Lecture by Letha Wilson

Photography Lecture Series
December 2, 2013 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Oakland Campus

Ralls Painting Studio
Free and open to the public

More info: Josef Jacques, jjacques@cca.edu, 510.594.3718

Letha Wilson's artwork uses photographs and materials from the natural landscape as a starting point for interpretation and confrontation.

The ability for a photograph to transport the viewer is both called upon and questioned; sculptural intervention attempts to compensate for the photograph’s failure to encompass the physical site it represents.

Landscape photography as a genre is approached with equal parts reverence and skepticism.

Wilson attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2009, and her artwork has been shown at many venues, including Art in General, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Socrates Sculpture Park, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, and the Essl Museum of Contemporary Art (Austria).

Wilson's work has been reviewed in Artforum, Art in America, the New York Times, the New Yorker, among others.

Wilson has been awarded artist residencies at Yaddo, The Farpath Foundation (France), Santa Fe Art Institute, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, and most recently the Headlands Center for the Arts. She has recently been awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Photography, and a Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant for 2014.

Wilson received her BFA from Syracuse University and her MFA from Hunter College in New York.

She lives and works in New York.

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