Boepple studied at the University of California at Berkeley and the Rhode Island School of Design and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He holds his BFA from City College of the City University of New York and has served as a faculty member at Bennington College and at the School of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Special awards and honoursinclude National Academy Election, 2010 and Royal Society of British Sculptors, London Elected Fellow, 2001.
He serves on the boards of the National Academy of Design and the Vermont Studio Center.
In addition to an impressive exhibition record spanning over thirty years, the artist’s work is found in a number of key museum collections including the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The National Gallery of Kenya, Nairobi and the Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York among others.
Recent solo shows include:
Pamela Salisbury, Hudson New York, 2020
Reeves Contemporary, MASS MoCA Way, North Adams MA, 2018
FX Fowle Architects Gallery, New York, 2017
Broadbent Gallery, London, 2017
John Davis Gallery, Hudson, New York, 2016
Maddox Arts, London, 2015
Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, 2014 in conjunction with the launch of the Lund Humphries monograph, The Sense of Things: Willard Boepple Sculpture
Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, 2012
Johnson State College, Johnson, VT, 2012
Century Association, New York, 2010
Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, 2008-2009
Broadbent, London, 2007–08
Maiden Lane Exhibition Space, New York, 2007-2008
London Art Fair, 2006
Salander O'Reilly, New York, 2004
Broadbent, London, 2003 and 2001
Virginia Lynch Gallery, Tiverton Four Corners, RI, 2001
Tricia Collins Contemporary Art, New York, 2000.
Select group shows include:
Nassau County Museum, Roslyn Harbor, New York, 2018
Art 3, New York, 2017
Walpole, New Hampshire, 2016
National Academy of Arts and Letters Invitational Exhibition, New York, 2015
Zurcher Gallery, New York, 2014
Freedman Art, New York, 2014
National Academy Museum, New York, 2014
Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, 2013-2011, 2009, 2007
Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, London, 2013
The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, 2013
Poussin Gallery, London, 2011
Parker’s Box, Brooklyn, New York, 2010
Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, 2011
Palitz Gallery, Syracuse University Lubin House, 2010.