noah Goldowsky Gallery, New York, March 3 - April 1.

1971

  • McCullough Park Foundation, North Bennington, Vermont.

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015

  • “National Academy of Arts and Letters Invitational Exhibition” New York, March 12- April 12 
  • “The Bennington Legacy: Sculpture by Willard Boepple, Isaac Witkin, James Wolfe” April 30- October 29 

2014

  • Zurcher Gallery, New York “Come Like Shadows” Curated by David Cohen December 18- February 23 
  • FreedmanArt, New York “Carved, Cast, Crushed, Constructed,” March 8- October 1
  • National Academy Museum, New York “National Academy Annual” Summer
  • Greenwood Gardens, Short Hills New Jersey “Art in Nature” August 3- November 2 

2013

  • Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York “Heavy Metal”
  • Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York “[Mostly] White” July 8- August 2
  • Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, London “Summer Exhibition 2013” June 10-August 18 

2012

  • Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York “Summer Edition” June— August

2011

  • Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York “Group 2011” January 5 – February 5
  • Broadbent, London “In the Gallery” January
  • The American Academy of Arts and Letters “The Invitational Exhibition”  March 10 – April 10
  • Lori Bookstein Fine Art “On the Wall/Off the Wall” March 18–April 16
  • Poussin Gallery, London “Color and Substance, Willard Boepple, John McLean, William Perehudoff, Tim Scott” October 26 -  November 19
  • Parfitt Gallery, Croydon “In Visible Ink, Original Prints from the Print Studio, Cambridge” November 15-December 16

2010

  • Broadbent, London “Sculpture: Willard Boepple, John McLean & John Henry” March 23-April 24
  • Parker’s Box, New York “Ten Years Hunting” (The Trophy Room) May 28-June 27
  • Royal Academy, London, Summer Exhibition June 14-August 22

2009

  • London Art Fair, January 13-18

2008

  • London Art Fair, January 16-20
  • The German Embassy, London, March 30-July 30

2007

  • London Art Fair January 16-22
  • Broadbent, London Willard Boepple, Charles Ginnever, John Henry February 2 - March 3, 2007
  • Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, Celebrating 10 Years, March 10 – April 14
  • “Four Sculptors, Other Dimensions” Brattleboro Museum, Vermont April 28-August 5 Toronto Art Fair, October 26-29

2006

  • “Some Sculpture: Albee’s Choice” LongHouse Reserve, East Hampton, New York May 27- September 17
  • 9th Annual Art Park North Bennington, June 17- October 14

2005        

  • "Look then Think"  Broadbent, London, February 3 - 26
  • “Hand Made”, Clare Hall, Cambridge University July 1 - 30
  • “The Print Show”, Kettles Yard, Cambridge, UK July 2 - 24
  • “Recent Modernist Sculpture: Joined, Modeled, Cast, Carved, Poured, Painted" Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, September 9-October 8

2004        

  • "The Body Disembodied" MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, Ontario, November 22-February 1
  • The National Academy Museum, New York, 179th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art May 6 - June 20

2003

  • Willard Boepple & Peter Griffin, Gallerie Aalders, St Tropez, October

2003

  • “The Archive Show” Broadbent Gallery, London, Summer

2003

  • “Colourspace” curated, Clyde Hopkins, The Gallery at APT, March 1-23

2002

  • Willard Boepple, Ori Gersht, Albrect Schäffer Andrew Mummery Gallery, London November 23 - December 21
  • “New Work” Broadbent, London, Summer

2001          

  • “Sculpture” Robert Steele Gallery, New York
  • “The Tipping Point” Locks Gallery, Philadelphia

2000          

  • "The Way Things Work", Tricia Collins Contemporary Art

1999

  • Virginia Lynch Gallery, Tiverton Four Corners
  • Rhode Island North Bennington Sculpture Park

1998

  • Tricia Collins Contemporary Art, New York, November 17-December 19

1998

  • Tricia Collins Contemporary Art, New York, “Substance” March

1997

  • National Gallery of Kenya, Nairobi “Wasanii International Artists' Workshop Exhibition” May.

1996

  • Tricia Collins Contemporary Art, New York, May.
  • No.  B.I.A.S “Northern Voices..."  Castleton State College, July.

1995

  • "Six Sculptors” Gallery One-Ten, New York, October-November.
  • Yorkshire Sculpture Park, U.K. "Pamoja, Africa 95 International Sculpture Workshop Exhibition" September 9 - October 29.

