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Letha was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and raised in Greeley, Colorado. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
To get in touch with her please email her at letha.studio@gmail.com

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Education

   
2009 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine
   
1999 - 2003 Hunter College, New York, NY,
MFA in Combined Media
   
2001 Exchange semester at the Glasgow School of Art MFA Program, Glasgow, Scotland
   
1994 - 1998 Syracuse University School of Visual and Performing Arts
Syracuse, New York
BFA in Painting; graduated with Honors, Summa cum Laude
   
1997 Exchange semester with Syracuse University's
Division of International Programs Abroad
in Florence, Italy
   

 

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

   
2016 Surface Moves, Galerie Christophe Gaillard, Paris, France

   
2015 The Distance, Richard T. Walker and Letha Wilson, CAPITAL, San Francisco, CA

Look With Your Hands, Grimm Gallery, Amsterdam, NL

Sight Specific, Light Work, Syracuse, NY

Terra Firma, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy

   
2014 Higher Pictures, New York, NY

Letha Wilson, Galerie Christophe Gaillard, Paris, France

Jason Middlebrook/Letha Wilson, Retrospective Gallery, Hudson, NY
   
2013 Monuments and Landmarks, Art in General, New York, NY
   
2012 Higher Pictures, New York, NY
   
2011 Punch the Sky, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA
   
2009 Lines Through the Wilderness, Rosenberg Gallery, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY Lost Horizons, Buffalo Art Studio, Buffalo, NY
   

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

   
2016

Episode 10, STEMS Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

Ways and Means: A New Look at Process and Materials in Art, Curated by Jason Andrew, 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery, New York, NY

Mirror Mirror, Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, NY Future Perfect: Picturing the Anthropocene, University at Albany Art Museum, Albany, NY

Out of Obscurity, Flowers Gallery, London, England

Woven, Curated by Xaviera Simmons, 60 Wall Gallery at the Deutsche Bank's Americas headquarters, New York City, NY.

Face to Face, Palazzo Fruscione, Salerno, Italy

Fine words butter no parsnips however fine parsnips can butter words, Present Company, Brooklyn, NY

Land Escapes, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY

Cuts, Shapes, Scrapes and Breaks, Seventeen Gallery, London, UK

Contingent Matter, Parisian Laundry, Montreal, QC

2015

Touch-tone, Martos Gallery, New York, NY

Not a Photo, The Hole, New York, NY

Catfish Anat Egbi Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Weird Science, Marianne Boesky Gallery, NY

I am What I am Not Yet, A Survey of Brooklyn's Moment, Curated by Diana Buckley, Madelyn Jordon Fine Art, Scarsdale, NY

Mine. Yours. Ours. The Contemporary American Landscape, Center For Photography at Woodstock, NY

An Unfixed Image: The Photographic Across Media, The College of New Jersey Art Gallery, Ewing, NJ

Zabriskie Point, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, NY

How to Drape the Concrete, Galerie Jeanroch Dard, Paris, FR

River Crossings: Contemporary Art Comes Home, Olana State Historic Site, Hudson, NY

State Park, University Art Gallery, UC San Diego, CA

Picture/Thing, Center for the Arts, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

2014

Ad Infinitum: Ian Pedigo, Letha Wilson, Clifford Borress. American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Washington

One Step Beyond, Galerie Christophe Gaillard, Paris, France

Road Trip: America Through the Windshield, Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, VT

Letha Wilson, Pablo Jansana, Evan Nesbit, Eleven Rivington, New York, NY

the mysterious device was moving forward, Longhouse Projects, New York, NY

Fixed Variable, Hauser & Wirth, New York, NY

Sargent's Daughters, SargentŐs Daughters Gallery, New York, NY

What is a Photograph?, International Center of Photography, New York, NY.

Jason Middlebrook and Letha Wilson , Retrospective Gallery, Hudson, NY.

Ain'tings , Robert Blumenthal Gallery, New York, NY. Curated by Ryan Steadman.

Fruit/Flowers/Appliances LVL3, Chicago, IL.

