Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, sculptor William Christoffersen currently lives in Menomonie, Wisconsin. Working primarily in forged/welded steel, the artist's current pieces represent abstract organic forms based on patterns and structures inspired by nature. Previous works have explored other sculptural mediums including stone, wood, and fabric.
William Christoffersen attended the American Academy of Art in Chicago in 1957 and was later represented by several important galleries in Chicago. Works were also shown in numerous juried exhibits and in the gallery of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Following military service, his artistic endeavors were set aside and William took a position as editor of a trade magazine devoted to the apparel industry. Upon his retirement and subsequent move to Wisconsin, he resumed sculpting. His recent works have won several awards.
Marjorie Dell Gallery, Chicago 1966
Conrad Gallery, Chicago 1967-1969
Artisan Gallery, Madison, Wisconsin 1997-1999
Lagos Hill, St. Paul, Minnesota 2001-2003
Art Guild Gallery, Stillwater, Minnesota 2008
Gallery of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1967, 1968, 1969
Wisconsin Arts West, Eau Claire, WI, 1996, 1998, 2000,
Honorable Mention 1996
Mable Tainter Gallery, Menomonie, WI, 1997, 1999
Midwest Exhibition, Wausau, WI 2000, Award of Excellence