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Sheilah Annchen Wilson
Born:  Caribou River, Nova Scotia
   
Education
  2004   MFA Studio Arts Practice Goldsmiths College, London, United Kingdom.
  2003   BFA NSCAD University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
  1999   Photography Certificate at the Instituto Allende, San Miguel, Mexico.
  1998   BA Honours English and French, Mount Allison University, New Brunswick.
   
Exhibitions
  2016





2015





2014







2013





2012
 
Shameless Light, Dani Leventhal and Sheilah Wilson, Lyric Theatre, Carizozzo NM.
Repeat Pressure Until,
Ortega y Gasset Projects, New York. (curator)
East is the New West,
curated by Sophia Bartholomew, Vancouver Art/Book fair.
Pole Saw curated by Fritz Horstman, Pyramiden, Russia
Satellite Squared, Migrational Methods & a Romantic Gonzo Gesture
curated by Zahar Vaks, Satellite Contemporary, Las Vegas.
Always Already Here
,
curated by Joshua Bienko, Ortega y Gasset Booth at Baltimore Art Fair.
Doing Our Own Thing: Back-to-the-land in Eastern Canada during the 1970s 
curated by Pan Wendt and Amish Morell, Confederation Centre, PEI.
Tightened, as If By Pliers,
curated by Joshua Bienko and Leeza Meksin,
Knockdown Center, Queens, NY.
Earthwerks and other Celestial Familiars,
Sidecar Gallery, Indiana. OYG member show.
Pictou Island Portage,
curated by Eryn Foster, Nova Scotia.
Body As Omen, curated performance series with Maria Hupfield, Ryder Cooley, Blanko + Noiry, Baker Overstreet, Michael Dudeck, Rachel Mason, Geo Wyeth and The Institute for New Feeling. Ortega y Gasset projects, New York.*
The Fixed Shadow,
Jurors Carol Panaro-Smith and James Hajicek, Wright State University, Ohio.
DESPAIR / DESPAIR NOT,
Installation Nuit Blanche, Toronto, Ontario.
RELAY RELAY, ORTEGA Y GASSET PROJECTS, collective group show, Bushwick, New York.
BUILD YOUR ALTAR
(solo show), Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand. *
The Almost Metal Collective, curated by David Jones, A + D Gallery Columbia College, Chicago.*
Society Photographic Educators,
Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. Curated by Catherine Evans.
The Invisible Inside the Visible, (
solo show) Ross Creek Center for the Arts, Nova Scotia.
If Becoming This
, (solo show) Antioch University, Ohio. *
A line drawn continuously and without looking while you tell your out of body experience, Anna Leonowens Gallery (solo show), NSCAD Artist in Residence/ Visiting Artist, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
W(here), curated by Mary MacDonald, Pictou County, Nova Scotia. *
Brevity of all things pure, Featherston Seen, window installation, Featherston, New Zealand.
Ephemeral Traces, Enjoy Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand. Curated by Claudia Arozqueta. *
Melting Snow by Hand and other Minor Miracles, Queen Elizabeth II Park, Masterton, New Zealand.
  2011   Memory Translation Machine, (solo show) Roy G Biv Gallery, Columbus, Ohio.
Courage, storefront installation, River John, Nova Scotia.
  2010   Time Sensitive, Ohio State University Urban Arts Space, Columbus, Ohio. Juried by Ola Stoehl.
you are my favorite photograph, (solo show) Denison Museum, Granville, Ohio. *
Image Ohio, Fort Hayes Shot Tower Gallery, Columbus, Ohio.
 
2009   Ohio Art League Juried Show, Fort Hayes Shot Tower Gallery, Columbus, Ohio. Juried by Liza Dent, curator at Columbus Museum of Art.
20th Anniversary, Roy G. Biv Gallery, Columbus Ohio. Juried by Christopher Lynn, director of SPACES.
this is only one of the possible redemptions, (solo show) Through the Flower, Belen, New Mexico. *
Terminal Video Festival, Austin Peay State University, Tennessee.
Small Scale Big Ambition
, with Andy Weber and Emily Hall, Rutgers University, New Jersey.
Faculty show, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana.
  2008
  Add-Art and the Future of Online Advertising, curated by Paddy Johnson for Eyebeam Gallery.
Southwest Biennial, Albuquerque Museum of Fine Art, New Mexico.
     
Short Suite, City Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand.
Forevermagic
, solo show, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Come Out and Play, Supermasochist group video screening, Apexart, New York.
      ERI 3, group bookwork show, Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
      New Feminist Works, group show and first place award, Belen, New Mexico.
  2007   outside it is a dark spread even, Salon Mar Graff, Tesuque, New Mexico. *
      Loosely Joined, Creative Capital participants show, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, New Mexico, curated by Diane Karp.*
      Noche Delcious III, curator and organizer of the Madrid Ballpark outdoor film and video festival.
      CCA/disCoarse Art Santa Fe 26 hour performance, art Santa Fe location, curated by Cyndi Conn and Zane Fischer.
      Some place I have never travelled, Cruz Gallery, New Mexico, curated by Cyndi Conn.
      Flight of Fancy, Museum of Fine Arts, New Mexico, curated by Laura Addisson. (podcast)
      Eye to I, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, New Mexico, curated by Suzanne Sbarge.*
      Site Santa Fe commission for work at New Years Eve party.
  2006   Ouch my Eye! at the Artspace, Philadelphia, curated by Michael Lorefice.
      Drift, Bronx River Art Center, New York, curated by Eileen Torpey.
      Noche Delicious II, curator and organizer for local, outdoor film festival in the Madrid Ballpark, New Mexico.
      Sappy Film Festival, Sackville, New Brunswick, curated by Goody B. Wiseman.
      Southwest Biennial, Albuquerque Museum of Fine Art, New Mexio. Curated by Nels Agather. *
      Golden Egg book launch, Philspace, Santa Fe, New Mexico.*
      The Screen Short Film Festival, curated screening of short films, Santa Fe, NM.
      Confessions, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, juried by Pamela Grau Tewa.
       * = catalogue associated
 
Residencies
   
  2016

2014
  Carrizozo Artist Residency, New Mexico.
Headlands Center for the Arts, California.
Confederation Centre Artist Research Residency, Prince Edward Island.
Struts & Faucet Gallery Artist in Residence, New Brunswick.
  2012   Full Tilt Residency, Newfoundland.
Artist in Residence, NSCAD University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
  2011   Something in the Water: thematic residency with Adam Chodzko. Banff Center for the Arts, Alberta.
  2008   New Pacific Studios, Masterton, New Zealand.
 
Awards
  2016
2015

2014
2013
2012

2011
 
Canada Council for the Arts: Project Grant.
Honorable Mention Excellence in Photographic Teaching, Center for Photography Santa Fe.
Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence in Photography Grant
Denison University Research Funding for Sweetly the Pilgrim Slowly the Way.
Denison University Research Funding for BUILD YOUR ALTAR, solo show.
Spectrum Series funding for THIS COULD BE AN ACT OF COURAGE, performance at Denison University.
Canada Council for the Arts: Project Grant.
Scholarship for Something in the Water, thematic residency at Banff Center for the Arts.
  2010   Renee Steidel Award, selected by Christopher Bedford from the Wexner Center at Ohio Art League Juried show.
  2009   Denison University Research Foundation grant for 'Songs Worth Singing'.
  2008
  Canada Council Travel Grant for 'this is only one of the possible redemptions'.
First prize in New Feminist works competition, sponsored by the Through the Flower Foundation.
  2006   Creative Capital Development professional grant recipient.
   
