Amy Wilson

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I experienced the world..., 2010; watercolor on paper, 9 x 12 inches
I wanted to escape..., 2010; watercolor on paper, 9 x 12 inches
We would tell each other secrets, 2008; watercolor on paper, 8 1/4 x 7 3/4
It surprised me to no end, 2008; watercolor on paper, 15 3/4 x 12
I thought about the fights I had with myself, 2008; watecolor on paper, 12 x 18
Artist's Statement

My work generally consists of small-scale watercolor drawings and books that have tiny, hand-written texts incorporated into them and that feature an ever-changing cast of talkative girls.

In my drawings, I like to explore the tension that exists between my interior world and the exterior one. I incorporate personal stories and observations along with commentary about current events (both personal and ones that make it to the news). They depict a "chorus" of young girls, all of whom I see as being an extension of myself and as representations of the many voices I have inside of me; as such I consider my work to be an ongoing exploration of self-portraiture. These girls give voice to my thoughts and are often depicted in scenarios inspired by experiences from my life.


My work has been included in solo shows at BravinLee programs, the Jersey City Museum, the Warhol Museum, the Hunterdon Museum, the Museum at the University of Mississippi, and Bellwether gallery. I've been in solo shows at PS1, The Drawing Center, Wesleyan, the Grolier Club, Josee Bienvenue Gallery and PPOW.

I teach at the School of Visual Arts in NYC in the Visual and Critical Studies, Art History, and Fine Arts departments.

A complete bio is available via my website,