WILDER ALISON

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Artwork
Switch, mixed media, 2011
It A Boy: Bearskins, video still, 2011
Evolving Colorway, set B, #30-41, latex paint on fabric, 2011
She learned my licking cadence quickly, 3 color silkscreen on fabric, 2010
Ideal Hearthquake! installation shot, mixed media, 2009
WILDER
ALISON
Artist's Statement

I have long been interested in creating fabric. My background lies largely in textiles, and I’ve spent the past several years making work that explores the numerous possibilities of fabric- and clothing-based sculpture, painting, and installation. Grounded in color and surface design, my work often engages with dysphoria relating to industrial production and gender performativity. Instead of treating this dysphoria cynically, I call on it as inspiration for transforming objects from one form or medium into another. I aim to both neutralize and fetishize the use of garish colors, textiles and trash through processes of material transformation. I think of the objects produced thereby as ambiguous, or "androgynous," standing in contrast to both the mono-functional products of the assembly line and the fixed genders of conventional subjectivity.

www.alisonwilder.com

Bio/Resume

B. 1986, Lives & works in Brooklyn, NY

EDUCATION
Bard College, BA
Yale Norfolk Summer School of Art

EXHIBITIONS
In Hoping We Find Ourselves, Quark Gallery, Detroit, MI
Festival of Lights, Know More Games, BK, NY
Friendship is Irresistible Work, Primetime, BK, NY (solo)
Getting Warmer, Homestead Gallery, BK, NY
Wassaic Project 2010, Wassaic, NY
Why neutral, Invisible Dog Gallery, BK, NY (solo)
Recession Arts: Works Progress Show, Invisible Dog Gallery, BK, NY
Beg, Borrow or Steal, Lamontagne Gallery, Boston, MA
Ideal Hearthquake!, UBS, Red Hook, NY

AWARDS & RESIDENCIES
Ox-Bow Fall Residency Scholarship
Seven Below Artist Residency
Full Fellowship Award for Vermont Studio Center Residency
Fabric Workshop & Museum Apprenticeship
Smolny College Artist in Residence, St. Petersburg, Russia
Ellen Battell Stoeckel