William Cravis received his BFA from the California College of the Arts in Oakland and his MFA from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  He has been in residence at a variety of art centers, including the Boston Center for the Arts in Massachusetts; the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin; the Skowhegan School of Sculpture and Painting in Maine; and an international residency at Stiftung Futur in Rapperswil, Switzerland.