William “Reese” Schroeder, AIA (b. 1959) grew up in a hyper-creative environment, with both his father and mother as college professors of music. From his early childhood Reese was exposed to a rich artistic cultural life, with his father’s cutting edge experimental electronic music and his mother’s classical operatic work. The early pursuit of logic among chaos led Reese to study architecture at Texas Tech University, College of Engineering, where he tested his belief in merging art with architecture, studying art and film in addition to the core curriculum.
For the next thirty years, Reese has practiced as an architect with prestigious firms in Boston and Dallas, expanding his creative thinking through formalism with his pursuit of New Media Art, using computers as his canvas for painting. Recognized early in 1996 for his New Media works on the computer by The University of Texas at Dallas, by the Dean of Arts and Humanities, Dr. Dennis Kratz, PhD, Reese gave the dedicatory talk at the opening of UTD’s New Media Arts Lab. The following year, he was nominated to the Board of Advisors for New Media at UTD, assisting in the development of a hybrid Masters program of engineers and artists.
The Spring of 2008 brought significant opportunity as Reese stepped down from his position as Lead Architect for a major Boston architectural firm to open his studio. liquidoranges STUDIO, LLC was borne with the vision to integrate art with architecture through product design. Reese’s studio developed a process of interpretive dialogue working with hand weavers to create hand tufted New Media designed rugs. He was invited to be the keynote speaker at DomoTex Middle East, 2009, in Dubai, UAE where he presented his processes for creating artworks on the computer and conveying to weavers around the world the essence, detail, and soul of his art as woven into artrugs. His work in digital glazing fine bone china from his computer artwork files produced four prototypes premiered in Atlanta in 2010 at the AmericasMart show.
Reese's awards include seven ADEX (six platinum, one silver), winner of the 3rd Place Antonio Cirino Award, Providence Art Club All Media National Open Juried Show, one man show at the John Hancock Center, Boston.
Today, Reese devotes much of his creative time “painting” electronically, working to integrate his artworks in glass for architectural projects around the world. His artworks are on display in public and private collections, and he continues to submit new works to juried exhibitions. His continued pursuit of New Media artworks is his passion and his purpose.
About the Artwork
submitted to UrbanGlass
2017 40th Anniversary Gala fundraiser auction. Sold at auction on May 16, 2017.
042312 - Man In The Crowd, © 2012 Reese Schroeder