1994

  • The Rushmore Festival “Across the River and into the Trees, A Sculpture Show curated by Collins & Milazzo" Woodbury, New York June 25-July 10.
  • "Lead and Follow, The Continuity of Abstraction" Bede Gallery, Jarrow, Northumberland, April. Atlantis Gallery, London, July 7 – Sept 12.
  • "Corr Contemporary Art Inaugural Exhibition" London October 5-November 5.

1993

  • "Table Sculpture," André Emmerich Gallery, July-August.
  • "Xayamaca International Artist's Workshop Exhibition," Kingston, Jamaica, November 7-22.

1992

  • "Grounds for Sculpture Inaugural Exhibition,” Johnson Atelier, Mercerville New Jersey, Jun 6 - Aug 31.
  • "CrossSection,” Battery Park City & The World Financial Center July 9 - September 20.
  • "Table Sculpture," André Emmerich Gallery, June-July.

1991

  • "Table Sculpture," André Emmerich Gallery, July 12-August 16.
  • "Spring Show," Woltjen/Udell Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, March 2 - March 16.
  • "Group Show," Woltjen Udell Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta,  Canada, March 18 - April 6.    

1990

  • "The Thapong Exhibition," National Gallery of Botswana, Gaborone, December - February.
  • "Wood," Douglas Drake Gallery, New York, Nov. 21 -Jan. 27.
  • "Steel Works," curated by Phyllis Tuchman and Corolla van den Houten, USX Tower, Pittsburgh, PA, Sept 15. - Nov. 17.

1989

  • Delta Gallery, Harare, Zimbabwe, July 1-30.
  • "Gallery Artists," Francis Graham-Dixon Gallery, London, Dec. 13 - Jan. 8.

1988

  • Artists of the Pachi Pamwe Workshop, National Gallery of Zimbabwe,  Harare, August

1986

  • Francis J. Greenburger Foundation Awards, Ruth Siegel Ltd., New York, June 25-July 11th

1985

  • "Group Show," John Hopkins University, Baltimore, May - June.

1984

  • Acquavella Contemporary Art, New York, Sept. 17- Oct. 27.  

1983

  • "Abstract Art in New England,” Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA, February 2- April 24.

1980

  • "Columbia Plaza Sculpture Show," Columbia Plaza, Washington, D.C., June 1- September 30.
  • Made in the U.S.A., 909 Third Avenue, New York, Nov. 18- Feb. 14.

1979

  • "Sculpture from the Collection," Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

 

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Edmonton Art Gallery, Alberta, Canada
  • Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York
  • The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK
  • National Gallery of Botswana, Gaborone
  • National Gallery of Kenya, Nairobi

 

PRIZES AND FELLOWSHIPS

2010

  • Elected National Academy, New York

2001

  • Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of British Sculptors, London

1997

  • United States Department of State Information Service Visiting Cultural Specialist to Kenya

1995

  • British Council U.S. Participant
  • Africa 95 International Sculpture Workshop, Yorkshire, U.K.

1993

  • United States Department of State Information Service Visiting Cultural Specialist to Jamaica

1989

  • United States Department of State Information Service Visiting Cultural Specialist to Zimbabwe

1988

  • The New York State Association of Architects' Citation for the Triangle Collaborative Architecture Project

1986

  • Francis Greenburger Foundation Prize

1982

  • Ford Foundation Faculty Enrichment Grant

 

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2015

  • Wilkin, Karen “At the Galleries” Hudson Review, March

2014

  • Ambit Magazine “Willard Boepple Monoprints” cover & interview pgs 8-18, issue 218, autumn
  • Wilkin, Karen “Willard Boepple Sculpture: The Sense of Things,” Monograph with forward by Michael Fried, 112 pgs, Lund Humphries, London, October
  • Taylor, Alix, “Unpacking Willard Boepple's Monoprints”  Hyperallergic, July 16
  • Cohen, David,  “Art Critical Pick of the Week,”  Artcritical.com, July 28
  • Wilkin, Karen, “At the Galleries,” The Hudson Review, Autumn

2013

  • Dikeou, Devon et al, “Willard Boepple Monoprints,” Zing Magazine, Issue 23, pg. 329 -345

2012

  • The Wall Street Journal, April 14, “Willard Boepple: New Sculpture” review by Peter Plagens
  • Art Critical, April 20, “Mechanisms of Mediation: Willard Boepple’s New Sculpture” review by Clive Hodgson
  • World Sculpture News Vol 18 #2, Spring 2012, “Sculpture in New York”, Robert C. Morgan
  • From the Mayor’s Doorstep, April 13, “Here, Then & Now, Willard Boepple at Lori Bookstein” By Piri Halasz

2010

  • Sculpture Magazine, September, Vol 29, No 7, p 44 - 49, Willard Boepple: Disembodiment and Sensuality, article by David Cohen

