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David Wilson – Director + Professor


Office: A+A 213
Telephone: 865.974.3407
Education: University of California, San Diego – MFA

Areas_2D_P+D_Faculty_WilsonUsing unconventional materials and approaches, including collaboration and performance, David Wilson creates large temporary artworks, videos, and drawings. Wilson has shown his work internationally at Kunsthalle Basel and Kunstlerhaus Boswil in Switzerland, the Experimental Art Foundation and Performance Space in Australia, the Robert McDougal Gallery in New Zealand, and the Center for Icelandic Art, Reykjavik. He has had solo exhibitions in the United States including at the Southeastern Center For Contemporary Art, Old Dominion University, Auburn University, the Florida Center for Contemporary Art, and the Dietrich Jenny Gallery. His group exhibitions venues include the Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Spaces Art Gallery, The Mint Museum, Cheekwood Fine Arts Center, the University of California (San Diego), and Wake Forest University.

Wilson’s videos were selected for the Dallas Video Festival, the Sydney Underground Film Festival, Australia, the DigiFestival, Florence, Italy (juror’s special recognition) , and the Alternative Film and Video Festival, Belgrade, Serbia (award of significant achievement).

Wilson’s artwork has been featured in periodicals such as Schweizer Kunst and Art Papers and reviewed in newspapers including the Los Angeles Times and Newsday. Wilson has been artist-in-residence at the International Artist Exchange, Basel, Switzerland, SIM, Reykjavik, Iceland, and the Academy of Fine Art, Bratislava, Slovak Republic. He has also designed sets for the National Theater of the Deaf Children’s Theater that toured the U.S.

Wilson received his M.F.A. from the University of California at San Diego where he studied with Allan Kaprow, Italo Scanga, and Manny Farber.


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