Letha Wilson

Letha Wilson

Letha Wilson

6 Possibilities for an 8 Minute Car Drive, Nova Scotia, 2005
Color video on DVD with audio
8 minutes 15 seconds

Born Honolulu, Hawaii
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New YorkEDUCATION

2009
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine

2003
Hunter College, New York, NY, MFA in Combined Media

1998
Syracuse University School of Visual and Performing Arts, Syracuse, New York, BFA in Painting

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013
Monuments and Landmarks, Art in General, New York, NY

2012
Letha Wilson, Higher Pictures, New York, NY

2011
Punch the Sky at Vox Populi

2009
Lost Horizons, Buffalo Arts Studio, Buffalo, NY

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014
What is a Photograph?, International Center of Photography, New York, NY
Jason Middlebrook and Letha Wilson, Retrospective Gallery, Hudson, NY
Ain'tings, Robert Blumenthal Gallery, New York, NY. Curated by Ryan Steadman
Fruit/Flowers/Appliances, LVL3, Chicago, IL
Shakti, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy
Implicit Horizon, Mixed Greens, New York, NY

2013
The First 15: The Meredith S. Moody Residency at Yaddo, The Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY
Haptic Translations, OHWOW, Los Angeles, CA. Organized by Christine Messineo
With Cinder Blocks We Flatten Our Photographs, Romer Young Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Harlem Postcards, Studio Museum of Harlem, New York, NY
Clear Cut, G44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, Toronto, Canada. Catalogue.

2012
New New York, Essl Museum, Vienna, Austria
NeoNatural, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
After Image: The Photographic Process(ed), Cerritos College Art Gallery, Norwalk, CA
There's Something Happening Here, Brancolini Grimaldi, London, UK
Black Foliage, Nudashank, Baltimore, MD
Grounded, Airplane, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Rico Gatson.
Earth WORKS: Ten Artists on Land and Industry, P.P.O.W., New York, NY
Leave it to Beavers, Gallery Diet, Miami, FL
B19, Long Island University Brooklyn, Humanities Gallery, NY
Photography Is, Higher Pictures, NYC
Brooklyn Bound, Nazareth College Arts Center, Rochester, NY
In the Corner of my Eye, Drake Hotel, Toronto, Canada
The Big Stink Moves Like a Moth Toward the Light, Hungryman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Amalgalm, Mary Ryan Gallery, New York, NY
What I Know, NYCAMS, New York, NY. Curated by Jason Andrew.
Placemakers, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE
Aude Pariset, Kate Steciw & Letha Wilson, Toomer Labdza, New York, NY

2011
BAM Next Wave Art, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Dan Cameron.
Composite Materialism: Ethan Greenbaum, Letha Wilson, Tamara Zahaykevitch.SPACE Gallery,
Portland, Maine.
ROY G BIV, Waterhouse and Dodd. Curated by Trong G. Nguyen.
Project Space, Stene Projects, Stockholm, Sweden.
J.J. Holdings and Friends, a J.J. Holdings Affair, 94 Prince Street, 2nd Floor, NYC.
Work Hard at Wildlife, organized by Jon Lutz / Daily Operation
So Different, So Appealing, Gramercy Park Hotel, Penthouse. New York, NY. Organized by
Rachel Churner and Ryan Steadman.
Imprecise Geometry: Niall McClelland, Jong Oh, Letha Wilson, organized by Wendy Olsoff,308at156 project space, New York, NY.
The Death of Affect, ART BLOG ART BLOG, New York, NY
Cut/Paste, Big&Small/Casual Gallery, Long Island City, NY
This is The Same as That: Dave Murray and Letha Wilson, LVL3, Chicago, IL
Late Summer Blues, Storefront, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Sara Reisman and Ian Daniel.
Matthew Brandt, Christine Nguyen, Letha Wilson: Every Photo Graph Is In Visible, Churner and Churner, New York, NY
Summer Time, Mary Ryan Gallery, New York, NY
Goodbye Space Shuttle, Curbs and Stoops, Brooklyn, NY
Always The Young Strangers, Higher Pictures, New York, NY
Dawn Till Dusk, Jen Bekman Gallery, New York, NY
Nature Unframed, The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, IL
New Monuments, Lesley Heller Workspace, New York, NY
Mountain Standard Time & Place, Modbo, Colorado Springs, CO.
Groundwork, Storefront, Brooklyn, NY
The Working Title, Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY. Organized by Progress Report
Paper A-Z at Sue Scott Gallery, New York, NY
Mirrored Thoughts / Spaces Between, Curated by Stephanie Adamowicz, Spattered Columns an
ACNY Project, New York, NY
Matinee, Curated by Lauren van Haaften-Schick and Patrick Brennan, St. Cecilia's Convent
Brooklyn, NY
Off Camera, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2010
SHOP 2010 at Tide Pool, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY
Greening Green at ARKO Art Center, Seoul, South Korea
Science Fiction, Storefront, Brooklyn, NY
EYTJ, Robischon Gallery,Denver, Colorado
MacDougal's Cave, Silvis Studio, Brooklyn, NY
Collective Show New York 2010, PARTICIPANT, Inc., New York, NY
Planes and lines seem to glide past one another, Kunz,Viz,Gonzalez, Chicago, IL
Day Glow, Nudashank Gallery, Baltimore, MD
Vertical, Liaison Controverse, Düsseldorf, Germany
Magicality, Platform Gallery, Seattle, WA
I Know What You Did Last Summer, St. Cecilia's Convent, Brooklyn, NY
Born to Die, Secondhome Projects, Berlin, Germany
World's Greatest a Daily Operation project, part of Bushwick Open Studios, Brooklyn, NY
Momenta Art Benefit Raffle and Auction at Momenta and White Columns, Brooklyn and New
York, NY
The Hendersons Will All Be There, BravinLee Programs, New York, NY

