I'm an artist working primarily in fibers (lace, embroidery, etc) and drawing. I also teach at the School of Visual Arts in NYC, in the Visual & Critical Studies department.



email me at:

amywilson {at} gmail.com

Amy Wilson

Born 1973, New York City
Lives in Jersey City, NJ
Teaches at the School of Visual Arts, NYC



1997                 Yale University, New Haven, CT; MFA Sculpture

1995                 School of Visual Arts, New York City; BFA Fine Arts


Solo Exhibitions

2018  We lit up the sky, SVA Flatiron Project Space, NYC

2012    We dream of starfish and geodesic domes, BravinLee Programs, NYC

2010    The space between us, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MI

It takes time to turn a space around, Installation at West Thames Park, NYC, sponsored by the Downtown Alliance

It takes time to turn a space around, project space, BravinLee Programs, NYC

2009     There are always such beautiful things…, Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ

2008     The Myth of Loneliness, BravinLee Programs, NYC

            Please Pay Attention Please, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ

2006     Brillo Box Outpost (site-specific, commissioned installation), Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh

2005    The Global Appeal of Liberty, Bellwether Gallery, NYC



Group Exhibitions

*denotes catalogue

2018  Our Silences Did Not Protect Us, Fort Gansevoort, NYC


2017                 Ideographs, Pointe Green, Brooklyn, NYC


2016                 Pink Noise: Flexing the Frequency, Girls’ Club, Miami, FL


2015                 Untitled Fair, BravinLee Programs booth, Miami, FL


2014                 Space is the Place, BravinLee Programs, NYC

                        Sargent’s Daughters, Sargent’s Daughters, NYC


2013                 The Lonely Sea and the Sky, Allegra LaViola Gallery, NYC

                        Envision, online exhibition and project by MoreArt, NYC


2012                 Canceled, The Center for Book Arts, NYC

                        Campaign, curated by Amy Smith-Stewart, C24 Gallery, NYC


2011                 The Influentials, curated by Amy Smith-Stewart, Visual Arts Gallery, NYC*

                        Seven, BravinLee Programs, Miami, FL


2010                 It’s Personal, Tomasulo Gallery, Union College, NJ


2009                 Octet, Pera Museum of the Arts, Istanbul, Turkey*

                        Gallery artists, BravinLee Programs, NYC

                        Pulse Fair, BravinLee Programs Booth, NYC and Miami, FL


2008                 Recent Editions, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ


2007                 Ink Fair, Miami – Diane Villani Booth

Group show, Grolier Club, NYC

                        The Print Fair, Diane Villani Editions booth, NYC


                Choplogic, Bellwether Gallery, NYC

                        Tabletop, Josee Bienvenue Gallery, NYC

The F Word, Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA

                        Only the Paranoid Survive, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY

                        Tropicalisms, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ

Still Missing: Beauty Absent Social Life*, School of Visual Arts Museum, NYC. Travels to the Westpoint Center for Contemporary Art, CT

                        Headlines, Pierro Gallery, South Orange, NJ

                        Among the Trees, Visual Arts Center of NJ, Summit, NJ

The Armory Show - Bellwether and Diane Villani Editions booths, NYC


2005                 Greater New York, PS1, Queens, NY*

The Most Splendid Apocalypse, PPOW, NYC

Disasters of War, Wesleyan University, CT

The Armory Show, Bellwether booth, NYC

                        NADA Fair, Bellwether booth, Miami, FL

                        Fine Line, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles


2004                 Talespinning, The Drawing Center, NYC*

Hello Chelsea, Bellwether, NYC


2003                 NADA, Bellwether Booth, Miami, FL

Scope Art LA, Bucheon Gallery Booth

Art Chicago 03, Diane Villani Editions Booth

Brave New World, OIA, New York, NY

Transgressing Boundaries, Paint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


2002                Into the Woods, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY

The June Show, Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco, CA

INBOX vol. V, Universal Concepts Unlimited, New York, NY

Annual, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ*


2001                Fast Forward Miami, Bellwether booth, Miami, FL

Jeanne Lorenz/Sarah Bedford/Amy Wilson, Bellwether, Brooklyn, NY


2000                 Kosmobiologie, curated by Nancy Chaiken, Bellwether, Brooklyn, NY

Flat File, Bellwether, Brooklyn, NY _The Meat Market Art Fair, Bellwether booth, New York, NY

