Bio

William Stelzer

born Southfield, Michigan – St. John, US Virgin Islands resident since 1992

Education, Michigan State University – Industrial, Computer and Graphic Design
University of Texas at Austin – Radio-Television-Film

wtstelzer bio pic2Stelzer is a freelance artist/filmmaker specializing in digital media, who has worked on a wide array of documentary and commercial projects in the Virgin Islands, including work for AT&T, Caneel Bay Resort, Chase Bank, Heineken, VI Health and the CDC, NPS, USGS, NOAA, USVI Tourism and Friends of Virgin Islands National Park. Prior to living in St. John he worked during the First Gulf War as Graphics Director for the ABC-TV affiliate in Central Texas and as a Special Effects Director using computer and model animation for accident reconstructions. He was also part of a research expedition into the Venezuelan Amazon to study burial cave artwork, has taught computer graphics in West Africa and shot documentary footage high on a Peruvian glacier. Over the past few years he has helped set up pilots and produced a series of mini documentaries in Haiti, Nicaragua, St. John and Florida for the Waveplace Foundation, created to teach Caribbean school kids using OLPC’s revolutionary children’s laptop computer.

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Educational Background:
Michigan State University – Industrial, Computer and Graphic Design
University of Texas at Austin – Radio-Television-Film

Individual Exhibitions:
2013   LANDSCAPES, SEASCAPES, SKYSCAPES, Bajo El Sol Gallery, St. John, VI
2012   ISLAND CREATURES, Bajo El Sol Gallery, St. John, VI
2011   LIFE SUPERSATURATED, Bajo El Sol Gallery, St. John, VI
2010   MOMENTS BETWEEN THE MOMENTS, Elaine Ione Sprauve Library, St. John, VI

Group Exhibitions:
2014    COLONIAL COMFORT, CMCA, St. Croix, VI, curated by Lisa Ladner
2014    CRIME SCENE, CMCA, St. Croix, VI
2113    100% FOR HAITI, Fort Fredricksted, St. Croix VI
2011    PARADISE LOST, 2nd edition, ÁREA, lugar de proyectos, Caguas, PR
2010    I TRIENAL INT’L  DEL CARIBE Museo de Arte Moderno, Santo  Domingo, DR
2010    PARADISE LOST, CMCA, St. Croix, VI ,curated by Monica Marin
2009  OK VIDEO COMEDY – 4th Jakarta International Video Festival, Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta
2009  DAILY STRIFE – VI-PR Commemorative show CMCA, St. Croix, VI
2009   FACING LOCALITY, curator: Luis Camnitzer, CMCA, St. Croix, VI

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