Andrew Wilson | Artist Overview

Andrew Wilson is a multimedia artist working in the intersections of the consumption of the Black body, ritual and funerary rights honoring the deceased, new interpretations of mythology and queerness. He received his BFA from Ohio Wesleyan University in 2013 with a concentration in Jewelry/Metals and his MFA from the University of California, Berkeley in 2017. Wilson’s work has been in many galleries and institutions including: The Berkeley Art Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SOMArts, and the Museum of the African Diaspora. He has received such awards and honors as: the Jack K. and Gertrude Murphy Award, and Emergency Grant from the Foundation of Contemporary Arts, the Carr Center Independent Scholars Fellowship and more. He has also shown with Carrie Mae Weems in The Spirit That Resides in Havana, Cuba alongside the Havana Biennial. His work has been collected by Michigan State University and the University of New Mexico.

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“My work, is a meditation on slow craft and how this slowness collects, amplifies and transports the viewer through care. It is the way I peer into the archive and interrogate the histories that shape the fabric of Blackness.”

Andrew Wilson