Shakti, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy.

Implicit Horizon, Mixed Greens, New York, NY.

2013

The First 15: The Meredith S. Moody Residency at Yaddo, The Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY.

Haptic Translations, OHWOW, Los Angeles, CA. Organized by Christine Messineo.

With Cinder Blocks We Flatten Our Photographs at Romer Young Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Monuments and Landmarks (solo exhibition), Art in General, New York, NY.

Harlem Postcards, Studio Museum of Harlem, New York, NY.

Clear Cut, G44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, Toronto, Canada. Catalogue.

2012

Letha Wilson (solo exhibition), Higher Pictures, New York, NY

New New York, Essl Museum, Vienna, Austria

NeoNatural, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA

After Image: The Photographic Process(ed), Cerritos College Art Gallery, Norwalk, CA

There's Something Happening Here, Brancolini Grimaldi, London, UK

Black Foliage, Nudashank, Baltimore, MD

Grounded at Airplane, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Rico Gatson.

Earth WORKS: Ten Artists on Land and Industry, P.P.O.W., NYC

Leave it to Beavers, Gallery Diet, Miami, FL

B19, Long Island University Brooklyn, Humanities Gallery, NY

Photography Is, Higher Pictures, NYC

Brooklyn Bound, Nazareth College Arts Center, Rochester, NY

In the Corner of my Eye, Drake Hotel, Toronto, Canada

The Big Stink Moves Like a Moth Toward the Light, Hungryman Gallery, Chicago, IL

Amalgalm at Mary Ryan Gallery, NYC

What I Know, NYCAMS, NYC. Curated by Jason Andrew.

Placemakers, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE

Aude Pariset, Kate Steciw & Letha Wilson, Toomer Labdza, NYC

2011

BAM Next Wave Art at Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Dan Cameron.
Opening Reception: Tuesday Sept. 13th, 6-8. Artists Talk: Sat. Sept. 17th at 5pm.

Composite Materialism: Ethan Greenbaum, Letha Wilson, Tamara Zahaykevitch. SPACE Gallery, Portland, Maine.

ROY G BIV at Waterhouse and Dodd. Curated by Trong G. Nguyen.

Project Space, Stene Projects, Stockholm, Sweden.

J.J. Holdings and Friends, a J.J. Holdings Affair, 94 Prince Street, 2nd Floor, NYC.

Work Hard at Wildlife, organized by Jon Lutz / Daily Operation. A one night show of limited edition artworks, more info here.

So Different, So Appealing at Gramercy Park Hotel, Penthouse. NYC. Organized by Rachel Churner and Ryan Steadman.

Imprecise Geometry: Niall McClelland, Jong Oh, Letha Wilson, organized by Wendy Olsoff (P.P.O.W.) at 308at156 project space, 156 5th Avenue, NYC.

The Death of Affect at Art Blog Art Blog, 508 W. 26th Street, 11th Fl, NYC.

Cut/Paste at Big&Small/Casual Gallery, Long Island City.

This is The Same as That: Dave Murray and Letha Wilson at LVL3, Chicago, IL.

Late Summer Blues at Storefront, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Sara Reisman and Ian Daniel.

Matthew Brandt, Christine Nguyen, Letha Wilson: Every Photo Graph Is In Visible at Churner and Churner, New York, NY

Summer Time at Mary Ryan Gallery, NYC

Goodbye Space Shuttle at Curbs and Stoops, Brooklyn, NY.

Always The Young Strangers at Higher Pictures, New York, NY

Dawn Till Dusk at Jen Bekman Gallery, New York, NY

Nature Unframed at The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, IL (outside Chicago)

New Monuments at Lesley Heller Workspace, New York, NY

Mountain Standard Time & Place at Modbo, Colorado Springs, CO.

