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Artist Biography


Will Wilson’s art projects center around the continuation and transformation of customary Indigenous cultural practice.

He is a Diné photographer and trans-customary artist who spent his formative years living on the Navajo Nation. Wilson studied photography, sculpture, and art history at the University of New Mexico (MFA, Photography, 2002) and Oberlin College (BA, Studio Art and Art History, 1993). 

In 2007, Wilson won the Native American Fine Art Fellowship from the Eiteljorg Museum, in 2010 the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award for Sculpture, in 2016 the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant for Photography and in 2020 Wilson was the Doran Artist in Residence a the Yale University Art Gallery. Wilson has held visiting professorships at the Institute of American Indian Arts (1999-2000), Oberlin College (2000-01), and the University of Arizona (2006-08). In 2017, Wilson received the NM Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts. His work is exhibited and collected internationally.

Wilson is Associate Professor of Photography at the University of Texas Austin


... as if only these pictures would remain: Edward S. Curtis and Will Wilson

Museum Sammlung Klein: Germany (Sarah Hasted Co Curator with Valeria Waibel)
Feb 05 - Jul 30, 2023


Sarah Hasted Co Curator with Valeria Waibel

SWR Television Highlights Edward Curtis and Will Wilson Exhibition at Sammlung Klein in Germany
Feb 09, 2023


Will Wilson

National Gallery of Art
Sep 22, 2023