William Fares Artist-William-Fares Bio/CV


Fares has been included in the Whitney Biennial and numerous solo and group exhibitions. His work is part of the collection of the Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Paris France as well as many private and corporate collections in the USA, Mexico and Europe. He has also received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Detweller Endowment and has exhibited extensively throughout the United States, Mexico and Europe. He divides his time between San Miguel de Allende and New York.


For me ‘Art’ is independent of any one medium or style. It is instead the creative initiative and force that has extended and continues to advance human consciousness. It is directly linked to our evolution as a species.

Artists are the philosophers, mathematicians, inventors, scientists and astronomers. They are also the painters, sculptors, writers, musicians and poets. The point of their endeavor is to explore the possible, expose the truth and redefine reality as each generation comes to understand it and absorb the consequences. Questioning accepted norms and destroying their grip on change must be a part of the dynamic of being an artist.

Over the past few years I’ve renewed my interest regarding the idea of ‘dark matter.’ It’s a hypothetical idea to justify the inability of science to rectify discrepancies in the general theory of relativity. It relates to the speeding up of the universe when the general theory of relativity says it should be slowing down.

Scientists have injected ‘dark matter’ to solve their equations, like an imaginary superhero to solve their intractable math problems. It is hot, sometimes warm and at other times cold. ‘Dark matter’ can travel at almost the speed of light while absorbing all light. It weighs 5 times what all other matter weighs and it makes up 85% of the matter in the universe.

Really? Imagine such a phenomena? It’s worthy of poking ‘black holes’ into.

Curriculum Vitae


1942 Compton, CA


US Air Force (SAC)
BFA; MFA: San Francisco Art Institute


2019-20  El Museo Iconográfico del Quijote, Guanajuato, Mex
2019-20  Skot Foreman Galleria, San Miguel de Allende, Mex
2017  Skot Foreman Galleria, San Miguel de Allende, Mex
2013  Skot Foreman Galleria, San Miguel de Allende, Mex
2003  Andre Zarre Gallery, New York, NY
2000  Andre Zarre Gallery, New York, NY
1986  Greenhald Gallery, New York, NY
1985  Ted Greenhald Gallery, New York, NY
1982  Vanwickle Gallery, Lafayette College, Allentown, PA
1980  Palluel Gallery, Paris, France
1979  Greene Street Gallery, New York, NY
Wahl Gallery, Long Island, NY
1978  Stevenson & Palluel Gallery, New York, NY
1977  Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL
1976  Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, NY
John Doyle Gallery, Paris, France
1975  Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, NY (March)
Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, NY (November)
1974  John Doyle Gallery, Chicago, IL


2014-20 Skot Foreman Gallery, San Miguel de Allende, Mex
2014 Four Artists/Four Geometries, Bellas Artes, San Miguel de Allende, Mex
2013  Skot Foreman Gallery, San Miguel de Allende, Mex
2006  Andre Zarre Gallery, New York, NY
2005  Andre Zarre Gallery, New York, NY
2004  Andre Zarre Gallery, New York, NY
2003  Andre Zarre Gallery, New York, NY
2002  Andre Zarre Gallery, New York, NY
2000  Andre Zarre Gallery, New York, NY
1997  Andre Zarre Gallery, New York, NY
1994  Andre Zarre Gallery, New York, NY
1984  Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ
1979  Jefferson County Historical Society, Watertown, NY
Virginia Museum Of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
Simsar Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI
Texas Gallery, Houston, TX
78-80 Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, United States and Europe
1978  Artist Space, New York, NY
Stamford Museum, Stamford, CT
Mill Gallery, Guilford, CT
1977  UniversityGalleries Traveling Exhibition
Independent Curators, Inc. for the University of North Dekota; Galleries included:Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OHNational Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.Minnesota Museum of Art, Saint Paul, MNRosa Esman Gallery, New York, NYCenter for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA
1976  Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, NY
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, NY
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Boston, MA
Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
1975  Weatherspoon Gallery, Greensboro, NC
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, Indianapolis, NY
Gallerie Monet, Brussels, Belgium
Vassar College Art Museum, Poughkeepsie, NY
Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, NY
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
Contemporary Arts Museum, Cincinnati, OH
Texas Gallery, Houston, TX
Michael Wyman Gallery, Chicago, IL
1972  John Bergruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA


National Endowment for the Arts
Detwiller Endowment


Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
National Art Museum of Paris, Paris, France
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
Yale Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco CA
Neuberger Museum, State University Of New York
Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, NY
Muhlenberg Center for the Arts, Allentown, PA
Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, NY
Prudential Insurance Company, Newark, NY
AT&T, New York, NY
Whitney Communications, New York, NY
McCrory Corporation, New York, NY
Amerada Hess Corporation, New York, NY
Continental Grain Corporation, New York, NY
Paine Weber, New York, NY
McKinsey & Company, Cleveland, OH


Edward Albee
Dorothy and Herb Vogel
Robert Fraser
Lucio Pozzi
Richard Brown Baker
Sidney Lewis
Jack Chakhes
Norman Dubrow
Tom and Jenny Johnson
Joan and Neil Fabricant
Jack Kerns
Steven Walleck


2003 James Kalm, N. U. ARTS
2000  James Kalm. N. U. ARTS
1986  Glueck, Grace. New York TImes
1985  Leites, Ed. Art in America
1977  Wahl, Kenneth. “On Abstract Literalist Works,” Arts Magazine
Cavaliere, Barbara.Arts Magazine, February 1977
Bourbon, David. The Village Voice, December 6
1975 Lorber, Richard. Arts Magazine, Feb
Alloway, Lawrence. The Nation, December 6
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Dreiss, Jospeh. Arts Magazine, Ma
1974  Rose, Barbara. “More Art Than Money,” Vogue Magazine, Dec
Moser, Charolotte. “Artists Emphasize Form,” Houston Chronicle, Sep
1972  Bowles, Jerry. “Artists Leave Big Sur for Big Apple,” Staten Island, Advance, June 2
Albright, Thomas. “Unexpected Art Surprises,” San Francisco Chronicle, October 18