Groundwork at Storefront, Brooklyn, NY

The Working Title at Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY. Organized by Progress Report

Paper A-Z at Sue Scott Gallery, New York, NY

Mirrored Thoughts / Spaces Between, Curated by Stephanie Adamowicz, Spattered Columns an ACNY Project
New York, NY

Punch the Sky, (Solo exhibition) at Vox Populi
Philadelphia, PA

Matinee, Curated by Lauren van Haaften-Schick and Patrick Brennan, St. Cecilia's Convent
Brooklyn, NY

Off Camera, Fleisher/Ollman Gallery
Philadelphia, PA

   
2010

SHOP 2010 at Tide Pool at Sara Meltzer Gallery
New York, NY

Greening Green at ARKO Art Center
Seoul, South Korea

Science Fiction at Storefront
Brooklyn, NY

EYTJ at Robischon Gallery
Denver, Colorado

MacDougal's Cave at Silvis Studio
Brooklyn, NY

Collective Show New York 2010 at PARTICIPANT, Inc.
New York, NY

Planes and lines seem to glide past one another at Kunz,Viz,Gonzalez
Chicago, IL

Day Glow at Nudashank Gallery
Baltimore, MD

Vertical at Liaison Controverse
Düsseldorf, Germany

Magicality at Platform Gallery
Seattle, WA

I Know What You Did Last Summer at St. Cecilia's Convent
Brooklyn, NY

Born to Die at Secondhome Projects
Berlin, Germany

World's Greatest a Daily Operation project, part of Bushwick Open Studios
Brooklyn, NY

Momenta Art Benefit Raffle and Auction at Momenta and White Columns
Brooklyn and New York, NY

The Hendersons Will All Be There at BravinLee Programs
New York, NY

   
2009

Lines Through the Wilderness at Rosenberg Gallery, Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY

Chunky Monkey at Red Flagg Gallery
New York, NY

Scenariette at Possible Projects
Brooklyn, NY

Lost Horizons
solo exhibition at Buffalo Arts Studio
Buffalo, NY

HomeBase IV
New York, NY

   
2008

Video A: Miguel Soares and Letha Wilson
at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Ridgefield, CT

There's No Place Like Utopia at Five Myles
Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Matt Freedman

Waste Not, Want Not at Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY.

   
2007

between to and from at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ. Curators Veronica Mijelshon and Eleanor Eichenbaum

Merit Badge 2 at Rockland Center for the Arts
West Nyack, NY. Curated by Jason Middlebrook

Locations of Elsewhere at Peer Gallery
New York, NY. Curated by Leah Oates

Points of Departure: Inner and Outer Journeys in Contemporary Art
at Fox Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania

Landscape Architects at The Arts Center of the Capital Region
Troy, NY. Curated by Jennifer Moon.

   
2006

Heartfelt at 96 Gillespie
London, UK

The Searchers at White Box
New York, NY. Curated by Patricia Maloney.

The Peekskill Project 2006
Peekskill, NY. Selection curated by Tania Duvergne.

Paradise Lost at Frederieke Taylor Gallery
New York, NY. Curated by Dan Tague.

The Studio Visit at Exit Art
New York, NY

   
2005

Exit Biennial II: Traffic at Exit Art
New York, NY

No Apology for Breathing at Jack the Pelican
Brooklyn, NY. Organized by Matthew Lusk.

Red, White and Blue at Spencer Brownstone Gallery
New York, NY

   
2004

Look Closer.... at AG Gallery
Brooklyn, New York. Curated by Tomoko Ashikawa.

Ignite at the Puck Building, a GenArt event
New York, NY. Curated by Trong Nguyen.

AIM 24 at The Bronx Museum of the Arts
Bronx, New York

Re:Construct at PH Gallery
New York, NY. Curated by Tomoko Ashikawa.

