Autumn Wallace

'Gold Plated Moment' Acrylic, Oil, Pastel and Gold Leaf on PVC - 48 x 48" - 2021

Autumn Wallace (b. 1996, Philadelphia, PA) is a visual artist who works across media to create paintings and sculptures that examine human sexuality, gender, and the black femme experience.

Influenced by early 90’s cartoons, Byzantine aesthetics, Baroque Style, and what Wallace describes as “low-quality adult materials”, Wallace’s work generates a sense of fluidity whereby figures defy spatial, social, physical, emotional, and psychological boundaries. Wallace is a graduate of the Tyler School of Art at Temple University.

Recent solo exhibitions include How to Hug Yourself: 10 Steps (with Pictures), Gaa Gallery, #THECONTAINTERSTORE, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA; #MAJORSEXUALCHEESEFETISH, Portside Art Parlor, Philadelphia, PA; How Could I Say No To You?, HOUSE Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; and #SingleWithPets, Stella Elkins Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. Wallace is the recipient of numerous fellowships including residencies at the Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA; Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), North Adams, MA; the Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT; and Yaddo Saratoga Springs, NY.

The books mentioned in the interview are Aesop’s Fables the Unabridged version, and Nature Poem by Tommy Pico.

‘Double Dutch’ Acrylic, Oil, Pastel and Rhinestones on Canvas hung by Grommets – approx 73 x 61″ – 2020
‘Gold Plated Moment’ Acrylic, Oil, Pastel and Gold Leaf on PVC – 48 x 48″ – 2021

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