Monday, April 22, 2024

Paula Wilson

Paula Wilson, photo: Mario Gallucci

Paula Wilson received an MFA from Columbia and a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis, MO.

Wilson’s most recent solo exhibitions were FLOORED, at Williamson|Knight Gallery, Portland, OR (2018), Salty & Fresh at Emerson Dorsch Gallery, Miami FL (2017), and The Backward Glance at Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE (2017).

She has been included in four exhibitions at the Studio Museum in Harlem, exhibitions at Skidmore College (2015), Inside-Out Art Museum in Beijing (2014), Postmasters Gallery (2010), Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (2009), Zacheta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw (2007), Sikkema Jenkins & Co. (2006), just to name a few.

She has been featured in publications such as Hyperallergic, Artforum, The New York Times, the New York Observer, and The New Yorker. 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.

Stained Glass Vision, 2016 Monotype, woodblock print, acrylic, spray paint, machine stitching and oil on canvas with cherry wood hanger 77 1/2 × 94 1/2 in 196.9 × 240 cm
Reflection Pool Near Nogal Peak, 2010 Oil, spray paint, on paper and canvas 53 × 70 in 134.6 × 177.8 cm
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  1. […] Paula Wilson lives and works in Carrizozo, New Mexico, a town of around 900 people in the high desert plains. As an artist living in this area, Wilson has been able to devote all of her time to her practice. Cost of living is extremely low and there is little to spend money on allowing Wilson and her partner, a woodworker, to live comfortably. Along with a community of other artists, Wilson helped begin an artist residency program. The residency remains intentionally small, with artists finding out about it primarily peer to peer. For resident artists there is studio space and housing for a span of two weeks to two months. The residency flows both ways in that artists coming in are able to live and work in a new and beautiful environment while the founders and year round resident artists of Carrizozo have the chance to bring in others to their small community. Wilson’s 5,000 square foot studio is a former Ford garage turned micro-brewery and finally art space. Being presently between shows, she is “welcoming a sense of play” and examining form and space rather than any sort of concrete concepts. Wilson has been working on muslin lately, creating monotype silkscreens and woodblock carvings as well as conceptualizing a video imagining the Yucca Moth. To hear more about her work and life in a remote corner of the New Mexico desert, listen to the full interview here. […]


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