Represented Artist

Paula Wilson

Born 1975, Chicago, IL, United States

Paula Wilson, portrait
Paula Wilson, Sunflower, 2017
Paula Wilson, Sunflower 2017 Woodblock print, screenprint, batik, monotype, acrylic, and oil on various fabrics with video inner and cherry wood hanger 119 x 31

Paula Wilson enlists an extensive range of techniques to create her hybrid works. Using sculpture, collage, painting, installation, and printmaking.

Selected Works

These are a selected group of works and installation photographs from the exhibition. For a complete list of available works please contact us.

Paula Wilson

Mixed-media artist Paula Wilson enlists an extensive range of techniques to create her hybrid works. Using sculpture, collage, painting, installation, and printmaking methods such as silkscreen, lithography, and woodblock, Wilson explores perceptions of light, form, and the body in space. Various textures and vibrant colors are layered in collaged pieces, such as Tomorrow’s Tomorrow (2008), where a vase of flowers lit by a stained glass window is constructed on a piece of paper through oil, spray paint, and collaged, inlayed woodblock prints. Equally multifaceted as her densely layered collages is her subject matter and vast expanse of inspirations, drawn from cultural histories, identities, and an exploration of various female personas.

Biography

Mixed-media artist Paula Wilson enlists an extensive range of techniques to create her hybrid works. Using sculpture, collage, painting, installation, and printmaking methods such as silkscreen, lithography, and woodblock, Wilson explores perceptions of light, form, and the body in space. Various textures and vibrant colors are layered in collaged pieces, such as Tomorrow’s Tomorrow (2008), where a vase of flowers lit by a stained glass window is constructed on a piece of paper through oil, spray paint, and collaged, inlayed woodblock prints. Equally multifaceted as her densely layered collages is her subject matter and vast expanse of inspirations, drawn from cultural histories, identities, and an exploration of various female personas.

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SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018
Visitor Welcome Center, Los Angeles, CA (July)
Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY (September)
Spirit Ground film screening organized by UNDERGRUND COLLECTIVE
hosted at Coaxial Arts, Los Angeles, CA (July)
FLOORED, Williamson | Knight, Portland, OR, 2018

2017
Paula Wilson: The Backward Glance, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE
Salty & Fresh, Emerson Dorsch Gallery, Miami FL

2015
Salty & Fresh, Cherry & Lucic, Portland, OR
Back it Up, Museum Blue, St. Louis, MO

2014
Undress, Center for Contemporary Arts, Spector Ripps Project Space, Santa Fe, NM

2010
First Story, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA

2008
The Stained Glass Ceiling, Bellwether Gallery, New York, NY

2006
Paintings and Drawings from the Hanno Valley, Galleria Suzy Shammah, Milan, Italy

2000
What’s So Personal, The Butcher Shop, Chicago, IL

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