William Paul Buzzell

heres a picture of me on the cliff walk in newport, rhode island.

William Buzzell was born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island. He attended Parsons The New School for Design in New York City. He is currently living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as part of the Space 1026 artist collective. He is an Eagle Scout.

SOLO SHOWS
2008
“Class Action”, Giant Robot, Manhattan, NY
2007
“Save the Rec Centre”, Community Outreach, London, Ontario
2005
“Mutts and Mongrels Dirty Blood Heritage Society”, New Image Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2 AND 3 PERSON SHOWS

2006
“Young Lions”, Galeri Loyal, Stockholm, Sweden
“Good Grief”, Aftermodern, San Francisco, CA
2004
“Parts and Labor”, Anno Domini, San Jose, CA
“Garbage Strike”, Camp Fig, Austin, TX
2001
“ROTGUT”, Anno Domini, San Jose, CA

GROUP SHOWS

2008
“Last Second First”, RISD, Providence, RI
“One Thousand, Twenty Six Eyes”, Hamburger Eyes, San Francisco, CA
“Game Over”, Giant Robot, San Francisco, CA
“Crocodile Tears”, Giant Robot, Manhattan, NY
“Space Balls”, Lobot Gallery, Oakland, CA
“Space 1026″, Ego Park,Oakland, CA
“Crooked Smiles, Steady Voices, and a Trunk full of Cash”, Cinders, Brooklyn, NY
2007
“Ornament: Ho Hum All Ye Faithful”, Bravin Lee, Manhattan, NY
“Know”, Art Now Fair, Art Basel, Miami, FL
“Green”, Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
“Bridge Art Fair”, Trafalgar Hotel, London, England
“Indexiphilia”, Bravin Lee Programs, Manhattan, NY
“Brain Bashers”, Andenken Gallery, Denver, CO
“Blood In Blood Out”, 96 Gillespie, London, England
“People Are Everywhere”, Boontling Gallery, Oakland, CA
“JungleLand”, Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA
“No Bad Blood”, Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
“Everything But the Kitchen Sync”, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“These Bagels are Gnarly”, Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2006
“A Piece Apart”, Aldan Savoy Gallery, New York, NY
“Riviera Triennial”, Riviera, Brooklyn, NY
“Grand Union”, Frontroom, Brooklyn, NY
“Art LA 2006″, Art Fair, Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA
2005
“Fresh Produce”, Anno Domini, San Jose, CA
“Mystery Meat, Future Prospects Art Space, Quezon City, Philippines
“Fun With Dead Bodies”, Rotofugo, Chicago, IL
“Some of My Best Friends Are American”, curated by Rotgut, New Image Art , North Hollywood, CA
“Cantab Publishing Presents…”, Evos Arts, Lowell, MA
“A World of Influence”, Urbis Artium, San Francisco, CA
“New Image Art Show”, RVCA, Costa Mesa, CA
“Raw Dogs: Move #12″, New Image Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2004
“Sneaker Pimps: The Worlds Largest Touring Sneaker Exhibition”, Lots of Places, The Earth
“Moniker: Art of the Road and Rail”, Webb Gallery, Waxahachie, TX
“Pressure Lines and Graceless Heirs”, Riviera, Brooklyn, NY
“Hollywood: The Remix”, Wooster Art Space, New York, NY
“Workhorse Visuals Collective Show” ,Young Blood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“Incidental Contact”, CPOP, Detroit, MI
“Up Far Too Close”, Tin Man Alley, Philadelphia, PA
“Big Men In Little Cars”, Tin Man Alley, Philadelphia, PA
2003
“Scribble Jam”, Behind Annie’s Nightclub, Cincinnati, OH
“Global Aerosol Domination”, Liminal Art Gallery, Oakland, CA
“Assembly”, Front Room, Brooklyn, NY
2002
“Namenlosen”, Anno Domini, San Jose, CA
2001
“Namenlosen”, Anno Domini, San Jose, CA

PUBLISHED WORK

Paper Rodeo
Cantab Publishing

self portrait as a townie

8 inch x 8 inchlatex on wood2007

father hennepin at niagara falls

2 foot x 2 footlatex on wood2007

SAVE THE REC CENTRE FRONT WINDOW

work from my October 2007 SAVE THE REC CENTRE show at the community outreach gallery in London, Ontario

MATT LEINES or N-FACE?????

work from my October 2007 SAVE THE REC CENTRE show at the community outreach gallery in London, Ontario

NORTH AMERICAN POLICE STATE and the entrance to the AFTER SCHOOL SAFE ZONE

work from my October 2007 SAVE THE REC CENTRE show at the community outreach gallery in London, Ontario

AFTERSCHOOL SAFE ZONE

work from my October 2007 SAVE THE REC CENTRE
show at the community outreach gallery in London, Ontario

AFTER SCHOOL SAFE ZONE (alien by AJW)

work from my October 2007 SAVE THE REC CENTRE show at the community outreach gallery in London, Ontario

AFTER SCHOOL SAFE ZONE

work from my October 2007 SAVE THE REC CENTRE show at the community outreach gallery in London, Ontario

