William Kendall

William Kendall

Westport, MA, United States

About William Kendall

"I'm dealing with the power of color - the richness of texture created by the complicated layering of imposto, scumbles, and glazes. The edges are my vocabulary - much like Jazz, improvisation is my language. I try to keep pushing the paint- to make things happen is spontaneous ways; I use combinations I've never used before, to see if they can function as a whole. .Each time I begin a painting I am curious myself, to see what will happen... and it is always a surprise."

William Kendall has a BS degree from the University of Minnesota, MA and MFA degrees from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where he studied under Robert Grilley and Milton Resnick.He presently holds the title of Professor Emeritus at Bridgewater State University, where he taught painting, drawing and design for over thirty years.During that time he has had many one-man shows, and has been affiliated with art galleries throughout New England.His work is in numerous private and public collections.In 1999, he moved to Westport, MA. where he presently maintains a studio. The beauty of the surroundings has proven to be a great inspiration in his work, and has inspired a renaissance in his painting.


BS degree from the University of Minnesota; MS and MFA degrees from the University Of Wisconsin, at Madison


SouthCoast Artists 16 Th. Annual Studio Tour
July 20-21
August 17 -18 2019

“ Concerts at the Point” The Fred Moyer Jazz Trio
December 9, 2018
Exhibition of paintings by William Kendall

South Coast Artists 15th Annual Studio Tour
July 21-22
August 18-19 2018

Grimshaw Gudewiez Gallery, Fall River, MA
5th Annual All Media Juried Exhibition
May 31 - June 28, 2018

Gallery X- South Coast Artists Exhibition, New Bedford, MA
May 2- May 27 , 2018

New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, MA - 2017 Annual Juried Exhibition
December 1, 2017 - March 4, 2018

South Coast Artists Open Studio Tour- 2017
July 15-16, AUGUST 19-20

Newport Art Museum Annual Juried Exhibition
Feb. 4 - May 21, 2017

Gallery X New Bedford, MA
South Coast Artists
May 3- May 28, 2017

Gallery X, New Bedford, MA
South Coast Artists. Exhibit
May 4 - May 29 , 2016

South Coast Artists Open Studio Tour, 2016
July 16-17
August 20-21

Saatchi: "Best of 2015" - Rebecca Wilson

South Coast Artists Open Studio Tour, August 17-18, 2015
The Art Drive, Westport , MA August 8-9, 2015

"Artist of the Day", Saatchi Art October 2, 2014

August-9 and 10 , 2014 .. ART DRIVE -open studio event through the coastal villages of Dartmouth and Westport, MA


Coastal Contemporary Gallery
Newport,Rhode Island
“Truth and Transformation”
September 19 - Oct 19, 2020

Bristol Art Museum
Bristol, Rhode Island
“The Abstract Exhibit”
Group show
September 13 -November 3, 2019

Acoaxet Club, Westport Harbor, MA
Solo show. August 22- October 1, 2019

Gallery At Four
Tiverton Rhode Island
“Welcome Back”
August 3- Sept 2 , 2019

Coastal Contemporary Gallery
Newport Rhode Island
“Diversified Portfolio”
August 7-30 , 2019
“Bold and Brave”
July 11-30 , 2019

Coastal Contemporary Gallery
Newport Rhode Island
“Off to the Races”
June 6-30. 2019

Gallery At Four
SCA Members Invitational
Tiverton, RI
May 1-27, 2019

Coastal Contemporary Gallery
Newport Rhode Island
“Wintermission 2018”
December 8- January 20, 2019

"TEN MEN". Gallery at Four
3848 Main Rd. Tiverton Four Corners
Tiverton, Rhode Island .
August 18- September 15, 2018

Acoaxet Club, Westport , MA. June 14 -July16, 2017
Solo exhibit.

"Inside the Studio"' ' Saatchi Online, October,2015

32 paintings selected for Saatchi Collections Feature:
"William Kendall Collection" , October, 2015

Freigeist Verlag online gallery
Philosophy and Fine Arts
Berlin, German

Sakonnet Collective Juried Art Show
Tiverton Rhode Island- June 16-July 12, 2015

July 12-August 2, 2015
Solo show of paintings at Colo Colo Gallery, New Bedford, MA

June 9 and 10, 2014 - Solo show of paintings at the Zeiterion Theatre in New Bedford, MA; special exhibit for preview event with Melissa Etheridge. and Tedeschi Trucks Band

May 29-June 28, 2014 -Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery; 4th All Media Juries Exhibition,Fall River, MA,May 29-June 28, 2014

April 12- 25 , 2014 Solo show of paintings At Colo Colo Gallery in New Bedford , MA