Will Eskridge

Will Eskridge

Athens, GA, United States

About Will Eskridge

Originally from Kings Mountain, North Carolina, Will Eskridge attended the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, School of Visual Arts/Savannah and earned his B.F.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts from San Francisco Art Institute in 1999. With a father as a veterinarian and an artist mother, Will’s affinity for animals and art began when he was in pre-school. He explores many mediums including film, sculpture and mixed media, but his true love is painting. Eskridge’s work is in both private and public collections in Athens, Atlanta, Raleigh, Nashville, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, China, Germany, Italy and Switzerland.

Will has roamed the southeast, setting up shop in Charleston, SC, Kings Mountain, NC and Nashville, TN. He now works as a full-time artist and resides in Athens, GA with his wife, son, and their many dogs and cats. Along with art, Will also drums and plays guitar, volunteers in animal rescue and has an ongoing restoration of his beloved 1953 Buick.

Education

1999 - B.F.A. San Francisco Art Institute
1995-1997 - School of Visual Arts / Savannah
1993-1995 - North Carolina School of the Arts

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
May 2021 - Endless Party, Lyndon House Art Center, Athens, GA
April 2021- Beach PUNX, Will Eskridge Studio, Athens, GA
June 2020 - Confectionery Outcasts, Will Eskridge Studio, Athens, GA
June 2019 - Primal Dreams, Give Back Real Estate, Athens, GA
August - 2018 - Primal Dreams, Lowe-Mill ARTS & Entertainment, Huntsville, AL
October - December 2017 - Primal Dreams, Athens-Clarke County Library
September 2017 – Universal Secrets, Hendershot’s, Athens, GA
August – September 2016 – Deep Blue Waves, The World Famous, Athens, GA
July - September 2016 - Universal Secrets, Ken Huber Art, Holland, MI
October 2015 - Bear Camp, Eskridge Studio, Athens, GA
September - November 2015, Creature Features, The World Famous, Athens, GA
June 2015 - Environmental Habits, The Grit, Athens, GA
March 2015 - Wolf City, Annual Bulldog Inn Art Show, Athens, GA
January/February 2015 - Prairie and River, Heirloom, Athens, GA
November 2014 - 9×12, (2 Person Show with Nick Madden), The 9 Ace Gallery, Atlanta, GA
June/July 2014 - Animal/Domain, The World Famous, Athens, GA
March 2010 - Constructive Chromosomes, Flicker Theatre, Athens, GA
January 2009 - Untitled, Electric Mustache Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC
November 2008 - Deliberate Acts of Randomness, (2 Person Show with Jillian Guarco), Flicker, Athens, GA
January/February 2008 - 50 Faces, Clayton St. Gallery, Athens, GA
August 2007 - Friends and Phantoms, Contemporary Arts Exchange, Macon, GA
April 2007 - Portraits of a New South, Flicker Theatre, Athens, GA
October - December 2003, Love, Leaving and Thieving, Synergy Studios, Shelby, NC
August 2000 - Weird Calm, Cleveland County Arts Council, Shelby, NC
February 1999 - The Valiant Few, Gallery Dodgé, San Francisco, CA
October 1998 - House Painting, Pete’s Cafe, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
August 2018 - 1996, Trio Contemporary Art Gallery, Athens, GA
March 2018 - Fresh II, Kai Lin Art, Atlanta, GA (Invitational)
April - June 2017 - The New South II, Kai Lin Art, Atlanta, GA
March - May 2017 - 33rd Juried Arts Exhibition, Lyndon House Arts Center, Athens, GA
September - December 2016 - Tiny Universe 2, Gallery@Hotel Indigo, Athens, GA (invitational curated by Didi Dunphy)
March 2016 - Diamonds Are Forever, The Contemporary Museum of Leipzig, Germany
January 2016 - Wunderkindred II, Mammal Gallery, Atlanta, GA
May - October 2015 - Peaceable Kingdom, Gallery I, The Classic Center, Athens, GA
May - October 2015 - Flight, Gallery II, The Classic Center, Athens, GA
February 2015 - Love in All It’s Forms, The Artist Shop, Athens, GA
December 2014 - 9th Annual Postcard Pinup Show, MINT Gallery, Atlanta, GA
May 2014 - 2nd Annual Mystery Triennial, ATHICA, Athens, GA
June 2013 - ATHICARDS, ATHICA, Athens, GA
December 2011 - OCCUPY, ATHICA, Athens, GA
September-October 2011 - Mystery Selections, ATHICA, Athens, GA
October 2010 - Paper-azzi, Bottega Gallery, Wilmington, NC
July 2010 - Hampton Gallery Local Artists Juried Exhibition, Hampton Gallery, Greensboro, GA
March 2010 - Cycle Through, Youngblood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
August 2008 - ConTEXTualized, juried exhibition, Gallery RFD, Swainsboro, GA
February 2008 - 33rd Juried Arts Exhibition, Lyndon House Arts Center, Athens, GA
(Juror: Charles Wylie, the Lupe Murchison Curator of Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art)
November 2007 - Portraiture and Presence, juried exhibition, Gallery RFD, Swainsboro, GA
August 2007 - A Collection of Work by a Collection of Friends, Youngblood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
December 2006 - New Year’s Revolution II: Group Thought, Storehouse 10, Charleston, SC
January 2002 - Painting II, juried exhibition, Period Gallery, Omaha, NE
May 2001 - The Missing World, Piccolo Spoleto Festival, juried exhibition, Charleston, SC
February 1998 - Hardcopy, City Picture Frame, San Francisco, CA