William T. Ayton

Bio

William T. Ayton was born & grew up in northern England. He studied fine arts at Edinburgh College of Art, then traveled extensively, living in Spain, France and now the USA. He has exhibited and published his work widely, attracting particular attention for his international traveling exhibition on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights & his installation of The War Room. He now lives in Rhinebeck, NY with his wife and family. His work addresses socio-political issues and the human condition.

UDHR EXHIBITS

  • NY SURROGATE COURTHOUSE BUILDING, New York City, New York, December 1998
  • UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS ART GALLERY, Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 1998
  • NATIONAL ART CENTRE OF CANADA, Ottawa, Ontario, July 1998
  • VETERANS’ WAR MEMORIAL & PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, San Francisco, California, June 1998
  • THE U.S. SENATE ROTUNDA, Washington, D.C., May 1998
  • THE PEACE MUSEUM, Chicago, Illinois, November 1997
  • THE UNITED NATIONS, PALAIS DES NATIONS, Geneva, Switzerland, December 1993
  • PALACIO DE CONGRESOS Y EXPOSICIONES DE SEVILLA, Seville, Spain, June 1993
  • EXPO ’92 ANDALUCIAN PAVILION, Seville, Spain, September 1992
  • THE INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL CENTRE, THE JAGIELLONIAN UNIVERSITY, Krakow, Poland, July 1991
  • THE PEACE PALACE, THE ACADEMIE BUILDING, The Hague, The Netherlands, May 1991
  • COLCHESTER ARTS CENTRE, Colchester, Essex, U.K., April 1991
  • WIVENHOE CONFERENCE CENTRE, Wivenhoe, Essex, U.K., March 1991

THE WAR ROOM INSTALLATIONS

  • MUSEUM ON THE SEAM, Jerusalem, Israel, October 2007-February 2009
  • CHASHAMA GALLERY, New York City, New York, August 2004
  • SHAHINIAN FINE ART, Poughkeepsie, NY, August 2004

SELECTED SOLO & GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

NY Hudson Valley

  • ATWATER GALLERY, Rhinebeck, NY, October 2014
  • LIMNER GALLERY, Hudson, NY, September 2014
  • LIMNER GALLERY, Hudson, NY, October 2013
  • LIMNER GALLERY, Hudson, NY, November 2010
  • UNINVITABLES, Millbrook, NY, October 2010
  • DORSKY MUSEUM, New Paltz, NY, April 2010
  • LIMNER GALLERY, Hudson, NY, March 2009
  • LIMNER GALLERY, Hudson, NY, November 2008
  • COLLEGE OF ST. ROSE, Albany, NY, May 2007
  • LIMNER GALLERY, Phoenicia, NY, October 2005
  • LIMNER GALLERY, Phoenicia, NY, March 2005
  • CENTER FOR CURATORIAL STUDIES, BARD COLLEGE, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, February 2005
  • DONSKOJ & COMPANY, Kingston, NY, December 2004
  • LIMNER GALLERY, Phoenicia, NY, September 2004
  • COLLABORATIVE CONCEPTS, Beacon, New York, April 2003
  • THE BARRETT ART CENTER, Poughkeepsie, NY, October-November 2006
  • ALTERNATIVE BOOKS GALLERY, Kingston, NY
  • ALISON WINERY GALLERY, Red Hook, New York, December 2002

U.S. Exhibits

  • VICTORY HALL CULTURAL CENTER, Jersey City, NJ, October-November 2006
  • THE GALLERY AT WAREHOUSE, Washington, D.C., October 2003
  • WNYC — The Art Of War, online exhibit (gallery 2, artwork # 10), April 2003
  • GALLERY 218, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, March 2003
  • H.T.F. GALLERY, Boone, North Carolina, October 1994
  • QUARTERSAW GALLERY, Portland, Oregon, July 1994
  • QUARTERSAW GALLERY, Portland, Oregon, March 1992
  • NORTH PARK UNIVERSITY GALLERY, Chicago, IL, November 2010

European Exhibits

  • ESPACE VICTORIA 8, Paris, France, October 1993
  • ESPACE VICTORIA 8, Paris, France, May 1993
  • MUZEUM ZIEMI POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK, Warsaw, Poland, February 1993
  • GALERIE JEAN-PIERRE HARTER, Paris, France, January 1992
  • THE CHISENHALE GALLERY, London, U.K., May 1991
  • TORRES-BEGUE GALLERY, Madrid, Spain, Aug 1988
  • PORTES OUVERTES, La Plaine de St. Denis, France, May 1993
  • LA TARTERIE GALLERY, Madrid, Spain, August 1989
  • ELIGEME GALLERY, Madrid, Spain, March 1989
  • TORRES-BEGUE GALLERY, Madrid, Spain, December 1987

PUBLICATIONS & REVIEWS

  • A New Global Agenda“, book cover & internal illustrations, edited by Diana Ayton-Shenker (Rowman & Littlefield, February 2018)
  • THE NEW YORK TIMES, commissioned illustration for Hiroshima Op-Ed page article, August 2001
  • THE BOSTON GLOBE, article about Ayton’s The War Room, September 2004
  • DIRECT ART MAGAZINE, 4-page feature article and back cover, October 2005
  • BROOKLYN BRIDGE MAGAZINE, 2-page feature article by Pat Willard, 2000
  • Scenes from The Puppet Oresteia,” Chapbook with New Zealand poet Jack Ross published, May 2011
  • Love, War, Fire, Wind: Looking Out from North America’s Skull,” Book with Eliot Katz published, January 2009
  • Pulse magazine cover & interview, June 2005