William Bolton was born in Columbia, SC and earned a BFA in painting from the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC in 2001. He was a founding member of the non- profit Redux Contemporary Art Center in Charleston, SC and in 2004 he moved to New York City to attend graduate school. Bolton earned a MFA from the New York Academy of Art in 2006 and upon graduation, was awarded a one-year fellowship at the school. He has participated in several group and solo shows in New York and the surrounding area. Bolton lives and works in Lambertville, NJ.