Angie Wilson’s works emerge as meditations on creation and the cosmos, referencing natural phenomena as well as craft traditions. She explores inner and outer space, making tangible the deep and intrinsic connections we have to the universe.
Angie Wilson connects her hand to the invisible hands of anonymous makers through reconfiguring pre-industrial methods of making and she repurposes post-industrial materials and modes of being. Her research into the life and labor of rug weavers and industrial garment workers led her to weaving carpets with used and discarded work uniforms. She continues to engage rug-weaving methods. Wilson also uses thread to create light paintings – recontextualizing sacred objects in space.
Her work responds to events and social movements through abstract sculpture, locating historical events on an emotional axis. Currently she is working on site-specific installations, a series of sculptural carpets that reflect, glow and radiate color, and woven three-dimensional paintings with luminescent rope and yarn.
Angie Wilson is an interdisciplinary artist working in textile-based sculpture, installation, and performance. She received a BA in Russian from Reed College in 2003 and an MFA from San Francisco State University in 2011. Her work has been exhibited at Headlands Center for the Arts, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, di Rosa Museum, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, and many others. 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, and forthcoming at the de Young Museum. Angie Wilson has designed and/or constructed costumes for dance and theater companies including the American Conservatory Theater, Lines Ballet, Teatro Zinzanni, California Shakespeare Theater, UC Berkeley, and Destiny Arts Center, among others. She lives and works in Oakland, California.