William Turville

Media:  Sculpture and architecture 
Studio:  William Turville Architect/Sculptor
1165R Massachusetts Ave.
Suite B-1
Arlington, MA 02476
Contact:  781-648-4858
Statement:  William Turville

Personal/general statement:

Personally and collaboratively, often with unusual materials, objects and techniques, William Turville creates expressive, unique, specific and idiosyncratic sculpture and installations inspired by his personal relationships with people, places and causes.


Much of Mr. Turville�s work is inspired by his immediate experience in a specific environment and his desire to create a change or develop a message regarding this experience. He is also inspired by controversial or timely subjects, often related to environmental causes or social justice. He will use nearly any material or medium or combination of mediums to achieve this, working in two- and three-dimensions and at various scales. He enjoys working collaboratively on larger projects and is very inspired by the abilities and vision of children or other insightful �uncompromised� observers.


A sculptor and architect, William Turville�s work ranges from festival sculpture and installations for the Revolving Museum, Somerville Arts Council and First Night Boston to commissioned work for institutions and corporations and unique work for themed shows, causes and charities, such as his Brickbottom Gallery installation on landmines and children, a FishBike artbike for Bikes Not Bombs, art furniture for the Mass. Homeless Coalition and the FishCar for the Somerville Arts Council's "Mystic River" ArtBeat Festival. Mr. Turville has done installation art and curated outdoor sculpture shows with Reclamation Artists, Bedford Center for the Arts, Emerson Umbrella (where he teaches sculpture to children) and the Concord DPW. He is an active member of the Arts League of Lowell, Concord Art Association, Brickbottom Artists Association and Reclamation Artists and is on the Board of Directors of The Revolving Museum. A Pratt Institute graduate, he also studied at Mass. College of Art, The Decordova Museum and has had several residencies at the Vermont Studio Center. His architecture and sculpture studio is located in Arlington, MA.

Wendell Berry At Emerson Umbrella 2008

Self Portrait Or Landscape 2008

Fanned Door Lowell Open Doors 2007