William DePauw received his BFA in Painting from Northern Michigan University in 1996 and his MFA in Ceramics from Tulane University in 2004. He has held the position of Professor of Practice and Ceramics Lab Tech in the Newcomb Art Department at since 2006.
Depauw’s creative practice, broadly speaking, is based on the observation of objects as abstract form. Inversely, He is interested in how inherent references to the familiar or material place objects into contexts, histories, and various other narratives. His work explores the contradictory relationship between image and object, form and reference.