Angie Wilson mines seismic cultural shifts and the subtleties of consciousness in her textile-based sculpture and installations. Wilson uses yarn and light to draw on metaphors of weaving to illustrate phenomena of space and time. She explores matter and light, connecting the external universe and the worlds within ourselves, creating constellations of stars in various states of explosion and formation, death and birth. Her work investigates the parallels between stars and our cells as well as the metaphors of string and fabric to describe the universe.
Since Trump's election Wilson has been moved to make global resistance visible. She has been collaborating with other artists and with the public in resisting racism, xenophobia and inequality. In association with Solidarity Sundays, Radical Art Brigade and Kala Art Institute, Wilson has led public workshops to create Protest Curtains - reusable fabric protest banners that double as window curtains for homes and businesses. Protest Curtains face out on to our streets communicating empowering messages of love and resistance.
Angie Wilson is also a costume designer and collaborates with dancers who challenge inequity through performance, exploring themes of trauma, healing, race, police brutality, and gender role dissolution.
Angie Wilson received her MFA from San Francisco State University in 2011 and BA in Russian from Reed College in 2003. Her work has been exhibited at Headlands Center for the Arts, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art, Oakland Museum of California, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, Kala Art Institute, Cult/Aimee Friberg Exhibitions, and Root Division. She has been awarded fellowships and residencies at the Headlands Center for the Arts, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, the National Institute of Art and Disabilities, at the de Young Museum. Her work is featured in Queer Threads (ed John Chaich, AMMO Books, 2017) and Fray (by Julia Bryan-Wilson, University of Chicago Press, 2017).
Wilson was born in Tacoma, Washington in 1980. She lives and works in Oakland, CA.