2009
Lines Through the Wilderness, Rosenberg Gallery, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
Chunky Monkey, Red Flagg Gallery, New York, NY
Scenariette, Possible Projects, Brooklyn, NY
HomeBase IV, New York, NY

2008
Video A: Miguel Soares and Letha Wilson, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Ridgefield, CT
There's No Place Like Utopia, Five Myles, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Matt Freedman
Waste Not, Want Not, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY.

2007
between to and from, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ. Curators Veronica
Mijelshon and Eleanor Eichenbaum
Merit Badge 2, Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY. Curated by Jason Middlebrook
Locations of Elsewhere, Peer Gallery, New York, NY. Curated by Leah Oates
Points of Departure: Inner and Outer Journeys in Contemporary Art, Fox Gallery at the
University of Pennsylvania
Landscape Architects, The Arts Center of the Capital Region Troy, NY. Curated by Jennifer
Moon.

2006
Heartfelt, 96 Gillespie, London, UK
The Searchers, White Box, New York, NY. Curated by Patricia Maloney.
The Peekskill Project 2006, Peekskill, NY. Selection curated by Tania Duvergne.
Paradise Lost , Frederieke Taylor Gallery, New York, NY. Curated by Dan Tague.
The Studio Visit, Exit Art, New York, NY

2005
Exit Biennial II: Traffic, Exit Art, New York, NY
No Apology for Breathing, Jack the Pelican, Brooklyn, NY. Organized by Matthew Lusk.
Red, White and Blue, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York, NY

2004
Look Closer...., AG Gallery, Brooklyn, New York. Curated by Tomoko Ashikawa.
Ignite at the Puck Building, a GenArt event, New York, NY. Curated by Trong Nguyen.
AIM 24, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, New York
Re:Construct, PH Gallery, New York, NY. Curated by Tomoko Ashikawa.

2003
Project Room, Contemporary Artists Center,North Adams, Massachusetts
Hunter College MFA Thesis Exhibition, Times Square Gallery, Hunter College, New York, NY2001
Minute: a boxed set of miniature multiples, Artists Space, New York, NY

HONORS AND AWARDS

2014
The Jerome Foundation Visual Arts Travel and Study Grant

2013
New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship (Deutsche Bank Fellow) in Photography (Also nominated in Architecture / Environmental Structures)
Headlands Center for the Arts Residency, California

2012
The Santo Foundation, Individual Artist Grant
Farpath Foundation Grant and Residency, Dijon, France
Meredith S. Moody Residency Fellowship, Artist Residency, The Corporation of Yaddo, Saratoga
Springs, NY