   
2003

Project Room at Contemporary Artists Center
North Adams, Massachusetts

Hunter College MFA Thesis Exhibition at Times Square Gallery, Hunter College, New York, NY

   
2001 Minute: a boxed set of miniature multiples at Artists Space
New York, NY

 

Honors / Awards

   
2014 The Jerome Foundation Visual Arts Travel and Study Grant

   
2013 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship (Deutsche Bank Fellow) in Photography (Also nominated in Architecture / Environmental Structures)

Headlands Center for the Arts Residency, California

   
2012 The Santo Foundation, Individual Artist Grant

Farpath Foundation Grant and Residency, Dijon, France

Meredith S. Moody Residency Fellowship, Artist Residency, The Corporation of Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY

   
2011 Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts March - May 2011 Artist-in-Residence

   
2010 Smack Mellon Hot Picks 2010, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY

BRIC Rotunda Gallery Artist of the Month February 2010
   
2009 Nomination, Louis Comfort Tiffany Biennial Award

Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture Fellowship

Santa Fe Art Institute Fellowship
   
2004 Artist in the Marketplace Program, Bronx Museum of the Arts

Nomination, Rema Hort Mann Art Grant
      
2000 Hunter College Exchange Scholarship
      
1998 Orlin Prize, Honors Thesis Project “Artspace: Art Beyond Academia”
      
1998 Augusta Hazard Painting Award, Syracuse University Painting Dept.
      

 

Press & Publications

   
  Micchelli, Thomas. "Art, Work, and the Workaday", Hyperallergic, July 30, 2016.

Landes, Jennifer. "Reflection and Facsimile at Eric Firestone Gallery in East Hampton", The East Hampton Star, July 21, 2016.

Capossela, Francesca. "18 Artists Reimagine the Great Cross-Country Road Trip", The Creators Project, June 26, 2016.

Gerrity, Jeanne. "Letha Wilson and Richard T. Walker's 'The Distance'", Art Agenda, December 1, 2015.

Hung, Mailee. "The Distance at Capital Gallery", Art Practical, November 29, 2015.

Perlson, Hili. "Take a Sneak Peek at Highlights From Paris Photo Opening This Week", Artnet News. November 9, 2015.

Bambic Kostov, Anika. "Brand New Expression in Painting at Brand New Gallery Booth at Artissima", Widewalls. November 2015.

Laster, Paul. "Reviews: Letha Wilson", Modern Painters, October 2015. Pg. 84.

Schriber, Abbe. "Critic's Picks: Los Angeles", Artforum, October 2015.

Gottschalk, Molly. "From Erwin Olaf to Letha Wilson, 15 Trailblazing Photographers at "Amsterdam's Unseen Photo", Artsy.net, September 15, 2015.

Noice, E.D. "Intersecting Intent: Catfish at Anat Ebgi Reviewed", Aqnb Magazine.

Bambic Kostov, Anika. "Brand New Expression in Painting at Brand New Gallery Booth at Artissima", Widewalls.

Gerrity, Jeanne. "Letha Wilson and Richard T. Walker's 'The Distance'", Art Agenda, December 1, 2015.

Hung, Mailee. "The Distance at Capital Gallery", Art Practical, November 29, 2015.

Perlson, Hili. "Take a Sneak Peek at Highlights From Paris Photo Opening This Week", Artnet News. November 9, 2015.

Laster, Paul. "Reviews: Letha Wilson", Modern Painters, October 2015. Pg. 84.

Schriber, Abbe. "Critic's Picks: Los Angeles", Artforum, October 2015.

Gottschalk, Molly. "From Erwin Olaf to Letha Wilson, 15 Trailblazing Photographers at Amsterdam's Unseen Photo", Artsy.net, September 15, 2015.

Schwendener, Martha. "Review: 'Weird Science', A Group Show of Experimental Art", New York Times, July 30, 2015. Pg. C22.

Nicholas, Vanessa. "Concrete Canyons" , Magenta Magazine, Spring 2015, Vol. 6, Num. 1.

Aletti, Vince. Goings On About Town: Art "Letha Wilson," The New Yorker, December 15, 2014.

Knoblauch, Loring. "Letha Wilson @ Higher Pictures", Collector Daily, December 15, 2014.

Johnson, Paddy, "This Week's Must See Art Events", Artfcity, November 17, 2014.

Taylor, Phil. "Letha Wilson Galerie Christophe Gaillard", Artforum, October 9, 2014.

