Curriculum Vitae – La Wilson

Born

May 26,1924, Corning, N.Y.

Solo Exhibitions

2014  La Wilson: Objects Transformed, Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH

2013  Five Decades, John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY with catalogue (Essay by Edward M. Gomez)

2011 La Wilson, John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY

2008 La Wilson, New Work, John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY

2006 Constructions, John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY

2004 Constructions, John Davis Gallery, New York, NY

2004 La Wilson Altered Objects, Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College, Retrospective exhibition with catalogue (Essay by Edward M. Gomez), curated by John Davis, Collegeville, PA

2002 New Work, TSL Gallery, (John Davis, curator), Hudson, NY

2000 Davis & Hall Gallery, Hudson, NY

1999 New Works, Gallery 138, Kent State University, Kent, OH

1999 Davis & Hall Gallery, Hudson, NY

1992 Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH

1989 John Davis Gallery, New York, NY

1988 John Davis Gallery, New York, NY

1987 Moos Gallery, Western Reserve Academy, Hudson, OH

1986 John Davis Gallery, New York, NY

1986 John Davis Gallery, Akron, OH

1986 La Wilson/Metaphorical Objects, Akron Art Museum, 20 year retrospective, curated by Kathleen Monaghan (catalogue), Akron, OH

1985 John Davis Gallery, Akron, OH

1983 John Davis Gallery, Akron, OH

1978 The Gallery, Kent State University, Kent, OH

1967 Ross Widen Gallery, Cleveland, OH

Two Person Exhibitions

2009 La Wilson & Mark Soppeland, “The Object of Memory”, Harris Stanton Gallery, Akron, OH

2006 Miraculous Transformations, La Wilson & Mark Soppeland, Harris Stanton Gallery, Akron, OH

2001 Connections – La Wilson & Craig Lucas, Evelyn Shaffer Gallery, Akron, OH

1997 La Wilson/Mark Soppeland, Evelyn Shaffer Gallery, Akron, OH

1990 La Wilson & Dennis Kowalski/Recent Sculpture, Art Academy of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

1989 Hidden Treasure, Enclosed and Exposed, La Wilson and Mary Fox, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH

1984 La Wilson & Jenny Wilson, The Arts for Living Center, Burlington, IA

1983 La Wilson & Betty Culley, Artreach, Columbus, OH

1983 La Wilson & Jenny Wilson, Eels Gallery, Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH

1975 La Wilson & Avis Andres, In Town Club, Cleveland, OH

Group Exhibitions

2009 50 Years, Cleveland Arts Prize Winners Collaborative, curated by William Busta, Susan Channing, Alenka Banco, Convivium 33 Gallery, Cleveland, OH

2006 Gallery Artists, John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY

2004 Summer Group 2004, John Davis Gallery, New York, NY

2004 Inaugural Exhibition, John Davis Gallery, New York, NY

2003 Beyond Reality, Ohio Artists After Surrealism, curated by Elizabeth McClelland, Cleveland Artists Foundation at the Beck Center for the Arts, Cleveland, OH

2002 Small Works, TSL Gallery, Hudson, NY

1998-99 Cleveland Collects Contemporary Art, curated by Tom E. Hinson, curator Contemporary Art, Cleveland Museum of Art, catalogue, Cleveland, OH

1998 Inaugural Exhibition, Davis & Hall Gallery, Hudson, NY

1998 Women Artists of Northeast Ohio, Beck Center for the Cultural Arts, Cleveland, OH

1996 Steel Cities, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA

1995 The Spirit of Cleveland, Visual Arts Recipients of Cleveland Arts Prize, Cleveland, OH, 1961-1995, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH

