bio

Name:
William Austin

Born:
1951
San Diego, California

Training / Education:
1997 – 1999
Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Pieter Kusters, Ken Zeph, Mattie van der Vorm

1995 – 1997
San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California
Jewelry/ Dawn Nakanishi USA

1991 – 1992
Studio One, Oakland California

1990 – 1991
San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California
Jewelry/Dawn Nakanishi

1970 – 1972
El Centro College, Dallas Texas Fashion Design USA

Work Experience:
Since 1999
Self employed jewelry artist,
Amsterdam, Netherlands

1991 – 1997
Gap/Ganana Republic, Director of Technical Design / Technical Services,
San Francisco, California

1998 – 1991
Owner/Designer, Bill Austin Contemporary Men’s Clothing,
San Francisco, California

Exhibitions (Solo & Group Shows):
2013
Velvet Da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, California USA, La Frontera
Museo Franz Mayer, Mexico City, Mexico La Frontera

2005
De Novo Fine Comtemporary Jewelry, Palo Alto, California USA, Beyond Ornamental
Wayne State University Detroit, Michigan USA, Proximity: The Sensory and Displacement

2000 thru 2005
SOFA Chicago, USA, presented by Charon Kransen Arts
SOFA NY, USA, presented by Charon Kransen Arts

2003
Internation Arts and Desigh Fair, NY USA presented by Charon Kransen Arts

2002
Dutch Design, NY, USA presented by Charon Kransen Arts
Group exhibition ‘BROOCH’, Forum Ferlandina, Barcelona, Spain
Forum Ferlandina, Barcelona, Spain

since 2000
SOFA Chicago, USA, presented by Charon Kransen Arts
SOFA NY, USA, presented by Charon Kransen Arts

May 2000
Galerie Projekt, Antwerp Belgium

May 1999
Student Presentation, Gerrit Rietveld Academy

Collections (Private & Museum):
2001
Acquisition Gemeente Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands

Publications:
2013
La Frontera, Velvet Da Vinci Gallery

2005
Proximity: The Sensory and Displacement, Wayne State University

2004
Playboy Netherlands

2000
Kunstwerk Netherlands