Current Location: Boston
(207) 344-7644
wsideman@gmail.com
P.O.B Lewiston Maine 1988

References available upon request
2011-2013 Rochester Institute of Technology- School for American Crafts,Rochester, NY
Master of Fine Arts
Concentration: Glass
Additional Focus in Woodworking and Metals
Studied with Michael Rogers and Robin Cass
2012 Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
Boat Building - Construction of a 14 foot, flat bottom skif
Instructor Tim Lee from the North West Wooden Boat School
2010 Pilchuck Glass School,Stanwood, WA
The Glass Hunger Workshop
Glass and Mixed Media workshop taught by Jen Elek and Bennett McKnight
2006-2010 Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA
Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree
Major: Fine Arts 3-D/Glass
Additional Coursework in Metal and Woodworking
Studied with Allen Klein, James Mcleod, and Bernie De’Nofrio
2007 Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME
Open Door for Maine Residence Metal Forging Workshop
2008 East Meets West, Cam Ogai, Beykoz, Turkey
Study abroad program through Massachusetts College of Art with James Mcleod
Traveled and studied at Cam Ogai - a glass factory in Rural Turkey.
2009 Internship at Dan Maher Stained Glass, Somerville, MA
Learning the process of photo resist sandblasting, fusing and cutting techniques, and basic stained glass.
May 2007 - Sept. 07 Studio Assistant at Tandem Designs, Dresden,ME
Responsibilities: Hot shop assistant for Charlie Jenkins and Employees.
2008 Eye Think inc. Casting Employee, Waltham, MA
Responsibilities: Casting and Assisting in studio making optic tiles For Rufas Sedar and company
2008-2011 NOCA School of Glass, Cambridge, MA
Responsibilities: Assisting and teaching Glass blowing courses along with weekend workshops and Hot Shop assistant.
2009-2010 Dan Maher Stained Glass, Somerville, MA
Responsibilities: Studio Assistant, waterproofing restored windows From St. Thomas Church in Manhattan, New York
2010 Hank Adams, Wheaton Village, Millville, NJ
One week production run of Occupato series, hot shop assistant
2010-2011 Studio Bel Vetro, Brockton, MA
One week production run of Occupato series, hot shop assistant
2011-2013 Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
Graduate Student, Glass instructor for beginning and intermediate courses in Glass. Teaching large groups of students fundamental glass working skills primarily within the Hot Shop and Cold Shop. Working closely with hearing impaired students and interpreters from National Technical Institute for the Deaf to instruct students in glass. Instructor for technical class for Sophomore level Glass Majors within the School for American Crafts.
2013-Present Martha’s Vineyard Glass Works, West Tisbury, MA
Hot Shop and Studio Assistant as well as gallery employee. Responsibilities include maintaining hot-shop and assistant in production of glass design. As well as Sales and Gallery Employee.
2013 Visiting Artist and Lecturer at The Massachusetts College Of Art and Design
Public Lecture to the Massart Glass and 3-D Department. Individual Critiques with Juniors and Seniors in Glass Program.
2013 Artist In Residence at the Northlands Creative Glass Center
Residency in Partnership with The Borgie Forest Cabin Project, focuses on engraving processes at both venues for eight weeks October 21, 2013-December 14, 2013
2008 Friends of Glass Chappell Gallery, New York, NY
Exhibition of glass work from The Massachusetts College of Art
2010 Sculptural Glass Exhibition at Copley Plaza,Boston, MA
Exhibition of sculpture at the Copley Mall, Boston
2012 Redefining Poetry, Craft and Performance, Rochester, NY
Exhibition of mixed media visual art, as well as written and performance works, at Gallery R
2012 The Creative Process: From Ideation to Realization, Rochester, NY
Featured the varied creative processes of graduate students in RIT’s School for American Crafts, at Gallery R
2013 Based On A True Story, Rochester, NY
MFA Thesis Exhibition By Wil Eldridge Sideman, an investigation of family and self through narrative objects, at The Yards collaborative art space.
2013 Spectra, Lincoln, MA
Group Exhibition at Clark Gallery in Lincoln, Massachusetts
2013 Small Island, Big Picture, Portsmouth, NH
Group Exhibition with Alexandra de Steiguer, Photography and sculpture at the Drift Gallery
2013 Borgie Forest Cabin Project Exhibition, Sutherland, Scotland
Exhibition of experimental work during the Northlands Creative Glass Forest of Glass Residency
2014 Urban Glass MFA Competition, Brooklyn, NY
One of four awarded Artists to participate in an exhibition and publication by Urban Glass.
2010 Glass Arts Society Student Scholarship, Seattle, WA
2010 Pilchuck Partnership Scholarship, Rochester, NY
2012 Penland School of Crafts Full Scholarship, Corning, NY
2013 Urban Glass MFA Competition Awardee, Brooklyn, NY
2012 A Cultural Gem In A High Tech Hub, City Newspaper, Rochester, NY
2012 Shaping A Lifestyle Out Of Glass, RIT News, Rochester, NY
2013 New Glass Review 34, The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Publication, Corning, NY
2012 The Northern Times, Weekly Journal for Sutherland Forest Of Glass Residency,Friday November 29, 2013 pg.16, northern-times.co.uk
2013 Creative Scotland/Creative Futures, Blog Generated for the Northlands Creative Glass and Creative Scotland’s Forest of Glass Project, creativefutureshq.com
2013 BBC Radio Scotland, The Culture Studio with Janice Forsyth, Live interview with Janice Forsyth, December 12, 2013, BBC Wick, Caithness, Scotland
2014 Glass Quarterly, Published in the spring 2014 edition as one of the four selected artists for the Urban Glass MFA Competition.