1994 Anniversary Exhibition, The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, OH

1994 Art Beat: Women Artists on Health and the Human Condition, B.P. Building, Cleveland, OH

1993 The May Show, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, $1000 Sculpture Prize

1992 Vision Times Three, Stocker Center Gallery, Lorain Community College, Lorain, OH

1991 The Invitational, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

1990 The May Show, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

1990 Separate But Equal, Ohio Women Artists, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.

1988 John Davis Gallery, New York, NY

1987 Feasts, Squibb Gallery, Princeton, NJ

1987 Summer Group, John Davis Gallery, New York, NY
1987 Gallery Artists, John Davis Gallery, New York, NY

1987 Passions: Form & Color, Great Northern Corporate Center Art Gallery, Cleveland, OH

1986 Art on Paper: 1986, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina at Greensboro (catalogue), Greensboro, NC

1986 The Sixth Annual, John Davis Gallery, New York, NY

1986 Gallery Artists, John Davis Gallery, New York, NY

1986 Inaugural Exhibition, John Davis Gallery, New York, NY

1985 Have a Heart, Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH

1985 The Fifth Annual, John Davis Gallery, Akron, OH

1985 Gallery Artists, John Davis Gallery, Akron, OH

1984 The Fourth Annual, John Davis Gallery, Akron, OH

1983 Third Anniversary Group Exhibition, John Davis Gallery, Akron, OH

1983 The May Show, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

1982 Three Artists, Three Media: Betty Culley, Helen Matteson & La Wilson, Canton Art Institute, Canton, OH

1982 Women in Art Today, Wooster College, Wooster, OH (with Miriam Shapiro & Jody Pinto)

1967 44th Annual Juried Exhibition, Akron Art Institute, Akron, OH, 3 Honor Awards (illus.)

1965 42nd Annual Spring Show, Akron Art Institute, Akron, OH, Honor Award

1963 40th Annual Spring Show, Akron Art Institute, Akron, OH, Honor Award

1959 36th Annual May Show, Akron Art Institute, Akron, OH, Honor Award (catalogue)

Awards

1993 Cleveland Arts Prize for Visual Arts -$1,000, Women’s City club, Cleveland, OH

1993 The May Show, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, $1000 Sculpture Prize

1967 44th Annual Juried Exhibition, Akron Art Institute, Akron, OH, 3 Honor Awards

1965 42nd Annual Spring Show, Akron Art Institute, Akron, OH, Honor Award

1963 40th Annual Spring Show, Akron Art Institute, Akron, OH, Honor Award

1959 36th Annual May Show, Akron Art Institute, Akron, OH, Honor Award (catalogue)

Public Collections

The Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH

The Allen Art Museum, Oberlin, OH

The Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA

The Weatherspoon Art Gallery, U. of N.C. at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC

The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ

Bibliography

2014, Dorothy Shinn, Objects transform in Many Ways, Akron Beacon Journal, Sunday, May 25, 2014 p. E8.

2013  “Five Decades”, catalogue for exhibition at John Davis Gallery with essay by Edward M. Gomez

2011  Gomez, Edward M., “La Wilson at John Davis Gallery,” Hudson, New York, September 15 to October 9; Sculpture, April 2012, page 70.

2009 Shinn, Dorothy, “Object of Memory exhibit delights at Stanton Gallery”, Akron Beacon Journal, January 25, 2009, p. E1, E6.

2008/2009 Shinn, Dorothy, “Hunting and Gathering, Healing Arts”, American Craft, Dec/Jan 2009, p. 082.

2007 Gomez, Edward M., “Sleeping Giants, Artists Art History Left Behind”, Art & Antiques, September, 2007,

2006 Shinn, Dorothy, “Objects Reborn in Artists’ Hands,” Akron Beacon Journal, January 29, 2006.

2005 Gomez, Edward, M., “La Wilson at John Davis,” review, Art in America, January, 2005.

2004 Bingaman, Brian, “Thinking Inside the Box,” The Reporter, February 5, 2003, pg. D9 and cover.

2004 Wasserhman, Burton, “Berman’s boxes are full of life,” Art Matters, March 2003, pg. 13.

2004 Appold, Karen, “Berman Museum has something for everyone”, Courier News Weekly, February 11, 2004, Vol. 58, No. 7, pg. 1, 3.

