William Dooley

Associate Professor of Art
Director of the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art
(205) 348-1890
Office Location:
Garland 100
(205) 348-0287

Prior to joining the Department of Art and Art History in 1988, William T. DooleyProfessor Dooley served as Assistant Curator of Exhibitions at Knight Gallery, Spirit Square Center for the Arts in Charlotte, North Carolina. He directs and curates a schedule of changing exhibitions for the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art which features internationally acclaimed artists such Gregory Amenoff, Ida Applebroog, Chakaia Booker, Mel Chin, William Christenberry, Cora Cohen, Jack Earl, Vernon Fisher, Cheryl Goldsleger, Jasper Johns, Lee Krasner, Sally Mann, Ed McGowin, Elizabeth Murray, John Newman, Robert Rauschenberg, Tony Scherman, Beverly Semmes, Fred Stonehouse, Carrie Mae Weems, Jil Weinstock and Thornton Willis. He presides over the gallery’s Permanent Collection that contains about 1,000 pieces devoted to Modern and Contemporary Art. Dooley teaches in the media area of Drawing. He also offers an advanced undergraduate course on art museum practices. He served as the department chair from 1998 to 2008). His own artwork has been included in numerous regional and national juried exhibitions. His drawings and paintings have been curated into group exhibitions and several solo exhibits. His dedication to community outreach includes his contribution of expertise for exhibits and collections management for the Rural Studio, an architectural design/build program affiliated with Auburn University and active in the Black Belt region of Alabama since 1993.

William Dooley, "Untitled (Composition with Oxbow)," ca. 2008 Pencil, gesso, organic inks on paper News, Media & Exhibitions

Bill Dooley’s remembrance of his friend, fellow artist and colleague William Christenberry is here.

Untitled (Composition with Oxbow) acquired by the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art, June 2015
UA’s Jones Gallery to Display Newly Acquired Works

William Dooley: Drawing on Clairmont Avenue

Picture gallery of “Dreaming Local Over and Under” at the Ferg Gallery

Installation view, "William T. Dooley, Recent Works," 2013, Ferguson Center Gallery, UA


M.F.A., University of South Carolina (1980)