2011
Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts March - May 2011 Artist-in-Residence

2010
Smack Mellon Hot Picks 2010, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY
BRIC Rotunda Gallery Artist of the Month February 2010

2009
Nomination, Louis Comfort Tiffany Biennial Award
Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture Fellowship
Santa Fe Art Institute Fellowship

2004
Artist in the Marketplace Program, Bronx Museum of the Arts
Nomination, Rema Hort Mann Art Grant

2000
Hunter College Exchange Scholarship

1998
Orlin Prize, Honors Thesis Project “Artspace: Art Beyond Academia”
Augusta Hazard Painting Award, Syracuse University Painting Dept.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Sanchez, Gabriel H. "What is a Photograph at ICP" Critic's Picks, Artforum.com, March 2014.
Steinhauer, Jillian. "'Space Heater' at Harbor Gallery" Hyperallergic.com, March 3, 2014.
Bohnacker, Siobhan. "What is a Photograph?" Photo Booth, The New Yorker.com, January 2014.
Johnson, Ken. "Digital, Analog and Waterlogged",The New York Times, January 30, 2014. Page C27.
"What is a Photograph" color exhibition catalog, International Center for Photography, New York, NY. 2014.
Maloney, Patricia. "Best of 2013 - With Cinder Blocks We Flatten Our Photographs at Romer Young", Daily Serving, December 25, 2013.
Cheshire, Tom. "Original(ish) Works of Art", Wired U.K., September 2013, Page 74-75.
Laster, Paul. "Christine Messineo at OHWOW", The Aesthete. August 2013.
Hotchkiss, Sarah. "Unflattened Photographs at Romer Young", KQED, July 8, 2013.
"Landmarks and Monuments at Art in General", DLK Collection, June 14, 2013.
Baker, R.C. Letha Wilson: Landmarks and Monuments, Village Voice, June 12, 2013.
D'Agostino, Paul. Art Picks from Print, The L Magazine. April 24, 2013.
"Land Marks", Co-published by Hassla and Art in General, April 2013. Edition of 500.
Doran, Anne. Exhibition Reviews, Letha Wilson, Higher Pictures, Art in America, April 2013, p. 113.
Chamberlain, Colby. Reviews, Letha Wilson, Higher Pictures, Artforum, March 2013, pp. 277-278.
Aletti, Vince. Goings On About Town: Art "Letha Wilson", The New Yorker, January 17, 2013.
DLK Collection, "Letha Wilson at Higher Pictures", January 11, 2013
Haber, John. Art Reviews Around New York, "Cementing America", haberarts.com. January 18, 2013
Clear Cut exhibition catalog, 2013. Essay by Vanessa Nichols. Published by G44 Centre for Contemporary
Photography, Toronto, Canada.
Shreck, Christopher. "Studio visit with Letha Wilson", All of This is Rocket Science, December 17, 2012.
New. New York exhibition catalog, 2012. Essay by Deborah Kuan. Published by Essl Museum Kunst Der
Gegenwart. pp 62 - 71.
"New. New York at Essl Museum", Sleek Magazine, November 26, 2012.
A3 series #3, Edition of 300, Risograph prints, Published by Vandret publications, November 2012,
Copenhagen.
Rothman, Aaron. "Landscape Photography: New Visions, Part 4", The Design Observer Group,
places.designobserver.com. August 21, 2012.
Fruit Salad, Bronze Age Editions, Summer 2012.
Disturber Magazine, Issue 2, Summer 2012. London, U.K.
Aletti, Vince. Goings On About Town: Art "Photography Is", The New Yorker, May 10, 2012.
"Letha Wilson: Interview by Jason Judd", Bite Magazine, Issue 3. Winter 2012. Pgs. 24-29.
Zimmer, Lori. "2-D Pushers", www.artslant.com (New York), February 14, 2012.
"Gold Strike Supper", White Zinfindel, No. 2. TV Dinners, Fall / Winter 2012. Pg 66-69.
"Post-Internet Painting and the Death of Affect", December 2011. www.pooool.info
"Artist Edition Paper Planes", The Believer: The 2011 Art Issue. Magazine supplement, curated by Chris
