William Low Artist, Curriculum Vitae

Education

MA, Syracuse University, 2005

BFA, Parsons School of Design, 1981

New York City High School of Art & Design

 

Teaching Positions & Institutions

Fashion Institute of Technology/Illustration, Professor 2020

Fashion Institute of Technology/Illustration, Associate Professor 2012-2019

Fashion Institute of Technology/Illustration, Assistant Professor 2006-2012

Fashion Institute of Technology/Illustration, Adjunct Professor 1999-2006

Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD, Junior Concepts, Spring 1999

Syracuse University, NY, Illustration Concepts, Fall 1998

School of Visual Arts, NY, Painting and Illustration, Fall/Spring 1986-1998

 

Clients & Commissions

MTA Arts and Design – Public Works Glass Mural for Deer Park Station, Long Island Railroad 2018.

Rosewood Hotels and Tony Chi Design – commissioned original series of 48 works for Rosewood Hong Kong Hotel, 2018.

NYS Department of Transportation and Town of Huntington Public Art Initiative – Traffic Signal Box Designs, 2017.

United States Postal Service – Illustration for stamps series, Holiday Windows & Hanukkah stamp, 2016.

Macmillan Publishers – Illustration for the book, The Last Days of Jesus, by Bill O’Reilly, 2014.

United States Postal Service – Illustration for stamps series, Winter Flowers , 2011.

New Jersey City University, William J. Maxwell College of Arts & Sciences – new programs brochure 2011.

MTA Arts and Design – Public Works Stain Glass Murals (2) for Parkchester Subway, 2008.

MTA Arts and Design – Painting for MTA Arts in Transit Poster program, 2008.

Scribner’s Paperbacks – Illustration for reissue, To Have or Have Not , by Ernest Hemingway, 1996.

Eddie Bauer, Inc. – Illustration for Eddie Bauer Spring 1992 catalogue cover, 1992.

Eddie Bauer, Inc. – Illustration for Eddie Bauer Spring Cover, 1990.

Viking Penguin – Illustration for reissue of John Steinbeck’s book, Cannery Row , 1985

 

Lectures & Speaking Engagements

SCBWI Winter Conference, “Drawing Race Authentically” New York, NY, 2020.

SCBWI Winter Conference, “Best Practices: Digital Prepress for all Illustrators” New York, NY, 2020.

Society of Illustrators – Reading Pictures. Presentation and demonstration, NY 2019

United States Postal Service – First Day of Issue Ceremony & Artist Presentation for Holiday Windows Stamp Series by William Low, 2016

Society of Illustrators, NY, Connecting Commuters and Culture: MTA Arts & Design, 2016.

Kutztown University, Keynote speaker, Children’s Literature Conference, 2015

Apple Store/14 Street, Master Class: Illustrating with William Low, 2 012.

FIT Library, presentation and demonstration for Love Your Library 2012.

Barnes and Nobles Booksellers, presentation for educators from the Half Hollow Hills school district, NY 2011.

M. Jerry Weiss Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature/NJCU Foundation, presentation of picture books, Jersey City NJ, 2011.

SCBWI 2010 Summer Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA, 2010 .

American Library Association Annual Pre-Conference, Washington DC, 2010.

Mazza Museum, presentation and demonstration, Findlay, OH 2009.

International Reading Association, presentation and demonstration for IRA Annual convention, Minneapolis MN, 2009.

Brooklyn Public Library, presentation and demonstration, Brooklyn NY, 2009.

New York Public Library Bookfest, “Picture Books in the Age of Technology,” 2007.

Multicultural Children’s Book Festival, Kennedy Center, Washington DC, 2007. American Library Association Annual Meeting, Washington DC, 2007.

Syracuse University, NY, “Visual Communications Symposium,” 1997, 2002.

Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL, 1995.

 

Seminars

Norman Rockwell Museum, MA, Summer Instruction Series, 2015.

New Jersey City University, Special Projects: Documenting Ellis Island, NJ 2011.

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Summer Annual, Pushing Pixels seminar, Los Angeles CA 2010.

Norman Rockwell Museum, MA, Summer Instruction Series, 2001. Syracuse University, NY, Illustration Concepts, 1998.

School of Visual Arts, NY, Painting and Illustration, 1986-1998.

 

Books

Yours ‘Til Niagara Falls, by Brenda Guiberson, Henry Holt and Company, 2021.

The Sinking of the Vasa: A Shipwreck of Titanic Proportions, by Russell Freeman, Henry Holt and Company, 2018

The First Christmas Night, by Laura Godwin, Feiwell and Friends, 2016

Feathered Dinosaurs, by Brenda Guiberson, Henry Holt and Company, 2016.

Daytime Nighttime, by William Low, Henry Holt and Company, 2013.

Machines go to Work in the City, by William Low, Henry Holt and Company, 2012.

Me and Momma and Big John, by Mara Rockliff, Candlewick Press, 2012.

Ghost Hands, by T. A. Barron, Philomel books, 2011.

Machines go to Work, by William Low, Henry Holt and Company, 2009.

Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze by Elizabeth Foreman Smith, Henry Holt Publishers, 2007.

Old Penn Station, by William Low, Henry Holt and Company, 2007.

The Day The Stones Walked, by T. A. Barron, Philomel books, 2007.

Willy and Max: A Holocaust Story, by Amy Littlesugar, Philomel Books, 2005.

Henry and the Kite Dragon, by Bruce Edward Hall, Philomel Books, 2004.

The Days of Summer, by Eve Bunting, Harcourt Brace and Company, 2001.

Chinatown, by William Low, Henry Holt and Company, 1998.

 

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions:

Huntington Public Library Gallery, “William Low: 15 Years of Picture Books”, Huntington NY, 2009.

Memorial Gallery, SUNY Farmingdale, NY, 2006.

Huntington Arts Council Petite Gallery, Huntington NY, 2005.

Houston’s Restaurants, San Francisco CA, 2003.

Cross World Communications corporate gallery, Tokyo, 2000.

 

Group Exhibitions:

Heckscher Museum of Art – three paintings chosen for the Long Island Biennial, NY, 2020

The Painting Center – juried show, Patterns of Influence, NY, 2019

Society of Illustrators – Illustrators 61 Annual – 2019.

#IMPACT: The Future Is Inclusive – FIT NYC Arts & Design Gallery, 2019.

Mills Pond Gallery – curated and exhibited, Smithown NY 2017.

Meridian International Center – “This Land Is Our Land.” Washington DC, 2006.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art – Wired Magazine: Selections from the Permanent Collection of Architecture and Design, CA, 1998.

Adobe Systems Incorporated – Adobe Photoshop Digital Masters Art Show, 1998. Smithtown Township Arts Council – “The Fine Art of Illustration,” Mill Pond NY, 1996.

 

Awards

Society of Illustrators Silver Medal/Institutional Category – Rosewood Hotels 2019

New York Times Best Illustrated Picture Book Award for Old Penn Station, 2009.

Parent’s Choice Honor Award for Lily, by Abigail Thomas, 1994.

Silver Medal/Advertising Illustration, Society of Illustrators, 1993.

Silver Medal/Book Illustration, Society of Illustrators, 1992.

Silver Medal/Editorial Illustration, Society of Illustrators, 1991.

Silver Medal/Editorial Illustration, Society of Illustrators, 1984.

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