William Freer

William Freer

Albuquerque, NM, United States

About William Freer

William Freer is a New Mexico artist whose
work resonates with collectors nationwide.

In his gallery and commissioned work, Bill focuses on the drama of lights and darks, creating pure designs that convey the power of the shadow. Re-imagining scenes from nature, from native symbols, from architectural details and art motifs, he carves through layers of paper or steel, always allowing the shadows to tell the story.

As light shifts throughout the day, new moods emerge adding subtle movement. His paper sculpture is an oasis of calm and precision, a place of contemplation to collectors.

And his steel work is the yang to paper’s yin, where collectors feel the voice of energy, strength and power. Drama springs from many joined layers that make shadows deep and alluring, while rich patinas, a colorful splash of glass and 360-degree rotation add surprise and excitement.

He’s happiest when viewers touch and turn his work, feeling its surfaces, experiencing its spirit.

With a keen understanding of both the public and private space, his works in paper and in steel appear in individual, corporate and public collections nationwide. He also partners with celebrated public artist Howard Meehan.

Bill's recent public art installation (a kinetic work in steel and glass) was purchased by Western New Mexico University.

A multi-media artist, Bill is equally at home with computer design programs, CNC equipment and a hammer.

Education

Miami University, Oxford, Ohio • Cooper School of Art, Cleveland, Ohio • Chicago Art Institute Oxbow Residency Program • Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, New Mexico • Various Bronze, Steel and Fabrication Studies

J. Walter Thompson Advertising ~ Copy Director
Story, Gordon & Freer Advertising ~ Partner, Creative Director
Digital Bistro, Inc. ~ Co-owner, Designer
4 Utility and Design Patents Awarded

Exhibitions

Bill exhibits at galleries and an occasional sculpture show.