2004 Fallon, Roberta, “Meanwhile up in Collegeville’, Roberta Fallon and Libby Rosof’s ArtBlog, Tuesday, January 27, 2004.

2004 Gomez, Edward M., “La Wilson Altered Objects,” catalogue, retrospective exhibition, Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College, January, 2004.

2004 Fallon, Roberta, “Sketches, La-La Land,” Philadelphia Weekly, Feb. 4-10, 2004, pg. 33.

2001 Gomez, Edward M., “La Wilson at Davis & Hall,” Art in America, February, 2001, pg. 148.

1999 Gomez, Edward M., “What an Artist Learned From the Works She Created,” The New York Times, February 11, 1999.

1998 Hinson, Tom E., Cleveland Collects Contemporary Art,” The Cleveland Museum of Art

1998 Barton, Peter, “Bullets and Old Lace, High art on Prison Alley,” Register Star, Friday, September 4, pg. A6.

1998 Gomez, Edward M., “Boxes Full of Soul,” Art & Antiques Special Issue, “Contemporary Art, Summer, pp. 51-53.

1994 McClelland, Elizabeth, “The Art of La Wilson,” monograph, (illus.)

1987 Adams, Susan B., “Box Vobiscum,” New York Woman, July/August, 1987, p.108, (illus.)

1987 Gill, Susan, La Wilson, Artnews, April, 1987, p.171, (illus.)

1987 Stickney, John, “Passion: Form and Color,” Dialogue, Nov./Dec., 1987 p.37, (illus.)

1987 Haller, Emanuel, “Gallery Offers Feast for the Eyes,” Courier News, Bridgewater, New Jersey, December 13, 1987

1987 Sinclaire, Estelle, “Feasts,” Time Off, Princeton, N.J., December 13,1987

1986 Sparks, Amy B., “Toy Cars and Secret Worlds,” , cover story with illus., November, 1986

1985 Shinn, Dorothy, “Her Art Brings Out the Unexpected,” Akron Beacon Journal, May, 1985

1984 McCIelland, Elizabeth, “Detritus, Debris and Dreams,” Dialogue, p.34,1984

1984 Woehrle, Anne, Sculpture Exhibit, The Hawk Eve, June 10,1984, p.1, Leisure, (illus.), Burlington, IA

1983 Shinn, Dorothy, “Artwork Reveals a Love for Shapes,” Akron Beacon Journal, December, 1983

1983 Cullinan, Helen, “Retiring Lee Leaves Mark with May Show Selections,” The Cleveland Plain Dealer, 1983

1978 Shinn, Dorothy, “Constructions Fill Artist’s Hudson Home,” Akron Beacon Journal, Nov.1978, p. F-4 (illus.)

1978 Tabakoff, Sheila, Constructions – “La Wilson,” (illus.)

1968 Goulder, Grace, “The Constructions of La Wilson” The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Sunday Magazine, June 30,1968, (15 illus.)

1967 Borsick, Helen, “Show Lives up to Gallery’s Promise,” The Cleveland Plain Dealer, October 8, 1967

1967 Carr, Carolyn, “Akron Art Institute 44th Annual Spring Show,” Fine Arts, p.10

1967 Selvig, Forrest, “44th Annual Juried Exhibition of the Akron Art Institute,” catalogue, (3 illus.)

1965 Flint, Leroy, “42nd Annual Spring Show,” Akron Art Institute, Akron, Ohio, catalogue

1963 Merkel, “Spring Show in Akron,” Fine Arts, Vol.9, No.459, March 24,1963

1963 Kitner, Harold, “Artworld Stands by the Snorts,” Akron Beacon Journal, March, 1963

1959 Flint, Leroy, “The Thirty-sixth Annual May Show,” catalogue