William Mize was born in Knoxville, TN in 1971. He studied fine art at Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL. Today, William lives and works in Decatur, GA with his wife and three children. Mize believes that his houses are like self-portraits – painted to reflect the human condition with emotion and honesty. This work helps William define himself in relation to the world around him where he explores the realization of identity using these seemingly impersonal spaces. He is intrigued by the power they possess to evoke a human presence where none exists. Like us, these structures are broken but beautiful containing layers and depth for the viewer to contemplate. The goal of his work is to capture attention, keep it, then reward it with thought-provoking interest and discussion. He has exhibited throughout the Southeast and nationally in museums and galleries. Recently he showed at the Mike Wright Gallery in Denver, CO and Mason Fine arts in Atlanta, GA. His work is in numerous public and private collections including Troutman Sanders and the WareHOUSE, Atlanta, GA.
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- Untitled, 2016