AFTER SCHOOL SAFE ZONE

work from my October 2007 SAVE THE REC CENTRE show at the community outreach gallery in London, Ontario

BEER CANS

work from my October 2007 SAVE THE REC CENTRE show at the community outreach gallery in London, Ontario

SUPER MAXX

work from my October 2007 SAVE THE REC CENTRE show at the community outreach gallery in London, Ontario

ULTIMATE STRANGER (Stubborn Child Law)

work from my October 2007 SAVE THE REC CENTRE show at the community outreach gallery in London, Ontario

COMMUNITY CALENDER

work from my October 2007 SAVE THE REC CENTRE show at the community outreach gallery in London, Ontario

CONDOM VENDING MACHINE

work from my October 2007 SAVE THE REC CENTRE show at the community outreach gallery in London, Ontario

NEEDLE EXCHANGE

work from my October 2007 SAVE THE REC CENTRE show at the community outreach gallery in London, Ontario

BOYSTOWN NATIONAL HOTLINE

work from my October 2007 SAVE THE REC CENTRE show at the community outreach gallery in London, Ontario

STOP MOSES (with handprints by Chloe and Simone Isip)

work from my October 2007 SAVE THE REC CENTRE show at the community outreach gallery in London, Ontario

AMAZING RACE (with Andrew Jeffrey Wright)

work from my October 2007 SAVE THE REC CENTRE show at the community outreach gallery in London, Ontario

Blood Centre

work from my October 2007 SAVE THE REC CENTRE show at the community outreach gallery in London, Ontario

CASEY JONES DIAGRAM

work from my October 2007 SAVE THE REC CENTRE show at the community outreach gallery in London, Ontario

JUNGLELAND, GANGLAND, COPLAND

this painting is a montage of vignettes inspired by the Bruce Springsteen song “Jungleland” made for the Space 1026 April 2007 show of the same name which included Matt Leines, Alex Lukas, my little brother Joe, and myself.Sold to a life-long New Jersey resident.

Heart of Darkness

I made several
big wooden maps for a 2006 show with Rich Jacobs and Jordin Isip called “Good Grief” at the Aftermodern gallery in San Francisco. They have a bunch of my work for sale and they are very nice people so feel free to contact them if your interested in any work.www.aftermodern.com Aftermodern445 Bryant StreetSan Francisco, CA 94107T: 415.512.7678F: 415.512.7602 The show got a pretty good review:San Francisco Chronicle February 26, 2006Review by Kenneth BakerHere’s to … William Buzzell, who … nearly walks away with “Good Grief,” the show of work by three East Coast artists at Aftermodern, one of the newer galleries in town.One need not know what Jasper Johns did with the map of the United States — though it helps — to appreciate [his] handling of the world’s most famous geographic silhouette. A street-oriented artist – [he] has cobbled together numerous map profiles of the United States from bits of wood and other found materials and subjected them to comic, sometimes critical disfigurement.”Heart of Darkness” (2006), which can stand for the lot, divides the country into jagged shapes, a few suggestive of corresponding states. Brickwork patterns cover its red, khaki and blue components, the whole thing turned to a cartoon face by a peace symbol mouth, a missile of a nose and coffinlike eyes.Miming folk art sounds easy but it takes a special touch, which [he] has, for the effort not to feel forced [William Buzzell] puts most of the good into “Good Grief.”

Divercity Day Pub Crawl

An in-depth social studies project which uses the theme of alcohol to investigate our cultural differences and similarities. It features a geography brain teaser, a tutorial in foreign languages, an intro to British phrases, and contact information for A.A.Made for the 2007 Space 1026 show “Bad Blood” at Cinders Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. www.cindersgallery.com —-sold to someone from ohio

Easy Answers (COEXIST)

3-D hippie style wooden bumper sticker….perfect for nailing into the back of your horse and carriage or VOLVO.”No Bad Blood” show at Cinders 2007www.cindersgallery.com SOLD

COPSHOT

Heres my tribute to the New York City’s Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association. A Swedish guy bought it when I was out at Loyal gallery in Stockholm.

Jingoism at its best

That bottom piece is called “Home Base” You can’t really see it in the photo but it says “I’m afraid of Americans” and below that it says “Don’t be such a pussy”. An Irish guy bought this piece.

A Piece Apart

Jordin Isip currated a show called “A Piece Apart” at a great NYC gallery called Aiden Savoy. He asked me and my brother, Joe, to install a window display and heres what we did for it. The show was a benefit for rural people in the Phillipines who cant afford eye care. Thats why the World is wearing sunglasses.

Sneaker Pimp

For a show called “Sneaker Pimps: The Worlds Largest Touring Sneaker Exhibition” I was given a pair of sneakers to customize. This is what I came up with.

3rd World Jungle Adventure

An Australian girl standing in front of my interactive installation called 3rd world Jungle Adventure at my 2005 New Image show.

Shook up Generation

work from my October 2007 SAVE THE REC CENTRE show at the community outreach gallery in London, Ontario

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