Indrisek, Scott "Hauser & Wirth Has Your Multi-Generational Photography Weekend", BlouinArtInfo, June 27, 2014.

Sanchez, Gabriel H. "What is a Photograph at ICP" Critic's Picks, Artforum.com, March 2014.

Steinhauer, Jillian. "'Space Heater' at Harbor Gallery" Hyperallergic.com, March 3, 2014.

Bohnacker, Siobhan. "What is a Photograph?" Photo Booth, The New Yorker.com, January 2014.

Johnson, Ken. "Digital, Analog and Waterlogged",The New York Times, January 30, 2014. Page C27.

"What is a Photograph" color exhibition catalog, International Center for Photography, New York, NY. 2014.

Maloney, Patricia. "Best of 2013 - With Cinder Blocks We Flatten Our Photographs at Romer Young", Daily Serving, December 25, 2013.

Cheshire, Tom. "Original(ish) Works of Art", Wired U.K., September 2013, Page 74-75.

Laster, Paul. "Christine Messineo at OHWOW", The Aesthete. August 2013.

Hotchkiss, Sarah. "Unflattened Photographs at Romer Young", KQED, July 8, 2013.

"Landmarks and Monuments at Art in General", DLK Collection, June 14, 2013.

Baker, R.C. Letha Wilson: Landmarks and Monuments, Village Voice, June 12, 2013.

D'Agostino, Paul. Art Picks from Print, The L Magazine. April 24, 2013.

"Land Marks", Co-published by Hassla and Art in General, April 2013. Edition of 500.

Doran, Anne. Exhibition Reviews, Letha Wilson, Higher Pictures, Art in America, April 2013, p. 113.

Chamberlain, Colby. Reviews, Letha Wilson, Higher Pictures, Artforum, March 2013, pp. 277-278.

Aletti, Vince. Goings On About Town: Art "Letha Wilson", The New Yorker, January 17, 2013.

DLK Collection, "Letha Wilson at Higher Pictures", January 11, 2013

Haber, John. Art Reviews Around New York, "Cementing America", haberarts.com. January 18, 2013

Clear Cut exhibition catalog, 2013. Essay by Vanessa Nichols. Published by G44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, Toronto, Canada.

Shreck, Christopher. "Studio visit with Letha Wilson", All of This is Rocket Science, December 17, 2012.

New. New York exhibition catalog, 2012. Essay by Deborah Kuan. Published by Essl Museum Kunst Der Gegenwart. pp 62 - 71.

"New. New York at Essl Museum", Sleek Magazine, November 26, 2012.

A3 series #3, Edition of 300, Risograph prints, Published by Vandret publications, November 2012, Copenhagen.

Rothman, Aaron. "Landscape Photography: New Visions, Part 4", The Design Observer Group, places.designobserver.com. August 21, 2012.

Fruit Salad, Bronze Age Editions, Summer 2012.

Disturber Magazine, Issue 2, Summer 2012. London, U.K.

Aletti, Vince. Goings On About Town: Art "Photography Is", The New Yorker, May 10, 2012.

"Letha Wilson: Interview by Jason Judd", Bite Magazine, Issue 3. Winter 2012. Pgs. 24-29.

Zimmer, Lori. "2-D Pushers", www.artslant.com (New York), February 14, 2012.

"Gold Strike Supper", White Zinfindel, No. 2. TV Dinners, Fall / Winter 2012. Pg 66-69.

"Post-Internet Painting and the Death of Affect", December 2011. www.pooool.info

"Artist Edition Paper Planes", The Believer: The 2011 Art Issue. Magazine supplement, curated by Chris Wiley. November/December 2011. Pages 63 & 64.

Ruiz, Steve. "Actual Presence Suggested", www.artslant.com (Chicago), August 29. 2011.

Winchester, Tom. "Interviews: An Analog Path for Photgraphy", www.hyperallergic.com. August 12, 2011.

Daly, Hannah. "A Fading Feeling", www.artslant.com (New York), August 8, 2011.