2009

  • Art Forum, February, review by Michael Fried

2008

  • ArtCritical November 19, Pick of the Day, David Cohen
  • ArtCritical December, Willard Boepple: Looms at Lori Bookstein Fine Art, Piri Halasz

2006

  • The New York Sun November 30, review by Eric Gelber,

2005

  • Art News, December, review
  • Printmaking Today Vol 14, No 2 p 19 illustration, monotype

2004

  • Independent, Monday 22nd November, review of Broadbent exhibition by Sue Hubbard.
  • Art in America, December edition.  Review of Salander O'Reilley exhibition by Karen Wilkin.
  • The New York Sun, July 8th, review by David Cohen.
  • The New York Observer, November 1st, review by Mario Naves.

2000

  • Zing Magazine, Autumn, “The Way Things Work" Layla Lozano

1999

  • Art in America, November, "Willard Boepple at the New York Studio School and Tricia Collins", Robert Taplin
  • The New Criterion, May, review by Mario Naves
  • NYarts Magazine, Vol 3, No 4, April 4, "Hofmann, Boepple and Frankenthaler", by Piri Halasz
  • Review Magazine, March 15, "Willard Boepple: The Sense of Things, Studio School Gallery Gallery, Tricia Collins Contemporary Art", Kit White
  • "The Sense of Things", The New York Studio School, February, catalogue essay by Karen Wilkin

1998

  • Partisan Review, Winter, "At The Galleries", Karen Wilkin

1997

  • Art News, December, “review by Elizabeth Frank
  • The New York Times, October 10, review by Grace Glueck
  • WE Magazine, October, "The Sense of Things", by Charles Riley II
  • "Willard Boepple, Sculpture 1996-1997", October, Tricia Collins.Grand Salon, catalogue essay, Charles Riley II
  • Executive Magazine, "An Intense Time Away From Your Life", May, by Ali Zaid

1994

  • "Across the River and into the Trees, a Sculpture Show", The Rushmore Festival, Woodbury, NY, June, catalogue essay by Tricia Collins and Richard Milazzo

1988

  • The New Yorker, June 14, "Goings On About Town", review
  • Art in America, November, "Willard Boepple At André Emmerich", by Robert Taplin

1991

  • "On Irregularity: a December Visit to Willard Boepple's Studio", André Emmerich Gallery, New York, April, catalogue essay for "Willard Boepple, Sculpture in Wood" by Andrew Hudson
  • The Independent, 28 May, by Iain Gale
  • The Art Newspaper, June, "Around the Galleries", by Roger Bevan
  • Partisan Review, Summer, "At the Galleries", by Karen Wilkin
  • Tema Celeste, Autumn, review by Robert C Morgan

1990

  • Willard Boepple: Sculpture 1970-1990, Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, Vermont, April, "Breaking Loose From Conventions", catalogue essay, Andrew Hudson
  • The Reporter, Gaborone, Vol 7, No 1, "Relating To The Body" by Methaetsile Leepile

1989

  • Partisan Review, Spring, "At the Galleries", Karen Wilkin
  • The Guardian, May 3, "Critics Choice", by Tim Hilton
  • Arts Review, May 5, "Willard Boepple", by Jane Norrie
  • Arts Magazine, May, review by Peggy Cyphers
  • The Independent, May 2, "Going out to the Galleries"

1988

  • Willard Boepple: Sculpture, Mead Art Museum, Amherst College, Massachusetts, catalogue essay, Judith Barter

1985

  • Museum School News, Vol VII, "Commencement Address", School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, by Willard Boepple
  • New York Times, October 7, "Relearning the Sculptor's Craft" by David W Dunlap
  • New York Times, October 11, review by John Russell
  • Arts Magazine, December, review by Ellen Lee Klein
  • The Sculpture of Willard Boepple, Acquavella Contemporary Art, New York

1984

  • Arts Magazine, December, review by Ellen Lee Klein catalogue essay, Stephen Sandy

1983

  • Abstract Art in New England, Danforth Museum, Framingham, Massachusetts, catalogue introduction by Kenworth Moffett
  • Abstract Art in New England, review by John Swan

1980

  • Sculpture Newsletter, January-June   

1978

  • Hudson, Andrew. Fifteen Sculptors in Steel Around Bennington, Park McCullough House, North Bennington, Vermont (exhibition catalogue)
  • Listing, The New York Times, April 9, 1978, p. D35
  • Ashbery, John. New York Magazine, April 24, p. 97
  • Saunders, Wade. "Willard Boepple at Acquavella," Art in America, September-October, p. 123-124 (illus.)
  • The Museum Year: the 102nd Annual Report, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts