Paula Wilson

  • In the Desert: Mooning, 2016. Collagraph on muslin from two plates, handprinted collage on muslin and inkjet collage on silk.
    In the Desert: Mooning, 2016. Collagraph on muslin from two plates, handprinted collage on muslin and inkjet collage on silk.
  • In the Desert: Sediment, 2016. Monoprint collage with collagraph on muslin. 57 x 45 in.
    In the Desert: Sediment, 2016. Monoprint collage with collagraph on muslin. 57 x 45 in.
  • In the Desert: Tassel Rug, 2016. Monoprint collage with collagraph on muslin mounted on canvas and wood. 69 1/2 x 43 3/4 in.
    In the Desert: Tassel Rug, 2016. Monoprint collage with collagraph on muslin mounted on canvas and wood. 69 1/2 x 43 3/4 in.
  • In the Desert: Reservoir, 2016. Monoprint collage with collagraph on muslin. 27 x 22 in.
    In the Desert: Reservoir, 2016. Monoprint collage with collagraph on muslin. 27 x 22 in.
  • In the Desert: Window Sill, 2016. Monoprint collage with collagraph on muslin. 42 1/2 x 22 in.
    In the Desert: Window Sill, 2016. Monoprint collage with collagraph on muslin. 42 1/2 x 22 in.
  • In the Desert: Mooning with Blue Flowers, 2016. Monoprint collage with collagraph on muslin. 48 x 45 in.
    In the Desert: Mooning with Blue Flowers, 2016. Monoprint collage with collagraph on muslin. 48 x 45 in.

Essay by Stephanie Schlaifer Ellis on work produced during Wilson's Island Press mini-residency

Artist Paula Wilson completed a mini-residency at Island Press the week of May 4, 2015. Using her rug paintings as a point of departure, she created a series of prints that could be editionable rugs.

Wilson's work has been featured in group and solo exhibitions in the United States and Europe, including the Studio Museum in Harlem, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., Bellwether Gallery, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Johan Berggren Gallery in Sweden, and Zachęta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw. She is a recipient of numerous grants and awards including a Joan Mitchell Artist Grant, Art Production Fund's P3Studio Artist-in-Residency at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, and the Happy and Bob Doran Artist-in-Residence Fellowship at Yale University Art Gallery.

Wilson earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Washington University in 1998 and a Master of Fine Arts from Columbia University in 2005. She lives and works in Carrizozo, New Mexico.