Wil Sideman was born and raised in New England. Spending the early years of his life on a farm in central Maine, Sideman later moved to Boston, Massachusetts where he studied for his Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Focusing in glass, he continued to work in this field after receiving his BFA.

Working for studios throughout the Boston area, such as Studio Bel Vetro, Eye Think INC., Ross Art Studio and the NOCA Glass School, he has received scholarships from, and attended workshops at, Pilchuck Glass school, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and The Penland School of Crafts. He was awarded the student scholarship for the Glass Arts Society Conference in Louisville Kentucky and studied at Cam Ocagi (The Glass Furnace) outside of Istanbul Turkey.

In 2013 Sideman Received his MFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He has since been a visiting artist and lecturer at the Mass. College of Art and has continued to exhibit his work at venues throughout the North East including, The Clark Gallery, Drift Gallery and Urban Glass. Most recently, Sideman participated in an Artist in Residency program at Northlands Creative Glass Center in Lybster, Scotland.