Background

ARTISTIC BACKGROUND

Artistic Training

  • Art Students League, New York – Drawing, 1993 -1994
  • Corcoran Institute of Art, Washington, DC – Sculpture, 1996 – 1997
  • Marble Carving Studio, Pietrasanta, Italy – Summer 1998
    • Studied with Pasquale Martini
  • Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA - Sculpture classes 1998 – 2000
    • Studied with Michael Curtis

Exhibitions

  • Corcoran Institute of Art, Washington, DC (Student show) 1997
  • Open Studio, New York, NY (Smokestack Studio - Sculptor’s cooperative) 2006
  • Be Gallery, High Falls, NY (Joint exhibition) 2006
  • Open Studios, Long Island City Artists – 2009, 2011
  • Greenwich Village Temple Art Show (Joint exhibition) 2009
  • Gallery Brooklyn, curated show, part of Curate NYC 2013 – Oct. to Nov. 2013

TECHNICAL BACKGROUND

Education

University of Michigan, BS and MS Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Experience

Donald Wille trained as a nuclear engineer as part of Admiral Rickover’s staff for the design and development of nuclear power for naval submarines and surface ships.  He has worked extensively in the development and implementation of commercial nuclear power. He also was a member of the US Atomic Energy Commission and the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board in Washington, DC. Retired status, but still consults in the engineering field. His primary work now is as a sculptor.