Will Collier, born in 1929, is a painter, printmaker and educator who studied at Antioch College in Ohio, receiving his B.A. in 1952. His studies continued at the University of California at Berkeley where he earned his M.A. in 1956. Collier went to Paris in 1960 where studied at Atelier 17. Returning to the U.S., he enrolled at the San Francisco Art Institute between 1961 and 1962. Collier taught at UC Berkeley, Portland State University, UC Davis, the Fiberworks School of Textile Arts in Berkeley and the Santa Rosa Junior College.
Selected exhibitions include the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s 24th Annual Drawing, Print and Sculpture Exhibit; Western Washington State College; Bolles Gallery, San Francisco; Berkeley Art Center; Comsky Art Gallery, Los Angeles; St. Mary’s College; Gallery 1078, Chico, among others. A retrospective of Collier’s paintings, drawings and constructions was mounted at the Santa Rosa Junior College in 1999. Collier continues to teach part-time.