Take a Matisse loving third generation abstract painter birthed on the likes of de Kooning and Pollock, subject her to 18 years of watching graffiti covered subway trains, blurs of color, screeching brakes, just pure raw emotion. Add some Keith Haring, Studio 54 punk rock and just plain life in the fast lane. Now those memories can be transformed by searching for a personal language in art. Grateful to many friends, artists and teachers who inspired and challenged my life in all manners, difficult and uplifting, with a kick in the ass and a kiss. Painting tonight, tomorrow I awaken to see my dreams. But not so often here, truely the best is without censoring. How can I let the subconscious speak. Automatic and abstract meet quite easily, here a sleigh of hand, like a master hypnotist, bring forth my unconscious mind set free.
Had a great career working in commercials, wore many hats there, creative enough, art director, set decorator, costumer and wardrobe stylist. Then I left, had started to paint again and wanted to give it my full attention Played with styles, researched some, loved Joan Mitchell. Then I saw a page in a graffiti book and fell in love with an art collective in Barcelona, Spain. Ochos Nigras, (Black Sheep), and that was what I was looking for and have been inspired many times by looking at that one page. Because I liked this art started to research similar in Europe and discovered the style had a name, Art Brut. Then found Jean Dubuffet was instrumental in defining this very basic, primitive form of expression, that I love so much. Throw away a lot of paintings and recently started to save them for collage, primarily using a glue gun. Really a learning experience , have large table covered with cut up canvas, can pick colors and cut into abstract shapes. It's been a wonderful journey. Someone mentioned "they wanted to live their life in my colors" and I replied "I lived that that life and now I paint it."
Resume Vickie Wilson
1963-1968 University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota Art Major/Art History Minor
2020 12/1-12/24 Jane's Art Center, New Smyrna Beach, FL 2020 Red Group Show 2020 11/5 -1/5/2021 Gallery 500 Daytona Beach, FL group show 2019 10/1/2019-12/31/2019 Gallery 500 Daytona Beach, FL group show
2010-2019 First Thursdays at Orlando Art Museum, Orlando, FL About 3 times a year
2019 10/1/2019 Restock painting at JF Galley Palm Beach, FL since 2013
2019 3/21/2019 -4/17/2019 Spotlight Gallery@ City Arts Factory, Abstract solo show
2019 4/18/2019-5/19/2019 Spotlight Gallery @ City Arts Factory, Urban solo show
2018 1/19-3/2/2018 Mennello Museum Invitational, Orlando, FL
2017 2/3/-28/2017 Invitational Enterprise Historical Center and Museum, Enterprise, FL
2016 7/20-9/5/2016 Invitational Lake Mary Museum, Lake Mary, FL Painting and Ceramics
2013-2015 1792 Gallery, Orlando, FL Ceramics
2010-2013 Neu America Gallery, Orlando, FL Painting and Ceramics
2013-2019 Gallery O @City Arts Factory
1984 12/1-1/12/1985 The Allen/Wincor Gallery, NYC, NY Ceramics with Howard Meister Furniture Designer
1985 6/1-7/1/1985 Gallery Par, NYC, NY Ceramics with Al Kapp Cartoons Awards
2016 Honorable mention Orlando Art Museum, "Declaration of the Mind" Art and Philosophy
2017 Valencia College Student Potter's Guild Award
2017 Valencia College Student Ceramic Award
2016 Valencia College Student Ceramic Award
2015 Best in Show Orlando Art Museum, Urban Art Collections International
2020 Copelouzos Family Art Museum, Greece (firstname.lastname@example.org) Sent me a 35cm painting to paint, no cost to me and will be in a book with other artists.
2019-2020 Two 48" x 48" paintings for the Garbe family in Germany.
2012 Three 48" x 48 paintings for Dr. Ian Walker (former Headmaster, The King's School, Rochester, England) for his home a former Monastery.