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William Downs

Lecturer    Drawing, Painting, Printmaking    

Born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina, Downs works in a range of mediums, but focuses primarily on drawing. He received a Multidisciplinary MFA from the Mount. Royal School of Art at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore and a BFA in Painting and Printmaking from the Atlanta College of Art and Design. Downs taught Foundation Drawing at the Maryland Institute College of Art from 2002 through 2010. He taught Advanced Drawing at Parsons The New School for Design, Foundation Drawing at The Cooper Union and Tulane University. His work has been presented at numerous venues in the United States and abroad. Downs was represented by Moti Haasn Gallery 2007-2009, Slag Gallery 2009-2010, both New York Galleries and Parker Jones Gallery in LA 2009-2010.Resently His work was part of “Monster Drawing” at the High Museum of Art, and “On Paper” at Field Work Gallery in Pittsburgh PA curated by Ayanah Moor. He will be part of a drawing symposium at Carnegie Mellon University in March 2014. He is currently a Lecturer at Georgia State University. – See more at: