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2019 SPE Annual Conference: The Myths of Photography and the American Dream / Major support by The Joy Family Legacy Foundation

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Will Wilson

Will Wilson

Friday, September 25, 2015 @ 4:00pm, The Samuel Roberts Noble Theatre, OKCMOA

Critical Indigenous Photographic Exchange (CIPX)

Friday, September 25, 2015 @ 5:00pm, Oklahoma City Museum of Art - Theatre Lobby


William (Will) Wilson is a Diné photographer who spent his formative years living in the Navajo Nation. Wilson earned his MFA in Photography at the University of New Mexico in 2002 and BA in Studio Art and Art History at Oberlin College in 1993. In 2007, Wilson won the Native American Fine Art Fellowship from the Eiteljorg Museum, and in 2010 was awarded a prestigious grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation. From 2009 to 2011, Wilson managed the National Vision Project, a Ford Foundation funded initiative at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts in Santa Fe, and helped to coordinate the New Mexico Arts Temporary Installations Made for the environment (TIME) program on the Navajo Nation. Wilson is part of the Science and Arts Research Collaborative (SARC) which brings together artists interested in using science and technology in their practice with collaborators from Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia Labs as part of the International Symposium on Electronic Arts, 2012 (ISEA). Recently, Wilson completed an exhibition and artist residency at the Denver Art Museum and was the King Fellow artist in residence at the School of Advanced Research in Santa Fe, NM. He is the Photography Program Head at the Santa Fe Community College.

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