Wiley. November/December 2011. Pages 63 & 64.
Ruiz, Steve. "Actual Presence Suggested", www.artslant.com (Chicago), August 29. 2011.
Winchester, Tom. "Interviews: An Analog Path for Photgraphy", www.hyperallergic.com. August 12, 2011.
Daly, Hannah. "A Fading Feeling", www.artslant.com (New York), August 8, 2011.
Miranda, Carolina. "This Week: Must-See Arts in the City", WNYC (wnyc.org). August 4, 2011.
Aletti, Vince. Goings On About Town: Art "Every Photo Graph is In Visible", The New Yorker, July 27, 2011.
Doran, Anne. "Art Review: Always the Young Strangers: Young women photographers put a fresh feminist
spin on the medium.", Time Out New York, June 28, 2011. Page 41.
Cotter, Holland. "Art in Review: Always the Young Strangers", The New York Times, June 9, 2011. Page C25.
Aletti, Vince. Goings On About Town: Art "Always the Young Strangers", The New Yorker, June 3, 2011.
Truax, Stephen. "New Monuments on the Lower East Side"www.hyperallergic.com, May 5, 2011.
Gopnick, Blake. "Wall Mugs Tree", The Daily Beast, www.thedailybeast.com. April 15, 2011.
Sutton, Benjamin. "Renewed Monuments: Sculpture in the Post/Un-Monumental Era", The L Magazine,
April 26, 2011.
Broz, Joan. "Morton Arboretum art exhibit celebrates tree forms", The Daily Herald, April 26, 2011.
Maine, Stephen. "Variety Trumps Argument at the Bronx River Art Center", www.artcritical.com, April 23, 2011.
Russeth, Andrew. "The Working Title at the Bronx River Art Center", www.16miles.com. April 7, 2011.
Nordeen, Bradford. "Fanzine Does New York Art Week 2011", thefanzine.com, March 6, 2011.
Monnier, Annette. "Letha Wilson 'Punch the Sky' at Vox Populi", onereviewamonth.com, February 27, 2011.
Nathan, Emily. "Brooklyn Local", Artnet Magazine, Feb. 12, 2011.
So-Young, Moon. "Environmental Art That Does More Than Alter Nature", Korea JoongAng Daily, Feb. 11, 2011.
Newhall, Edith. "Artwork using photographs in unconventional ways", The Philadelphia Inquirer, Feb 6, 2011.
Vettese, John. "School of Life", Philadelphia Citypaper, January 20-26, 2011.
MacMillan, Kyle. "Future of art, through eyes of under-33s", The Denver Post, Dec. 9. 2010.
Paglia, Michael. "Two young stars of the art world are on display this month in Denver", Westword, Nov. 30, 2010.
Possible Press, Issue 2. A quarterly publication of artists' writings. September 4, 2010.
Kate Steciw. "Letha Wilson", The Photography Post, August 16, 2010.
Boyce, Peter. "Guest Curator Offers Day Glow at Nudashank", Radar Redux, Baltimore Art and Culture, August 12, 2010.
Graves, Jen. "Magical Thinking", The Stranger, Seattle. July 6, 2010.
Hackett, Regina. "William Powhida's Sideshow Magic", ARTSJOURNAL weblog, July 2010.
"Poul Henningsen Docet", Lighting Academy: Il Portale Della Luce, May 14, 2009.
Ryzik, Melena. "At a Clinic, Artists Reflecting On Home", The New York Times, May 11, 2009.
Sena, John. "Beyond a Building", The Santa Fe New Mexican, March 2, 2009
Trimarco, James. "Tracks: More Than A Pretty View", The Brooklyn Rail, July 2008
Saltz, Jerry. "Waste Not, Want Not" Critic's Pick, New York Magazine online, June 27, 2008.
Dan Bischoff. “Artists take measure for its own sake”, The Star-Ledger, January 6, 2008.
Benjamin Genocchio. “Art Review; A Chance to Fill Up on Visual Treats”, New York Times, April 25, 2004, p. 9.
Middlebrook, Jason. "Top Ten", Artforum, February 2003, p. 55.
Powhida, William. "Majority Rules", The Brooklyn Rail, Summer 2002, pp. 8-9.
Paul, Christine. "Collaborative Curatorial Models and Public Curation", Switch Journal, San Jose State
University, Issue 17, Feb. 2002