Will Close’s studio practice explores landscape, nature and the relationships between earth and human life on both a local and global scale. A New England-based artist, his work takes the form of realism, abstraction, and conceptual art, often in a collage or assemblage format. Additional, he works with digital formats, installation and time- based media. Will has exhibited across New England, recent shows include Area Code: Video and Digital Art Drive-in Project curated by Dr. Leonie Bradbury, at the O'Keefe Sports Complex Salem State University in Salem, MA, Fresh Faces a juried exhibition at Abigail Ogilvy Gallery in Boston, MA, and We the People a juried exhibition at the Student Life Gallery at MassArt, Boston, MA. Will was a finalist for the Yale Norfolk School of Art 2020 summer residency (canceled in response to Covid-19) and he was the recipient of the James Sawyer Award and Alumni Award for Artistic Excellence at Montserrat College of Art. Will is also an American Visions National Award Winner. He is in his final year at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, earning a degree in Painting and studied at Montserrat College of Art from 2017-2019. Will currently lives and works in Boston, MA.