The UFO Show, curated by Barry Blinderman and Bill Conger, University of Illinois at    Normal/Bloomington.  Travels to University of Colorado, Colorado Springs; Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, Pine Bluff; State University of New York, Pottsdam.*_

INBOX vol. II - IV, Sleep Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


1999                 The Artist in the Marketplace, Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx, NY*

Artists Books and Multiples '99, Brooke Alexander Editions, NYC

Sightings, Gwenda Jay/Addington Gallery, Chicago, IL


1997                 MFA Thesis Show, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Selections from Rutgers and Yale, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ


1996                 Curve, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT



2017                 Donohue, Brian. “Positively Jersey,” News 12, December 5th

                        Efthim, Rosi. “New Jersey needs a State Fiber Artist. Gotta be Amy Wilson.” Bluejersey.com,   Nov 29.   

                        Friedman, Matt. NJ Politico daily brief; December 15

                        Lindgren, Michael. “Craft Fare.” https://medium.com/@mikelindgren/craft-fare-3278484209a7

                        McDonald, Terrence T. “Menendez ‘I won’t forget you’ warning inspires gift for NJ political  

mavens,” Newark Star Ledger, December


2016                 Jones, Marya. “Cut and paste: zines about women musicians,” Bitch media, May 25     


2014                 Celembast, Robin. “Avant-garde Quilt Explosion,” ArtNews online edition, January


2012                 Carroll, Brendan. “A wondrously naïve universe,” Hyperallergic, March 20

Fateman, Joana. “Campaign,” Artforum Picks, January 27th

Howard, Christopher. “The show must go on: Canceled,” The L Magazine, May 23

                        Miller, Leanne. “Look out,” Art in America website, March 2

                        Vartanian, Hrag. “The wonderous world of Amy Wilson,” Hyperallergic, February 17

2010                 Muse Magazine, Amy Wilson, Summer

2009                 Genocchio, Ben. “An Imagination Revealed with Text Bubbles.” The New York Times, January 18

Biesenbach, Klaus. Henry Darger, Prestel Publishing, NYC

2008                “Amy Wilson,” The New Yorker, Oct 13th issue

2007                 “On the long afterlife of not getting along,” Artlies, September

2006                 Falkenstein, Michelle. “The Artist As Tree Hugger,” The New York Times, March 26

                        Genocchio, Ben. “The Medium is the Message and Vice Versa,” The New York Times, May 28

2005                 Baker, RC. "Voice Choices." Village Voice, April 23.

                        Boucher, Brian. “Amy Wilson.” Art in America review section, September.

Cohen, David. "Gallery Going." New York Sun, May 12.

Eleey, David. "Greater New York." Frieze, May.

Feiden, Douglas. "Draw the Line, Now!" The NY Daily News, cover story, June 24.

Feiden, Douglas, and Joe Mahoney. "Nutty 9/11 Art Nixed" The NY Daily News, cover story, June 25.

Genocchio, Benjamin. "Meet Grandma Moses With an Attitude." The New York Times, May 8.

Halle, Howard. “Showdown at Ground Zero,” Time Out NY, August 4-10

Johnson, Ken. "Amy Wilson, The Global Appeal of Liberty" The New York Times, May 6.

Kerr, Merrily. "Amy Wilson, The Global Appeal of Liberty." Time Out New York May 5-11.

Leech, Gwyneth. “Keeping America Safe From the Arts.” Art New England, September.

"Amy Wilson", The New Yorker, April 27.


2004                Boucher, Brian. "I realize this is all insanity." Thing.net.

Glueck, Grace. "Working Words Into Images, Artists Become Storytellers," The New York Times,

Sept. 24.

Holliday, Frank. "Gallery Hops the River Into Chelsea, " Gay City News, June 10


2002                 Pollack, Barbara. "Art on the Waterfront," ArtNews, April issue, pg 113.

Garnett, Joy. ed. Newsgrist splash page.

Hirsch, Faye. "INBOX, vol. V," Dec.  issue, Art on Paper, Working Proof section.


2001                 Cotter, Holland. "Sarah Bedford, Jeanne Lorenz, Amy Wilson," The New York Times, March 16.


2000                 Hirsch, Faye. "INBOX," Art on Paper, March/April issue, Working Proof section.

Rootes, Dave. "Art Break: Beam Me Up," The Colorado Springs Independent, December 14 - 20. "Kosmobiologie," The New Yorker, July 10 issue, review section.