Saturday, July 20, 2024

Paula Wilson

Portrait by Gabriella Marks

Paula Wilson received an MFA from Columbia and a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis, MO. Alongside her current exhibition at Denny Dimin Gallery, she is currently exhibiting within a group exhibition Plein Air at MOCA Tucson and has an upcoming solo exhibition Toward the Sky’s Back Door at The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs in 2023. She has also recently had an acquisition placed at Colby College Museum of Art. In addition, her upcoming Albuquerque Museum show: Nicola López and Paula Wilson: Becoming Land opens October 8th, 2022 and is part of a larger umbrella of shows titled: Historic and Contemporary Landscapes including work by Thomas Cole and Kiki Smith.

Wilson’s has held other recent solo exhibitions at Locust Projects, Miami, FL (2020-2021), 516 ARTS Contemporary Museum, Albuquerque, NM (2019), Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY (2018), and Denny Dimin Gallery, New York, NY (2018). She has been included in four exhibitions at the Studio Museum in Harlem, exhibitions at Tufts University Art Galleries (2021), Skidmore College (2015), Inside-Out Art Museum in Beijing (2014), Postmasters Gallery (2010), Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC (2010), Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (2009), Zacheta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw (2007), Sikkema Jenkins & Co. (2006), just to name a few. 

Wilson’s artwork is in many prestigious collections including, The Studio Museum in Harlem, the New York Public Library, Yale University, Saatchi Gallery, and The Fabric Workshop.

Microhouse, 2022 Mixed Media. Courtesy of Paula Wilson and Denny Dimin Gallery
Earth Angel, 2022 Acrylic and oil on muslin and canvas (relief, silkscreen, monotype, and lithography print), wooden and beaded jewelry made in collaboration with Mike Lagg. Courtesy of Paula Wilson and Denny Dimin Gallery
Up My Sleeve, 2021 Acrylic on muslin and canvas (woodblock, relief, monotype, silkscreen, collagraph, and digital print) Courtesy of Paula Wilson and Denny Dimin Gallery
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  1. […] Paula Wilson sat down to chat with us about, among other things, her exhibition titled Imago at Danny Dimin Gallery in NYC. The word imago, Latin for image, holds many meanings and associations for Wilson. There are the ideas of copying and artistic representations as well as a definition within psychological terminology. There is another meaning of the word, which is the last stage of metamorphosis for insects when they become fully winged. To hear more about what the show represents, and to hear what works were on view created by Wilson and her collaborator, woodworker Mike Lagg, listen to the complete interview. […]


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