Artist Talks/Publications
  2016



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SOTD in Blackflash, Winter 2017, Conversation between Dani Leventhal, Sarah Hollenberg and Sheilah Wilson.
Conversation Four Ways with Dana Hoey, Leeza Meksin, Carmen Winant and Sheilah Wilson
, M/other Voices, September 2016.
One Image/One Paragraph, Saint Lucy, curated by Mark Alice Durant.
Artist talk and critiques, Kenyon College, Ohio.
Artist talk for Sweetly the Pilgrim, Slowly the Way, Confederation Arts Centre, Prince Edward Island.
Artist talk and critiques, Wright State University, Ohio.
Interview with Raymonde April
, in Blackflash Magazine, Spring 2015.
Eric Hibit Interviews Leeza Meksin and Joshua Bienko about Tightened, as if By Pliers
for Temporary Art Review.
Interview with Evergon, in Blackflash Magazine, Winter 2015.
Review of Pictou Island Portage by Veronica Simmonds in C Magazine Winter 2014.
Interview with Jin Me Yoon
in Blackflash Magazine, Fall 2014.
"Equal Parts Real and Imagined"
Artist Talk, Confederation Centre, Prince Edward Island.
Mother Mountain Ghost chapter in Performing Motherhood edited by Amber E. Kinser, Kryn Freehling-Burton and Terri Hawkes published by York University, Demeter Press.
Journal Artistic Research 5 The Invisible Inside the Visible essay. 
Interview with Lauren Frances Adams about curated performance show, Body as Omen, for Temporary Art Review Summer 2014.
Interview with CHMA Louis Zatzman, April 2014. 
C Magazine Artist project for Walking issue, Spring 2014, 121. Essay by Stephen Horne.
Cover and artist project for Puerta del Sol,  Winter 2014, New Mexico.
Kapsula Bad History February 2014. Edited by Caiomhe Morgan-Feir. Essay on The Invisible Inside the Visible.
Consistently strong year for Wellington Arts, by Mark Amery. Dominon Post, December 11, 2013.
Invisible Inside the Visible
, paper presented as part of panel 'Storytelling at the Edge of Time' chaired by Marie Fraser of Universite Quebec a Montreal at the UAAC conference.
In the Presence of Presence: The Embodied Souvenir in Sheilah Wilson's Build Your Altar To This Moment. Essay by Olivia Collinson for Enjoy Gallery.
Edition special for soanyway magazine, April 2013 online publication.
Space and Place: New Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences curated by Catherine Stuer. Symposium contributor, Denison University.
Radical Ephemeral teach in at Denison University.
Honoring Dr. King as Simple as Helping, by Holly Zachariah Columbus Dispatch, Monday, January 21, 2013.
Interview
with Leeza Meksin for Temporary Contemporary, December 2012.
If Becoming This catalogue for Herndon Gallery, Antioch University show, 2012. Catalogue essays by Cyndi Conn, Angela Farris Belt and Stephen Horne.
The Invisible Inside the Visible: Investigation of Place and Memory in rural Nova Scotia, Global Studies Seminar, Denison University.
Fotofocus Shows I have seen
feature by Jane Alden Stevens.
Equal Parts Imagined and Real, Artist Talk, Antioch University.
Peformance Anxiety, pdf catalogue for Ephemeral Traces group show, curated by Claudia Arozqueta, Enjoy Gallery, New Zealand. Written by Martin Patrick.
Review of W(here) festival Pictou County, Visual Arts Nova Scotia, Fall 2012.
Artist talk, NSCAD University, Nova Scotia.
Equal Parts Real and Imagined, Artist talk, W(here) festival, Nova Scotia.
Artist talk and Cloud Exchange project, Ranfurly Rooms, Masterton, New Zealand.
"A cloud in the shape of a cross: engaging a public" Artist talk: Aratoi Museum of History and Culture,
 Masterton, New Zealand.
  2010   "Re-telling the History of Nova Scotia", Denison University Lunch hour talk.
  2009   Featured artist in Flash-Flood issue two, an online publication of photography.
"Humor as Strategy", paper presented for University Art Association of Canada at 2009 conference in Edmonton, Alberta. Session, entitled "Ha, Ha! Made You Look: The Role of Humor in Art Activism", chaired by Christopher Moore.
"Shows Salute venue's rich legacy", Christopher Yates for The Columbus Dispatch, Sunday October 11, 2009. 
Interview with Susan Loubet on KUNM, Womens Focus, Saturday June 27, 2009.
Review in Duke City Fix blog, June 2009.
Visiting Artist, Notre Dame University, Notre Dame, Indiana.
"Intersections: The photograph in popular culture", presentation for Film Studies Department, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana.
"Performing Rebellion: The Body and Feminist Art", paper presented for Diverse Students Leadership Conference, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana.
  2008    "Add Art and the Future of Online Advertising" by Paddy Johnson at artfagcity.com.
"Felting Down Under: A Canadian Artists Experience", Creative  Fibre, New Zealand, September 2008, volume 11 no 2.
Artist presentation, NSCAD University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
"Bridging the Gap Between Mauriceville and Nova Scotia", article by Jo Moir, Wairapa Times Age, Wairapa, New Zealand, May 22, 2008.
"The Universe of Sheilah Wilson", article by Kathryn Davis, THE Magazine, Santa Fe, New Mexico, May 2008.
"Feminists Under Forty show honors neon and novel", article by Leanne Goebel, Durango Herald, March 21, 2008.
"Feminists Under Forty: New Mexico Feminist Art Exhibition", review by Kathryn Davis, THE Magazine, Santa Fe, New Mexico, May 2008.
  2007   Nova Scotia from Memory, author.
      "Night at the Movies", preview by Robert Nott for Noche Delicious III Film festival in the Pasatiempo: New Mexican, July 23, 2007.
      "Frontiers of Fancy", article by Elizabeth Cook Romero, Pasatiempo New Mexican, May 17, 2007.
      Artist talk at 516 Arts in conjunction with exhibit Eye to I.
  2006   "Egg on Your Face" review by Zane Fischer in the Santa Fe Reporter.
      "Southwest Biennial" review by Jon Carver in THE Magazine
      The Golden Egg, editor.
      "Exhibits: 'Confessions'", review by Daniella Walsh, The Register, California, April 16, 1994.
Dialog 360, Lecture at Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe.
       
       
       
       
       
       

 

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