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Wilson makes paintings that are live, they unfold over time and destabilise the traditional idea of painting as a static object, hung on a wall.
Her paintings are often collaborative, instructionalised, performed, danced and have even been aired over the radio. Her painting performance ‘Rainbows’ was staged at the Royal Academy of Arts, London 2018 and at Palais de Tokyo, Paris in 2017.
In 2016 she had a solo exhibition at BALTIC 39, Newcastle and was shortlisted for the Jerwood Painting Fellowships, and in 2015 she had a solo exhibition at the Armory Center For the Arts, Pasadena, California, USA.
She completed her PhD, at University of Leeds (2017), her thesis is titled ‘Durational Painting: gifting, grafting, hosting, collaborating. Wilson received her MFA in Painting from the Slade School of Fine Art (2010).
Alongside her studio practice sits a curatorial practice. She recently curated ‘Painting in Time’, a large international group exhibition that opened at the Tetley, Leeds (2015) that then toured to School of the Art Institute Chicago (2016). The exhibition included artists Polly Apfelbaum, Claire Ashley, Lisa Milroy, Yoko Ono and Natasha Kidd.
She recently gave a paper at the Teaching Painting Conference: Painting the New, at the Royal Academy of Arts, London and in 2019 along with Dr Joanne Crawford will convene a session on painting at the annual Association for Art History conference.