BA – Kenyon College
MFA – Rhode Island School of Design
William Udell is an artist and educator living and working in Philadelphia, PA. His sculpture and video work relies on gesture as communicated through the mundane or banal. Recently, he has focused on the notion of reorientation by sourcing imagery and references from peripheral objects found in infrastructural or domestic spaces. Each object, whether cast or fabricated, is a slightly shifty version of its referent and is rendered with a material that allows it to vacillate in either subtle or blunt ways from its ‘normal’ application. Udell’s work negotiates its relationship with formal sculpture while attempting to reexamine hierarchies and create intimate relationships between the objects he employs.