Angie Wilson is an interdisciplinary visual artist working in textile-based sculpture, installation, social practice, and interior design. She 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.
Her participatory projects connect people to the experience of embodied art making - working through social justice issues in community through movement and making together. Her installations and exhibitions include community workshops that offer participants opportunities to come together to make art, dance, and dialogue about interconnectedness and about how our actions affect and impact one another. Wilson often collaborates with community arts organizations, local dancers, healers, musicians, and scientists to catalyze dynamic community conversations about universality, race, and gender. Wilson advocates that art, movement, and creativity can heal; Her projects encourage us to explore our power to create change in our communities.
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, de Young Museum, 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 de Young Museum, Headlands Center for the Arts, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, and the National Institute of Art and Disabilities.
Her work is featured in Queer Threads (ed John Chaich and Todd Oldham, AMMO Books, 2017) and Fray (by Julia Bryan-Wilson, University of Chicago Press, 2017).
Wilson lives and works in Oakland, CA.