BIOGRAPHY:


FRANCES VYE WILSON was born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. She was strongly influenced by her family of contemporary artists working in a variety of media. In her 20’s, she studied fine art and choreography at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia. She went on to spend much of her life in the film and television industry as a member of the Screen Actors Guild, a theatre producer for the Actors Studio and founder of a film production company, New Century Filmworks. A 12 year immersive study of the Japanese art form Ikebana culminated in two exhibits at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She returned again in 2013 to New York to pursue her passion for art and in particular sculpture, working with novel materials. She studied National Academy Museum and Art Students League of New York.


Wilson presently works between NYC and Washington D.C.

EDUCATION

2017 - 18 New York School Of The Arts, New York, NY

2015 - 16 National Academy Museum and School, New York, NY

2015  Art Students League, New York, NY

2006 - 15 Ikebana, Sogetsu School, NY

1986 - 87 Floral Design, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY

1978 - 80 B.F.A. Choreography and 3-Dimensional Art, Simon Frasher, Burnaby, British Columbia


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2022

NYC ArtWalk Times Square LED Billboard, curated by Al Diaz, New York, NY

NYC ArtWalk (SoHo), New York, NY

LED Baltimore (Billboard), Baltimore, MD

"Looks Good on Paper", Pyramid Atlantic, Hyattville, MD

"Art On Paper 2022", Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD

“Frances Vye Wilson & Steve Cimini, Carter Burden Gallery, New York, NY

"We Who Dream Know No Borders", Women's Caucus For the Arts, WCADC.org

2021

"We Who Dream Know No Borders", Women's Caucus For the Arts, WCADC.org

"Looking Forward", Carter Burden Gallery, New York, NY

"Eco Echo", Art Gallery 118, ArtGallery118.com

"Almost Endless", Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Altoona, PA

"No Vacancy", Sculptors Guild @ ChShaMa, New York, NY

"Women Celebrate Women", El Barrio's Artspace, New York, NY

"Nature", Art Room Gallery

"One Year Later", Carter Burden Gallery, New York, NY

"Radiance of Imagination", SculptorsAlliance.org

"Winter Members Show", Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD

"Hope", Viridian Artists

2020

"Uncertainty", Viridian Artists, New York, NY

"USPS Art Project", InLiquid, Philadelphia, PA

"USPS Art Project", Sunset Art Studios, Dallas, TX

"Corporate Connections", Maryland Federation of Art, Virtual Curve Gallery

"Inhabit" by Frances Vye Wilson & Stephen Cimini, Carter Burden Gallery, CarterBurdenGallery.org

"Textures & Patterns", Art Room Gallery

"Natural Wonders", SculptorsGuild.com

"Consolations I", Carter Burden Gallery, Artsy.com

"Artists in the time of Coronavirus", TheArtBlog.com

"Superfine!: Myth", E-Fair, New York, NY

"Herstory", Viridian Gallery, New York, NY

"Six Summit Gallery at Port Authority", Port Authority, New York, NY

"Continuum Palm Beach Art Fair", Art Fair, Paul Fisher Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL

"Members Only", Viridian Artists, New York, NY

2019

"Holiday Madness​", Viridian Artists, New York, NY

"30th Annual International Juried Exhibition", Viridian Artists, New York, NY

"4 Elements", Van Der Plas, New York, NY

"Aestivus", J.J. Newberry, Saugerties, NY

"Works On Paper 2019", Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD

"Art Hearts Fashion", Angel Orensanz Foundation, New York, NY

"Recent Works in Cambium Fiber by Frances Vye Wilson", Gigantic Studios, New York, NY