Miranda, Carolina. "This Week: Must-See Arts in the City", WNYC (wnyc.org). August 4, 2011.

Aletti, Vince. Goings On About Town: Art "Every Photo Graph is In Visible", The New Yorker, July 27, 2011.

Doran, Anne. "Art Review: Always the Young Strangers: Young women photographers put a fresh feminist spin on the medium.", Time Out New York, June 28, 2011. Page 41.

Cotter, Holland. "Art in Review: Always the Young Strangers", The New York Times, June 9, 2011. Page C25.

Aletti, Vince. Goings On About Town: Art "Always the Young Strangers", The New Yorker, June 3, 2011.

Traux, Stephen. "New Monuments on the Lower East Side" www.hyperallergic.com, May 5, 2011.

Gopnick, Blake. "Wall Mugs Tree", The Daily Beast, www.thedailybeast.com. April 15, 2011.

Sutton, Benjamin. "Renewed Monuments: Sculpture in the Post/Un-Monumental Era", The L Magazine, April 26, 2011.

Broz, Joan. "Morton Arboretum art exhibit celebrates tree forms", The Daily Herald, April 26, 2011.

Maine, Stephen. "Variety Trumps Argument at the Bronx River Art Center", www.artcritical.com, April 23, 2011.

Russeth, Andrew. "The Working Title at the Bronx River Art Center", www.16miles.com. April 7, 2011.

Nordeen, Bradford. "Fanzine Does New York Art Week 2011", thefanzine.com, March 6, 2011.

Monnier, Annette. "Letha Wilson 'Punch the Sky' at Vox Populi", onereviewamonth.com, February 27, 2011.

Nathan, Emily. "Brooklyn Local", Artnet Magazine, Feb. 12, 2011.

So-Young, Moon. "Environmental Art That Does More Than Alter Nature", Korea JoongAng Daily, Feb. 11, 2011.

Newhall, Edith. "Artwork using photographs in unconventional ways", The Philadelphia Inquirer, Feb 6, 2011.

Vettese, John. "School of Life", Philadelphia Citypaper, January 20-26, 2011.

MacMillan, Kyle. "Future of art, through eyes of under-33s", The Denver Post, Dec. 9. 2010.

Paglia, Michael. "Two young stars of the art world are on display this month in Denver", Westword, Nov. 30, 2010.

Possible Press, Issue 2. A quarterly publication of artists' writings. September 4, 2010.

Kate Steciw. "Letha Wilson", The Photography Post, August 16, 2010.

Boyce, Peter. "Guest Curator Offers Day Glow at Nudashank", Radar Redux, Baltimore Art and Culture, August 12, 2010.

Graves, Jen. "Magical Thinking", The Stranger, Seattle. July 6, 2010.

Hackett, Regina. "William Powhida's Sideshow Magic", ARTSJOURNAL weblog, July 2010.

"Poul Henningsen Docet", Lighting Academy: Il Portale Della Luce, May 14, 2009.

Ryzik, Melena. "At a Clinic, Artists Reflecting On Home", The New York Times, May 11, 2009.

Sena, John. "Beyond a Building", The Santa Fe New Mexican, March 2, 2009

Trimarco, James. "Tracks: More Than A Pretty View", The Brooklyn Rail, July 2008

Saltz, Jerry. "Waste Not, Want Not" Critic's Pick, New York Magazine online, June 27, 2008.

Dan Bischoff. “Artists take measure for its own sake”, The Star-Ledger, January 6, 2008.

Benjamin Genocchio. “Art Review; A Chance to Fill Up on Visual Treats”, New York Times, April 25, 2004, p. 9.

Middlebrook, Jason. "Top Ten", Artforum, February 2003, p. 55.

Powhida, William. "Majority Rules", The Brooklyn Rail, Summer 2002, pp. 8-9.

Paul, Christine. "Collaborative Curatorial Models and Public
Curation", Switch Journal, San Jose State University,
Issue 17, Feb. 2002