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WHAT WILL DOES
Will Hatch Crosby is an artist, illustrator and muralist based in his hometown of Austin, Texas. Will creates artwork for gallery shows and is also available for personal commissions when his schedule permits. Though painting and drawing are his primary mediums, he has recently started creating sculptures as well. Will loves working in a wide range of scales and materials, and is available for commercial, branding and editorial illustration work, as well as large mural projects.
WHAT WILL IS ABOUT
Will was raised on vintage Godzilla films, the Legend of Zelda, Bob Dylan, and Michael Jordan. Thus he feels most at home in a world of mythical beasts, heroic quests, progressive ideals, and slam dunks. These realms inspire and inform Will’s creative practice. The importance of nature and friendship are also core values that run throughout his work. Will believes that art can be a powerful tool for creating and strengthening the interpersonal relationships between individuals and communities that form meaning in our lives. He strives to use this power for good by creating work that inspires others to use their own imagination and talents to build a better future for all creatures everywhere.
HOW WILL GOT HERE
After spending his early years exploring the creeks and alleys of Austin with a myriad of misfit humans and animals, Will moved to New York City and began his quest to find meaning in the universe (and go to college). A few years later, armed with a BA in visual art + philosophy and a BFA in illustration, Will began an epic side-quest working in the art department for film and television. He collected tons of valuable experiences and friends while working in film. But he missed making his own art, and he missed Austin. So after 10 years of living in NYC, Will and his ride-or-die crew (+1 human, +1 cat) moved across the country and started anew back where it all began.
SPRATX IGNITE SUMMER SHOWCASE - Group show @ Lustre Pearl East, Austin TX, 2019.
EAST - Group show @ Rosewood Co-Op, Austin TX, 2018.
MONSTERS IN AMERICA - Group show @ One Mile Gallery, Kingston NY, 2016.
HRÖNIR: Un-Lost Things - Group show @ Temporary Storage Gallery/BFP Creative, Brooklyn NY, 2014.
DIME BAG 4 - Group show @ The End is Near Gallery, Brooklyn NY, 2014.
BRAIN MELT - Group show @ A Gathering of Tribes Gallery, New York NY, 2012.
THE 100 $HOW - Group show @ Wieden + Kennedy Gallery, Portland OR, 2012.
Society Of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition Show - Juried group show, New York NY, 2012.
LIFE AFTER LANGUAGE: Parsons Illustration Senior Show - Juried group show, New York NY, 2011.
Society Of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition Show - Juried group show, New York NY, 2011.
Awarded BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN for the feature film Jackrabbit @ Other Worlds Austin Film Festival, 2015.
"Wandering Giant", Selected for American Illustration 31, 2012.
"Sea Beast", Selected for the 3x3 Illustration Student Annual No. 9, 2012.
"Wandering Giant", Selected for the Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition, 2012.
"Leader" and "Happy Man", Selected for American Illustration 30, 2011.
"Overlord", Selected for the Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition, 2011.
BFA in Illustration from Parsons School of Design, 2011.
BA in Visual Art and Philosophy from Eugene Lang College, 2011.