William Frese is a sculptor in the Fort Point arts community in Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University in Massachusetts. William creates sculptures for site specific interiors and exteriors. He is available for custom commissions and proposals. William also consults on art critques and installations. Visual excerpts from completed and in-progress works are displayed. The sculptures, maquettes, and working drawings shown are available for purchase by contacting William Frese.

artist statement

My objective is to create unique site specific sculpture that initiates an unanticipated dialogue with the viewer. Prior to beginning work on a sculpture, I carefully construct and ponder questions that I utilize as a flexible guide throughout the process. Each site is carefully surveyed. Historic elements, environmental conditions, viewer access and site-lines influence my choice of materials, form and placement of the sculpture. A good question, I believe, is better than a great answer.


gallery exhibits and awards
05/13-05/14/2017: Video, Merch & Performance
Fort Point Art Walk, Boston, MA
  08/01-10/31/08 New Alliance Audio Art Show
The Sherman Cafe
257 Washington St. Sommerville, MA
10/14 -10/16/2016: Sculpture & Music
Fort Point Open Studios, Boston, MA
  12/07- 12/09/07 Fort Point Arts Holiday Sale
Group Space Exhibition
15 Channel Center St. Boston, MA
09/2015 - 3/2016 5Midway 10 Year!
MIdway Channel Gallery Boston, MA
  12/05/07 New Alliance
Holiday Group Exhibition
110 Brookline Street Cambridge, MA 02139
09/15- 10/12/2015 Homage: Northern Ave Bridge
Gallery At 249 A Boston, MA
  12/03/07-12/31/07 Objects On The Landscape
James Patrick Salon
35 Channel Street Boston, MA
4/6/2015 - 5/9/2015 off the woven path
Midway Channel Gallery, Boston, MA
  10/19-10/21/07 Fort Point Open Studios
Group Exhibition Show
15 Channel Center St. Boston, MA

2014: New Alliance Group Show
Cuisine En Locale, Somerville, MA

  9/23- 12/21/07 Outdoor Sculpture Installation
Homage to the Optimist
Intersection of A St.& Necco St. Boston, MA

03/25/14-04/30/14 Changing Faces of Fort Point
Midway Channel Gallery
15 Channel Center St, 1st fl. Boston, MA

  08/02/07- ongoing Midway Studios East Lobby Entrance
New Address (For the Muses)
15 Channel Center St. Boston, MA
11/08/13- 2014 Etching Series
Sagarino's
99 Wormwood St. Boston, MA
  07/12- 12/31/07 Backstage Hardware & Theatre Supply
Vessels in Drydock Series
21 Drydock Ave. Boston, MA
05/10-05/12/2013 Artwalk
Totems
15 Channel Center St. Boston, MA
  05/04-05/06/07 Fort Point Art Walk
Tribute with special guest, Keith Francis
15 Channel Center St. Boston, MA

12/03/12-01/3/13: Red Platform Show
Red Ideogram
15 Channel Center St. Boston, MA

  10/14-10/15/06 Fort Point Open Studios
Recent Reconnaissance Photographs & Sculpture
15 Channel Center St. Boston, MA

10/19-10/21/12: Fort Point Open Studios
Inside/Outside. Multi-media Sculpture Installation
Midway Theatre
15 Channel Center St. Boston, MA

 

3/3-4/1/06 Space 200
The Blue Show: Juried Group Show
200 State Street, Boston, MA

8/10-8/12/12: 82nd Annual Prouts Neck Art Show
Spurwink Farm Fly-in
Prouts Neck, ME
 

12/08/05 New Alliance Art & Audio Sale
Installation: Homage To The Optimist
1312 Boylston St. Boston, MA

05/11-05/13/12: Fort Point Art Walk
Children's Tag
15 Channel Center St. Boston, MA

  10/14-10/16/05 Fort Point Open Studios
Installation: Boat House
15 Channel Center St. Boston, MA

03/09-4/13/12: The Power of Verbal Art Show
Which Way The Wind Blows
15 Channel Center Street Boston, MA

  1/02-01/31/05 ZuZu
1312: Art From The Tire Building (Curator: Carly Weaver)
Cambridge, MA

10/14-10/16/11: Fort Point Open Studios
Notes From The Floor
15 Channel Center St. Boston, MA

 

11/04-12/05/04 Space 200
Abstracting Thoughts: Group Show (Curator: James Manning)
200 State Street, Boston, MA

05/08-05/09/10 Fort Point Art Walk
Bundles
35 Channel Center St. Boston, MA
 

05/06-06/20/04 Paradise Lounge
Best Seat In Town: Group Show (Curator: Ami Bennitt)
971 Commonwealth Ave. Boston, MA

10/14-11/21/09 Strata Show with Sandra Cohen &
Keith Francis (Show Catalog Available)
MKL Gallery Sommerville, MA

 

10/01-10/31/03 Espresso Royale Caffe
Recent Work: Path Samples
44 Gainsborough St. Boston, MA

O7/01/09- present Max E.M.F. Velocity
New Alliance Gallery
110 Brookline St. Cambridge, MA
 

09/20-10/11/03 ONI Gallery
Overhung
684 Washington Ave. Boston, MA

02/24-03/29/09 New Visions
Arsenal Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal St. Watertown, MA
 

09/13-09/14/03 South End Open Studios
524 Harrison Ave.
Boston, MA

10/18/08-10/19/08 Fort Point Open Studios
Special Group Show Exhibition with Alternate Currents
15 Channel Center St. Boston, MA
  05/03-06/03 School of The Museum of Fine Arts
Graduating Students Exhibition
230 The Fenway, Boston, MA

9/18-10/24/08 String Theories (Curator: James Manning)
New England School of Design
75 Arlington St. Boston, MA

  12/02-Present World Wide Web Posting
World Trade Center Memorial Proposal
Web Site Curator: Mitch Joachim

Awards:
10/07 Privately Funded Grant for site specific outdoor installation
Homage to the Optimist
Fort Point Channel, A Street and Necco Street
Boston, MA

08/03 Boston Redevelopment Authority Artist Certificate

05/01  Sculpture Achievement Prize
Awarded  by The School of The Museum of Fine Arts Sculpture Area Faculty Boston, MA

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10/05-present Fort Point Channel exhibiting artist, interior and exterior sculptures displayed. Member: Fort Point Arts Community Boston, MA
08/03-present Artist Certificate from Boston  Redevelopment Authority
03/03-2009
New Alliance Gallery 110 Brookline Street, Cambridge, MA 02139 Co-Currator of an alternative art gallery situated within greater Boston's premier audio recording complex.
9/99-05/03 Bachelor of Fine Arts: Joint degree program: The School of The Museum of Fine Arts & The College of Special Studies at Tufts University. Concentration in the Sculpture Area. Worked with the following instructors: Joyce McDaniel, Fritz Buehner Mags Harries, Barbara Gallucci and Ken Hruby.  3-D rendering with visiting M.I.T. Media Lab member Mitch Joachim
Recipient of the Sculpture Acheivement Award: May 2001 01/03-05/03 University of Massachusetts at Boston
02/91-09/99 Member of various Boston based alternative rock groups. Produced numerous recording sessions.
03/90-05/90 The Recording Workshop Chilocothie, Ohio
09/83-05/84 State University of New York at Delhi Architecture Program top of page
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