William Geis was born in Kansas in 1940. He studied at the San Francisco Art Institute where he graduated with B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees. William Geis is known for his distinctive style of sculpture, and more recently paintings that combine various elements of brightly colored surfaces combined with cryptic linear images and organic zoomorphic shapes.

Geis' works have been exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, The San Francisco Museum of Art, the Portland Museum of Art, and the University of Illinois Museum of Art among many others.


Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley
Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
La Jolla Museum, La Jolla, CA
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Yale Museum, Yale University, New Haven, CT
California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA
Crocker Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA
Seattle Art Museum, New York, NY
Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC
Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, CA