Born 1975 in Chicago, IL. Lives in Carrizozo, NM.
Born 1975 in Chicago, IL. Lives in Carrizozo, NM.
Paula Wilson received an MFA from Columbia and a BFA from Washington University in St. Louis, MO. She is in museum exhibitions including Plein Air at MOCA Tucson, Toward the Sky’s Back Door at The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, and Ashley Bryan / Paula Wilson: Take the World into Your Arms at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. 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 Denny Dimin Gallery, New York (2022), Locust Projects, Miami, FL (2020-2021), 516 ARTS Contemporary Museum, Albuquerque, NM (2019), and Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, 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 Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Colby College Museum of Art, The Studio Museum in Harlem, the New York Public Library, Yale University, Saatchi Gallery, and The Fabric Workshop.
Becoming Land offers an exciting and surprising variety of interpretations of landscapes that begs viewers to reconsider preconceived definitions of what landscape means, how it can be represented, and how we humans interact with and embody natural spaces.
Turning to the Light: Paula Wilson Interviewed by Heidi Howard, Works that blend ecology and eroticism.
Paula Wilson works in expansive ways with collage, large-scale woodcut, video, and painting and lives and works in the remote high desert town of Carrizozo, NM.
In less than five enthralling minutes, Wilson crystallizes her show’s many themes, underscoring that her everyday artistic existence is inextricable from the rhythms of the natural world.
Review this exciting Podcast hosted by Praxis on Yale University Radio, and get to know how Paula Wilson discusses her current show “Imago” in this exciting interview.
Creatures of the Fire (2020) by Paula Wilson was acquired by the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville, Maine, in anticipation of her upcoming two-person exhibition Ashley Bryan | Paula Wilson: Take the World Into Your Arms in 2023.
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Plein Air, guest curated by Aurora Tang, brings together seven artists who use their environments as subject, medium, or setting.
In Plein Air at MOCA Tucson, artists challenge norms in paintings, installations, and video works that confront the white gaze that privileges colonizer culture and systems of oppression.
In the heart of Carrizozo, Paula Wilson cultivates her art and life.
‘On High’ at Locust Projects in Miami, FL features Paula Wilson’s 2017 video ‘Living Monument.’
Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton announces special Hodder Fund grants for 2020-2021 to 10 emerging career artists.
Grants awarded to Lileana Blain-Cruz, Onyedika Chuke, Mark DeChiazza, Marjani Forte, Jennifer Kidwell, Aurora Nealand, Maya Phillips, Aaron Robertson, Katy Pyle, and Paula Wilson are intended to support artists during the economic challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic
At the center of iris yirei hu’s installation is a tapestry hanging from a Navajo loom atop clay shards that resemble dry earth mounded over a grave. The woven image is of a weaver, a picture hu pairs with a print of a woman weaving silk (the source image is a Chinese work found in the nineteenth century), which rests on the clay bed.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two New Mexico artists thread inspiration from the state’s high desert terrain through seemingly opposite styles.
Paula Wilson’s print world entangles silhouetted figures with fantasy landscapes.
Mira Burack’s collages evoke roiling suns and water droplets created from textiles.
516 ARTS is hosting both women in solo shows opening on Saturday, June 22. The art will hang through Aug. 31.
Paula Wilson’s exhibition, Spread Wild: Pleasures of the Yucca, opened on Saturday at Smack Mellon in Brooklyn, and will be on view through November 4. Please join us at Smack Mellon on Thursday, October 4, 6:30 – 8 p.m. for an artist talk! Smack Mellon is located at 92 Plymouth St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Listen to Paula Wilson interviewed on Yale University Radio WYBC. Listen Here. Aired March 23, 2018 Image: Paula Wilson in her exhibition FLOORED at Williamson Knight, Portland, OR. Courtesy of Williamson Knight. Photo: Mario Gallucci.
Denny Gallery is pleased to announce our representation of Paula Wilson. Visit Paula Wilson’s artist page. Paula Wilson was born 1975 in Chicago, IL. Lives in Carrizozo, NM. Paula Wilson is a mixed-media artist who studies and sources imagery from different cultures, geographies, and times to develop a unified, visual language of her own. Wilson frequently combines printmaking, painting, sculpture and video into her projects. Wilson works by collaging multiple forms of visual language together: ancient motifs, tropes from Western…Read More
Are Tech Collectors Finally Coming Around? Attendance and Sales Boom at FOG and Untitled San Francisco Oscar Murillo, Fischli/Weiss, and Ron Nagle were among the stand-out sellers at the bustling fair week. Eileen Kinsella, January 18, 2018 The Bay Area may is among the most closely watched art markets in the world right now, and expectations were running high as San Francisco’s fledgling art fair scene kicked into full swing this past weekend. FOG Design + Art, at Fort Mason,…Read More
Albuquerque Museum’s Head Curator Dr. Josie Lopez and artist Paula Wilson explore the ways portraiture is examined and redefined through Wilson’s work, currently on display in the exhibition, Eye to I: Self Portraits from the National Portrait Gallery.
Paula Wilson is a mixed-media artist who studies and sources imagery from different cultures, geographies, and times to develop a unified, visual language of her own. She works by collaging multiple forms of visual language together: ancient motifs, tropes from Western art history, and identifiers of her home in the New Mexico High Desert.
This event premiered on July 21, 2021.
Paula Wilson participated in Virtual—Denny Dimin Gallery’s new series of exhibitions presented exclusively online. The limited run exhibitions complement our IRL programming at the gallery and fairs with a small selections of artworks. Behind-the-scenes videos bring the immediate experience of art viewing online for a remote audience.
Virtual: New Mexico highlights artists Paula Wilson and Scott Anderson, who live and work in the deserted Southwestern state famous for its vibrant art scene. This virtual exhibition was selected to coincide with Denny Dimin Gallery’s presentation of their work at UNTITLED Miami Beach in December 2019.
Virtual: New Mexico includes two prints each titled Mooning by Wilson and a new painting titled Drive-thru Salad by Anderson. These artworks are accompanied by candid videos of the artists in their studios speaking on their practice, context, and working life. The virtual exhibition format allows the viewer to explore the artists’ work in situ. Anderson introduces his daily routine in a studio outpost behind his home in Albuquerque, while Wilson invites us to explore her cavernous 5,000 square foot studio space in Carrizozo, a sparsely populated, old railroad town.
Installed in Paula Wilson: The Light Becomes You at Denny Dimin Gallery, New York, NY. November 29, 2018 – January 27, 2019.
Director of Photography: Vashni Korin (right channel)
Editor: Vashni Korin (right channel) and Paula Wilson (left channel)
Sound: “Speaking in My Native Tongue” by Jamel Henderson