Project Description

William Maul

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William Maul graduated from Central Michigan University in 1980. His primary media are oil and acrylic. Maul’s most successful works express his deepest interest: “I love the influence TV and Film have on the mind. My vision has been thoroughly transformed [or rather corrupted] by television and film.” Maul’s images have been the true beneficiaries. The figures in his paintings are allusions to the influences of popular culture. With a dash of funk, a pinch of surrealism, and a touch of humor, Maul’s unique work is thoroughly entertaining.

Maul’s painting, Nothing Has Stripped Your Nerves as Screaming Raw as…, is used as the focal image in the film “Bowfinger” starring Eddie Murphy and Steve Martin. The work can be found behind Murphy and Martin in the scene “Rock Beats Scissors.” Maul’s image was a perfect match for the scene,” according to film art director and fabricator Tom Reta, whose list of films include “Two Days In The Valley,” “Bowfinger,” and “Cotillion ’65.”

Bill Maul’s work has been exhibited in the Thomas Oldham Gallery, Sacramento, California; South Bay Contemporary Museum of Art II, Long Beach, California; Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, Michigan; Battle Creek Art Center, Battle Creek, Michigan; Toledo Art Museum, Toledo, Ohio and Birmingham Fine Arts, Birmingham, Michigan.

Artwork

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Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2012 “William Maul” John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
  • 2010 “William Maul” John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
  • 2007 “William Maul” John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
  • 2002 “William Maul” John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
  • 1997 “As Seen On TV” John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
  • 1994 “William Maul” Robert Hunter Gallery, Sacramento, CA
  • 1993 “Night And Day” Archival Framing, Sacramento, CA
  • 1987 “William Maul & Friends” Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, MI
  • 1983 “Lobby “83” Center for the Arts, Lansing, MI

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2007
    “Cigar Box Art” John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
    “Figure” John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
  • 2006
    “Doors and Windows” John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
  • 2005
    “Artists New Work” John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
    “Blue Valentine” Tower Design Gallery, Sacramento, CA
  • 2004
    “Gallery Macabre” Tower Design Gallery, Sacramento CA
  • 2002
    “Contemporary Pop Artists” Capitol Club, Sacramento, CA
  • 2001
    “Fine Art of Framing” Tower Design Gallery, Sacramento, CA
  • 2000
    “Los Angeles Art Show” Los Angeles, CA
  • 1999
    “10th Annual All Creatures Great and Small” John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
    “Sutter Club Honors Area Artists” Sacramento, CA
  • 1997
    “Gun and Doll Show” Thomas Oldham Gallery, Sacramento, CA
    “Black and White” Art Effects, Woodland, CA
  • 1996
    “Small Treasures” Thomas Oldham Gallery, Sacramento, CA
    “The Artists Arcana” Thomas Oldham Gallery, Sacramento, CA
    “All Creatures Great and Small” John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
  • 1994
    “Return of the Day of the Dead” South Bay Contemporary Museum of Art II, Long Beach CA
    “Barbie Does The Boulevard” Phantom Galleries, Sacramento, CA
    “Cigar Box Art” Archival Framing, Sacramento, CA
    “5th Annual All Creatures Great and Small” John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
    “Box Show” Weintraub Hunter Gallery, Sacramento, CA
    “Artists For Amnesty” John Natsoulas Gallery, CA
    “Roseville Art Center’s 19th Annual Open Show” Roseville Art Center, Roseville, CA
    “Art for Art’s Sake…Money For God’s Sake” South Bay Contemporary Museum of Art II, Long Beach, CA
  • 1993
    “Wonderland” Archival Framing, Sacramento, CA
    “Puttin’ on the Dog” Archival Framing, Sacramento, CA
    “Six Easy Pieces Invitational” Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA
  • 1992
    “Day of the Dead” Archival Framing, Sacramento, CA
    “Mixed Bag Invitational” Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, CA
    “Perspectives in Realism” Archival Framing, Sacramento, CA
  • 1991
    “Issues of the 90’s’ Michael Himovitz Gallery, Sacramento, CA
  • 1989
    “Figure Drawing Exhibition” Sierra College Gallery, Rocklin, CA
    “Selections from the Natsoulas/Novelozo Gallery” Sierra College Gallery, Rocklin, CA
  • 1988
    “New Work ’88” Natsoulas/ Novelozo Gallery, Davis, CA
  • 1983
    “Dirty Art Show” Two Doors Down Gallery, Lansing MI
    “4th Michigan Artists Competition” Battle Creek Art Center, Battle Creek, MI
    “Michigan Fine Arts Competition” Birmingham Fine Arts, Birmingham, MI
  • 1981
    “Toledo Area Artists 63rd Exhibition” Toledo Art Museum, Toledo, OH
  • 1980
    “Toledo Area Artists 62nd Exhibition” Toledo Art Museum, Toledo, OH
    “20th Annual Mid-Michigan Exhibition” Midland, MI
  • 1978
    “Capital City Arts” Lansing City Hall, Lansing, MI

Awards

  • 1994 Merit Award, “Roseville Art Center’s 19th Annual Open Show” Roseville, CA
  • 1983 Second Award, “4th Michigan Artists Competition” Battle Creek, MI
  • 1980 First Award, “Toledo Area Artists 62nd Exhibition” Toledo, OH
  • 1980 Roulet Medal of Excellence, “Toledo Area Artists 62nd Exhibition” Toledo, OH
  • 1978 Juror’s Award, “Capital City Artists” Lansing, MI
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