CV & Bio

CV

New York School of Art, NY, 2017-2018

National Academy Museum and School, New York, NY 2015-2016

Arts Student League, New York, NY 2015

Ikebana, Sogetsu School, NY, CT. 2006 - 2015

Parsons School of Design, Floral Design, New York,NY 1986-1987

Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC. Fine Arts, Choreography, Dance 1979

Awards

2018
Selected Artist, Art Elevated, The Garment District, New York, NY

2018
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

2012
First Place, Botanical Art, Philadelphia Flower Show

Affiliations

National Sculpture Society

International Sculpture Center

New York Artist Equity Association

International Association of Hand Papermakers and Artists

Ikebana International

Ikebana NYC Chapter

Fiber Art Now

Publications

"Critique: This was quite hard to critique. It’s an intricate piece that has obviously taken the artist a long time to create, prepare, display. There is a feel of museum piece .... "

Art Critic 2017 [@Art_Critic2017]. (2018, August 28). [Photograph Warrior Series:
DEFEND. Cambium Fiber, deer antler. 28”x15”x8” by artist @francesvyewilsonstudio]. Retrieved from https://www.instagram.com/p/BnCBMRgBahc/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=12jzstyk2dxft.

"Frances Vye Wilson's pieces were chosen as part of the 90 pieces to be featured on Garment District banners - Orangenius and The Garment District Alliance.

Art Elevated’s panel of esteemed arts jurors selected the best works to be replicated on banners hung on lampposts throughout the world-famous Garment District in the heart of midtown Manhattan, creating a fantastic aerial art gallery that will remain on view from September 3 to October 30, 2018."

IAPMA. (2018, September). Frances Vye Wilson's art will fly over the Garment District. September Newsletter. Retrieved from https://www.iapma.info/Newsletters/EmailNewsletter/9ec501cc-7caa-4f9e-aad2-a7a9f7df847e.

Biography

Frances Vye Wilson is an artist born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. She was strongly influenced by her family of contemporary artists working in a variety of media; painting, ceramics, jewelry, sculpture, architecture and fashion design.

In her 20's she studied fine art, dance and choreography at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia and went on to spend much of her life in the film and t.v. industry as a member of the Screen Actors Guild, a theater producer for The Actors Studio and founder of a film production company, New Century Filmworks. She returned again in 2013 to New York to pursue her true passion for art and in particular, sculpture.

A starting point for her journey as a three-dimensional artist was a 12-year immersive study of the plant material elements used in the Japanese art form Ikebana. This study culminated in two exhibits at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC.

She is presently living in the West Village, working at her studio on West 29th St and studying Sculpture and Mixed Media at the National Academy Museum and School.

Collections and Commissions

Collections:

Mr. Ryan Pearl, New Jersey, NJ
Mrs. C. Mihori, Boca Raton, FL
Ms. D. Machan and Mr. J. DeMeij, New York, NY
Ms L. Berk and Mr. S. Miller, New York, NY
M. and Mrs. P. Wetterman, Stuart, FL

Commissions:

Mr. and Mrs. G. DeKraker, Westport, CT
Ms. J. Cain, Darien, CT
Mr. G. Phelps, Rochester, NY