Lecture by Anne Wilson

Presented as part of CCA’s Design and Craft Lecture Series
October 7, 2009, 7:30–9:00 pm

Nahl Hall, Oakland Campus
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Anne Wilson is a Chicago-based artist whose sculptures, drawings, Internet projects, and DVD stop-motion animations explore themes of time, loss, and social ritual. She uses found materials that are familiar and rich with cultural meaning, including table linens, bedsheets, human hair, lace, thread, and wire. Using pixelation and projection, dematerialization and reanimation, she works in a conceptual space, a liminal zone between drawing and object making, where social and political ideas overlap the material processes of handwork and industry. Her finished pieces remain liminal, in whatever new medium they enter.

Wilson holds an MFA from CCA and has exhibited in the United States, England, and Japan. Her work was included in the 2002 Whitney Biennial and is in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, and the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan. She chairs the Department of Fiber and Material Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.