2018

"Elegant Threads:", Lighthouse Arts Center, Tequesta, FL

"Art Elevated", Garment District, New York, NY

"Luxurious Growth", Lichtundfire, New York, NY

Lighthouse Arts Center, Tequesta, FL

Sailfish Point Annual Art Show, Hutchinson Island, FL

"Florida Oceanographic Annual Gala: Oceans Alive", Stuart, FL

"High Line Open Studio Preview Exhibition", New York, NY

2017

Opening Exhibition, New York School of Art, New York, NY

"Art in Bloom", Vero Beach Art Museum, Vero Beach, FL

"Sailfish Point Annual Art Show", Hutchinson Island, FL

2016

"Sailfish Point Annual Art Show", Hutchinson Island, FL

"Art In Bloom", Vero Beach Art Museum, Vero Beach, FL

Silvermine Art Guild, New Canaan, CT

2015

"Ikebana International", Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

"Creative Mischief", National Academy Museum, New York, NY

"Silvermine Art Guild", New Canaan, CT

"Sailfish Point Annual Art Show", Hutchinson Island, FL

2014

"Ikebana International", Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

"Ikebana International", Los Angeles, CA



AWARDS

2021

Merit Award, "Nature", Art Room Gallery

2020

Merit Award, "Textures & Patterns", Art Room Gallery

2019

2ND Place, "30th Annual International Juried Exhibition", Viridian Artists, New York, NY

2018

Selected Artist, "Art Elevated", The Garment District, New York, NY

Honorable Mention, "Elegant Threads and Surface Design", Tequesta, FL

First Prize, Lighthouse Museum Art Center, Jupiter, FL

2017

Best Interpretation, "Art In Bloom", Vero Beach Museum of Art, Vero Beach, FL

2016

Best in Show, "Botanical Art", Darien CT Flower Show, Darien, CT

2012

Second Place, "Florescence Flower Show", Houston, TX

First Place, "Botanical Art", Philadelphia Flower Show



COLLECTIONS AND COMMISSIONS

Collections:

Private Collection, New York, NY

Mrs. P. Lewis & Mr. C. Bickford, New York, NY

Private Collection, Hutchinson Island, FL

Mrs. H. Cairns & Mr. M. Lafayette,

Hutchinson Island, FL

Mr. R. Pearl, New Jersey, NJ

Mrs. C. Mihori, Boca Raton, FL

Ms. D. Machan & Mr. J. DeMeij, New York, NY

Ms. & Mr. S. Miller, New York, NY

Mr. & Mrs. P. Wetterman, Stuart, F


Commissions:

Mr. & Mrs. G. DeKraker, Westport, CT

Ms. J. Cain, Darien, CT

Mr. G. Phelps, Rochester, NY

PUBLICATIONS

"Power", IAPMA. Issue no. 60, March 2021. LINK.


"Fibre Arts Australia, Volume 7", Art Textile/Fibre Arts e. Zine, by Glenys H Mann, 2021, March 6. LINK.


"4 Hot Sculptors to Collect Right Now", ArtSpace.com, 2020, 10 September. LINK.


"May Newsletter", Member Newsletters, “IAPMA, 2020, May. LINK.


“Fine Aesthetics and Natural Materials With Frances Vye Wilson”. Art Qol. Issue no. 5, Spring 2019. 3-6.


“Elegant Threads: Wearable Art and Surface Design is Oct. 18 – Nov. 21”. TCPalm. September 2018. Newsletter. LINK.


“DEFEND. Cambium Fiber, deer antler. 28”x15”x8” by artist @francesvyewilsonstudio”. “@Art_Critic2017”, 2018, August 28. LINK.


“September Newsletter”, Member Newsletters. IAPMA. 2019, September. LINK.



AFFILIATIONS

Washington Sculptors Group

National Sculpture Society

International Sculpture Center

Sculptors Guild

New York Artist Equity Association

International Association of Hand

Papermakers and Artists (IAPMA)

Ikebana International

Ikebana DC Chapter

Fiber Art Now

Screen Actors Guild

Viridian Artists

Carter Burden

Supima Cotton

East City Art

Capital Hill League

Maryland Federation of Art

DC Arts Center